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LOCAL & DISTRICT 3 EWS CADOXTON-BARRY. CHILDREN'S SERVICE AT THE MISSION CHURCH. —A successful children's service at the Mission Church. Iddesleigh-street, on Sunday afternoon last, was addressed and catechised in an instructive manner by Mr G. F. Willett. PUBLIC A^DIT.—Mr G. H. Brett, the public auditor of t £ ie South Waiies district, audited the accounts ef the Local Board and Port Sanitary Authority at Cadoxton on Wednesday last, WHITSUNTIDE SPORTS AT THE WITCHILL GROUNDS.—On Whit-Monday the annual pony, trotting, and foot races will be held at the Witchill Athletic Grounds, Cadoxton, for which occasion some first class events have been arranged, and some good sport will be witnessed. HEARTS OF OAK DINNER.—The annual dinner in connection with the Royal Hearts of Oak Yearly Dividing Friendly Society will be held at the William IV. Hotel, in this town, on Saturday evening next, when a numerous and pleasant -eompa,ny is expected. WELSH BAPTIST ANNUAL MEETTSGS. On Saturday evening last and throughout Sunday, also Monday afteruoon and evening, the annual meetings of the Welsh Baptists assembling at Philadelphia Chapel, in this town, were held at 'Zion Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, which had been kindly lent for the occasion. The at- tendance at each meeting was geod, and the col- lections st tisfactory. The ministers, who preached eloquent and powerful sermons, were the Revs W. E. Watkins. Pembrey; H. Hughes, Briton Ferry; and Prof. J. M. Davies, M.A.. Cardiff. During the services the Revs W. Tibbott (Sion), Cadoxton W. G. Davies, Penarth James, Pontypool; E. D. Lewis, Llaatcarfan T. Pandy John. Barry Dock and others took part. The following also rendered valuable assistance :— Messrs T. Walters, B. BumfordL James James, John -Thomas, D. M. John, David Evans, &c. Mr R. Thomas conducted the singing ia a praiseworthy manner and the indefatigable pastor, the Rev Morris Isaac, conducted the services throughout. Special mention should be made of the generosity of the members of the Welsh Methodists' for so kiraly placing their chapel at the disposal of the Baptist friends. BARRY DOCK. "WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. — The periodical testing of weights and measures took place on Wednesday last at the Barry Dock Police Station. T. G. TIBBETT'S TEA TRADE still increases. It is 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. TIBBETTS, The Grocer, Ceylon House, Holton-road, Barry Dock. "AS EMPLOYEE OF C. AND J.Your letter to "hand, but you must send us your name and address before we can insert your communication. We quite agree that Mr Fred. Walls is entitled to the highest respect for his action in connection with the present application by the carpenters and joiners of the district for improved terms with their employers. fHE K.A.O.B. B«.ASS BAND.—The secretary desires to make it known distinctly, notwith- standing idle rumours to the contrary, that the above band is in complete existence and in a most -promising condition, the number of playing members being seventeen, and all resident in the district. Mr J. Wood, the secretary wishes to add, has had no connection with this band for seven months. HEARTS OF OAK MEJMCAL AGENCY.—The fourth annual meeting of the Cadoxton and Barry District Hearts of Oak Medical Agency will be "held a; the Club-room, Rosser's Coffee Tavern, Holton-road. on Wednesday evening, May 9th, when the secretary will be pleased to enrol members, or give any information respecting the medical fund.-H. FISHER, secretary, 15, Hannah- street, Cndoxton-Barry.—AJrt. THE RECENT BENESIT PERFORMANCE TO THE NURSING ASSOCIATION.