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DISTRICT NEWS. CADOXTON. BETHEL DEBATING SOCIETY.-The weekly meet- ing ef the Mutual Improvement Society wall held in Bethel Presbyterian Chapel, Court-road, on Monday evening last, when the subject for con- sideration and discussion was Our Policy in the Transvaal," Mr J. B. Davies taking the initiative. A discussion followed, taken part in by the members. BETHEL BAND OF HOPE.—On Wednesday even- ing last a most entertaining performance was given by the children comprising the Band of Hope of Bethel Presbyterian Chapel, Court-road, Mr J. Donaldson presided. The children had been well tutored in a long and varied programme by the Misses Williams, Thompson, aud Howe, aud received grert praises for their rendering of duetts and solos, recitations, and drills. To-day (Thurs- day) a tea will be held in eonnection with the Band of Hope. EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS in Gardening Opera- tions follow the sowing of "OWEN'S GARDEV SEEDS," which grow vigorously and produce abundant crops. Five Prizes, 60s, 30s, 20s, 15a, and 10s, open to all Wales, England, and Ireland, given for the best five specimens of Onions grown from Seeds obtained from H. J. OWEN, Chemist, Cadoxton. Music AND RELIGION.—A very successful literary meeting was held on Friday evening last at Zion Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, under the auspices of the Vale of Glamorgan District Festival Com- mittee. The Rev Aaron Davies, D. D., presided over a fairly representative gathering of the leaders of singing, and others from the Calvinistic Method- ist Churches of the district, and an interesting paper was read by Mr T. Davies, Llanbythery, on Instrumental Music and its Place in Religious Services." The paper was followed by a very profitable discussion, in which the Revs Wm Williams, J. L. Jenkins, and C. J. Lewis, Messrs J- Jenks, J. Williams, and R. Morgan took part. This is, we understand, the first of a series organ- ised in connection with the Musical Festival to be held at Barry Dock next year. BARRY DOCK. METHODIST FItEJ: CHURCH, BUTTRILLS-ROAD. Peace Sunday. Rev J. J. Davies will preach on the subject of Peace next Sunday Evening (6.30). Hymn-books provided all seats free. RIVETTERS' AND HOLDERS-UP SOCIETT.—The annual supper of this Society will be held at the Windsor Hotel on the 8th prox. All interested are invited to be present. An extensive programme has been prepared by the Society's committee for the enlivenment of the evening, and a most en. joyable supper is anticipated. LECTURES ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT.—At the last meeting of the Evening Schools and Continuation Committee of the Barry School Board, the Clerk, Mr Gwyn Morris, was granted permission to con- tinue his lecture on citizenship, the course of which has been interrupted owing to his appointment as Cleak to the Board. The feeling has been very widespread in favour of the resumption of the lectures, and it remains to be seen whether they will be taken up with the same heartiness as last year. The class will be held from six to seven at the Holton-road Schools. BARRY. XMAS TILZATS. -Christmas treats were held on Monday and Tuesday evenings last at Penuel, High-street, and the Presbyterian Chapel, and were hugely enjoyed by the children, Mr J. D. Watson, confectioner, High-street, was the caterer to both. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.—The services of this church are now being held each Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. at the Romilly Hail, Barry. The pulpit next Sunday will be occupied, both morning and evening, by the pastor, Rev C. H. Shave. GARDENERS AND ALLOTMENT-HOLDERS are re- commended to apply for my new Seed Catalogue for 1899. Speciality in Seeds always fresh. Cata. logues free.—W. R. HOPKINS, Pharmaceutical Chemist, 88, High-street, Barry. LLANCARFAN. GRAND CONCERT.-At the Llancarfan Board Schools on Wednesday evening in last week, a grand concert was held, when the Barry District Glee Society (of National Eisteddfod fame), under the leadership of Mr D. Farr, were strongly in evidence. Despite the unfavourable weather ex- perienced, which, no doubt, militated greatly against the attendance, the room was fairly well filled, thanks to the attraction of the celebrated party. The chair was taken by Mr Williams. hay and corn merchant, Canton. The party were ia excellent form, and the several glees and choruses rendered by them were lisitened to with rapt attention and enthusiastically applauded. Messrs Pntchard, Medoroft, and T. Fair as solo- ists, were very happy in their renderings, particu- larly the latter in his singing of the "Soldier's Song," which was rapturously encored, Mr Farr responding with Revenge in good style. Mr Jenkins-, another member of the party, delighted the audience with a few well selected comic songs. Hiss Amelia Hopkins, Moulton, sang very nicely* especially her Dream of Paradise," which was most praiseworthy. Miss Amy Watts, Canton, as elocutionist, was quite a favourite with the audience. Mr J. Lloyd, Barry, as usual, proved himself a most efficient accompanist. The pro- gramme was as follows Chorus, Comrades Song of Hope," Party song, Return unto thy Rest." Mr Grif Griffiths song. The Gift," Miss A. Hopkins recitation, Bob Brocli," Miss Amy Watts; song, I know where to find them," Mr Jenkins (encored) recit. and chorus, Where is he," Mr A. J. Medcroft and Party song, The Queen of the Earth," Mr Piitchard sollg, The Pirate King," Mr T. Farr; choius, "Destruction of Gaza," Party tong, As your hair grows whiter," Miss A. Htpkins; song, "That was enough for me," Mr Jenkins (encored) chorus "The Beleagured," Party; recitatiou' •« Tho Doctor's Fee," Miss A. Watts (encored) • sons "Dream of Paradise," Mi.s A. Hopkins'; sone Soldier's Song," Mr T. Farr (encrtd); choruf, The Crusaders," Party. After the usual vote of thanks, the sieging of the National Anthem terminated the proceedings. All the performers afterwards repaired to the Wesleynn Vestry, whore refreshments were partaken of before leaving for their respective homrs. The proceeds were ia aid of the Llaaoarfan Weslcyan Clispol Faad,