BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS NOTICES should bp. sent in on or before 10 a.m. on THURSDAY, to ensure insertion in the next issue. BIRTHS. THOMAS—On the 3rd inst, at 64, Graving Dock. street, the wife of Air Thomas, of a daughter. LovERICK-On the 3rd inst, at No. 6, Graving Dock-street, the wife of Mr liovosick, of a daughter. WILLIAMS-On the 5th inst, at 36, Wyndham- street, the wife of Mr Williams, of a daughter. GORELD-On the 6th inst, at 25, Travis-street, the wife of Mr Goreld, of a daughter. CANNELL—On the 30th ult, at Pennell House, Cadoxton, the wife of Mr Cannell, of a son. BELL-On the 2nd inst, at 50, Court-road, the wife of Mr Bell, of a daughter. POZOiTER-On the 5th inst, at Holton-road, the wife of Mr Ponter, hairdresser, &c, of a daughter. MILLwARIJ-On the 30th ult, at 17, Millward- road, the wife of Mr Matthews, of a son. MARRIAGE. HARLKY—JONES—Ou December 6th, at St Athan Church, by the Rev D. Griffiths. Clifford Law- rence, eldest son of Mr E. J. Harley, formerly of Beach House, Penarth, to Kate, only daughter of Edward and Margaret Jones, Ship Inn, The Leys. DEATHS. STREET—On the 3rd inst, at 47, Palmeastown-road, Cadoxton, Harriet, widow of Mr Henry Street, labourer, aged 59 years. THOMAS—On the 3rd inst, at Langley Farm, Peter- stone-super-Ely, Catherine, widow of Mr William Thomas, farmer, aged 74 years. DEANE-On the 3rd inst, at 14, Evan-street, Barry Dock, Mr Charles Deane, dock labourer, aged 63 years. RICHARDS—On the 4th inst, at 24, Guthrie-street, Barry Dock, Florence May, daughter of Mr William Richards, coal-trimmer, aged two years- BRuToN-On the 2nd inst, at 81, Morel-street, Barry Dock, Edgar Thorne, son of Mr Albert Bruton, general labourer, aged one year. BOHN-On the 30th ult, at Penmark, widow of Mr Dennis Bohnn, farm labourer, aged 79 years. IN MEMORIAM. In loving memory of THOMAS FRANKS, who de- parted this life December 6th, 1898, aged 55 years. Interred at Merthyr Dovau Cemetery. A light has from our household gone, A vosce we loved is still, A place is vacant ir our home, Which never can be filled. :===--=-=-=--===.=-:=.=====
Furniture carefully d Var -1 of all size3 kept, By Hour or Contract. -k^TT, Light and Heavy Hauling done BEHOTg) BY ROM) OBRAil at Moderate Prices. -y-tharne Road. Brakes, Traps, Waggonettes, Close Carriages for Weddings, &c., &c" on hire. Note the Addres8- David Paulett, Coal Merchant, Office— Staticm Tari. 1, Treharne Road, Cadoxton Barry. BSTIMAOS JSBX. 1.L D. IESTYN JONES, GROCER, I FLOUR, CORN, AND POTATO MERCHANT # The Emporium, High St., Barry. STEAM LAUNDRY, GUY'S ROAD, CADOXTON. 44 r I above is new under entirely New Management. A Manager and Manageress i nave been appointed with vast experience in some of the leading London Laundries, and, having engaged a most Efficient Staff, are now prepared to give every Satisfaction. Intending Customers are invited te send Poet Card, and the Van will cafl at aAY Address- MRS. BATEMAN, MANAGERESS The Wye Poultry Supply Co., 18, THOMPSON STREET, 33 .A. IEL TZ, IT DOCK, WILL HAVE THIS WEEK A iioice Supply of Duoks, Fowls, k. The Best Quality only is still our Motto. Market early to prevent disappointment. NOTE ADDRESS :— FOULKES AND CO., THE WYE POULTRY SUPPLY, 18, Thompson Street, Barry Dock. -t TWO GOOD THINGS. 