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PENARTH LOCAL BOARD.
PENARTH LOCAL BOARD. MEETING OF THE HACKNEY CARRIAGES, BATHS, AND PLEASURE BOATS' COMMITTEE. The following members and officials attended a meeting of the above committee on Monday even- ing last:—Mr R. Bevan (in the chair), Messrs E. B. Riley, J. Y. Strawson, J. W. Morris (clerk), and E. 1. Evans (surveyor). The Surveyor reported that drivers' licenses had been applied for by Henry Short, A. Lawday, and Sydney Kendal.-Granted. Donkey's licenses had been applied for by Sarah Blizzard, James Jennings, F. Matthews, and T. J ones.-Granted. The Surveyor reported he had got books of tickets for bathing drawers, &c., for the baths. He was also instructed to get tickets for ladies' bathing dresses. The Surveyor further reported the stallholders on the beach had broken the button of the tap at the fountain when drawing water.—Mr Riley suggested that they should do away with the button, and the water allowed to run constantly. -It was agreed to recommend this to the Board. Inspector Morgan reported that White Bros. had been using their steam launch and two other boats without a license. They also engaged a lad 10 years of age to take charge of a boat. Also, Sherman had employed a lad, who had been objected to by the Board, and was not capable of taking charge of a boat. THE SUNDAY BOATING QUESTION. Mr R. Bevan asked White Bros. why they had not taken out their license. They replied they did not feel justified in taking out a six-day license. They wanted a seven-day license or none. They had been trading on the beach for fourteen years, and had always done Sunday boating till now, when they had been stopped, and it was very hard for them, as Sunday was their best day, and they hoped the Board would reconsider the matter, and grant them a seven-days' license, the same as the cabmen, «fcc.—-Mr R. Bevan said the matter should be referred to the Board, but White Bros. had better take out a license for the six days at once. -They promised to do so. This concluded the business.
TAFF VALE COMPANY AND THE…
TAFF VALE COMPANY AND THE EAST GLAMORGAN BILL. THE BARRY COMPANY RECEIVE FURTHER OPPOSITION. The petition which the Taff Vale Railway Company have presented to the House of Lords against the East Glamorgan Bill is an exceed- ingly strong one. After describing the powers which the promoters of the East Glamorgan Railway seek, the petitioners state that Railway No. 4 (leading to the Lady Windsor Colliery) will, if constructed, run parallel with, and be in direct competition with, the Ynysybwl branch of the Taff Vale Railway. The Taff Vale Company are in the present session of Parliament promoting a Bill for the purpose of obtaining powers to construct a short length of new railway which will form a shorter means of communication between the Ynysybwl branch and their main lines, and will improve and shorten the route by which traffic is conveyed by the peti- tioners from the Ynysybwl branch to Car- diff and points south of Pontypridd, and by means of existing railways from as short and convenient a route to Barry as that for which powers are sought by the Bill. There is but one colliery of any importance on the said branch, known as the Lady Windsor Colliery, which colliery is the property of the Ocean Coal Company (Limited), of which company Mr Edward Davies, one of the promoters of the Bill, is chair- man, Mr Thomas Webb one of the directors, and Lord Windsor the ground landlord. No. 3 rail- way, which it is proposed shall terminate by a junction with the Taff-Bargoed branch of the Great Western Railway and Rhymney Railway Companies, will accommodate on the route the traffic of Harris's Navigation Colliery, which also belongs to the Ocean Coal Company. The peti- tioners claim that by their railways and the rail- ways of the Great Western Railwav Comnnnv -or accommodation is provided for all traffic coming from or destined for the Taff-Bargoed branch and the said colliery to or from the railways of the Barry Company. In order to show the interest which the Barry Company have in the Bill, the petitioners state that by clause 18 the Barry Company, by subscription of guarantee, may virtually provide the whole capital of the company, including all moneys raised by mort- gages. They further observe that the first directors are, with one exception, directors of the Barry Company, who may enter into agreement for the manogement, working, and maintenance of the East Glamorgan Railway. By Section 23 of the Barry Dock and