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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.