—The following is a state- ment of accounts of the R.A.O.B. dramatic enter- tainment held at the Public Hall. Barry Dock, on the 11th uLt., in aid of the Barry District Nursing Association :-By donations, £ 2 lis sale of tickets by members and friends, L9 15s 6d cash taken at <loor, i 1 7s 6d subscription per Mr L. B. Groule's dog, Is 6d total. £ 12 15s 6d. The account is signed by Mr F. P. Jones-Lloyd, treasurer, and Mr J. W. Davies, hon. secretary. The promoters desire to thank the tradespeople and general public for their kind instrumentality in making the enter- tainment a success. PRESBYTERIAN C.C.—The Cadoxton Presbyterian Junior C.C. have accepted fixtures with the follow- ing :—May 5, Barry Congregational 2nd, home May 19, Guildford C.C. (Cardiff). away May 26, Ely Schools, away Juae 2, Windsor (Cardiff), .home June 9. Barry Congregational 2nd, away; June 2; Mount Herman (Cardiff), home July 7, Wenvoe Juniors, away July 14. Barry Congrega- tional 2nd, home: Jaly 28, Guildford, home; August 4, Mount Hermen, away: August 11, Birry Congregational 2ad, away August 18, Ely Schools, home August 25, Windsor, away Sept. 1. Wenvoe Juniors, away. The Secretary, Mr D. H. Rees, Court-road, Cadoxton, would be glad to arrange matches for the following open dates with any junior clubs, average age sixteen, in the dis- trict :—May 12, June 1(5 and 30, and July 21. DAVID THE SHEPHERD Boy." This pretty sacred cantata (by Root) was given on Wednes- day evening last, before a large audience, at the BngUsh Baptist Chapel, Holton road, .4jy the choir of Salem Welsh Baptist Chapel, Barry Dock. The chair was occupied by Dr Lloyd-Edwards, amongst those present being the Rev. T. Pandy John and Mrs John, Rev. Morris Isaac, Mr E. Rees., the Misses Gibbon, Mr D. Parry, Miss Ree8 (Court-road), Mr John 'Thomas, Mrs Silverthorn, Mr and Mrs T. Baker, Mr T. Thomas, Mr W. Howe, Mrs T. M. Williams, T. Thomas, &c. The choir was under the able directorship of Mr J. Petty, and the cantata in its entirety was well-rendered, the singing collectively being excellent and eveuly balanced. The performance was thoroughly enjeyed, and the rendering reflected much credit upon Mr Petty. The proceeds will go in aid of Salem building fund. At the close, Mr I. Gibbon jrehurned thanks for the use of the chapel, and to Dr. "Lloyd-Edwards for presiding. Similar expressions were also passed to the choir, Mr J. Potty, the accompanists, and others, and the Rev T. Pandy John, in a short address, referred to the harmony and kind feeling existing between different denominations in the district. Miss Miss S. B. Thomas presided at tbe piano and Mr Rees Jones at the organ. EAST BARRY. BARRY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCK (ENGLISH).— Next Sunday, May 6th, the Rev D. Henry Rees, minister, will officiate. Services—Morning at 11 evening, at 6.30.—Advt. CORRECTION.—In the report of the Barry Church Hall concert in our last issue, we stated that Miss B. Joaes, one of the singers, was a pupil ef Madame Clara Novello Da vies. We have since been informed that she is a pupil of Dr Joseph Parry. SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY. —Anniversary services in connection with the Sunday school were held on Sunday last at the English Congre- gational Chapel, Barry, when the preachers were the Rev D. Henry Rees, the pastor, in the morning and evening, and the Rev T. Pandy John, English Baptists, Barry Dock. in the afternoon. BETHEL EKOLISH BAPTIST CHAPEL, HARBOUR- ROAD.—May 6th-Rev. Owen Owen, Forth. May 13th-Rev. E. Roberts, D.D., Pontypridd. May 20th—Rev. J. H. Horn, Baptist College, Cardiff. May 27th—Rev. T. Daries, Bethel, Cardiff. The above ministers will (D. V.) supply the pulpit during May. Services at 11 end 6 30 p.m. All seats free. A heartv welcome to all. THE QUOIT CLUB.