Railways Act, 1888, the Taff Vale Railway Company are placed under an obligation to punctually and regularly forward and afford all reasonable facilities for goods and mineral traffic destined for or coming from the undertaking of the Barry Company, an obligation which the petitioners say they have at all times honourably and loyally complied with. They submit that to authorise a new competition with their railway in respect of traffic destined for Barry Dock, and at the same time to retain against them the obligations imposed by Section 23 of the Barry Act of 1888, would be unjust, and, in case their lordships should see fit to autho- rise the construction of the railways sought to be authorised by the Bill, then that Section 23 of the said Act of 1888 be repealed. The petitioners are informed and believe that the company have entered into an agreement with the Ocean Coal Company (Limited) who are the proprietors of the Lady Windsor Colliery, whereby the latter have undertaken to send for shipment at Barry Dock at least one-half of the output from that colliery, and the company have undertaken that the traffic from the colliery to Barry Dock shall be carried and delivered at a gross charge which shall not exceed the gross charge made in respect of traffic from the same colliery to Cardiff Docks. The Ocean Coal Com- pany (Limited) are the only consignors or con- signees of traffic of any magnitude which could be served by the intended railway No. 4, and, as they have secured by virtue of the said agreement all the advantages which they could obtain from the construction of the said railway, they have no interest in its construction. It is also alleged that the estimate of expense is insufficient, and that the railways are open to objections from an engineering point of view.
BARRY DISTRICT BURIAL BOARD.
BARRY DISTRICT BURIAL BOARD. A special meeting of the Barry I istrict Burial Board was held on Tuesday eveniay last at Holton- road Board School, Barry Dock, for the purpose of re-considering the question of tenders received for the supply and erection of an urinal for the ceme- tery. The chair was occupied by Mr J. Rees, and the other members present were Messrs W. W. Adams, J. A. Mauaton, James Jones, H. L. Jones, W. Harper, J. H. Jose, F. Burgess, and J. Price, with Mr J. A. Hughes (clerk). After receiving an explanation from the clerk as to two tenders, owing to the holiday interval, inadvertently failing to reach the Board at the previous meeting for the supply and erection of an urinal for the cemetery trt Merthyr Dovan, it was resolved, in order to re- consider the same, to rescind the resolution passed at the previous meeting. Four tenders were, therefore, to hand, one of which, however, was received too late. The remaining three were the following :-Mr F. Small, £10: but with cer- tain eliminations, £ 15 less Messrs Randell, Corp, and Motton, El(g; 8s lid. and £ 12 less and Mr J. Fido, Z 117 los M, and £ 8 less.—Mr Price moved, and Mr Manaton seconded, that the lowest tender be accepted.—Mr Harper moved as an amendment, Mr Jose seconded, and Mr H. L. Jones supported, that the tender of Messrs Randell and Company be accepted, contending that inasmuch as this tender was accepted at the previous meeting, the firm had possibly made preparation for the execu- tion of the work.-The Board divided on the matter, Messrs Jose, Harper, Burgess, and H. L. Jones voting for the amendment; and Messrs Adams, James Jones, Manaton, and Price for the original motion, the Chairman giving his casting vote for the amendment, which was adopted.
BARRY NEW DOCK.
BARRY NEW DOCK. TENDERS HAVE BEEN INVITED. THE WORK TO PROCEED FORTH- WITH. The utmost possible satisfaction was felt by the public of the district on Friday last when it became known that the current numbers of the Building 3eio* and other engineering papers con- tained an announcement from the directors of the Barry Railway Company publicly inviting tenders for the construction of a new dock, about twenty acres in extent, and of other works in connection therewith, adjoining their existing dock at Barry. Drawings and specifications of the proposed works may be inspected on and after Monday, the 28th instant, at the offices of Mr J. Wolfe-Barry, M.C.Inst.C.E., 2, De La Hay-street, Westminster. The new dock will be called the East Dock and tenders are to be in the hands of the secretary of the company by the 18th of June. This is surely an earnest of the intention of the Barry directors to proceed forthwith with their new dock.
