THE CHURCH CONTROVERSY. "A PUIEST" AGAIN CHAMPIONS THE CAUSE OF THE ANGLICAN ESTABLISHMENT. ALLEGED UNBLUSHING EFFRONTERY AXD FALSITY Ti tha Uditor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAr. SIR,—Anything to equal the unblushing effrontery and falsity of A. E. P. Ross'" letters to you it has happily never before been my lot to meet with.' even amongst those presumptuous people who how the knee to, and kiss, the foot of his" lord god the pope." He is not even content to allow you to exercise your editorial discretion in placing a heading to the various items published in your columns, but undertakes to correct, direct, and inform you, or rather tries to misinform and misdirect you. Does he expect that we must all accept his dicta as quite incon- trovertible ? Does he presume to imagine that you and I and the vast majority of your readers are satisfied to remain in darkness and the shadow of death," not seeking the truth, nor caring for it, while he is filled with it—inspired, in short, as a chosen exponent of Divine truth We love our own souls no less than he does his, though, thank. God, not so blindly. Catholicism and Roman Catholicism are as much the same thing as representation and mis-representation are, and no more. Again, he refers to the Huguenots, charging them with "rebellious and atrocious cruelties," which he says he has shown they practised f orsooth, when where? Or can it be true that he is so grossly ignorant as not to know what the expression" shown signifies ? He merely awrted, he did not show anything against them. Rebellious and atrocious cruelties What an expression A cruelty is always atrocious, more or less, therefore it is a meaning- less redundancy to speak of an "atrocious cruelty." But, to let that pass, what on earth is a rebellious cruelty ? I confess it sounds odd to my Anglican ear. However, to the Romanist it is atrocious and rebellious not to submit oneself body and soul to the pope, and no words, no matter how redundant, can be found sufficiently strong to express his holy horror of such a course. Testimony to the loyalty and honour of the Huguenots has been borne even by those who did not agree with their religious opinions, but loyalty can be strained beyond its proper limits, therefore it is not to be wondered at that these brave and peaceable people were roused to defend their lives and hearths against the blood-thirsty tyranny and unlimited brutality of their ungodly papist oppressors. But while we are on this subject let me remind your correspondent of the homely proverb What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander." Out of his own mouth let me answer, judge, and condemn A. E. P. Ross." He says the Huguenots did not suffer merely because they were sectaries," etc. Though I deny this statement, let me for the nonce assume it to be true. They brought on their own doom," he says. I do not hesitate to substitute papists in England, Roman missioners, and Jesuits, in the days of Elizabeth," for Huguenots, and thus truth- fully to assert of the former what A. E. P. Ross falsely says of the latter. My statement, there- fore, is The papists in England, Roman missioners, and Jesuits in the days of Elizabeth did not suffer merely because they were sectaries," etc., and they brought on their own doom." The truth is that all through the reign of Good Queen Bess" the papists were plotting and contriving every conceivable nefarious scneme to murder that noble woman and her loyal supporters, and to destroy the civil and religious liberties of England. God was on the side of truth and righteousness, and brought to nought their plans by delivering traitors up to justice and destroy- ing the Spanish .Armada, thus frus- trating the hellish Ii Triple Alliance" between Satan, the Pope, and the King of Spain. Nor even then did the predecessors of Cardinal Vaughan's lambs in England cease their devilish machinations. They still continued to serve the evil one to the top of his bent; the gunpowder treason and plot was the result. That opened the eyes of intelligent British Christians to the character of those who claim for themselves the exclusive title of Catholics and dub the Bishop of Rome Vicar of Christ." A. E. P. Ross was long in taking any notice of the medal struck by order of the pope in commemoration of the bloody massacre of the poor unsuspecting French Pro- testants when I mentioned the matter. I wonder how he will comment on his dear friend Guy Fawkes' career and exploits—perhaps now he is Blessed Guy Fawkes How Englishmen ought to love pope and papists Surely it is base ingrati- tude not to do so In conclusion let me say that this last communication of A. E. I-. Ross simply bristles with falsehoods. I wish to have this letter in time for insertion this week, and, therefore, must reserve further reference to them for a time. Suffice it to say that that function in Clifton ^co- Cathedral-that consecration of a jwo-bishop— seems to have turned your poor correspondent's head. Surely then it must have been a brilliant affair.-I remain, dear sir, Yours in the One Faith, "A PRIEST OF THE UNDIVIDED CHURCH.
BARRY RATEPAYERS COMBINING. STRONG CONDEMNATION OF THE LOCAL BOARD. A meeting of ratepayers of the Barry and Cadoxton district was held on Friday evening last in a building in Holton-road, Barry Docks, for the purpose of considering the desirability of forming a ratepayers' association for the Barry Local Board area. The chair was occupied by Mr George Garnett, of Cadoxton, late guardian and overseer, and Mr David Jones, of the Pyke-street Post Office, acted as secretary. In course of discussion the action of the Local Board in several particulars was vigorously condemned, and it was felt the time had arrived when the ratepaying public should strongly protest against what was con- sidered to be an unreasonable and prodigal expendi- ture of public money upon unwarranted schemes. It was resolved to form a ratepayers' association, and to adopt measures to regulate the alleged unreasonable conduct of the local public bodies.
