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MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS

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MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS An indication of the continued growth of Barry is afforded by the fact that the district is this week being provided with public urinals. That particularly interesting institution, "The Chinese Puzzle," has at last disappeared from existence at Barry Dock, but, happily, it has been superseded by an approach to the docks and station worthy in every respect the enterprising Barry Company. According to an official Government return, there are the names of 462 lodgers in South Glamorgan entitled to a vote on the Parliamentary register. Every Frenchwoman has an ungovernable passion :for artificial flowers. The ungovernable of a "Gneret-street woman is cigarettes and beer. The air is full of rumours which, if developed according to prediction, will startle certain busi- ,ness people in the Barry district. There have already been several indications of 'the upward tendency in the value of property in the Barry district since the announcement for -commencing the new dock has appeared. » The Rev J. W. Matthews. C.M., of Cadoxton, must by this time be beginning to feel old, for in point of residence he is the senior Nonconformist minister of the gospel in the district, having lived :at Cadoxton for fully nine years, during which time he has actively identified himself with the general growth of Barry. Mr J. Havelock Wilson and the Hon. Mark Napier -are among the M.P.'s who ride a bicycle. Major General Lee, J.P., is the only member of the local parliament who attends meetings on a bicycle, but there is no bykeist" on the school board. The memorial stone may be laid near the roof," suggested a member of the Barry Intermediate School Committee last Thursday evening. Yes," gruffly retorted another member, II it may be put on the chimney Mr J. Arthur Hughes is every inch a sporting- man. When the appointment of clerk of works of the Barry Intermediate School came up for final reading" at a meeting of the committee last Thursday, the secretary, with a -smiling nod at the chairman, suggested the candidates were running their last lap! Third, Barry Dock, please," was the request of a passenger to the booking-clerk at Cadoxton Rail- way Station one day this week, at the same time planting down a five-shilling piece in payment. Can't change it, sir. Have you nothing less ?" Yes," replied the passenger, I have," substi- tuting a half-sovereign for the crown » Ex-Superintendent Tamblyn, of the Cardiff borough police, counted without his host when he paid a visit to Barry one evening last week. -Jogging along at the usual rate which used to distinguish his movements when on beat, Mr Tamblyn reached the railway station at Barry Dock just after the train had left. 44 Dear me," murmured Mr Tamblyn, "you move at a rapid ■ rate at Barry. The train only came in a moment or two ago, and now she has gone again. Why, in Cardiff the trains stand in the station fully ten minutes." Possibly, Barry is more go-ahead than Cardiff. » Emily Lady Carew held an afternoon reception last Monday, and among the guests was Mrs Clifford Cory, the sister of the hostess. Barry ites (says our big brother, the Western Mail) are beginning to abandon writing Barry Dock for Barry Docks. p The Boys' Brigade now numbers 30,000 mem- bers in the United Kingdom alone. It started ten years ago with three officers and 30 boys. Thia ought to encourage the Cadoxton detachment to a revioval. m Who of my neighbours has the Ermniy h.vprcs» been sundering ? It says 44 Rough on the living skeleton who lives down Barry way. He sent a shilling,in postage stamps to an advertiser, who t promised for that sum to impart trustworthy information how to get fat, and received the message on a post-card,4 Buy it at the butcher's I Observer's" fat smells a bit fishy, and even our ,office boy cries Chestnuts." A man who worked as labourer on Weston Farm, ICadoxton, 25 years ago, has just come home from Australia, and gives it as his opinion that Barry -of the present is a good deal different to what it •was a quarter-of-a-century since. ¥ Navvies are beginning to pour into the Barry district in anticipation of the early commencement -of the new dock works. Alderman J. C. Meggitt, at to-day's meeting of -the Local Board at Cadoxton, will move that the application to Quarter Sessions for the diversion of the old highway from Holton-road, Barry Docks, to the Buttrills, be deferred. J* m During the twenty-one weeks ended 26th instant, the increase in traffic receipts on the