8ample Fre« on receipt of THE BEST and Healthiest -,zi. Stamps to cover Postage. TEMPERANCE BEVERAGE -= i j TMB bkst l8 THE Breakfast Bevem^e, UCDR nrpp i'5 AT n OK* ox ABROAD, M C R D D C. C (I £ ^Tillions & Millionaires | from a^U }.,rus Coffee at one Farthxng Mm j Ko other Extract makes Beer P«r(-»P- Wfeeit. .jkyoufSfecer.ChetMtt. 1 Beware of Vila Imitations. or Stere tor a I old in ed., j, anci &i., t! 2ie, &1- ¡ 1J- Bor.tles. k. ¡ i ¡ FACTORY- Small Tasking Sample Free on receipt of Bl msbury Works, LEEDS, j j Factory—Blpomsbupy Works, LEEDS. | Supper, or Luncheon, nsecrly i Make more pure, healthful, refreshing L TOFFEE ESSENCE," Herb Beer than any other. Coffee^ A 6D.BOTTLE MAKES 12 GALLONS M<rE IN A. kOM:ENT.8 QSE J -OONFTL MAKES A CUP OF COFFBE A Bel*hfful Suninqer Beverage. and enjoyed by all. Prepare i,y a .Special Pr0''?^l^ c^n\ ail I Made from British grown Herts^a jJewPrMess?11' the %a^av0wr ot Fre*h I Superior in Ramir. Roasted Co fee. gold, by 11 Grocers, Chemists, and Stores. .O- THE GRIFFIN HOTEL,: MARY STBEET, CARDIFF, IS NOTED FOR ITS SPIRITS, AND CIGARS. Excellent Billiard Table. BRAIN >5 CELEBRATED XXXXX ALWAYS ON DRAUGHT. CHARLES DA VIES, Proprietor. CALCUTTA TEA liberal meaent^ Calcutta Tea- The mo«t Calcutta Tea. glVen are offered w>th GIVEN AWAY. The most liberal presents are given with ..calcuta Tea, retailed by Grocer. arId Agents in ^very town and village at 7iri perilb. Buy no other. 7*d Applicitions for agencies in South Waleq can be made to Francis Newton and Co., 27, Custom House-street, Cardiff. Write at once for terms and partioulars. PANSY CYCLES. Jones, Brown, & Co., MAKERS OF PANSY CYCLES, BEG to inform the Public that they are BUILD- ING their SPECIALITY at £ 10 10s. 0d., Palmer Tyres on Jointless Rims, or Dunlop or A.B. Unpuncturable Tyres on Westwood Rims. Weight, 261bs, Road Racer or Roadster. GUARANTEED 12 MONTHS. Machine Delivered Fortnight alter Receipt of Order. Call and see Samples of above. REPAIRS Strictly and Promptly Attended to. REPAIRS TO THE TRADE AT BOTTOM PRICKS. Wheel-building to the Trade at Birmingham Prices. Prioes on application, with Trade Card. CATALOGUES may be had upon application for the following leading Makers :-Rudge Wedge, Coventry Cross Gloria and Wooden Cycles. Best Prices quoted.-Bona fide agents for the above Cycle Firms. All Cycle Accessories stocked. Note the Address :— Jones, Brown, & Co., 210, HOLTON ROAD, BARRY DOCK. NATIONAL TELEPHONE, 71. John Jones & Sons COMPLETE FUNERAL FURNISHERS, Undertakers and Carriage Proprietors 1539 HOLTON ROAD (OPPOSITE WINDSOR HOTEL), BARRY DOCK. Workshop and Mews: BASSETT STREET. NICE ASSORTMENT OF Memorial Cards, Wreaths, and Tablets, always In Stock. ALSO FURNITURE REMOVERS, &c. CLEAN HAIR. 1- "You have removed a cause of much trouble to me. Since my children have been going to school, I have suffered untold misery on account of their heads. Do what I may, I could not keep them clean. I have cried myself to sleep at nights with the annoyance, but now I use HAGON'S CLEANSER once a oveek-af ter their bath, and dip the brush in it