BARRY LOCAL BOARD AND THE…
BARRY LOCAL BOARD AND THE BARRY BILL. SPECIAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS. THE COMPANY GRANT THE CONCESSIONS ASKED FOR. TERMS OF THE ARRANGEMENT. A special meeting of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board was held on Monday afternoon last at the Board Room, Cadoxton, for the purpose of "considering a resolution which was to be proposed to the effect that the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board, in order to protect the interests of the district, oppose the Barry Railway Company's Bill, 1894, and charge the rates of the district with the costs of sueh opposition." The members present were-Dr P. J. O'Donnell (chairman), Mr R. Forrest, J.P., Dr Treharne, Alderman J. C. Meggitt, Messrs J. J. Williams, George Thomas, W. Thomas (Cadoxton), J. Arthur Hughes (clerk)! J. C. Pardoe (surveyor), and A. E. Leyshon (inspector). The Clerk read the following letter which had been received that morning from the solicitors to the Barry Company with respect to the objections raised by the board to the Bill Cardiff, May 19th, 1894. Barry Bill, 1894. 1')0&'0 QTT> UT-. -u_- L DEAR SIR,—We return herewith the draft clauses and our clients are prepared to agree to the same as altered in red, but they suggest that instead of a clause being inserted in the Act that your clients, the Local Board, should take an agreement under the seal of the Barry Company. With reference to Sections 1 and 3 of the proposed clauses, our clients are advised that the Railways Clauses Act, 1845, sufficiently protects the points raised in these sections. As you are aware, the general Act imposes an obligation on the Company to make all necessary Mt-tifs, tunnels, culverts, drains, and other passages with such dimensions as will be sufficient at all times to convey the water, etc., way. With reference to Section 5, if the Local Board require the Company to abstain from using the land in question, the Board must pay the Company the fair value of the land. r When Mr Walker spoke to Mr Bell abonfeit he opi* asked for 36ft. roadway bridge where ^uch brideaV was made within the district of the Loeaf Boards £ £ Sub-section 6 should be confined to the sewers of the Local Board the pas and water pipe* are jOreadv* provided for by the General Act. « fe >3 We must apologize that our senior able to attend to this before.—Yours faithfully, DOWNING AND HANIX'OCK. In the course of a brief discussion which followed, Mr George Thomas remarked that he considered if an agreement was given by the Company nothing further was required. — Mr Meggitt also felt the concessions granted by the Company were all the Board could expect.—Mr J. J. Williams asked where was the public footpath to Palmerstown referred to in the Bill. He could not find anyone who knew where it was. — Dr O'Donnell I could have told you. Mr Williams, and we have proved to the satisfaction of the Barry Company that it is a public footpath.—Mr Forrest: So far as I understand, if a railway runs across a. public footpath it does not stop up that footpath.—The Chairman No, and all we ask for as a Board is proper protection for the public.— Mr George Thomas Is it not a matter for the Board of Trade to see that the footpath is not stopped up.-The Clerk No, the Local Board are the conservators of the public rights. It is, how- ever, for the Board to decide whether this foot- path is of sufficient public interest to the public to warrant the Board opposing the Bill.—Mr Forrest also pointed out that the railway bridge at Cole- brook was not in the Local Board district, and there was no intention on the part of the Company to interfere with the portion of road in the Board's district.—It was then unanimously resolved, on the motion of Mr Meggitt, that no further steps be taken by the Board to oppose the Barry Bill. Mr Forrest and Mr George Thomas, being members of the Barry Company, did not vote. -<
BARRY IRISHMEN AND THE REVOLTING…
BARRY IRISHMEN AND THE REVOLTING IRISH MEMBERS. THE LOCAL BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE PASS A RESOLUTION OF CONDEMNATION. At a meeting of the Irish National League of Great Britain, John Mandeville Branch, Barry Dock, held on Sunday last at the Roman Catholic Mission Church, Barry Dock, the following resolu- tion, proposed by Dr Kelly, seconded by Mr J. McDonnell, and supported by Mr William Dooley. was carried unanimously That we, the members of this branch, view with regret and indignation the conduct of nine members of Parliament, call- ing themselves Irishmen and Natiqnalists, in with- drawing their support from a Home Rule and Liberal Government, thereby doing their utmost to defeat this Government, and helping to bring us again within the jaws of coercion. We hope that at the next General Election the constituents of the treacherous nine will remember, and save Ireland the disgrace of being represented by such indi- viduals."—J. MCDONNELL, Regent-street, Barry Dock, hon. sec.
