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HE TITHES RATING ACT.
HE TITHES RATING ACT. 'he Surrejoinder of Mr Walter Morgan to Major Quin, M.P. SIp.It is difficult to know whether the 3tter of the Major is intended to be serious, or whether, being over-elated at our victories in he Transvaal, he intended to treat the Electors rith a little Irish humour. I am rather doubt- ul whether a serious reply is demanded, but as b contains a good deal of dust, which is thrown ato the eyes of the public, and not only con- uses the issue, but raises a false one, I feel ompelled to reply. Like all bold and over coloured effusions, ,ne only has to analyse them in order to pul- eriise them. I am glad, however, that the lajor has replied; for the more I enter into he subject the more convincing and forcible re the proofs of my assertions, and I have no loubt in the end that, according to the language If the immortal Shakespeare, it is more than )ossible that the honourable member will be iismembered with his own defence." We have secured one admission in the Major's etter which was absent from his speech, lamelyTbat the ratepayers of Glamorgan lo, in fact, bear a share of the S87,000 a year ,iven to the Clergy. Since I last wrote I have jerused the return, and I find that I under- stated the. amount contributed by this County. [ stated that Glamorganshire (inclaling, of sourse, the Boroughs of Cardiff and Swansea) would receive Y,900 a year less than it did before by reason of this Act, but the return 3hows thit the yearly loss is il,257, equal to a capital sum on a 21 per cent basis of £ 50,280. The loite borne by Wales is S4,000 a year, equal to a capital sum of 9160,000. The capital sum representiug the whole dole is 1;3,480,000. Now to the mind of an ordinary business man who has tP earn a living and pay rates, and who in the present circumstances is justly en- titled to'consider himself an over-burdened ratepayer," the sums appear rather enormous; but to one who lives on the produce of inherited estates, I daresay they are trivial. Major Quin asks the question What is it that the over- burdened ratepayer has to provide in order to make good the deficiency caused by the relief given to (tithe owners under the Act?" He himself answers. £ 87.000." He might have added, in the poetical language of Edgar Allen Poe, "only that, and nothing more." A mere trifle, of course, in the eyes of a landed proprietor. He then justifies the act of making the general public pay the parson's debt by pro- pounding'a most remarkable doctrine. This sum," he says, "levied on the few persons affected, 4s a heavy charge, amounting to an average of JE8 per head." [The actual sum is JE6 4s 6d but I will not wait to discuss this.] But when equally borne," says he, as in justice it ought to be by all the ratepayers, is so light that it is difficult to find a figure small enough to express it." He might as well have added, but not too small to be received." Now anyone reading this assertion of the Major would be led to believe that in this country the rating authorities actually charged our respected clergy ar higher rate per £ than the general public. Well, is this so P If not, whence comes in the ground for relief and the transferring of the burden from one shoulder to the other ? Is the parson charged on a higher annual value than the sum he receives ? Certainly not. Then is he not on perfect equality with the general ratepayer as regards the rate per £ and the principle of assessment ? As to the general position of the parson compared with the general ratepayer, is he worse or better off? Major Quin has told us what the average rate per head i3, but he has omitted to say that the average income of each beneficed clergyman is JE455 a year, out of which he did manage to pay JE8 per annum until he was relieved by this Act. Can it possibly be asserted that the average income of each ratepayer in any parish comes up to that, or anything like it ? How can it be said that in justice the parson should be relieved at the expense of the general ratepayer, who is much worse of. What is the doctrine propounded by the Major? It would appear to be this: "That the burdens of a favoured class, because they are heavy on the few, should be borne by the many, although the latter themselves bear precisely the same burdens." I don't think that any socialistic idea hitherto propounded has gone to this extent. The reasoning of the Major would seem to be illustrated as follows: Take the case of a bachelor who occupies a house next door to a man with a family of 12 children. They both pay the same rate, but the bachelor appeals against the rate on the ground of inequality between him and his neighbour, and that he, being only one man occupying one house, ought not to pay the same as a man with a family, and asks that half of his rate should be paid by the over- burdened family man. According to the reasoning of his letter Major Quin would say Quite right, for