THE NEW BRICK INDUSTRIES AT SULLY. EXTENSIVE ENTERPRISE BY A BARRY CONTRACTOR. The Taff Vale Railway Company have just extended branches of their Penarth Section, near Sully Station, to the Biglis Brick Company's Works and to Mr John Jackson's brick works, both at Biglis. Mr Jackson has erected two large kilns to commence operations with, each having a baking capacity of 250 tons, and during the past week a first consignment of 300 tons has been sent from this new manufactory to the new deep lock works at Barry Dock, of which Mr Jackson is the contractor.
BARRY DISTRICT BURIAL BOARD. MR MORGAN NICHOLAS RESIGNS HIS SEAT. The members of the Barry District Burial Board met at their monthly meeting on Tuesday evening last. at Holton-road Board Schools, present- Messrs J. Recs (chairman), J. A. Manaton, W. W. Adams. II. L. Jones, W. Copp. W. Harpe", J. Price, and W. Thomas, with Mr J. Arthur Kaghes (clerk), and Mr J. A. Owen (architect). THE MOXTHLY STATEMENT. The Clerk submitted his monthly statement which showed there had been eighteen interments during the past month, the total sum received being° £ 10 18s, while the expenditure amounted to £ 13. EXAMINATION OF BOOKS. The petty cash books of the clerk and caretaker were examined Mid passed, the former showing a balance in hand of C5 8s 4M.—It was also announced by the Clerk that a balance amounting to 4882 Os lOd was due to the treasurer. THE URINAL AT TEE CEMETERY. Mr J. A. Owen, architect, reported to the Board that the erection of'the urinal at the cemetery was proceeding satisfactorily, and would probably be completed before July l->th.—An improvement in connection with the urinal, and suggested by Mr J. Rees, was agreed to. PROPOSAL TO ALTER THE TIME OF MEETING. Mr Jose was not in attendance to move his resolution that the Board meet on the third Wednesday in the month instead of the third Tuesday, and the matter was deferred till the next meeting. RENT OF THE BOARD ROOM. A communication was read from the Barry School Board with reference to the rent charged for the use of the Board-room, and stating that the Board had determined to adhere to their charge of zC5 per annum, which included the cost of cleaning, lighting, &c.—The Clerk stated he had written the Board in the matter asking that in- stead of a fixed sum being adopted so much might be charged per meeting, but the Board had replied as stated above.—After a few remarks, Mr J. A. Manaton proposed that the amount be paid, and it was agreed to. WOODEN MONUMENTS. The Clerk reported in connection with the wooden monuments at the cemetery that in his opinion the Board had the power to order the removal of the same except in cases where the Board had sanctioned the erection of these monuments. He did not, however, know of an instance where sanction had been given, and thought a number had been erected without the con- sent of anyone.-It was stated the Board would act in this matter in future, and that the caretaker had received instructions to acquaint the Board of such erections.—Mr Harper I take it the Board will not interfere with the existing wooden monuments provided they are kept in proper order ? RESIGNATION OF MR MORGAN NICHOLAS. The following communication was received from Mr Morgan Nicholas, a labour member, and one of the nominees of the Barry Trades' Council at the last election of the Burial Board To the Chair- man and members of the Barry District Burial Board—I beg to tender you my resignation as member of your Board."—Mr W. Harper moved that the resignation of Mr Nicholas be accepted.- Mr W. W. Adams seconded and it was agreed to. THE TRANSFER OF LAND TO BARRY AND CADOX- TON. An order of the Glamorgan County Council with reference to the annexation of land to Barry and Cadoxton was considered, connected with which was the proposal to annex Barry Island to Cadoxton instead of to Barry, as originally intended.-The Clerk remarked that in the latter matter it was a straage procedure to decide to annex the Island to Cadoxton, as nothing whatever was said with reference to this alteration at the inquiry held on the matter at Cardiff a week or two previous, and no opposition, therefore, was entered against the proposals at the time. He did not think that the alteration of the original proposal would affect the Burial Board, so long as the Island was in the Local Board district. The Clerk considered it would be best to move in the matter in about six or twelve months time, when the whole of the public bodies in the district could combine and make strong application for the entire district to be altered so as to form one parish only. He did not believe the Local Board would like to do any- thing in the matter just now. as the election would soon take place.