when I dress their hair daily. There has been no more trouble, and their hair is glossy and strong." ø. My little girl has very fair hair, and was much troubled with nits, &c., but since using HAGON S CLEANSER I have never seen any sign of live stock, and her hair is lovely." GOLDEN HAIR. 0 I have used HAGON'S CLEANSER con- stantly for my girls, and they now have beautiful golden hair in such great abun- dacce that strangers stop in the street to A-nice them." SCRAGGY HAIR. I have three children—two girls and a boy. The boy has strong, healthy hair always, but the two girls' hair used to come out coombsfull at a time, and what they kept was scraggy and weak. I have used HAGON'S CLEANSER for six months now, and their hair is much longer, stronger, and brighter. I could hardly have hoped for such success." MOTHERS. have written the above in their letters to me. One says she would rather pay a sovereign a bottle than be compelled to do without HAGON'S CLEANSKR now. The eost is Sixpence per bottle, by post tor 9d, or two bottles by post for Is 4d from the maker. Address MR HAGON, CHEMIST, CARDIFF— but moat Chemists sell HAGON'S CLEANs*t.' Ask your Chemist for it; it only corits 6d, then-be sure you get HAGON'S. Shams are hateful-have the real thing, or noue at all. Imitations are never satis. factory. Remember the Name HAGON'S. Nothing else oan do the work. ,or. WELSHMEN Should Smoke Prince Llewelyn Sh°»a- J WANTED, a respectable LAD as APPREN- VV TIcE.- WATKIN. Smith, 29, Merthyr- street, Barry Doak. LODGINGS for One or Two Respectable Men. —Apply 16, Evelyn-street, Barry Dock. STRONG GOVERNESS TRAP FOR SALE, Cheap with brake no further use.-Apply, 8, Plymouth-road, Barry Island. MBRELLAS COVERED and REPAIRED. U CANE CHAIRS RE-SEATED.—37, Station street, Barry Dock. GOLD WATCH ABSOLUTELY FREE.—For Coapon and Particulars, send Stamped- directed Envelope te C. E. LOM;, 9f, Miskin- street, Cardiff. WANTED, a thoroughly respectable GIRL as VT GENERAL SERV1. 9, Windsor- road, Barry. WANTED, Gentleman to SHARE APART- MENTS with another; also TWO PLAINLY FURNISHED ROOMS te suit young couple, or otherwise moderate terms,-Apply 41, Newland-street, Barry Dock. W. H. HOOPER & CO. 99-100, HIGH ST., BARRY. QOMPLETE JpUNERAL FURNISHERS AND DIRECTORS. ALL FUNERALS UNDER PERSONAL SUPERVISION. ESTIMATES GIVEN ON APPLICATION. Telephone :—National, No 64.-Telegraphio Address, Hardware," Barry. Private Address, 2, Hilda Street, Barry. ALLDAY'S CYCLES ARE THE WORLD'S BEST CYCLES. From UO 108. Od Kt EASY PAYMENTS. SOUTH WALES DEPOT, 49, WESTGATE-SRREET, CARDIFF. SEND EOR CATALOGUE. THEATRE ROYAL, CADOXTON. Sole Lessees Miss Adria Hill and Mr Robt Ayrton MONDAY, DEC. 4, and every (Evening during the week, at 7.30, ALGIE and ERNEST SPALDING'S Specially Selected Company, including Miss Ettie Spalding, the Charming Comedienne, as SALLY," and a number of Local Children (specially trained by Mr Fred Comyns), in the Enormously Successful Musical Comedy-Drama— DONNYBROOK, ON ST. PATRICK'S EVE. Busses leave Island-road 6.30, 7, and 7.30, return- ing at the close of the performance. Private Boxes, 10/6 (6 Persons) Single Seats, 2s. Orchestra Stalls, 1/6 (these seats can be booked