the rate paid by the bachelor is a heavy charge on one person; but when equally borne, as in justice it ought to be, by the over-burdened neighbour and the members of his family it is so light that it is difficult to find a figure small euough to express it." Hitherto I have assumed that the clergy are on an equality with the general ratepayers; but have they not already, to a very large extent, been specially favoured by the Legis- lature ? I made this assertion in my last letter that when the tithes were commuted the rates payable thereon were added to the tithe- rent charges." Major Quin says that my view is entirely erroneous but does he not give his whole case away when he admits "that where the rates were paid by the tithepayer before the commutation an addition was made by the Commissioners in the reports." And, mark you, these cases referred to by him are not excepted from the benefits of the Tithe Rating Act; and the tithe-owners who already, as admitted by him, receive their rates from the tithe-payer still under the new Act get the full half of their rates from the general public. rhe Major attempts to draw some distinction by saying tbat the addition was made in order to ascertain the true value of the tithe." But how does this affect it ? Someone had to pay the rates. If the tithe-payer had continued to pay, what claim for relief could the clergy have had ? The position is precisely the same when the tithe-payer hands the money to the tithe-owner to pay. During the course of the Bill the London Daily News published the following table, > Rate for Titheowners' in- which Titheowners' in- come after 1836, Amount of tithe- County. come free from when they became grant-in-aid owners rates, before 1836. responsible for to corer rates. .*• rate»- relief. in the Beclford E7,076 10 1 £9,299 2 5 92,299 12 4 6 3 Berks J 35,429 7 4 43.055 16 4 7,826 9 0 4 5 Bucks" 14,405 18 10 18,403 2 0 3,997 3 2 5 5 Cambridge 33,911 16 6 40,664 17 10 6,753 1 4 ill Cheshire 7,850 17 3 9,061 10 8 1,210 13 5 3 1 Cornwall' 17,400 5 0 20,672 10 3 3,272 5 3 3 9 Cumberland «. 1,936 15 5 2,062 1 7 125 6 2 1 3J Derby 6,812 8 7 8,144 1 1 1,331 12 6 3 10* D* 25,097 5 11 28,956 9 9 3,859 3 10 3 0| ;r Dorset 22.199 14 10 26,198 9 0 3,998 14 2 3 71 Durham -i 12,656 19 8 13,791 0 1 1,134 0 5 1 91 Essex 116,955 14 4 146,521 11 4 29,572 17 0 5 0 Gloucestershire 29,070 6 3 J4,532 13 2 5,462 6 11 3 9 Hampshire 66,757 8 11 82.390 7 4 15.632 18 5 4 8* Hereford 29.240 8 0 33,836 1 7 4,595 13 7 3 if Herts 31,968 4 9 38,180 8 10 6,212 4 3 3 104 Huntingdon 5.773 19 9 6,605 2 6 831 2 9 2 10| Kent 32,687 6 11 41,356 14 9 8,669 7 10 5 34 Lancashire 17,546 13 5 20,285 3 7 2,738 10 2 3 1? Leicester^ 6.198 8 2 7,230 16 3 1,132 8 5 3 8 Lincoln .V. *4,144 12 6 53,275 7 0 9,130 14 6 4 1J Middlesex 3,557 9 10 3,984 14 0 427 4 2 2 5 Mcmmouth 6,334 9 1 7,324 15 7 990 6 6 3 li Norfolk 137,612 19 3 166,857 9 3 29,244 10 0 4 3 Northampton' 6.37315 4 7,617 9 s 1,243 u 4 3101 Northumberland 30,624 15 3 32,476 6 1 1,842 10 10 1 If Nottingham 7,172 12 8 8,474 13 11 1,302 13 0 4 2J Oxford 20,927 17 11 25,605 13 6 4,677 15 7 4 5 £ Rutland" 2,726 2 6 3,222 11 0 396 8 7 3 7* ShroDshice' 19,183 16 10 21,382 4 3 2,199 7 5 2 3* Somerset 23,389 5 4 26,181 8 3 2,812 2 11 2 49 Stafford 9.382 13 8 10,748 5 9 1,365 12 1 2 11 cXlk 101,972 19 5 130,943 5 8 28,974 6 3 5 8 Snrrpv 19 416 12 11 25,419 7 7 6,002 14 8 6 2* 63,829 18 8 84,283 6 11 20.453 8 3 6 4? W«™ipk 14,463 11 10 16,999 12 8 2,563 0 10 3 6 Westmorland":1.50116 4 MOS 3 6 103 7 2 1 Wilts 52,181 5 0 62,726 3 11 10,544 18 11 4 01 Worcester 20.156 3 6 22,978 19 2 2,822 15 8 2 9? Yorkshire 51,773 16 4 58,490 11 7 6,716 15 3 9 7 which shows that in every county in England substantial additions were made to the tithe- rent charge as grants-in-aid to cover rates amounting altogether to X244,570 per annum, and in many cases exceed the rates paid, leav- ing a defer profit to the tithe-owner. I think every one will admit that these figures are of sufficient magnitude to justify my Statement. But, assuming there are some cases where the rates were not added to the tithes, what justi- fication is there for relief when the parson only pays the same rate per £ as the general rate- payer, and only pays on the annual value of his property in the same way as anybody else? The Major further says "that I have imbibed the fallacy that the additions were made out of public money." I never said so, and never thought so, and it is impossible to construct any statement of mine to mean that; for I dis- tinctly said that the rates were added to the tithe-rent charges," and every one knows that the latter are not paid by the general public. It was not necessary for my case to make such a statement. This assertion by the honorable member is simply a diplomatic attempt to divert the true issue, or, in other words, to draw a red herring across the trail.I remain, yours truly, WALTER H. MORGAN. Forest Bouse, near Pontypridd, 31st Ootober, 1899.