PRINTING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, executed with neatness and dispatch, at the JJarru Dock JSeics office, 137, Holton-road, Barry Dock.
PORT FEVER HOSPITAL FOR BARRY.-,
PORT FEVER HOSPITAL FOR BARRY. PROPOSED SITE AT A BERTHA W. We understand that Mr J. Jewel Williams, Tynewydd, and Dr Neale, J.P., the public medical officer, paid a visit, on behalf of the Barry Port Sanitary Authority, to Aberthaw recently, and selected a site for recommendation to the autho- rity for the erection thereon of a fever hospital for the port. A recommendation to this effect will be submitted to the Port Sanitary Authority at its next meeting,
SCANDALOUS OUTRAGE AT CADOXTON-BARRY.
SCANDALOUS OUTRAGE AT CADOXTON-BARRY. WANTON DAMAGE TO A PLACE OF WORSHIP. A most revolting and unwarrantable outrage has just been committed upon a place of worship at Cadoxton-Barry. When one of the deacons and others proceeded to Bethel English Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Court-road, on Thursday last, to complete some decoration work in connection with the building, they found a gross outrage had been perpetrated upon the sacred edifice. Nearly thirty pillars of the cast-iron railings round the structure had been wilfully broken, the doors had been literally covered with mud, and the windows besmeared with filth. This is not the first time an outrage of a. similar character has been committed upon the same building, and we strongly hope that those who have been guilty of such disgraceful conduct will be discovered and brought to justice.
IEXTRAORDINARY INCIDENT AT…
EXTRAORDINARY INCIDENT AT BARRY DOCK. A PASSENGER FALLS OUT OF A TRAIN. As the last down train from Cardiff, which has gained the somewhat suspicious appellation of n,, the "rodney train" owing to the number of inebriates who travel homewards therewith, reached Barry Dock station about midnight on Saturday last, information was given to the officials by a husband and wife who were in one of the third-class carriages that a man had fallen out of the compartment during the run between Cadoxton and Barry Duck. The man was sup- posed to be slightly under the influence of drink, and the door suddenly opened, but whether by accidont or otherwise they could not say, the man disappearing from view almost instantly, uttering a piercing shriek as he fell. The night was a bright moonlight one, and search parties at once went back to look for the man. Singularly, however, no trace whatever could be found of the missing individual, who, it is surmised, must have miraculously escaped the effects of the fall, and walked away uninjured.
BUTE OPPOSE BARRY.
BUTE OPPOSE BARRY. THE PROPOSED EAST GLAMORGAN RAILWAY. TERMS OF THE BUTE PETITION TO OPPOSE. The petition of the Marquis of Bute and the trustees of the late marquis, which will be laid before the Select Committee of the House of Lords, appointed to inquire into the merits of the East Glamorgan Railway Bill, is one of an unusually strong and lengthy character. This petition, which it is understood will be powerfully supported commences by an assertion that the proposed railways are wholly unnecessary, not required in the public interest, and calculated to interfere in a serious and uncalled for manner with the property and rights of the petitioners. The proposed rail- ways, they say, are evidently designed to be used solely in connection with the existing railway of the Barry Railway Company, as it is shown by the fact that of the persons proposed to be con- stituted the first directors of the company, all with the exception of Mr Lewellin Wood, are directors of the Barry Company. It is obvious from this fact, they allege, and from the nature of the scheme generally, that the Bill, although nominally promoted independently, is really a Bill of the Barry Company, devised by them and in their interest, in order to devert to their dock at Barry traffic which is at present shipped at Cardiff, and which ought, if brought forward at all, to have been promoted by the Barry Company in their own name. The Bute Docks, they point out, were constructed and equiped at a cost of upwards of £ 4.000,(XK). and have been from time to time extended in order to accommodate the traffic of the district, especially of the Taff and Rhymney Valleys, with their tribu- taries. Each of these valleys and the whole district which the railways proposed to be authorised by the Bill may be supposed to be designed to serve is connected with the Bute Docks by efficient railways, which are amply sufficient for the requirements of