without extra charg e) other seats 18, 9d, and 6d WATERBURY WATCHES. DEAD ON TIME. CHEAP TO REPAIR. VERY DURABLE. FROM 10/6 EACH. WARRANTED Two Y EARS. CATALOGUES FREE DEPOT- 44, ROYAL ARCADE, CARDIFF. Advertisement gtcitle. cMALL PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS One Three Six Ins. Ins. Ins. 20 Words or under 0 6 1 o 2 0 Over 20 and under 30 0 9 1 3 2 3 Over 30 and under 40 1 3 2 0 2 9 Each additional 10 words 9 4 0 8 10 LEGAL AND FINANCIAL ADVER- TISEMENTS. Parliamentary Addresses 6s. per inch per insertion Prospectuses of Public Com- panies, and Local Authori- ties Notices 4s. per inch. per insertion Local Election Addresses •. 4s. per inch. per insertion Auctioneers' Announcements 3s. do. GENERAL TRADE ADVERTISEMENTS. I tc 3 insertions la. Od. per inoh 4 to I insertions Os. lOd. „ 9 to .3 insertions Os. 9d. „ 26 insertions Os. 7d. „ 4iI insertions Os. Id. „ „ I
THE HERALI) DIARY. Notification of future events for insertion in this diary must be received at this Office on Wednes- day evening, or Thursday, 10 a.m., at latest.] FRIDAY: Barry Dock Police Court, 11. SATURDAY: Cadoxton branch National Amal- gamated Labourers' Union, 7. It Barry Dock Musicians meet every Satur- day 7.30, and Sundays 3.30 Girls' Department, Holton-road School „ Football (Association) Barry Unionists v Porth Concert in aid of the Nursing Association Romilly-hall, 7.30 SUNDAY: Barry District Glee Society (conductoa Mr D. Farr), practices 12.30 and 4 p.m. at Welsh Independent Chapel, High-street, Barry. Tabernacle Welsh Congregational Chapel, Barry Dock. Services at 11 and 6.30. Preacher Rev Ben Evans, pastor. Noddfa Welsh Baptist services at Alexandra Hotel Buildings, Woodland-road, 11 and 6.30. MONDÂT. Barry Dock Police-court, 11. Navvies' Union branch at; Witchil Hotel. 7.30 Lifeboat Lodge, IOGT., Glamorgan Restaurant, Barry Dock, 7 .30 „ Barry Parish Church and Orchestral Society Rehearsal 7.30. „ White Heather Lodge, British Order of Ancient Free Gardeners meet every alternate Monday at Castle Hotel. Secretary, Mr W. M. Da vies, 22, Morel street, Barry Dock General Union of Carpenters and Joiners meets fortnightly Windsor Hotel. Secretary, Mr C. Halford, 95, Barry road Barry Debating Society, 8 Barry District Council, 7 30 TUESDAY: Star of Barry Lodge, I.O.G.T, Lane' Coffee Tavern, 8 of Sons of Temperance meet every alternate Tuesday, Rosser's Temperance Hotel Lord Windsor Lodge, 1.0. Oddfellows, M.U., meet every alternate Tuesday, Barry Hotel—Secretary, R. E. Main- waring, 32, Porthkerry-rcad, Barry. Grand United Order of Oddfellows, Loyal David Davies Lodge, meet every alternate Tuesday at the Glamorgan Restaurant at 8 o'clock- Secretary, Mr J. Davies, 20, Cambridge-street, Barry. „ Barry Literary and Social Society, Parish-hall,^7.45. Lecture by Major- Gen. Lee, on Rudyard Kipling. WEDNBSDA Y: Penarth Police-court at 10.30 „ Navvies' Union branch at Barry Hotel, 7.30 B. W. T. A. meet at Baptist Chapel, Barry Dock, third Wednesday in each month TR UBSDA Y: BARRY HERALD published 4.30 St David's Lodge, I.O.G.T.,at Shafes- bury Temperance Hotel, Cadoxton 7.30 Barry District Glee Society, Bethesda Chapel, Barry, 8. Trades Council meeting.