No YES ?-It is not pleasant to feel dospon- dent and low-spirited, nor to feel bilious and have pains in"the back. Is there a way to move this unpleasant feeling? YES, there is; experience teaches that OWEN'S CERTAIN PILLS will totally remove-above complaints surely and effectually. Have you tried them ?—Depdt: Owxx, Chemist, Cadoxton*
WHERE ARE WE LIVING?-
WHERE ARE WE LIVING?- WHAT IS THE NAME OF OUR TOWN ? A DIFFICULTY WITH THE ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT. At the monthly meeting of the Public Works Committee of the Barry District Council held in the Clerk's Office on Tuesday evening last, Mr E. B. Smith-Jones presiding, the Clerk read a letter from the Ordnance Survey Department asking the Council to decide upon the town's name, as at present the place is known locally ae Barry, Barry Dock, Cadoxton, and Barry Island. It was unanimously decided that the name of the town was Barry. The Clerk here asked if it was not time to con- sider the question of the proper naming of the railway stations within the limits of the town. Some seven years ago the Barry Railway Company had offered to re-name their stations. Mr J. L. Davies: We'll have to change our bill- heads aid everything else- (Langhter.) The Clerk was of opinion that it would be a distinct advantage to Cadoxton. Many people arrived at Cadoxton land did not know they were in Barry. Ultimately the Chairman moved that they re- commend the Council to propose such a step as the clerk had mentioned to the Barry Company, and this having been seconded, it was unanimously agreed to.
LATE FOOTBALL FIXTURES.
LATE FOOTBALL FIXTURES. BARRY WEST END v. ROATH ROAD WESLEYANS. -To beplayed at Cardiff. The following are the West End :-Goal, F Garrett; backs, D Garrett and E Robbins; half-backs, L Miles, G Travers, .,nd Tolchard; forwards, E Waite, W David, E Williams, G Haywood, and 0 Morgan. BARRY UNIONIST v. MACKINTOSH (Cardiff.)-To be played at Barry. Kisk off at 3 o'clock.
BARRY FUND FOR RESERVISTS'…
BARRY FUND FOR RESERVISTS' FAMILIES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE" RARRY HERALD." SIR,-In all parts of this country funds are being started for the families of Reservists who have re-joined their regiments, and I think the town of Barry should do its share in this matter. The great wave of Imperial patriotism which is flowing through the length and breadth of the land is, I am sure, to be found in Barry, and as Chairman of the Barry Urban District Council, I shall be very pleased to receive any subscriptions which the inhabitants of this district may wish to give. I propose to ask the District Council to appoint a committee to assist me in distributing the amounts re- ceived to the families of Reservists living in the district who will be in need of help. It is, I am sure, well known to your readers that the pay of a Reservist allocated to his wife and children is not sufficient to maintain them. It would be a great disgrace to Barry if the wives and children of men who, at their country's call, have left their homes to face death, should be compelled to have resource to Poor Law relief, the least we can do is to see that the men who are fighting our battles shall have no anxiety about the support of their wives and children. I propose to ask the local banks to receive subscriptions, or the amounts may be sent to myself. The local papers have kindly consented to acknowledge all subscriptions in their columns free of charge. Yours truly, J. H. JOSE, Chairman of Barry U. D. Council. District Council Offices, Barry, 2nd Nov., 1899. LIST OF SUBSCRIPTIONS PROMISED. Aid. J. C. Meggitt 5 5 0 Mr J. A. Hugbes. 5 5 0 Dr Neale 5 5 0 Mr D. Morgan 1 1 0 J. A. Manaton 1 1 0 J.H.Jose. 1 1 0 J. C. Pardoe 1 1 0 T. A. Williams 1 1 0 A. Smith. 1 1 0 J. Lowiou 1 1 0 John Williams 1 1 0 Thomas Lowdon 1 1 0 E. B. Smith-Jones 1 1 0 Messrs Hodges and Walliker 110 George Rutter 1 1 0 W. Paterson 1 1 0 W. P. Phillips 1 1 0 Mr T. W. Lewis 0 10 6 „ Richard Powell 0 10 6 „ A. Lewis. 1 10 6 „ J. B. Wood. 0 10 6 L. Lewis 0 10 6 to H. H. Paul 0 10 6 A.H. Bletso 0 10 6 to J. Marshall. 0 10 6 H. Burrow 0 5 0 W. Morris 0 5 0 I) F. Dowall 0 5 0 Total 35 8 0
HOTEL PROPERTY AT BARRY.