trade and the convenience of the public. They are, they say, prepared to show that a part of the pro- jected railways is, to great extent, designed to accommodate the traffic, already amply supplied with railway and dock facilities, of certain collieries worked by, or belonging to, the Ocean Collieries Company, Limited. Those interested in that company are, says the petition, leading promoters and supporters of, and very largely influential in the mangement of, the Barry Company, and are represented on the board of that company as well as on the proposed board of the intended company. The lines, they therefore contend, partake largely of the nature of private lines promoted in the interest of a private undertaking rather than of the public, and they submit that it is entirely contrary to the practice of Parliament to confer on promoters compulsory powers for the acquisi- tion of land when, the object is merely to serve private interests. Those who were the original promoters of the Barry Dock undertaking were among those at whose urgent request the Bute Docks were extended, and the petitioners, there- fore, submit that it would be unfair to allow the Barry Company, throush the powers of this Bill, to have access to the Rhymney district, and thus' to tap one of the principal sources of the Bute Docks traffic, and a source upon which, at the time of the incorporation of the Barry Company, designs were distinctly disclaimed. As a matter of fact, the Barry Company obtained its original Act upon the faith of statements that the dock and railway were required and intended for the traffic of the Rhondda Valleys, and the petitioners submit that nothing has occurred to justify the present attempt to invade the Rhymney, Monmouthshire and other districts which the Barry undertaking was not designed to accommodate, and of which no demand for access to Barry exists.
i THE CHURCH CONTINUITY QUESTION.,
i THE CHURCH CONTINUITY QUESTION. THE POSITION STILL UXDECIDED. FURTHER LETTER FROM HE ROSS. j To the Editor of the "BABRY DOCK XEWS." SIR,—The violent language of your corre- spondent against Catholics is far more diicreditable to him than to us. When you have no case, abuse the other side is evidently his view. As to our Blessed Lady, the Perfect Son of a Perfect Mother set all Christian children an example of filial piety and obedience. To this St. John Chrysostoni and all other Fathers certify. I dealt with the inquisition in an earlier letter, as you know. W jth regard to St. Bartholomew, your correspondent may be under the impression that the Huguenots were saints they were like other sectaries of their time, causers of rebellions and wars. In the history of the Dominican Order it is stated that in France alono- three thousand ecclesiastics and nine thousand re- ligionists were slain by the Huguenots, and thirty- five converts of that order alone fired by them. They tied priests to crucifixes (Drane), and shot at them as marks, and stuffed the dead bodies with corn and hay, using them as eating troughs for horses, while they. cried "vive 1' Evangile." (Michel Rio.) The Protestant Cobbett tells us that some time before the massacre Coligue and his associates formed a plot toseize or kill the kino-, who only escaped by riding: fourteen bourswithout food. Most certainly the Huguenot atrocities were the real origin of the massacre. Considering that, Catherine de Medici is generally said to have mis- represented it to the Pope as simply a victory over such monsters of cruelty, one is net surprised if His Holiness had a medal struck to commemorate what be believed to be a great deliverance. No Catholic defends the massacre, but as truth is truth," I point out what the Huguenots really were. J lour correspondent, like other Protestants I have met with, continually shifts the question from the real origin of this discussion. The points I took exception to in his first letter were, first, that the original Dissenting bodies were first founded by the emissaries of Rome. This, as I have said, I can leave to Nonconformists. Second, that the Church of England never made a breach in the Catholic body. I have proved over and over again in this correspondence that an ancient rre-Relormation Clinch existed here, having nothing in common with the modern Church o'f England, but forming a part of the Catholic Church, and identical with the Catholic Church in other countries, its headship, priest- hood, and sacrifice, all totally differ- ing from the Church of England. We Catholics guff-red fine, imprisonment, and death for the old