—Mr J. Price concurred with the clerk as to the desirability of forming the district into one parish.-Several members expressed dis- satisfaction with the alteration in the annexation of Barry Island, and it was at length decided that the Local Board be informed of this Board's feel- ings in the matter, ACCOUNTS OF CADOXTON PARISH. Mr T. Thomas sent in a certificate to the effect that he had audited the accounts of Cadoxton parish, and had found the same to be correct.- On the motion of Mr Rees, seconded by Mr Harper, it wa,s unanimously decided to tender a vote of thanks to the auditors of the different parishes for auditing the accounts. THE ALLEGED COMPLAINT AGAINST THE CEMETERY CARETAKER. Mr Copp explained that in connection with a matter brought on by him at the previous meeting, the Press had stated he entered a complaint against the caretaker of the cemetery in connec- tion with the pointing out of graves to visitors. He did not complain on behalf of himself, but brought forward the question as a complaint from the persons who had been refused information of this character by the caretaker. "THE VACANT CHAIR." A question arose as to whether Mr Henry Davies, late of Barry, was still a member of the Board, as he had not attended any of the meetings for some time.—The Clerk replied Mr Davies remained a member until his tenure of office expired. As Mr Davies had left the district, he (the clerk) had endeavoured to obtain his address, so as to ascer- tain his intentions with regard to the Board, but had failed to obtain the same.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN RAILWAY. It is expected (says Transit) that an appeal will shortly be mide to the public for the capital of the Vale of Glamorgan Railway. This consists of J3560,000 in JE10 shares, there being also powers to raise £ 120,000 in the form of debentures. By the agreement scheduled to the Barry Company's Act of last year, this Company is empowered to work the Vale of Glamorgan lino, receiving 60 per cent. of the gross takings in respect of the service. CD
CRICKET. CARDIFF SECOND XI. v. PEXARTH. The Cardiff Second XI. on Saturday last played Penarth on the Cardiff Arms Park. The wv-atlw* was perfect, and there was a fair number of spectators present when the visitors went to the wicket to fac-e tne bowling of D. Mullens and 11, Jones. W. hdgington and-Morgan, who wtnt in first, showed- fair term, -but the remaining batsmen could do- nothing against the deliveries of Mullens and Jones ana tne ■whole side were dismissed fur the poor totd of 40. Mullens took six wickets for 28 runs, and R. Jones four for 15 runs. Cardiff were .presented at the wickets first by G. W. Swain and IT. F. Thomas, who both played well, and 2G runs were scored before the former Was bowled by Morgan with 19 runs to his credit. With Smith in the Penarth score was quieklv passed, the total when the last wicket fell being 132. Score ^-Pn^h W P Edgington, 1 b w. b K Jones, H f. Morgan, b R Jones, 11; W M Douglas, c Biggs, b Mullens, 0 White (pro.), b R. •Tones, ]i \Y Cope, b Mullens, 0; T Benson, c W H » mith, b Miulens, 2 T Morgan, b Mullens, 2; H A K^rhr I lnT'v\rl Cowle^' b Mullens, 3; O Wolal irOU^. ;7^pMor*an» b Mullens, 7 extras. 0 total, 46. C«rd: f Second: <YV Swain, b F W H 4homas. e Morgan, b F Morgan 32; X Biggs, c Kirby, b Benson? 7 W ,Smith h Benson 2; Price, c Morgan, b Douglas, 18 Shield CM™, °TVb 3-7 A51^> « and b& "w u b Morgan, 14 F Forster c Morgan, b F Morgan, 3; D Mullens, b F MoS K. Jones, noo out, extras, 2; total, 132. BARRY v. CHARLES-STREET C.C. Played at Barry on Saturday last, and won bv thf? home team by ,«, runs. W. T. Liew«J]Vn rook three wiekets for five runs, and W. West six for se"T while B. i. Pomeroy (15), T Leui<(' i. rl r Edwards (13) batted will/' Oilman, b W West, 3; W W Ware h \V W I* G S Ware, b W We.st/o :WDB,>^fT i n J b W West, 0; M John, b Liewelh^O; F A w £ ? not out, 2 H J Faulks, b Llewellyn 0 • C B Pal er' c E Davies, b W West 1; E McFlligott, b W W^ LleiveLyn, 2; J Kiner. ruu out O- extras, 3; total, 15 T Wilson "bW Jj •: J Baker, if; B T Poirerov Meklhgott, lo; W T Llewellyn, b W J) Baker' p, Lewis, 23; G Ed-.vards, b OB Laker, lo HE liUon, h W D Baker o • — b°\V°n' }? L D b W Morse' b \V D Baker, 1; W West, 1 b w, b W D Baker O- e.