HOTEL PROPERTY AT BARRY. "THE CASTLE" CHANGES HANDS. PRICE OF A LICENSED HOUSE. Within the past week 'the Castle Hotel I at Barry Dock has changed hands. It was originally built about two years ago by Mr Seaton, of Pontypridd, who obtained a license in the first session after the house had been completed. The premises have been sought after by several of the huge brewery firms in this locality, and we understand that the purchase has now been completed with Messrs S. A. Brain and Co., of the Old Brewery, Cardiff, the price bordering closely upon L20,000, irrespective of the contents. The hotel has been capably managed by Mr E. Deere since the opening, and that gentleman has exchanged positions with Mr Farmer of the Park Hotel, Barry, who will manage the hotel.
BARRY DEBATING SOCIETY.
BARRY DEBATING SOCIETY. "IS MAN A CHILD OF CIRCUMSTANCES?" This was the topic of a most interesting dis- cussion on Monday evening at the weekly meet- ing of the Barry Debating Society. There was a tool attendance, Mr J. 0. Davies, presiding. Mr F. Biss, in an excellent paper, led off in the affirma- tive. He said that man was hedged about by circumstances from the sradle to the grave. What a mighty progeny of circumstances follow hard on the event of his birth. Look at the consequences of mere nationality alone ? We are accustomed to speak with pardonable pride of the land of our birth, which, in our case, happens to be a country where the manners and customs, have their im- mense formative influences for weal or woe. These may be spoken of as being generally good and healthy but how different it would have been had we been born iu the midst cf heathen daikmss, superstition, and vice. A man's country is no great factor in his life's history. A man's station in life is followed by a whole train of attendant circum- stances. If he be of wealthy parentage, he is naturally nurtured in the lap of luxury and ease be neea not take anxious thought for the morrow in order to provide himself with such common- places as food and clothing. These are assured, and he can devote his time to any object of his passing fancy. This rank determines the society among which he moves and their tastfes are his. But what a contrast is found at the other end of the social scale, the pinch of chill poverty is known in early years, the bread is earned by the sweat of the brow, toiling on year in, year out, the one absorb- ing thought being how to earn the bread that perisheth. The lowly position circumscribes men's existence. Gray's elegy on a country churchyard is the teaching of this doctrine of circumstance, and nothing else. There were men who, if born under happier conditions, might have risen to the highest pinscles of fame as Statesmen, generals, and poets, but they were bound w ith the chain of circumstance, and so lived and ditd in obscurity. And what of environment ? Are there not hundreds of unhappy wretches who are born and reared iu dens of darkness, where the moral atmosphere is full of the most poisonous germs, and where every form of wickedness is practised and gloried in. Who shall say that we would not have been as they if our surroundings had been the same ? Who expects darkness to beget light ? Reflect on the momentous issue of a single circumstance-a friendship—a fortune—a speculation—a hasty word —these have changed the whole current of the lives of thousands. Lives of great men were cited, the sport of circumstances in literature producing epoch-making books like Bu^yan's Pilgrin.'s Progress," De Quincey's Confessions," and Milton's "Paradise Lost." In conclusion, he claimed history to be but the narration of circum- stances. In the very lively discussion that followed,which covered a very wide range of matter, and in which Milton's "Paradise Lost." Iu conclusion, he claimed history to be but the narration of circum- stances. In the very lively discussion that followed,which covered a very wide range of matter, and in which expression of dissent were very pronounced, the folowiug gt-ntlemen took pait,viz:—Meters James, Jenkins, Buig«ss, Buzzo, Councillor Paterson, and Dr Keiiv. I
BARRY RAILWAY TRAFFIC LIETURNS.
BARRY RAILWAY TRAFFIC LIETURNS. The total returns from passenger, goods, and mineral traffic (including receipts of the Vale of Glamorgan Railway) for the week ending October 28th, 1899, amounted to £ 8,772, as compared with 1:10,494 in the cor- reapoadiag weak last lfIV.
