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---MUSICAL NOTES.

I IASSOCIATED SOCIETY OF SHIPWRIGHTS.

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AN EXTENSIVE ENCOUNTER

BARRY DOCK SEAMEN'S INSTITUTE.

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BARRY DOCK SEAMEN'S INSTITUTE. REPORT OF WORK DONE. On Wednesday evening last Captain R. Davies presided over a meeting held in the English Wesleyau Chapel, Holton-road, Barry Dock, for the purpose of hearing the report of the progress of the Barry Dock Seamen's Mis- sion, which, since its commencement, has been in charge of Captain E. Sharpies.—The Chair- man, in the course of a few introductory remarks, said they should not forget that they had a church at the dockside. This church provided the higher wants of seamen, whose position was very different from landsmen, and who would never hear the Word of the Gospel, but for the various Seamen's Mission Societies. The conditions under which a seaman worked and lived nowadays were very different from those of 15 or 20 years ago. when voyages lasted months instead of weeks, and when men had opportunities of making their ship their home. It was a most important thing to keep up the moral and spiritual standard of the men, and it was of greater importance that the men who acted as missionaries should thoroughly under- stand the men with whom they had to deal. Captain E. Sharpies then read his report of the mission for the past two years, from which it appeared that the number of meetings con- ducted at Cardiff and Barry had been 410, which had been attended by 9,116 seamen. The number of ships visited had been 1,641 visits to the Sailors' Home, 88 and to the hospital, 35. A large number of tracts-1,220- had been given away, and 402 parcels of literature sent to sea. A hundred New Testaments had been distributed. It was estimated that 37,400 visits were paid to the reading-room and 30 sailors had signed the pledge. In the past two years 12,000 letters were written, and 2,400 received.—Mr George Rutter, the laon. treasurer of the Mission, also gave his report. He said the income of the Mission was during 1898, t41 2s 6d; 1899, Y,41 7a lid- total income, S82 10s od. During 1898 the expenditure had been £ 57 2s lOd; and 1899, £50 4s lOd—making a total expenditure of £ 107 7s 8d, which, added to a debt of £ 20 6s 4d carried over from 1897, made £ 127 14s, the total debt on the Mission being 945 3s 7d. Councillor E. B. Smith-Jones said the repre- sentative Christian people in the town ought to recognise that they were, to a great extent, under an obligation to carry on the work. They saw by the legislation which was being carried )n that sailors had a special claim upon ,hem as citizens, especially so in a place like Barry. The Rev H. J. Horn urged the Christian people of the district to aid as much as possible ;he good work being done by the mission, and luggested ship-visiting and letter-writing— good methods of communication with seamen which had been practised with good results by i few earnest Christians in the district. Mr J. Cruise also spoke, and the meeting terminated with a vote of sympathy with the amily of the late Mr E. R. Moxey. Mr C. Cobb, of the Seamen's Missionary Society, Milford, was also present, and ren- lert-d a solo, Miss Sharpies presiding at the )rgan.

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