\«,ras, o; total, 91. CADOXTOX PRESBYTERIAXS v. ST MARY'S (CARDIFF). Played at Cadoxton on Saturday last. :ond r»snI&Hl> in a win for the visitors by five runs. For tW Presbyterians, D. L. Taylor batsed well for I■> run". L). Grimths bowled splendidly, and accomplished the hat trick by clean bowling Seamere, SrniMi. and with three successive balls, np-rooting tit* middle stump each time. Score •—/?;' W WiUiams b Davies 0 J Dri^o'l, c and b LWellin, f' ,r V11,1?.?8' }l Llewellyn, Hi; J Robert*, o KJr^lemt! n o' ?> rui) out,3 Searoew, o bmith- l> Griffiths, 0; Griffiths, l» Griffiths, 0; Stevens, b Griffiths, 4; E Lueas. not out 0; extras, o total, G3. J Dure, b Dnscod o JMeikle, b Ciiliiiijore, 0 J Miles, b Driscoll, 0; E Llewellyn, b I>ris< o]]. 0; D Tavlor b Driscoll, 10 D b Driscoll, ij; A Hil], 1 b w" Williams, 4 W Lewis, b Cullimore, 2; A Dunn b Williams, S; J M Miles, not out, 5; extra- S;. total, 58. ST. FAG AX S v. WEXVOE. This match was played on Saturday last on the. ground of the former, and, thanks tbiefiy to thli'" batting >f Messrs Powell and Poole, and the bowliiur of \»aite, resulted in a win for the visitors by 13 run- Score: St. Rev J Baker, c Deere. b NV ite. Ii; H Thomas, b Waite, 1; T. Cross b Graham, 8; H C Roberts, b Graham, U; 0 H Ktmpthorne, b Waite, *j R B Meredith, b Waite, 0; L J Morgan, c Farim-r, b Crabb, 13, W J Littleton, b Waite, 3 D Ambrose, b Waite 0 J Davi8v b Crabb, 0 A Sergeant, not out, 0; extras, S; total, 54. Wtnrue: T Graham, c Meredith, b Roberts, 3; E Xeli h Meredith, 2; W P Powell, b Morgan, 27 J P Poole, b Roberts, 19; A Wait-, c Kempthorne, b Roberts, 4; C Deere b Morgan, 0; F Hopkins b> Morgan, 0; C Crabb, b Roberts, 0; H Xdl. b Mat-gran, 1; E Farmer, not- out, 1; M Febrey b, Morgan, 2; extras, 8; total, ;!7. GARTH 2XD v. PE^APiTFI :!XD. Playeu at Penarth on Saturday la it. when the botita, team won by 00 runs. Towards this total T Dewsw compiled an excellent 44, and also took three wipkrti for eight runs. A Stevenson !>o\v!ea finely for tht. same team, securing five wickets for the cheap [-ot of eight runs. Score:—h'nrth nd: Wnrd, h Dewar 0; Thomas, c Bishop, lJ Stevenson, (I: Brown fif Stevenson, 0; Haynes, b Thomas, 2; Collins, e W b Dewar 5; Herbert, c Thomas, b Stevenson, 3; Leavan, b Stevenson, 0; Wills, 1, Stevenson 0 Samuels, b Dewar, 3 Rays, b Shepherd, 5 Phillip. not out, 2; extras, 5; total, 25. 1"durth 2nd: n- Shepherd, b Samuels, 24 A H Lee, e Bvavan, i). Samuels, 1; E G H Jones, e Wills, b San.uels, O; T Dewar, b Brown, 44; W R RawJe, c Brown", b Samuels, 0; T C Jan es, b Brown, 5; G Thomas, br Samuels, 18; E Kirby, c Beavan, b Samuels, 20;'A Andrews, c Brown, b Samuels. 1: H Bishop, not out, 5; A Stevenson, b Samuels, 0; extras, 3; "total, 121. BARRY COXGREGATIOXAL v. BAREY TOWN 2xn. Played on Saturday last, and ended in a dt-:elt11 V8 win for the former by 98 runs. The Town played a very strong eleven in antieipatioll of being t.be first to lower the colours of their opponents (who :M yet hold an unbeaten record), but the voung club proved superior at all points as the result indicates. Ap- pended are the scores:—Barr>t Tovn: P Kavanagb 0 D Edmunds, 0; W Murphy. 4; J John, 0; T Richards, 3 P Knott, 3 — Willett, 4 W Bray» 0; L. Willett, 0; J Jones, 0; D Lewis, 2; extras^ 1 total, 17. <hrvtrryjii t ionu 1 txt* C Munn, 36; W Williams, 1: W Ash more, 5; T Saunders, 0; H Roberts. 3 J Davies, 5 T Davies, 8 W Hollowly 14; J Cant, 3; A Mein, 25; R Miller, 5; extras. 10; total, 115. DINAS POWl"; 2Kns V. BARRY DOCK .TenoRs.- This match was played on Saturday afternoon last at Dinas Powis. ScoreDinas Powis, 45 runs; Juniors, !»5 runs. J Matthews bowled well for the Juniors, and Waite, Johu, Seig, and Hutchings also batted well for the visitors. TO-MORROW'S FIXTURES. BARRY COXGREGATIOXALS v DIXAS POWI-Q- To be played at Dinas Powis. Leave 2.30 p.m. train from Barry. Bat-?-.tl team J. W. Cant (captain), T. Saunders, W. Holloway, C. Munn, A. Mein, W. Ashmore, T. Davies, H. Roberts, R. Evans, W. Williams, and Another. Reserves—R. Miller, F. John, and J. Davies. BAIIRY V. BROADWAY WESLEYAXS.—TO be played at Barry. The following will be the home team :— W West (captain), D Williams, T Lewis, W Morse., W T Llewellyn, Edmond Davies, T Wilson, H E Tilston, R Knott, D Ingram, and B T Pomeroy. BARRY 2XD Y. ST. JAMKS 2vn.—To be played at the Buttrills, Barry, the following being the Barry team F Bray (captain), E Phillips, G H Richards, W Xiehols, L Willett, A P Kavanagb, D Edmonds, Ivur John, J Jones, Ibberston, and B A Willett. CADOXTON PRESBYTERIAN V. MOUNT HERMOX C.C.-To be played at Cadoxton. home team D J Griffiths (captain), J Miles, D L. Tavlor, A Dunn, J Dure, J Davies, E Llewelliii, A Park, J Meilde, A Hill, aud A Giddings. Reserve, W Meilde.