DISTRICT NEWS. CADOXTON. EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS in Gardening Opera. tions follow the sowing of "OWEN'S GARDEN SEEDS," which grow vigorously and produce abundant crops. Five Prizes, COs, 30s, 20s, 15s, and 10s, open to all Wales, England, and Ireland, given for the best five specimens of Onions grown from Seeds obtained from 1L J. OWEN, Chemist, CadoxtoD. METHODIST FRKE CHURCH, BUTTRILLS-ROAD.— Preacher next Sunday (Morning, 11 a.m., Evening, 6.30 p.m.), Rev J. J. DavieB. Evening subject "God Misunderstood." PRESENTATION TO SERGEANT-MAJOR WATSON.— On Saturday evening last the detachment of local Volunteers which competed at Shoeburyness held an important smoking concert at the Drill Hall, Cadoxton, and presented to Sergeant-Major Watson a writing desk as a recognition by the company of his popularity among them. Mrs Watson was also presented with a souvenir of the occasion in the shape of a useful workbox. Sergeant-Major Watson suitably acknowledged the present, which the Chairman (Company Sergeant- viajor Wakeham) handed him with every good wish from his comrades. Songs were sung by several of the V olunteers present, Corporal Brooks accompanying on the fiddle. There were also present Sergeant-Major Atkins (Cardiff) and Sergeant Goodlight. B.W.T.A. ANNUAL MIXTrNr.The annual meeting of the Cadoxton branch of the British Women's Temperance Association was held in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Chapel on Wednesday evening, the pastor (Rev L. Ton Evans), in the unavoidable absence of Rev J. Mydyr Evans, presiding. There was a crowded and enthusiastic meeting of the branch, which is in a very prosperous condition, and stirring and eloquent addresses were delivered by Mrs Nicholas, of Newport, and Mrs Pugh, who both dwelt at length on the prospects and possibilities for working good amongst women and girls of the Society. The Secretary (Miss P. Evans), gave her annual report of the progress made by the branch, which showed that the year opened with a membership of 28, and was at the present time 41, an increase of 40 per cent. In order to extend the influence of the Society, success ful cottage meeting had been held at the homes of the residents in the district, and had been the nonaas of adding greatly to the total abstainers of the distrct. Miss Evans concluded by urging the membcrs to join the committee, and thus enable it to grtatly extend and strengthen Its efforts. The treasurt r (Mrs Froom, who was, unfortunately, unable to be present), ahowed that the year's receipts amounted to £6 Is lOd, and the expenditure to f5 12s Id, the amount in band being 9s 9d. Both reports were most encouraging. During the evening the audience enjoyed a supper of light refreshments, which were served by the lady members, after which the meeting was brought to a close. Mrs Petty and Miss Wheatley sang solos at intervals, and Miss Thomas accompanied on the piano. Besides the ladies mentioned above, Miss N. Hughes took an active part in the proceed- ings, at the commencement of which the Chairman read a telegram from Mrs Wheatley, Penarth, who sent greetings to the branch on its having reached its second anniversary. BARRY DOCK. ACCIDENT TO A JOINER.—A joiner employed by the Barry Railway Company on the new offices at the docks, named Sidney Carpenter, aged 31, belonging to London, accidentally injured his knee on Monday night. He was conveyed to the Acci- dent Hospital, Kingsland-crescent, and attended by Dr King and detained. FIR IN Tiiomipso-i-sTREsT.-Oti Tuesday after- noon a fire was discovered at the premises of Arnold, Perritt, and Co, wine and spirit merchants, TholT pson-street. Police-constable Harris being notified, quickly extirignishtd by means of a few buckets of water. The fire had caught the rafters in the room above the shop. There was, fortu- nately but little damage done. SMASHED THUMB.—A Greek sailor named D. Mozi roa, whilst working at the steam winch on board the as. Lomax, of London, on Thursday in last week accidentally crushed his thumb, and was taken to the Accident Hospital, Kingsland- I crescent, where he was medically attended to, and afterwards removed to the Hamadryad Hospital, Ship at Cardiff. j RECENT CYCLING CARNIVAL.—We have received a statement cf accounts from Messrs F. Huelin (secretary) and W. H. Burrongh (treasurer) in con. nection wfth the recent cycle carnivals on October Ilth and 14th respectively. All the gifts of local tradesmen and other are acknowledged, and after deducting 10s, the total expenditure, there remains the gratifying total of JE11 to be handed over to the funds of the voluntary Hospital. ACCIDENT TO A BUTCHER.—Mr W. Rees, family butcher, whose place of business is in Holton-road, met with an accident on Wednesday, which might have had a serious termination. He was returning from Llancarfan by trap, when the back strap broke, causing the shafts of the trap to fall, the occupants of which was thrown to the ground between the horse and the trap, and received injuries to the ribs, three being broken. He was attended, on his arrival at Barry, by Dr Lloyd Edwards, and is now progressing favourably. VOLUNTARY HOSPITAL.-During October 16 fresh patients were admitted to the above hospital, 18 were discharged convalescent, and one suffer- er died, leaving 14 still in. Thirty-three were treated during the month. Further gifts of money, old linen, flowers, &c, are much needed. Miss Evans, the lady superintendent, gratefully acknow- ledge the following gifts :-A truck of coal from Cory Bros and Co, haulage of same by Mr George Rutter; Winchester quarts of Parish's food and syrup of hypophosphates compound, Duncan, Frochart and Co five bottles of Humyadi Yarro's water, Ingram and Royle; eight dozen tins of Milkmaid and unsweetened condensed milk, Anglo- S* iss Condensed Milk Co; aud two young fowls from Mr Salter. BARRY. CONGREGATIONAL CBURCIU.-The services of this church are now being held each Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6.30 p m. at the Romilly Hall, Barry. The pulpit next Sunday will be occupied, both morning and evening, by the pastor, Rev Cbarles H. Shave. The evening subject will be "^he Good of Religion." OLD AGE PENSIONS-—On Saturday evening last Mr Harry Quelch, editor of the Democratic paper Justice, addressed a meeting of working men at the Romilly Hall, Barry, on the subject of old age pensions. There was a good attendance, and Mr J. Spargo, the local representative of the Social Democratic Federation, occupied the chair. Mr Quelch dealt fully with his subject, ana said that before any scheme could be put in force for pen- sioning the aged, among whom he included rich and poor, bad and good, a great reform in the poor laws was necessary. After the address questions were answered, and a discussion ensued. GARDENERS AND ALLOTMENT-HOLDERS are re- commended to apply for my new Seed Catalogue for 1899. Speciality iu Seeds always fresh. Cata- logues free.W. R- HOPKINS, Pharmaceutical Chemist, 88, High-street, Barry.