faith at the Reformation, and for three more centuries Protestants generally, I believe, profess to revere the memories of Blessed John i isher and Blessed Thomas More. Why did those holy martyrs and their companions die t?r. J V111,1 no breach had been made in the •n i or*? y afc t'^ie Reformation ? It was nob till 1829 that the Catholic Emancipation Bill was passed, and the history of each Nonconformist body will, as I have said before, prove what dissenters bore from the Church of England. A Church cannot be Catholic and Protestant at the same time, and there can be no error in the Catholic Church to protest against, for Christ purchased to Himself a glorious Church, "not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing.1' The Oithodox Greek Church does recognise the orders of the Catholic Church, as the Catholic Church does those of tho Orthodox, whereas what Blessed John Fisher foretold has come upon the Church of England—she has been hissed out of Christendom." Catholics do not recognise her, Nonconiormiets will not own her, she is like the jackdaw who borrowed peacock's feathers her possessions are mainly those of the Catholic Church. She has not been endowed with the gifts- of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost, but with the spoils of the Catholic Church, at the so-called Reforma- tion. The Council of Trent never invented a new IUliristianity, but rc-affirmed the faith once for all delivered to the saints, in face of the innovators of the sixteenth century. That that was the ancient faith of Wales is proved by the presence at the Council and the signature of Thomas Gold well, last Catholic Bi«hop of St. Asaph. As your correspondent has continually twitted me with bringing forward Catholic authorities, or not mentioning the name of every authority, I beg to quote certain remarks on the Church of England from Protectant sources. In last night's South II'ale* Atyos' leading article on The Episcopal Manifesto (of the Protestant Bishops) we find actually the English Church was a branch of the Church of Rome, aud 44 those ancient. gift? were bestowed when its discipline, services, and doctrine were those of Rome, and its over- lord was the Pope. The less, therefore, th08e ancient gifts are dwelt, upon the better for the defenders of the Establishment. Lately the Archdeacon of Manchester preached a sermon in which he said 44 TLe thing to be considered was how they of the Church of England could touch the hearts, elevate, and win the love of those poor folk who crowded outside and not rn-side their churches. Other religious bodies, notably the grand historical Church of Romd, could win the love and admiration of the Why couldn't they? Why was it their Church was not infinitely more beloved by the people than it was ? They were not disliked for their virtues they were disliked for their faults. Were they disliked? Could it possibly be doubted ? Look at the earnest movement towards Disestablishment in Wales, &c. There could be no doubt they were disliked by the majority of their fellow-countryman, and they saw that, to a great extent, the methods by which the Church had endeavoured to win the hearts of the people had failed, and failed miserably. "—I remain Sir faithfully yours, A. E. P. ROSS.
A NEW TURRET SHIP AT BARRY…
A NEW TURRET SHIP AT BARRY DOCK. On Monday evening last the new turret ship s.s. Bencliff, of West Hartlepool, arrived at Barry Dock for a cargo of coal for the River Plate. The Beacliff, which is of excellent model, was built by Messrs Doxford and Co., of Sunderland, and ran. her trial trip on the 17th inst. She is 295 feet in length, 40 feet beam, and 23 feet in depth, fitted with 200 h.p. compound engines, together with the latest improvements. She is commanded by Captain Donovan, of Sunderland, her gross cargo being 3,800, tons, and 1,376 tons nett. Her trial trip showed an average speed of 104- knots per hour, and the crew number 21 hands all told. A peculiarity in connection with the Bencliff is the shortness of her masts, the ship being intended for trading up the canal to Manchester.
THE WELSH CHURCH IN THE BARRY…
THE WELSH CHURCH IN THE BARRY DISTRICT. The Rector of Cadoxton has at last succeeded in securing a most advantageous piece of land belonging to the Barry Dock Town Syndicate, situate off Court-road, Barry Dock, for the erection of a Welsh Church for Cadoxton parish. The contract will be let almost immediately, and the building, it is expected, will be completed before tho fall of the year. Mr Gejrpj Thomas* F.S.I.; Cardiff, is the architect.