—At the annual meeting of I the Barry Quoit Club the following officers were | elected for the season :—President, Mr W. Mein viee-presidents, Messrs D. T. Alexander, J. Ashmore, J. Bell, S. S. Bedingfield, J. A. Davies, S. Griffiths, J. H. Hosgood. A. James, A. Jackson, Dr Livingstone, J. C. Meegitt, Dr Powell. J. E. Rees, W. Waddell, Lewis Williams, John Williams, and I James Watts; captain. Mr W. Martyn; vice- fCaptains, Messrs E. J. Roberts and J. Sainsbury #9$, pppretary, Mr R. F. Xlling-worth; assistant secretary, Mr Jesse Dwen treasurer. Mr R. tlwins committee. M/essrs R. S. Robinson (chair- man). C. Owen, G. Barnes, C. Boulton, T. Davies, R. Griffiths, S. Hopkins, D. Morgan. W. Pritchard, T. Williams, and F. J. Evans. Up to the present fixtures have been arranged with the following ctebs May 26th, St Fagan's, away June 2, Mcintosh, home June 9. Cardiff, away June 23, Mcintosh, away; July 7th St Fagan's, home f'alj 14, Cardiff, home. No important alteration has been made in the rules. COMPETITIVE MEETING. — A well-attended competitive meeting in connection with Bethesda Welsfc Congregational Chapel, Barry, was held on Saturday evening last. The Rev J. Howells occu- pied the chair, and Mr M. 0. Jones. Treherbert, was an efficient adjudicator. The following were tke results of the competitions: — Recitation, Yfwch ddwr," three competed, and the prize was awarded to Miss P. Thomas: soprano solo, Feibl gwerthfawr," three competed, prize divided between Miss Mary Baker and Miss Edith Grimths essay en Daioni dirwest," best, Mr Edward Howell: singing competition for boys under sixteen, only one came forward, and Master Edgar David was considered worthy of the prize, the test piece being Dacw Gymru yn y golwg tenor solo. 4i Ona byddai yn haf o hyd," best, Mr J. Hicks; three competed in the essay, Dyledswydd Cymry ar yr adeg bresenol tttag at eu hiaith a'u cenedl," the prize being awarded to Mr R. J. Davies, Holton-road; recitation, "Croesawaid g-wraig y ty," three competed, and Miss Annie Thomas was adjudicated the winner three verse, on the Crefyddwr Ieuanc," six competitions were sent in, Mr R. J. Davies taking the prize im- promptu speech, best, Mr Edward. Howells; soprano solo, Blinais yn disgwyl," Miss Evans trio, "Duw lydd drugarwg," Mr J. Petty and party. A vote of thanks to the adjudicator and chairman terminated a successful meeting. GRAND VARIETY ENTERTAINMENT AT TIIE MARKET-HALL.—For the benefitof the funds of the Barry Amateur Rowing Club, a grand variety entertainment was held on Wednesday evening lust at the Market-hall, and proved a pleasant affair throughout. The audience was a fairly numerous and thoroughly appreciative one, amongst those present being Mr D. T. Alexander, Mr and Mrs A. Jackson, Captain, Mrs, and Miss Whall, Mr F. P. Jenes-Lloyd, Mr W. W. Mitchell and Miss Mitchell, Mr J. J. Williams and the Misses Williams (Tynewydd), Mr and Mrs Owen Lewis, Mr R. T. Duncan, Mr T. G. Duncan, Miss Duncan, Mr F. E. Aitken, Mr J. Gethin, Captain and Mrs Lewie, Dr and Mrs Livingstone, Mr and Mrs A. Trevor Roberts, Mr and Mrs D. Sibbering Jones, Mr and Mrs J. R. Llewellyn, Mr and Mrs W. H. Miller, Mr F. Brooks, the Misses Brooks, Mrs Captain Davies and Miss Davies, Mr and Mrs W. Paterson, Mr and Mrs E. F. Richards, Mr W. T. Llewellyn, Mr and Mrs S. Griffiths, Dr Kelly, Messrs H. H. Powell, G. Bird, E. H. Case, R. O. Jenkins, W. Waddell, J. Williams, T. G. Mein, R. F. Illingworth, &c. &c- The programme was admirably rendered, Miss Gertrude Drinkwater being enthusiastically received ati each appearance. Mr A. S. Mead and Mr Sam Allen created favourable impressions as humourists; and the other artistes gained hearty applause. The following was the programme :— Part Firet-Pianoforte duet (seletion from Faust), Miss Whall and Mr W. H. Miller; song, "The Arab's farewell to his favourite steed (Blockley), Mr F. C. Brooks; conzonetta, 41 Mia Piccirella" (Gomez), Miss Gertrude Drinkwater (encored); recitation, "Charge of the Light Brigade (three characters), Mr A. S. Mead (encored); banjo duett, Messrs Harry and Weichert; song, Mary of Argyle" (Jeffreys), Mr F. P. Jones-Lloyd; solo violin, "Maritana" (Papini), Miss Ger- trude Drinkwater whistling