Barry 'Railway, amounted to :£13,43G. Dr Cynddylan Jones, of Cardiff, struck out forcibly from the shoulder the other day. Speak- ing of the newspaper Press of the Principality, he said-H Although it is very necessary that we, Nonconformists, should have a national organ it seems unreasonable that that organ should be a Scotch bagpipe." The laughter which followed the observation shocked one of the ministerial friends present to such an extent that he bellowed out to an exhilarated brother, 41 Why, 'e dunno where 'e are." At a meeting of the Technical Instruction Com- mittee of the Glamorgan County Council, to be held at Cardiff next Tuesday, consideration will be given to the proposed exchange of a strip of the site of Barry Intermediate School, as well as the matter of the proposed site for the Cowbridge 'ó:girls' schools. At Barry it is not considered a proper thing to place the hat at anything but a dead level before eleven o'clock, but precisely at that hour every youth from Gueret-street to Holmes-street con- siders himself in the swim by giving his hat a little tilt 80 as to put it jauntily out of plumb. $< The agitation now on foot for the removal of the Penarth-road toll-gate is growing. Inqairies in various directions show that the continuance of the toll constitutes a. very real grievance and hindrance to trade. Mr Edward Davies, J.P., of the Ocean Collieries, and imanaging director of the Barry Dock and Railways Company, is about to apply the electric light at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Llan- dinam. This will be the first place of worship in the Principality, if not in the country, to utilise electricity in this connection. Plasdinam, Mr Davies' mansion, is already supplied with the light. The dynamo is driven by water-power, supplied by a neighbouring lake. ° ♦ The Lady hears of a revolt organised by one of the rapidly increasing societies for the protection of the rights of domestic servants, to be made against what is termed the badges of servitude- the cap and apron. The inhabitants of Kingsland-crescent, Barry Dock, would, I hear, be delighted to welcome the Local Board water cart; and after that to have the stray road stones thereat redistributed. Two leviathen steamers which have visited Barry during the past week or two represented a joint gross tonnage of upwards of 20,000 tons. The annual licensing sessions for the petty sessional division of Dinas Powis will be held on Tuesday, the 28th of August, at the Police Court, Barry Dock. A record in shipments was reached at Barry Dock for the week ended Saturday last, the total being 132,115 tons 14 cwts, of which coal and coke amounted to 127,170 tons 14 cwts. fpropo-t of the visit of Lord Dunraven to Barry this week to open the Conservative Club and Institute it may be stated that the most noted shot among English women is said to be Lady Eva, wife of Captain Wyndham Quin, heir-presumptive to the Earl of Dunraven. She has recently killed six full-grown tigers from the frail shelter of a howdah. The will of the late Dame Mary Wyatt, of Dimlands, Llantwit Major, near Cowbridge, Glamorganshire, has been proved, the value of the personal estate amounting to :£10,368. The Rector of Cadoxton (the Rev E. Morris) was confined to bed with a severe attack of illness last week, but I am pleased to learn the esteemed gentleman has now recovered. III What a wholesome dread our readers have of 41 Mrs Grundy." An old gentleman from the Vale walked five or six miles last Saturday to beg me not to insert a paragraph regarding himself which would be sent by some of his friends. And the poor man literally trembled as he spoke. mm The Rev R. Evans, the venerable rector of Merthyr Dovan, near Barry, was the only clergy- man present at the Bishop's triennial visitation at Llandaff Cathedral last Monday who was at the same gathering fifty-two years ago. To look back over an active pastoral experience of more than half-a-ccntury is no mean privilege. ¥ The first united drill in connection with the county police of the E Division will take place at the Central Police Station, Barry Dock, this (Friday) afternoon, Sergeant Stanfield being the instructor. » m The members of the Barry District Ministers' Fraternal Association, with their families and friends, will picnic at Porthkerry Park some afternoon on an early date. The preparations are being carried out by the ministers' wives, « At the football meeting at Penarth last Tuesday evening, Mr Sam Thomas, vice-president, refer- ring to a recently-married member of the club, said he sincerely hoped he would not be fatherless," nor his wife motherless." What could Sam have been thinking about ? General Lee, J.P., when at Barry Dock, tenders more good advice to those accused of drunkenness than any other offenders. One woman who had been summoned for being drunk and disorderly recently said to a "confidential" outside the court: I hardly like to go before Ginial Lee, for it seems to breek 'is 'art coming here so riglarly to see him I" :t {% There is said to be a strange thing at Barry Dock. Some describe it as a submarine totI"- with the usual apologies. There has been quite a rush for places in the Temperance Choir which will represent the Barry district at the Crystal Palace Festival in July so much so that the secretary, Mr C. H. Jacobsen, has applied to the principal conductor for an augmen- tation of the choir from forty to fifty voices. The rehearsals have been very successful under the leadership of Mr J. Hicks, assisted by Mr Alfred Rees, the accompanist. It is the intention of the Barry Temperance Choir to conduct Saturday evening entertainments, which will be coir.meneed on an early date. "Why did Judas Iscariot hang himself?" earnestly inquired a local Sunday school teacher of her class last Sunday. Tommy, after pulling the chewing-gum out of his mouth, r3plied he thought it was because Judas Iscariot couldn't get any flea powder." ole One of the candidates for the post of clerk of works for the Barry Intermediate School described himself as14 a master plasterer by trade." Since the announcement was made regarding Barry new dock there has been quite a boom in splints in surgical circles in the neighbourhood. After describing a certain thing as false, lying and untrue," a lecturer in the Barry district recently went on to speak of the wickedness of idle words There is a gentleman in the Barry district who, although not quite so ambitious as the new Prime Minister, has still a trait or two in marked sympathy with Lord Rosebery. He is deter- mined, he says, to win the Derby before he dies. Some weeks ago Mr J. H. Wilson, M.P., presi- dent of the National Seamen's Union, instructed the various secretaries at the different ports to transmit daily to head-quarters a letter giving the name of any vessel leaving, her port of desti- nation, and the names of one or two of the crew. The only branches which have carried out the instructions are Barry and those of ten other ports, and out of that number only Barry and Birken- head have sent with anything approaching regularity. Mr James Harrison is the Union's representative at Barry. At the monthly meeting of the Barry and Cad- oxton Local Board to be held to-day (Friday) at Cadoxton, the question of the establishment of a permanent hospital for infectious diseases cases will again be considered. ¥ •a Mr Philip Morel took his seat for the first time as magistrate at Penarth Police-court last Monday. Mr Jenkin Jones, of Weston Farm, Cadoxton, has sheared his sheep, and this week has dug potatoes in his garden with success. Two well-known shebeeners from Gueret-street, were fined B100 each and costs at Barry Dock Police-court yesterday. The Rev W. Thomas, of South Hackney, London, who lectured at the Holton-road English Baptist Chapel, Barry Dock, last Wednesday evening, officiated at the funeral of the last of the Whitechapel "Ripper" victims, in the presence of fully twenty-five thousand spectators. Mr Thomas is a native of Cardiff. + The formal opening of the Barry and Cadoxton Conservative Club and Institute, which was originally fixed for to-day (Friday), has been postponed for a week or two in order to enable several distinguished Unionist noblemen and gentlemen to be present. A public inquiry will be held at Cardiff Union Workhouse on Saturday, June -9th, in connec- tion with the proposals to annex a portion of the parish of St Andrew's to that of Cadoxton-juxta- Barry Barry Island, in the parish of Sully, to the parish of Barry, and the residue of the parish of Sully within the Local Board district to the parish of Cadoxton. Also, that the extra- pirocbial parish of Highlight unite for civil pur- poses with the parish of Wenvoe.

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EXTENSION OF RAILWAY FACILITIES…

BARRY RAILWAY BILL IN PARLIAMENT.

SHEBEENING IN GUERET-STREET,…

BARRY NEW MAIN SEWERAGE WORKS.

THE TAFF VALE AND EAST GLAMORGAN…

A BARRY DOCK TRADESMAN AND…

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THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND…

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MUNIFICENCE OF A BARRYI DIRECTOR.

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CATHOLICISM OR ROMAN CATHOLICISM.

VISIT OF SANGER'S WORLD-FAMED…

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