IKS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS
IKS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS A certain thin man in the Barry district sent a shilling in postage stamps to an advertiser, who promised for that sum to impart trustworthy information how to get fat, and received the message on a post-card, Buy it at the butcher's Black and white dresses will again be very I iashionable both for day and evening wear, and white ribbon trimmings, especially on pale green dresses, are quite the rage. # :0: At Barry police-court last Thursday the witness- box was nearly turned into a public-house bar by a witness in the Cadoxton till robbery case, who made the thing too realistic. Dust cloaks are now made with hoods instead of capes, and being made of waterproofed silesienne, they may be worn in damp weather as well as in dusty weather; and should also prove effectual when meeting someone whose bill you have not paid. A letter addressed in Welsh by a former resident of Cadoxton-Barry from Johannesburg, South Africa, to a friend in the old home, has safely reached its destination in due course. But a parcel addressed recently from Barry to Penybont-ar- -Ogwy was returned Not known." Mr Arthur J. Williams, M.P., visited Barry Graving Dock last Thursday afternoon and in- spected the works. The number of prospective J.P.'s in close proximity at the time was sur- prising. Dr Treharne, of Cadoxton, conducted the scripture examinations at the Board ^Schools in the Barry district this year. There will be no alteration in the Barry Com- pany's trains for the ensuing month. » ¡;, I have heard of foreign sailors at Barry asking for come back tickets to Cardiff, but it was left to a couple of niggers last Friday night to ask a railway official the price of an -,tll-round trip ticket between Barry and the big sister town. I hope one of the first steps taken by the new Cogan School Board will be to secure the admission of the representatives of the Press to their meetings. # ± The importance of the Press was upheld last Thursday at the local police-court, the reporters present being asked by a. woman to remand a case in which she was interested. They smiled and endeavoured to look affable and obliging. How is it several of the representative trade union leaders, including the president, vice- president, and secretary of the local Trades' and Labour Council, abstained from voting when the resolution expressing confidence in Mr Arthur J. Williams, M.P., was submitted at the Liberal meeting, at Barry Dock, last Thursday evening ± It is a. curious fact that children never feel any real affection for those who pet and spoil them. Mr Sydney Batchelor, one of the magistrates at Barry Dock Police-court last Thursday, was not at all comfortable during the proceedings owing to there not being a quill pen about. -Barry Dock has been visited during the past "week by the fine steamer Samoa, of Liverpool, be- longing to Messrs Crow, Rudolf, and Company, one •of the largest cargo-carrying vessels which has <ever entered any port in the Bristol Channel, her -dimensions being 445 ft. in length, 52 ft. 1 in. beam, 28 ft. 3 in. in depth, with a gross carrying capacity of 7,000 tons, and 4,507 tons net register. ak "'Lord Wellington caught shebeening And at .'Barry Let us weep."— Western Mail. o 0 Mr Solomon Barnett, of Barry Dock and "Cardiff, gave a reception, as president of the con- gregation, to the Jewish community last Sunday evening, the occasion of the pastoral visit to Cardiff of the Rev Dr Adler, the chief rabbi. "Jack" is the name of a well-known vagrant <3og at Barry Dock, He loves the police, toleiates the Customs' officials, but hates those of the Board or Trade. "Jack is an affectionate animal where he takes, and to the members of the dock constabulary he is brimful of gratitude for past mercies. Variety sometimes produces strange bed- fellows. A Rhondda tradesman has an announce- ment in the Taff Vale passenger carriage that he trades amongst other things in Bibles and mangles, New Testaments and sweeping brushes. "The Western Ma il says the Mayor of Cardiff was present at the opening of the Manchester Ship Canal. So was one of our local billposters. A tradesman in the Barry district tells a thrill- ing story to his friends of his adventurous ex- iperiences years ago with the pantomime girls. # Morgan, the boat-inspector at Penavth, is an old athlete of some note. He won his last race at sixty-four, and he feels fresh yet. A young lady returning to the Barry district after a stay in London brought with her a bundle of tram and 'bus tickets, heavy enough, it is said, to make a boy's shoulder creak and she could show, she declares, a number of photos of one and the other who had sworn they loved none other. The preliminary programme of the 14th Congress of the Sanitary Institute, London, to be held in Liverpool