IKS. GEUJfDT'S JOTTINGS Messrs Lucas and Aird have secured the con- tract for the new works at Newport Docks. t The Spalding Poor Law Guardians have this week accepted a tender for bread at 2.1 per four- pound loaf. Five-pound Bank of England notes should be looked at carefully just now by those who have to deal in them. It is feared that Continental forgeries are being placed on the market. Those people having no notes have at least no trouble in this matter. The Marquis of Bute. Lord Windsor (chairman of the Barry Railway Company), and Lord Wim- borne voted in the majority against the second reading of the Deceased- Wife's Sister Bill in the House of Lords last Friday. The Post Office Savings Bank last year received from depositors no less a sum than B102,562,206 lie 3d., included in which total was interest to the amount of £1,860,104 3s 8d. The repayments were JB21,705,995 2s. :I< The vicar of a parish not far from Barry, complying with a request to give a brief account of his parish tc "Church r. Dissent," composed the following significant stanza in red-hot haste, and enclosed it with his reply :— Nifl oes yaia gapel "Sentars," Na gweinidog lie yr wyf, Na phregethwr cvnorthwyol, N a'r un Board School" yn y piwyf Eglwys Lan, henafol Cymru Lywia yma megys cynt, Gwasgar wna, bob addysg seetol, Fel m&n us o flaen y gwynt." # :I: Mr Justice Day once worked a day on the tread- mill, "to see what it was like." I know a Barry gentleman who has a similar ambition. Mrs Inglis. president of the Barry branch of the British Women's Temperance Association, was amongst those who addressed a public meeting at the Friends' Meeting House, Charles-street, Cardiff, last Tuesday, to forward the temperance measures now before Parliament. Sir Isaac Pitman's bankers allow him to sign his I -cheques on the phonetic system. Our office boy boasts his bankers allow him to sign cheques on the never system. It is interesting to know that the congregation .at Carmel Welsh Independent Chapel, Bonvil- stone, is a numerous one every Sunday, many of the members travelling fully five miles, to and fro, in order to attend Divine worship thereat. Amongst the congregation last Sunday week were the two daughters of the late Mr Thomas Jenkins, Crosston, Llancarfan, who was a regular attendant ^at Carmel fully half-a-century ago in the time of the late Rev James Thomas and I may add that the Rev W. E. Evaus is a popular pastor of the -hurch. V Mr C. Paterbon, the steward of the manor of -Sully, and chief-agent to the Right Hon. Lord Wimborne, possesses the rare virtue of strict punctuality. Let us go for a stroll upon the sands the wind is so very bracing ? bewitchingly suggested a young lady who accompanied a pleasure party from Barry Docks to Llantwit Major last Wednes- day week. After recovering from the shock, the young man replied, I dare not, my dear it may become embracing! # Mr E. Catheray, the organising secretary of the .Bristol Channel. branch of the Sailors'and Fire- .men's Union, has issued an appeal to the men to tstand firm for increased wages, viz., 44 per month 'for sailors, and A4 53 for firemen sail, £3 per -.month. The present is considered a. favourable ••"time for demanding the increase, because the sBaltic and North American ports are open. The old lady of fine physical proportions who -does duty as sexton at Llantwit-Major has a keen -eye to business, and is never backward in sending ifae hat round when visitors come to inspect the .vecerable fabric over which she has matronly jurisdiction. 11< There is a tombstone in the aisle of Llantwit '.Major Church bearing the date 1534, the deceased having reached the patriarchal age of 129 years. ± Overheard on the Green near the beach at Llan- twit Major last week What do young ladies generally do when caressed by a gentleman with a imoustache 1" The winsome creature (who hailed from Barry Docks) readily replied with an air of :mild resentment-" We set our faces against it, of course." m m At the quarterly meeting of the Glamorgan '€otmty Council, held at Neath yesterday (Thurs- day), consent was given to the purchase money of the Barry Intermediate School site being dealt with by the Court of Chancery. The Rev Father D'Hulst has returned to Barry Tocks from Belgium, where we learn his mother is gradually recovering from her recent illness. « The total shipments at Barry Dock last week amounted to the handsome total of 107,108 tons ,5 owts. # # It is a singular fact that a lady who had to pro- vide for seventy or eighty visitors at Llantwit- Major last Wednesday week was thrown into a difficulty because not a single calf was killed at Cowbridge on the previous Friday. One of the party suggested they might have brought a calf" with them from Barry, but Mrs Jones could not rsee the pun! F Police-constables Rees Evans and Cottrell have just been transferred from Barry Docks to Pen- arth Police-constable Hill, of Barry, transferred -to Barry Docks and one of the Penarth constables transferred to Barry, in place of the latter. There was a time when Llantwit Major boasted of a Conservative reading-room, but