solo, "11 Bacio" (Arditi), Mr R. W. Dyer; song, The seven ages of man," Mr A. S. Mead. Part Second—Overture, "Tancredi" (Rossini), Miss Whall and Mr W. H. Miller song, The postillion" (Weatherly), Mr F. P. Jones-Lloyd; humorous sketch, Our village penny readings," Mr S. W. Allen (encored) song, When the heart is young (Dudley Buck), Miss Gertrude Drinkwater; song, "Remember me no more" (Sir W. F. Robinson), Mr F. C. Brooks; ventrilo, quial sketch, Mr A. S. Mead song, Sunshine and rain" (Blumenthal), Miss Gertrude Drink- water banjo duett, Messrs Harry and Weichert; finale, God save the Queen." PENARTH. I AUDIT OF THE LOCAL BOARD ACCOUNTS.—The accounts of the Penarth Local Board for the year ended 25th March last were submitted by Mr J. W. Morris, clerk, and examined by the district auditor, Mr G. W. Brett, by whom they were fully approved. UNFORTUNATE POSITION OF A MARRIED WOMAN.—At the local police-court on Monday last-before Messrs LI. Wood and Gibbs-Martha. Freeman, a married woman, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Maughan-street, Penarth. P.C. 61 proved the case, and defendant was discharged with a caution. COAL SHIPMENTS AT THE DOCK.—The coal shipments at Penarth Dock last week amounted to 57.854 tons 3 cwt, the daily shipments being as follows :-Monday. 17,090 tons 1 cwt; Tuesday, 12,962 tons 12 cwts Wednesday, 5,661 tons 16 cwts Thursday, 7,684 tons 8 cwt Friday, 9,268 tons 18 cwts Saturday. 5,186 tons 8 tons. A DISQRDERLY GANG.-Before Mr John Dun- can. at the office of the clerk to the Penarth justices, on Friday last, Mary Webber was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Glebe-street on Thursday evening. Her husband, James Webber, and a fireman named Richard Ambrose were also charged witu assaulting the police while in the execution of their duty. From the evidence given it appears that P.C. Thomas was ejecting Mrs Webber, who was drunk, from the Ship Hotel, when her husband came on the scene and pushed the officer away. Another constable then endeav- oured to take the female prisoner, but James Webber bccitne very violent and struck him. He was handcuffed after some difficulty, and it was while taking him to the station that Ambrose interfered. P.C. Thomas was kicked several times by the man Webber, and it took the police a considerable time to get him to the station.—The three prisoners were remanded until Monday at Penarth Police-court, bail being allowed, themselves in one surety of £ 10 each. CAERPHILLY. THE ANNUAL EISTEDDFOD AT THE CASTLE.— An advertisement appears in another column calling attention to the grand annual eisteddfod to be held at Caerphilly Castle on Whit-Monday, when spirited competitions will take place in choral, male voice, and congregational singing, brass band competition, solos, duetts, recitations, &c. In the male voice contest, the Barry Male Voice Party will appear, and, we hope, will return victors. Mr J. D. Hughes is an energetic hon. secretary, and the committee are doing their utmost to make this popular annual festival at the historic castle of Caerphilly an unprecedented success. COWBRIDGE. SCHOOL BOARD.—At the annual meeting on Thursday last. Mr W. A. James was elected chair- man, and Mr E. W. Miles vice-chairman. WENVOE. THE CRICKET CLUB.—Ab the annual meeting of the Wenvoe Cricket Club the following officers were elected for the eeason :—President, Mr W. W. Nell; vice-president, Rev G. H. Jenner, M.A. captain 1st team, Mr S. Robinson vice- captain, Mr T. C. Graham; captain "A" team, Mr W. Evans hon. secretary and treasurer, Mr W. P. Powell; committee, Messrs J. P. Poole and Ernest Nell. The colours selected were dark blue and white, and the playing ground will be at the Watla. Fixture? have been arranged with the following clubs for the season :—.First team -May 12, St. James' C.C., at Wenvoe May 30, Rev G. H. Jenners' XI., at Wenvoe; June 9, Barry, at Wenvoe; June 16, St. Fagan's, at St. Fagan's June 23, Whitchurch, at Whitchurch August 18, St. Fagan's at Wenvoe September 8, Whitchurch, at Wenvoe. Sccond tram—May 19, Dinas Powia, at Dinas Powis July 7, Cadoxton Presbyterians, at Wenvoe July 21, Dinas Powis, at Wenvoe; August 4, St. James', at Wenvoe August 2s, Alpha, at Wenvoe; September 1, Cadoxton Presbyterians, at Cadoxton. The subscription for membership is 2s ód, payable June!, i BONVILSTONE. CAIIMEL INDEPENDENT CHURCH.