in September, has just been issued, and the list of sanitary authorities, representatives of which have accepted invita- tions to he present, including those of Barry and Cadoxton, which will be represented by Dr. O'Donnell (the chairman), General Lee, and Dr. Neale. # Mr Isaac Pitman, the venerable inventor of phonography, has this week been honoured with rthe dignity of knighthood at the hands of the -Queen. Amongst those present at the visitation of the Bishop of the Diocese at Llandaff Cathedral last Monday, and also at the luncheon subsequently, were the Revs Canon Allen, J. Du Heaume, Messrs R. S. Robinson, and E. S. Johnson, from the Parish Church, Barry Rev J. Price, Messrs W. Mein and J. B. Thomas, St. Paul's, Barry Rev E. Morris, Cadoxton Mr Milsom, St. Mary's, Barry Dock; and Mr R. T. Holmes, Cadoxton. » Many of my readers unite with me in offering respectful sympathy to Mr James Bell, C.E., the resident engineer of the Barry Company, upon 11 the death of his esteemed father. The first rehearsal of the new temperance choir in the Barry district is fixed for Thursday evening of this week, at the Holton-road English Baptist Chapel, Barry Dock, Mr John Hicks being the conductor, and Mr C. H. Jacobson the secretary. All musical friends of temperance are invited to join as early as possible because onJy a limited number can participate in the Crystal Palace festival on the 16th of July. Such is the force of example. Mr John Cory, J.P., will permit none but staunch teetotallers to be employed upon the contract for the erection of the new mansion at The Duffryn, St. Lythan's. The contractor of the new Barry Dock News Offices in Holton-road is also patriotic. Relying implicitly in the Wales for the Welsh theory, none but sturdy Cymry need apply on his job, and only Welsh words are used in whatever frame of mind the men may be. There will be no alteration in the Taff Vale Company's trains for the ensuing month. It is quite refreshing to see the Local Board road labourers sitting serenely on the end of their sweeping brushes enjoying an "elevener" in the form of a genial whiff in different parts of the iistrict daily. I regret to hear that the Rev W. Tibbott, Cadoxton, has again been severely ill, being unable to officiate at Zion Welsh Independent Chapel last Sunday morning. I hope he will speedily recover. ♦ ♦ The Barry Local Board mean to be philan- thropic. They have authorised the inspector of nuisances to purchase six lime brushes for the use of the poor in the district. ♦ Matrimony is destined to claim as its own one of the clerical staff on the Barry Railway this year, and he has already secured rooms for the moon at the Westminster Palace Hotel. A correspondent has made a startling discovery: History revels in the fact that the immortal John Wesley was intimately acquainted with the Barry and Penarth district before it was ever graced with a church dedicated to his patron memory." In honour of the Queen's birthday, Mr Fred. C. Williams, of the Royal Hotel, Cadoxton, hoisted the Union Jack as a token of loyalty last Thursday. ¥ Barry and Penarth are interested in the fact that the Queen has signified her intention of conferring the honour of knighthood on Mr George Williams, one of the founders of the Young Men's Christian Association. The banns of the Rev R. Usher, M.A., late curate of St. Mary's, Barry Dock, and Miss Mabel Edwards, daughter of the esteemed rector of St. Andrew's-Major, are being published, and the wedding, we learn, will take place either on the 5th or 6th of June. I also learn that another member of the family of the Rev Canon Edwards will shortly lead his bride to the Hymeneal altar.
i THE PROPOSED DRAINAGE OF…
THE PROPOSED DRAINAGE OF DIN AS POWIS. Mr Charles R. Walker, M.Inst.C.E., the con- sulting engineer of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board, submitted a report to the Public Works Committee on Tuesday evening last as to the ¡ proposal to systematically drain Dinas Powis by the Rural Sanitary Authority of the Cardiff Union. The report was considered in private.
VALE OF GLAMORGAN RAILWAY…
VALE OF GLAMOR- GAN RAILWAY TO COMMENCE. THE WORK WILL BE IN HAND BEFORE THE AUTUMN. We have just received what we regard as the most truthwortby authority for announcing that the proposed Vale of Glamorgan Railway will be commenced almost immediately. The work, which will be carried out by the original company of promoters, but who will be materially supported by the Barry Railway Company, will be undertaken at different r points of the line, and executed simultaneously. The whole of the necessary land has now been secured, and sites for the different stations have been determined upon. We hoped to be in a position in a few days to give additional particulars of the undertaking. The terminus of the Vale of Glamorgan Railway, as our readers are aware, will be at Barry.