NEW WORKS AT BARRY.
NEW WORKS AT BARRY. PUBLIC INQUIRY." Mr Charles Perrin, M. Inst., C.E., the Local Government Board Inspector, held a public inquiry at the Gas and Water Offices, Barry Dock this (Thursday) forenoon itito the District Council's application for powers to borrow the following sums:- For private street works, 1.5,048; for the purposes of new depot at the Gas Works, £ 170 and JI60 for a public weigbridge in Greenwood-street, Barry Dock. In connection with the loan for private works a petition from the inhabitants of the upper end os Woodland-road was read, praying that the work may be pushed forward as rapidly as possible. There was no oppo*iwuu> and alter the inquiry the inspector visited the places aud streets where the improvements are to be effected.
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SNAP SHOTS. Three cycles have been stolen from Barry within the past fortnight. The facilities for burying people in Cardiff are much easier than at Barry. To pension good and bad, rich and poor, is a proposal worthy of this end of the 19th century. In the Golden Penny this week Swansea Football Club is dealt with in tIe article on leading football teams. Barry Unionist Club has two men on the injured list, Humphrey Jones and Joe Sheldon, who both suffered in the engagement at Aberdare. Mr Tom Williams warmly defended friendly societies at the Old Age Pension meeting at the Romilly Hall, Barry, last Saturday evening. The Barry Glee Society are about to give three concerts for charitable purposes in this district. Shouldn't the Reservists fund make a fourth ? It is hoped that in less than two years Holton- road will be adorned with a building that will be one of the principal architectural features of the town. At the Public Works Committee they begin to discuss the feasability of dying and being buried in the district Cemetery just when one feels in- clined that way. Judging by the advance in local rate burdens all over the country, the position was never more favourable for the taxation of ground rents and royalties for local purposes than at present. Mr R. Forrest has written to the District Council stating that he cannot recommend that their re- quest be granted for a road running from near Lloyd's Station down to the passenger pier, in view of the future developments of the port. We hail thee, "Councillor" Morgan Thomas, who won a seat on the Cardiff Council by a majority of 311 over his Tory rival. In such hands South Glamorgan is a "snip" for the Liberal party whenever the doom of Toryism is heralded by a General Election. Several local clerks have determined to volunteer for the front, if some one will undertake to keep their sweethearts during their absence. One young gentleman swears that the only reason be is going is because he has no more money to spend on her. Who's going to contribute to the Reservists' Families Fund ? Let the subscriptions come in like British bullets in a Boer camp-heavy and plentiful, for Barry should not be behind in looking after the dependents of the men who are doing battle for us while we are securely going about our business. Fine weather favoured the review by Lord Tredegar of the Newport Fire Brigade, at which Captain J. G. Walliker, of the Barry Fire Brigade, with his lieutenants, attended, for the purpose of extending their knowledge of the methods persued in the working of a first-class brigade, as Newport claims to be. We believe the information gained by the visit to far out-balance the expense of the same. The lights were turned down at the Parish Hall, Barry, on Monday night, when Dr Percy Smith related a particularly creepy ghost story. The Barry Social Society was just in the blood-curdling stage, listening with bated breath amid a hushed silence, when the door was suddenly blown open. People turned with white faces, but there was no ghost, and as the wind moaned fitfully and dis- appeared through the draught holes, the members felt once more secure. People were much amused on Monday night at the Cadoxton Theatre. The play is amusing, but this was not the particular cause of the ripple which went over the good faces of the people pre- sent on the particular occasion alluded to. It was the fact that during the ship scene the acting was of a very high character, and the villian so offen- sive to the hero, that a person in the audience began to rail at the bad mau. Even the orchestra went wrong after that, and it was impossible to get the scene-shifter to work the play properly. The French song, Jeanette et Jeanotte,' rendered in English, shows the Peace principles to the T. It says:- If I were King of France, Or, still better, Pope of Rome, I'd have no fighting men abroad, No weeping maids at home. All the world should be at peace, And if kings would show their might, Why, let those who make the quarrels Be the only ones to fight." Our office poet has paraphased it for the occasion thus If I were King of France, Or, still better, Pope of Rome, I'd have no anxious men abroad, For their wife and child at home. All our charity should not cease. And if men would show their might. Why, let them keep the women folk While the husbands for us fight. This is the Barry Glee Society's programme up to Christmas :— November S-Llantwit-Major. 11—Concert to inmates of Cardiff Workhouse. Deeember 9-Concert at Barry for Nursing Association. 13—Concert at Llacarvan. In addition, they are going to give a benefit for the Voluntary Hospital, and hold concerts at Pontypridd and Porth, and in all probability a concert in aid of the local Reservists' Fund. Owing to the increased work necessitated, Mr Sam Griffiths' estimable services have been requisitioned to act as joint hon secretary to Mr J. Rees.