now the word Conservative has been obliterated, and the place is open to '■ all sorts and conditions of men to -41 read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest." Mr Oliver H. Jones,[Fonmon Castle, positively declares he will have nothing whatever to do with a candidate for Parliamentary honours who is not avowedly opposed both to disestablishment and disendowment. Captain Murrell may pause over this fact before he replies to the invitation of the Conservatives of Barry. The altar hangings for Penmark Church, which has just been considerably restored, were supplied. by a London firm, the head of which is William Morris, the celebrated poet and socialist. The annual June fair will be held at Llantwit- Major to-day (Friday) and at Cowbridge on the 25th inst. Lord Windsor attended a meeting of Welsh Church leaders held at the Duke of Westminster's London residence last Monday. It is alleged there are coal foremen at Cardiff. Penarth, and Barry earning as much as between £ 600 and f 1,000 a year each And what of the poor trimmers ? Mr E. Fennell, who preached at Cadoxton Market Hall on behalf of the English Baptists last Sunday, bears a striking similarity to the apostles of old. He is a fish merchant from Newport; 'they were fishermen from Galilee. Mr John Robinson, M.Inst.C.E., late resident engineer of the Barry Railway Company, paid a I visit to Barry last week, and was warmly welcomed by his many old friends. The Revs J. Puleston Jones. M.A.. of Bangor, the celebrated blind preacher, and J. E. Davies, M.A., of London, preaching at Cadoxton this week, strongly condemned as frivolous and debasing the different popular games of the youth of the country. -s c The "White Tiger is the name given to illicit drinking houses in America Tiger Bay" in 11 Cardiff, and the Thirsty Tiger at Barry. With a bucket" on either side of him last Saturday a Barry official, bearing an old royal English name. watched a passenger train go by whilst in a field at Cadoxton, and a woman in one of the carriages exclaimed to another occupant, ,I Lor, what a real scare-crow." Explanations followed. The Parliamentary Committees have never had a Bill before them in such a mess as the Cardiff Corporation Bill this year. # ± Two certain young ladies were visited last Sunday by their Jiam-es. The young ladies proudly took their dear ones to see Barry Island, and they at once decided that it was the bp«t rfoce they had ever seen. » Amongst those who attended a special meeting of the Llandaff Diocesan Conference last Tuesday at the Cardiff Town-hall for the purpose of con- sidering the Welsh Church Bill were the Revs Canon Allen, Barry Canon Powell Edwards, St. Andrews Mr O. H. Jones, J.P., Fonmon Castle Mr R. A. Sprent, Barry Docks; Major-General Lee, J.P., Dinas Powis &c. ♦ A representative of the Hurry Dock was one the three gentlemen specially privileged to accompany the Rhondda Glee Society to Cardiff Castle last Tuesday evening, where a capital pro- gramme of music was rendered to the unbounded delight of Lord Bute and family. ♦ j* Mr Oliver H. Jones, J.P., Fonmon Castle, is, according to the inscription on a family memorial tablet at Penmark Church, a lineal descendant of Yo Caradoc Vraychuras, Prince of Wales." =:: It is a singular fact that Mr Tom Stephens, the famous conductor of the Rhondda Glee Society, is almost devoid of the sense of smell. What he lacks in this respect, however, he fully makes up in other ways. The Barry Amateur Rowing Club's second annual regatta is fixed for Wednesday, August 29th. ♦ What has become of the common land in Sully ? At present there is not a square yard available for the rising generation to exercise their muscles upon. Have the stone walls anything to do with this? Three nests, containing about two dozen eggs, were, it is said, found recently in Sully dead-house in the churchyard. The following alterations will be made in the Barry Railway Company's trains for July:-The 8.22 p.m. train ex Barry on Sundays will leave at 8.18 p.m., and be earlier throughout. The 4.37 p.m. train ex Clarence-road (week days) will leave at 4.30 p.m., and be earlier throughout. Full particulars of the amended times will appear in our next issue. Mr George Alexander, of Cardiff, is a native of Penmark, a place which he proudly claims to boast of a town hall." The demonstration on the occasion of opening the Roath Park at Cardiff last Wednesday was taken part in by contingents of different societies from the Barry district. FROM CORRESPONDENTS. If DEAR MRS. GRUNDY,—Pray oblige an old reader by informing the young man who, not content with stealing my roses, must needs break the tree, that a repetition of last Sunday night's perform- ance will result in his next outing being marred by his subsequently being biought before a magistrate. I refer to the gentleman (a good big note of interrogation here, please, Mr Compositor) who wore a light-coloured cap, and passed my house at St. Athan between nine and ten p.m. last; Sunday with some companions. He does not live a hundred miles from Barry.-Yours faithfully, "A DIKGUSTED ST. ATHAXITE."