—On Thurs- ¡ day, the 26th ultimo, the annual Sunday school I treat took place at Carmel Independent Chapel, when there was a large attendance, amongst those present being the Revs. W. E, Evans, pastor of the church T. Jones, Maindy:; and E. D. Lewis, Llancarvan Mr and Mrs Smith, New Wallace Mr J. and Mrs Morgan, Llantrythyd Mr J. and Mrs Thomas, Wisefish Farm; Mr H. and Mrs Smith, Suddon Moulton; Mr J. Lougher, Moulton Court and others. The following ener- getically assisted at the tables :—Miss Griffiths, Village Farm, Bonvilstone Miss Lewis, Light- castle Miss Morgan, Llantrythyd Miss Lougher, Moulton Court; Mrs Evans, Cwrtnewydd; Mrs Smith, New Wallace; Mrs M. Morgan, Llantrythyd, &c. In the evening an entertainment was held, when the chair was occupied by the Rev W. E. Evans, and a cantata performance was given by the Sunday school, under the conductorship of Mr I Watkins, of Bonvilstone, who did his duty admirably. The chapel was crowded. MOULTON,LLANCARFAN. TEA PARTY AND ENTERTAINMENT.—On Wed- nesday, the 25th ult., was held at Moulton, Llan- carfan, the annual tea party and entertainment in connection with the Baptist Sunday School. The table was very sumptuously provided with good things by the kind and generous ladies connected with the school. Prominent amongst those serving were Mrs and the Misses John, Lydmoor Farm Miss Mazey, North Cliff; Mrs Jeans, Moulton; Mrs Edwards, Broad Close Mrs Sainsbury, Lyd- moor Mill; Misses C. and E. Griffiths, Highlight, &c. After having partaken of tea, the children, to a large number, retired to a neighbouring field in indulge themselves in different games, &c., provided by the hospitable and generous family of Lydmoor Farm. An entertainment followed in a room kindly lent and prepared for the occa- sion by Mr Edwards, of Broad Close, the concert being presided over by the Rev E. D. Lewis, the pastor, assisted by the Rev W. E. Evans, Carmel. The choir for the occasion was trained and led by the genial schoolmaster of Llancarfan, Mr R. Davies, whose valuable services were recognised by being made the recipient of a very useful present, taking the form of a book, together with the best wishes of the scholars and audience. The programme was lengthy and interesting, compris- ing the following :—Recitations, Agnes John, Mary Edwards, Barieta Sainsbury, Sarah J. Smith, Rebecca Edwards, May John, J. Smith, W. Jones, E. Edwards, B. Smith, W. Morgan, and S. Ellis. Dialogues," Vanity," M. Edwards, A. John, and M. John "Where there's a will there's a way," L. and T. Griffiths, and R. John My Mother-in- law," W. Davies, M. Edwards, and M. John; Drinkers and Teetotallers," E. A. and A. Smith "The shy young man," R. John, M. Edwards, J, Griffiths, M. John, S. Edwards, J. James, and J. John solos, Anetta Lewis and Gertrude Griffiths. The choir relieved the programme of being mono- tonous by rendering their service four times during the proceedings. Prizes were also given to M. Edwards and B. Sainsbury for the first and second best reading; and between Messrs J. James and W. Davies the prize for reading an un- punctuated piece was divided.this bringing to a close a most enjoyable and interesting meeting. Sincere thanks are tendered to all that helped to promote the affair and assisted in the arraneements in any way, and to Mr D. John, the faithful and earnest superintendent of the school. The prizes were given by Miss Jane Lougher, Moulton Court; Mr R. and D. John, Lydmoor, &c.' PONTYPRIDD. POSTMEN'S SUPPER.