KITCHENER ECLIPSED-TREmENDors SLAUGHTER. -Millions of the Black Gang destroyed after one application of OWEN'S KILLEM (registered). Flies, Fleas, Nits, Beetles, Cockroaches, Crickets, &c., cannot exist wh(-neve,- you use Owen's "Killem. In boxes only at ld, 3d, and Cd.—Only Maker H. J. OWEN, Chemist, Cadoxton, and sold by most Chemists and Stores. CADBURY's COCOA meintanie its freak j/BfrnrnTS superiority as a rafnah- Sab invigorating driak, end • nutritious Cood. NK I* •• Cocoa, end fisw WM/Jr y^aotaccmhiwtioD lbCgSrii drqga, or a high- eonndingalkftliedaitule. H //vCy i The !Sya: OSOADB ra IIT ■ without question the iiv!^C??TbS favourite Goooa of «e TT*S day. For Strength, for "i Rtfrtdur? Purity, for Nourish" iMrik tbiMafiiiotbiaf upanor to bo fonnd." "IMPOSSIBLE!" "Is that ALL you paid for it ?" f" However can K pay then f" What SPLENDID goois for tip Price I These and similar exclamations S^H|3|9 are uttered by scores of people /'1 daily when discussing with friends siBScGit i[1 v> £ *¥ the Purchases made it flSPlI D. L. EVANS & CO. B THE CHEAPEST DRAPERS -:0:- i f HL. f People who have shopped at W London's Cheapest Markets con- fess that D. L. EVANS aud Co. are S3||9Egim. Z, simply" UNAPPROACHABLE" for QUALITY and PRICES, and they kitow 0 Everything is Good I FROM A BODKIN TO A BLAKKET! Everything is Cheap FROM A DRESS-LENGTH TO A DUSTEii! AT I D. L. EVANS AND CO.'S THE CHEAPEST AND BEST DRAPERS! PLASANT SURPRISES in the shape of MYSTEBIES OF VALUE" make people loud in their praises ta* of such an Establishment f Nobody can question the fact that D. L. EVANS and Co. <fiL are FIRST (by a long way) in giving tiffs Extraordinary Value for Money, § and nobody can deny that those who buy drapery t ^gBS9^ elsewhere are the LOSERS. IMPORTANT elsewhere are the LOSERS, During the fitting j uf NOTICE. of the new fronts I I St/Uiim Customers enter ( \( I f U# £ n 1 the SALE ROOMS through the pas- I > I sage at the Side of I I the Premises. l\ll j SOLVING TB8 MYSTERY. D. L. ET ANS pay 44 as th40Y go. D. L. EVANS and Co. do no "CREDIT" trade. No HEAVY RENT (the premises being their own property). They charge LOWEST Prices (big profits not being neces- O sary), and above all. they DEAL HONESTLY, and customers 'ilj/Jtlh are never WORRIED into buying against their wish. 'jjmu F THOUSANDS OF BARGAINS AT D. L. EVANS and Co.'s JKT DRAPERY EMPORIUM, 104 and 106, Holton Road, BARRY.