A BARRY DIRECTOR AND HIS DONKEY. THE GENTLEMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO THE ANIMAL STRAYING. EXTRAORDINARY CONDUCT OF THE PENARTH MAGISTRATES. At Penarth Police Court on Monday last—before Major Thomley and Mr Howell-Mr T. R. Thomp- son, J.P., Erw'r Delyn, Penarth, a director of the Barry Railway Company, was charged on adjourn- ment with allowing a horse and an ass to stray on the highway in the parish of Llandough. The case having been proved by Police-constable Tucker (249), Mr Thompson pleaded guilty, but the Bench, failing to agree upon a decision, again adjourned the case for another week.
[ RE-OPENING OF PENMARK CHURCH. SERMON BY THE BISHOP OF LLANDAFF. Penmark Church, near Barry, was formally re- opened on Wednesday last, after undergoing considerable alteration and renovation. Penmark is one of the most beautiful and historic spots in the Vale of Glamorgan, and had the weather proved favourable on Wednesday there is no doubt a still larger number of the public from a considerable distance round would have attended the special re-opening services in a building in which, tradition states, the great father of Wesleyan Methodism, John Wesley, himself worsnipped while on occasional visits to his friend, the then 'Squire of Fonmon Castle. St Mary's Church, Penmark, is a st,r,icture of the msdheval period, the greater part of the walls being from the transition of the Norman to the Gothic, a prominent feature remaining of the original fabric being the well- preserved chancel arch, which shows a magnificent specimen of chevron work of that time. Several pieces of dressed freestone of the same period constitutes other interesting features in the early structure. The windows are of all dates, some being of the 13th and 15th century designs, the insertions in the wall indicating remnants of the • transitional era. The tower also is a well-pronor- tioned relic of fifteenth century work. The present restoration was confined to a thorough r structural repair of the tower and the re-liooring and re-seating of the nave and chancel, the nave seats being of neat plain design in oak, provision being made to furnish considerable additional accommodation by means of chairs. The chancel 1 seats are also of oak, the benches v being richly carved by Air Clark, of Llandaff, and the altar hangings are of rich silk and tapestry, manufactured by Messrs [ W. Morris and Co., Oxford-street, London the embroidery thereon having been tastefully r executed by Miss Hollier, of Bude, who also c gracefully worked the frontals, etc. In relaying c the floors special care was taken to preserve the e ancient monument tablets thereon, and the I levelling work in this particular is a decided. improvement upon the former state of the floor. ° During the progress of the work a large wooden 1 staircase was found leading to the rood loft, and f this also has been preserved as far as possible and the sacred edifice has been provided t: with one of Parritt's new stoves for the purpose of heating the building. A chancel screen, of rich design, is also in contemplation, and this, with the erection of a ringing loft for the peal of bells, will be carried out as soon as possible, I the intention likewise being to re-hang the bells at 1 the same time, but the re-roofing of the tower has i been included in the work just completed. The ( architects of the work were Messrs Seddon and i Carter, of Cardiff; and the contractor, Mr J. S. > Shepton, of Penarth the work now executed 1 being carried out at a cost of about £400. The J services on Wednesday commenced with the cele- bration of the Holy Communion at eight o'clock. ( Amongst those present at the eleven o'clock service were the following :-The Right Rev the j Lord Bishop of Llandaff; the Rev Canon Allen, ] M. A., rector of Barry; the Rev Mr Nicholls, of •< Llandough, Cowbridge the Rev E. Morgan, B. A., l vicar of-the-parish the Revs E. Morris, rector of t Cadoxton D. Evans, Llanmaes A. T. Hughes, Llancatfan J. Du Heaume, B.A., Barry W. Dovey, Llanishen and J. H. Evans, Cadoxton Mr O. H. Jones, J P., Fonmon Castle Mr Ollivant, Chancellor of the diocese Mr J. Coates ] Carter, architect, Cardiff; Mr D. T. Alexander, and Mrs and Miss Alexander, Btyneithen Mr and Mrs G. Alexander, Penbryn, Cardiff: Mr D. I 1 Lloyd, Cadoxton Mrs G. F. Willett, Preswylfa, Cadoxton Mr and Mrs J. R. Llewellyn, Cadox- ton the Messrs Alexander, Penmark Mrs and Mr J. Jones, Tredogan Messrs J. M. and 1). W. Savours, and the Misses Savours, Rhoose Mr J. Robins, Barry; Dr. ISieale, J.P., and Mrs]' Neale, Barry Mrs Du Heaume, and Mrs Jackson, Barry Mrs Morgan, Penmark Vicarage Mr J. Dunscombe, Penmark Mr W. Matthews, Fontigarry; Dr. King, Barry, etc. The service was of a bright and edifying charac- ter, the