CAM. Q.RIFFITHS, HOUSE AND ESTATE AGENT, BARRY, HAS THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES TO LET Several Houses in GEORGE STREET; most convenient and in good condition 8s and 8s 6d. DOCK VIEW ROAD.—New Villas, suitable to Pilots, Coal Trimmers, Boatmen, &c. bath and w.c. upstairs 10s 6d. CAMBRIDGE STREET & OXFORD STREET. These Villas are being Let to respectable tenants at 7s 6d weekly inclusive. The conveniences are up to date and the situation charming. PARK AVENUE.-Villa to Let at 11s inclu- sive papered throughout to suit tenant. SALISBURY ROAD.—A few of these Cottages are to Let at 6s. BROAD STREET.—Three Large and Com- modious Shops, suitable for Drapers or Grocers' Stables at rear. Rent upon application.
THE GROWTH OF BARRY. BARRY, thirteen years ago, had a population of less than 600. According to the census recently taken for the purposes of the medical officer of health, it possesses a popu- lation of 30,386 souls. Compared with 1898, an increase is shown of 1,101, including 200 estimated increase in the floating population, which for years has been placed at 800, and is now raised to 1,000. By instituting a comparison between the tables usually com- piled of occupied and unoccupied dwellings, this advance in the number of population has tenanted 238 houses, while there are nearly 200 vacant houses more than there were in 1898. There are 250 more houses in the district this year than last, and it is satisfactory to note, in the face of this over- building, that whereas there were 298 buildings in course of erection in 1898, there are only 131 in course of construction at the present time. As to the location of the increase, they are confined to the West, North, and South Wards, and chief of these in the latter, where buildings in close proximity to the dock have been occupied by workmen who find employment there. In this ward there are 119 additional occu- pied houses. The completion or the new dock works has caused a depopulation in the East Ward to the extent of the occupants of 52 houses, estimated at 216 persons. In the West Ward the increase of population is put at 640, in the North Ward 633, and in the South Ward (which, of course, includes the Island) of 850 persons. It is peculiar to find, however, that hope is still strong in the future of the East Ward, where there are nine more houses in course of construc- tion than there were in 1898, the total at present being 32. In the West Ward the buildings in course of erection have dwindled down to 12 from 66 in the North Ward to 83 from 115 and in the South Ward to 10 from 94. The course of wild building speculation has, therefore, been arrested, and until another new industry is started here, it will probably cease altogether, except where justified to the fullest possible extent. To complete an interesting statistical return, it is declared that there are 70 buildings in the district used as churches, chapels, or halls. This year's increase of population shows a decrease over that in the year 1897-8 of nearly 1,000, and, indeed, is the smallest in the history of the district in its dock days. However, as it is becoming more settled in its character, there is cause for hearty congratulation.
LABOUR MATTERS AT BARRY. WHERE ARE THE TRADES' COUNCIL MEMBERS. The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Barry Trades Council on Thursday evening was at- tended by about half-a-dozen representatives, and an agenda containing several questions of importance to the labouring classes of the dis- trict remained undiscussed on account of the small attendance. It is difficult to conceive why such an unpardonable state of apathy exists among the representatives of Trade Societies in the town, the meeting being un- worthy of all sections. Mr J. Hill, the vice- president, occupied the chair, and it was at once agreed to postpone consideration of a resolu- tion, of which notice bad been given by Mr Tom Evans, in favour of urging upon the District Council the necessity of increasing the number of its members from 18 (as proposed) to 27, and instructing the Labour members to support the project. Arrangements made by the Executive Committee for a lecture to be held on January 5th on the vexed question of Workmen's Dwellings were now formally rati- Sed, and the Regent Hall will be engaged for the occasion.