-On Thursday week last the indoor staff, letter carriers, and telegraph messengers of the Pontypridd Post-office were entertained, together with a large number of friends, to a most recherche supper by Mr R. H. Williams, landlord of the Tredegar Arms Hotel, Pontypridd. The repast was excellently served, and the culinary arrangements, which were carried out under the supervision of Miss Thomas (daughter of Mr W. Thomas, auctioneer, Cadox- ton), reflects the highest praise on that young lady for the smart and business-like manner in which she superintended matters. In the absence of Mr T. P. Jenkins, J.P., Toaypandy, the chair was occupied by the Rev H. J. Williams, vicar of St Catherine's, Pontypridd, who was supported by Messrs T. Taylor* A. A. McLucas, G. Hughes, J. B. Harris, John George, D. Griffiths, E. Rees, and others. Letters of apology were read from Mr T. P. Jenkins, W. Jones-Powell, J. F. McLune, Councillor Hughes, Cardiff, and W. Seaton.-The Vicar, after the Royal toast had been drank, referred to the fact that their host was connected with the Post-office at Pontypridd some twenty- three years ago, and that he had not forgotten his fellow-workmen, some of whom were still em- ployed there. Reference was also made to the unparalleled progress made by the post-office during the last twenty years, as well as to the number of hands employed then and now. The toast of Our Host" was received with much gusto by all present, and Mr Williams replied in a very feeling speech. Songs were given during the evening by Messrs J. Jones, L. Llewelyn, R. H. Mathias, W. Livingstone, T. White, W. Davies, D. Hunt, D. Cadwgan, W. Lyne, J. Anstel, and others, and altogether a very pleasant evening was spent, which was brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthem. ST. LYTHAN'S. OPENING OF THE NEW HALL AT DYFFRYN HOUSE.-The new hall at Dyffryn House. St Lythan's, has just been completed and opened. At a social meeting held a few days ago therein, the Rev Joseph Johns, rector of theparish,who presided, said -It gives me great pleasure to preside over the first social meeting held in this hall. Allow me to congratulate you on its opening. It is far more spacious and convenient than I expected, and I hope that many meetings of this kind will be held here during the progress of the present building. It is altogether a fine piece of architecture, and the work is carried out with every care by its excellent con- tractor, Mr G. Rutter, of Barry. The architect and contractor can be justly proud of such a large and beautiful structure. I am truly glad that the work is carried out by temperance men. It is, I am sure, a happy thought to Mr John Cory (the owner), the architect, and others that nothing wrong in the construction of the building-no accident will happen on account of the workmen being under the influence of drink. When Sir Christopher Wren built St. Paul's Cathedral he gave strict orders to the working-men that no swearing would be allowed whilst they were engaged in the work, and Mr Cory has determined, and very wisely too) that no intoxicating drinks shall be consumed whilst his future home is being re-built. The Chairman then spoke of some of the celebrities in connection with Duffryn House — being the birthplace of Sir Thomas Button in the end of the 16th century. He is known as the first navigator who had made the coast of America, through Hudson's Straits. He also spoke of Lord Aberdare, Mr Bruce Pryce, and others who were closely connected with the place.-The programme consisted of songs, readings, and recitations by Messrs English, Collias, Brooks, senr. and junr., Mansbridge, Miss Flinn, and Miss Radcliffe. The hall was crowded, and a most en- joyable evening was spent. CARDIFF. CALL AT THE OLD DOLPHIN, Church-street Cardiff, for Soup, Hot or Cold Luncheons, Wines, &c., of the best quality.