prayers, etc., being read by the Rev E Morgan, vicar, the first lesson by the Rev Mr Nicholls, of Llandough the second lesson by the Rev Canon Allen and the dedicatory prayers by the Bishop. The Te Deum, which was prettily rendered, was sung to music by Wesley and the anthem, 0, love the Lord," was by Sullivan. Miss Lawrence, of Penmark Place, efficiently presided at the organ, and lenc material service to the effectiveness of the choral portion of the service. The sermon of the occasion was preached by the Bishop of the Diocese, who took for his text a portion of the fifth verse of the 17th chapter of St. Matthew's Gospel-" Hear ye Him." In the course of a highly impressive dis- course his Lordship said the Vale of Glamorgan had been particularly favoured, for during the last sixteen, if not for eighteen centuries, its inhabitants had enjoyed the privilege of hearing the glad message of salvation. The Churchpeople of the present day were trustees of the rights and privileges of the Church, and woe be to them if they did not do their utmost to defend the Church and hand down these rights and privileges to generations yet unborn.—At the close of the service a numerous company sat down to luncheon in the schoolroom, provided by the ladies and others connected with the Church. The Rev E. Morgan, vicar, presided, and was supported on the right by the Bishop. After dinner the Vicar, in pro- posing the toast of The Church and Queen," said he hoped they would be able to frustrate the knavish tricks of those who were trying to separate that connection. (Cheers.)—Mr O. H. Jones submitted the toast of their honoured and respected guest, The Bishop," and expressed gratification that they had been able to secure the presence of His Lordship at Penmark on that interesting occasion. Mr Jones proceeded to de- scribe the remarkable strides which had been made in Church work in the diocese during the present century, and especially during the episcopate of the present Bishop. (Applause.)—The Bishop, in reply, said the only fault which could now be found with the Church was the pardonable one of over activity. (Applause.) His Lordship endorsed the remarks of Mr Oliver Jones with reference to the extraordinary growth of the influence of the Church in the diocese of late years, and said he highly valued the-cordial sympathy and co-opera- tion which he enjoyed at the hands of his brother clergy. (Cheers.)—Mr D. T. Alexander, in gratify- ing terms, proposed the toast of The Yicar," and made feeling reference to the memory of the Rev Precentor Wood, the late vicar of the parish, who, with his predecessor, occupied the living for nearly a century. (Applause.) Mr Alexander also de- scribed Mr Oliver Jones as an excellent Church- worker, and expressed a hope that the admirable address delivered by that gentleman at the Diocesan Conference on the previous day would be rcpeat-d by Mr Jones to the parishioners of Penmark. (Applause.)—The Rev E. Morgan suitably replied, aud having thanked the parishioners for the zeal with which they co-operated with him in carrying out the work, of the Church at Penmark. said he felt it a privilege to be so intimately associated in this respect with the Squire of Fonmon. (Cheers.) The Vicar concluded by proposing the toast of Mr O. H. Jones who, in response, said having been piaced in a position of some degree of influence in the district he felt gratified that his efforts to do his duty were appreciated. (Cheers.)— Mr Jones then proposed The Visitors," and Mr Ollivant, chancellor of the diocese and Mr Coates Carter, the architect, responded, the latter stating that Penmark Church was one of the prettiest medieval structures in the diocese.—Mr Ollivant proposed The Ladies and Mr W. Alexander having acknowledged, the proceedings terminated. -It may be added that the late Rev Precentor Wood, who was vicar of Penmark for nearly 5u years, completed just before his death the renovation of the old churchyard cross, which is I one of the most attractive features of ancieat churches in the country. In the afternoon the Litany was said at the Church, and the sermon was preached by the vicar of the parish and in the evening the preacher was the Rev Canom H. Powell Edwards, M.A., rector of St. Andrew's, Dinas Powis, the offertories during the d..v being in aid of the restoration fund.
LORD AND LADY WIMBORNE AT SULLY. On Tuesday afternoon last Lord and Lady Wimborne. of Canford Manor, paid a visit to their estate at Sully, being driven from Cardiff. The illustrious visitors were conducted over the estate by Mr Spenca, one of the sub-agents, Mr W. Thomas, The Hayes Farm, Lord and Lady Wimbome expressing great satisfaction at the general appearance of the place. They after- I wards ie:nrned to Cardiff.