BARRY DEBATING SOCIETY. "GHOSTS: ARE THERE ANY.?" Monday evening's meeting was all that could be desired to make an enjoyable and profitable evening. There was a very good attendance, an excellent paper, and a lively discussion. Dr Percy Smith had chosen the uncanny subject of "Ghosts: Are there any?" and in a very exhaustive paper he traversed the history and progress of the theory of ghosts, and as a probable solution of many of the strange events which are on on record, thought trans- ference was quo tod. There were several "Spiritualists" present—one Mr Taylor, of Barry Dock, who, after quoting a very long list of prominent Spiritualists, said that the practical utility of Spiritualism was to teach the certainty of a future state. Speeches by Dr Irving, Messrs Morgan, Sawyer, Williams, Burgess, Biss, McCord, James, and W. Graham, followed, all of whom spoke in unqualified praise of the way the subject had been placed before them, and many did not believe in such things. The vote of thanks, moved by Dr Irving, and supported from the chair by Mr J. 0. Davies, was heartily carried, and the meeting terminated.—Next week Mr David Farr will open a discussion on Are Theatrical Amusements Detrimental to Religion and Morality."
BARRY DISTRICT RAINFALL. RETURNS FOR SEVEN DAYS ENDING DEC. 4TH, 1899 DATE (9 A.M.) INCHES. Tuesday Nov. 28 Nil Wednesday 29 „ Thur8day, „ 30 Friday. Dec. 1 Saturday. tt 2 0-14 Sunday 3 Nil Monday 4 0 01 E; W. WAITS, Engineer. Council Offioee, Barry.
BARRY FREE CHURCH COUNCIL. PROPOSED CO-OPERATION OF TEM- PERANCE SOCIETIES. Councillor E. B. Smith-Jones, the president, occupied the chair at a meeting of the Barry Free Church Council on Tuesday evening at the Bible Christian Chapel, when, among a large number of representatives present, were the following:- Revs J. Mydyr Evans and Ben Evans, hon. sees. Aaron Davies, D.D., W. Williams, W. D. Lee Cann, T. Pandy John, J. Lewis Jenkins, and L. Ton Evans Messrs J. 0 Davies, J. Cruise, S. R. Jones, W. J. Flowers, Miss Jones (Holton-road), Mrs Ben Evans, Misses M. E. Meredith and J. Meredith Messrs J. Hayes, D. Richards, Tom John, E. Moss, A. Hinton, E. J, Llewellyn, J. Dorme, J, Meikle, and W. M. Davies. SABBATH DESECRATION. It was stated by the secretary (Rev J. Mydyr Evans) that he was still awaiting the reception of the resolutions passed by the churches against the sale of Sunday newspapers before the deputation could wait upon Superintendent J. F. Giddings.- The Rev W. Williams asked whether anything had been done towards inviting the co-operation of churches in the Vale and towards Pontypridd in the movement to protest against the special facilities given by the Barry Railway Company for Sunday excursions ?-The Secretary replied that that matter was in abeyance until the matter of Sunday newspaper-selling had been first of all dealt with. REVIVAL OF WELSH CHURCHES. The Rev Ben Evans, the newly-appointed Welsh secretary, said he had convened a meeting of the representatives of the Welsh Churches, and it had been held at Jerusalem Chapel on the previeus Friday evening, under the presidency of the Rev R. Morgan. The only thing passed was to invite the co-operation of the whole of the affiliated Welsh Churches in holding a public meeting, and another meeting will be held to appoint speakers. There were seven Welsh Churches represented at the meeting, and they intended in future to make their influence felt.—The President said he con. sidered the Council had every reason to congratu- late itself, not only on the increased interest taken in its welfare by the Welsh Churches, but also on the appointment of the Rev Ben Evans as Welsh secretary. (Hear, hear.) PROPOSED FEDERATION OF TEMPERANCE SOCIETIES The Rev T. Pandy John submitted a recommen- dation from the Temperance Committee to the effect that the Council be respectfully asked to receive into their Temperance Committee repre- sentatives from each of the temperance societies in the district in the proportion of two representatives from each such society, to co-operate for the follow- ing obeject :-(I) To hold united temperance meetings fortnightly; (2), to disseminate temper- ance literature in the houses of the people (3), to use every legitimate means to oppose the grant- ing of new licenses, and also keep a watch over the license holders that they keep to the regulation, particularly in respect to supplying young children with drink. The rev gentleman, in sub- mitting the recommendations, said the idea of a temperance federation from the dis- trict ought to find considerable favour with those desirous of extending the movement.