MUSICAL NOTES. [BY LLWYN ON.] EXCHANGING PULPITS. We have often seen and read that ministers exchange pulpits, but never until this week of choirs exchanging with one another. This seems to have been the case at Ipswich, and by all account, with good results. Will Barry churches try the experiment ? This should be an effective way of improving the singing. "Y CERDDOR." This Welsh musical monthly is edited by Messrs D. Emlyn Evans and D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac., and in it from time to time appears some very good articles on musical subjects. Last month appeared a photo and sketch of the great tenor, Mr Ben Davies, and in this month appears a sketch and photo of Mr W. T. Samuel, of Cardiff and Barry, written by Mr D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac. SIGNOR FOLI. This celebrated basso has recently died at Southport. The first time we heard him was at Newport in the year 1875. He sang at Mr Sims Keeves' concert. He was born at Cahir, Tipperary, in 1842. His first appearance at the Handel Festival was in 1868. He was deservedly popular and will be much missed by lovers of music, DINAS POWIS EISTEDDFOD. The Methodist friends at Dinas Powis are making arrangements for their annual eistedd- fod, which will be held on the 9th May, 1900. May success attend their efforts. The Barry Eisteddfod, which will be held December 26th, 1899, has issued a good programme, and they deserve a very successful and interesting gath- ering. ROYAL LADIES' CHOIR. This excellent body of singers will give a concert next Wednesday at the Cadoxton Market Hall. The baton will be wielded by Madame Clara Novello Davies. This concert ought to be a very attractive one, and we feel confident that it will be a musical treat. MUSIC CLASSES. There are several excellent music classes under the Evening Continuation Schools at Barry, Holton Road, and Cadoxton. We feel glad that both notations are taught. Several of the young people who have joined are show- ing signs of musical ability, and iu time these classes will leave a good effect on the singing in the Barry district. CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVALS. A number of excellent festivals are held every summer at the Crystal Palace. They bring together from different parts of the country a large number of choristers, and the singing on the whole is highly creditable. Arrangements are now being made for next t year's Festivals, and we trust that Barry dis- trict will be represented at the Temperance and Tonic SSolfa Festivals. FORTHCOMING CONCERT. We are delighted to understand that the Barry Temperance Choir is busy preparing fur their performance of the Messiah," the artistes the committee have secured Hre very good and will certainly give great sa'i>f«ction. The 'j Messiah will undoubtedly draw a larpe audience together, and we hi-artily wish the choir every success.
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CORRESPONDENCE. We do not bold ourselves responsible for the views expressed by our correspondents.—ED.] DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BARRY HERALD." DEAR SIR,—Mey I once again crave your kind indulgence to allow me to acknowled re wit i much gratitude, in your next iisue, the fohowin 4 receipt on behalf of the District Nursing Association, subsequent to my recent acknowledgment through I your columns in August last ?—I am. &c., H. H. LEE. Dinas Powis, 1st November, 1899. CONTRIBUTIONS BY WORKMEN. £ s. d. Urban District Council Employees, Gas d. and Water Department, one quarter to 3rd October (per Mr C. B. Brown) 3 14 2 Do. Surveyor's Deparment (per Mr Wallace Davies):- August 0 17 0 September 1 8 6 October 0 15 3 3 0 9 Barry Dock NFwa Employees (13th October) 0 4 3 Barry Graving Dock, do. (per Mr J. H. Jose, J. P.), to 20th October 29 17 1 Messrs Jones Bros. (13th October) I 16 11 Messrs Cory Bros. (per Mr R. Hughes) 5 0 0 Operative Bricklayera' Society (per Mr W. J. Cottrel) 314 Ocean and Oory Bros. Coal Trimmers' Union (per Mr W. James) 5 11 9 N.B.—Of the above sum of jE5 lis 9d f4 was contributed to the Prize Fund of the Friendly Societies' Bank Holiday Sports," and El lis 9d in cash to treasurar. CHUftCH OFFERTORIES, £ s. d. St Andrew's, Dmas Powis (Rev H. J. Williams) 4 13 6 English Wesleyan Chapel, Cadoxton ] 12 0 Barry Parish C'borch (per Mr H. C. Griffin) 1 12 10 Bible Christian Chapel, Barry Dock (per Mr We D. McCann) 0 13 0 Barry Wedeyan Church (per Mr W. Price) 12 7 Calraria Welsh Baptist Chapel, Cadox- ton (per Mr Thomas Walters) 0 14 0 Roman Catholic Chapel, Barry Dock (per Rev Father Byrne) 1 17 0 mimion Hadi, Rhoome 0 5 1 Cadoxton Mission Church (per Inspector Somerfield) 0 7 0 (Signed) H. H. LEE, Treasurer District Nursing Association.
EVENING CONTINUATION SCHOOLS…
EVENING CONTINUATION SCHOOLS AND TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION. The monthly meeting of the Barry School Board Evening Continuation and Technical Instruction Committee was held in the Board-room. Holton- road Schools, on Tuesday evening last, the Rev W. W illiams in the chair. The other members nreeent wer. Dr Lloyd-Edwards, Mr D. Lloyd, £ £ 35 Evan Jones, Mr J. O. Davies, and Mr D. W. Roberts. KNOTTING AND SPLICING CLASS. It was decided, after some discussion, to form a r pe-knettiug and splicing class for the present session, aod to advertise for a teacher for the same a a salary of £ 5 for the session. On a .sueaeati t Dr Lloyd-Edwards, it was also decide,! to write to tbr Sub-marine Miners informing them of the formation cf the elass, and the opportunities offered for obuuuag a complete knowledge of the subject.