—Mr J. Cruise also supported the adoption of the recom- mendations, and the Rev Ben Evans moved that they be adopted. This was seconded by the Rev W. Williams.—The Rev J. Mydyr Evans and Mr S. R. Jones, while agreeing with the excellent idea of securing a united body for temperance purposes in the town, did not consider that the Council could take any such course as suggested, and thus take those who were not free churchmen or belonging to any church at all.-It was even- tually agreed, in the face of this conflict of opinion, to relegate the matter for consideration by the Executive Committee before being finally accepted. THE LICENSING CRUSADE. It was decided to grant dE2 towards the Tem- perance Committee to defray the cost of the oppo- sition to licensing applications at the last Brewster Sessions,
BARRY FRIENDLY SOCIETIES' COUNCIL. THE PROPOSED NEW HALL. The monthly meeting of the Barry Friendly Societies' Coun cil was held at the Glamorgan Restaurant, Thompson-street, Barry Dcck, on Wednesday evening, Mr T. Williams (president) in the chair.—A letter was read from Mr Evans, Cardiff, notifying December 8th as a suitable date for a meeting to be held in the Oddfellows' Hall, Cardiff, when an address will be delivered on "The Duties of Trustees. The committee formed for the purpose of consideriug the suggestion of the Friendly Societies' Council that a hall should be built, where the different societies could meet, was read. The report stated that the cost of the hall would be il 200, with an extra 9200 for furniture. To raise this sum it was proposed that the Council raise £ 800 on a mortgage from the friendly societies, and that the remaining S600 be provided by the formation of a com- pany, with a crpital of X600, in shares of £1 each. Mr W. E. Knapman, architect, Barry Dock, who has prepared plans of the proposed new building free of charge, attended and ex- plained the plans, the site of which, he said, was about the best which could be selected, namely, in Beryl-road, Barry D,)ok, near the Gas Works. The principal hall of the building would seat 200 persons, and there would be three committee-rooms, one having accommo- dation for 30 persons and two of 20 persons. The frontage of the building would be 56 feet, depth 100 feet, and the land could be taken on a 99 years' lease, at a ground rental of about 4s per. foot, It was difficult to estimate the revenue and expenditure of the venture, but the former could be made up of the rent of a shop, the amount of which would be about 5s per week, and the rents charged for letting the rooms to friendly and trade societies, dancing classes, &c., totalling up to about £ 93; and the expenditure would be about X70. Ultimately it was resolved that the report be printed and sent to the delegates of the different societies in the district and others, and that a prospectus be prepared for general circulation.—On the proposition of Mr J. Blainey, seconded by Mr Brooks, a hearty vote of thanks was extended to Mr J. Arthur Hughes and Mr W. E. Knap- man, who have given most valuable help to the Council in developing the scheme.—Mr Hughes and Mr Knapman responded.
BARRY GRAVING DOCK COMPANY. APPOINTMENT OF SECRETARY. The directors of the Barry Graving Dock and Engineering Company met on Tuesday morning last to consider the 144.applicatiolis received for the post of secretary to the company, rendered vacant by the dtath of Mr J. D. Wood. Mr W. Blackler, for several years assist- ant secretary of the Mount Stuart Dry Dock Co., Cardiff, was eventually seleoted,