V Furniture carefully removed. Y Varsofall size3 kept. j By Hour or Contract. DAVID PA IETT, Light aud Heavy Hauling done WJSK <♦ y | FURNITURE REMOVED BY ROAD OR RAIL at Moderate Prices. ^a^68' ^ra^>S' ^a^~°ne-^e! i-7 t.=-c Note the Address- David Paulett, Coal Merchant, Office-I, Station Yard. 1, Treharne Road, Cadoxton-Barry. ESTIMATES FREE. GROCERIES AND i • PROVISIONS. FOR Quality: & Cheapness: Combined TRY XJ. lestyn <Jon.es9 GROCBB, FLOUR, CORN, AND POTATO MERCHANT The Emporium, High St., Barry. J. R. CHAMINGS, THOMPSON STREET POSTING STABLES, BARRY DOCK. Ponies, Traps, Brakes, and Wagonettes on Hire Neatest and best turn out in the District. PRIVATE ADDRESS—10, THOMPSON ST. WILLIAMS & SONS, J^ADIES' AND QENTS' rjWLORS, 252, HOLTON ROAD, BARRY DOCK. I MOST FASHIONABLE MODES. BEST FIT AND STYLE A FORTUNE. In the event of a stroke The payment of the of good fortune you can prizes is guaranteed win 500,000 marK>< by Government. You are invited to participate in the CHANCES OF WINNING in the GRAND DRAWINGS OF PRIZES guaranteed by the State of Hamburg in which 11 millions 349,325 marks surely have to be woo. In the course of these advantageous drawings, which contain according to the prospectus only 118,000 tickets, the following prizes will be forthcoming, viz. The highest prize will be ev. 500,000 marks Premium of 300,000 marks I Prize of 200,000 marks 1 Prize of 100.000 marks 2 Prizes of 75,000 marks I Prize of 70,000 marks 1 Prize of 65,000 marks 1 Prize of 60,000 marks 1 Prize of 55,000 marks 2 Prizes of 50,000 marks 1 Prize of 40,000 marks I Prize of 30.000 marks 2 Prizes of 20,000 marks 26 Prizes of 10,000 marks 56 Prizes of 5,000 marks 106 Prizes of 3,000 marks 206 Prizes of 2,000 marks 812 Prizes of 1,000 marks 1518 Prizes of 400 marks 40 Prizes of 300 marks 140 Prizes of 200 marks 36952 Prizes of 155 marks 9959 Pi izes of 134, 104, 100 marks 9351 Prizes of 73, 45, 21 marks in all 59,180 prizes which must be surely won in 7 drawings within the space of a few months. The nigheat prize of 1st drawing amounts to 3/50,000, increases in 2nd drawing to Moo,000, in 3rd 11160,000, in 4rh M65,000, in 5th iW70,000, in 6th 11175.000,. in 7th Ji200,000, and together with the Premium of M300,000, iu the most fortunate case to M500,000. For the first prize-drawing which is officially fixed the price i-i for One full ticket six shill. d. HalfaticKet three shill. d. One quarter of a ticket one skill. 6d. Half reap, quarter tickets will entitle to one half resp. one quarter of the amount, won by the respective number, named on the ticket. The stakes for participation in the following drawings, ail well as the exact prize-table are drawings, a3 well as the exact prize-table are indioated in the ofHci&l prospectus, which I send on demand gratis in advance. After the draw. ing I shall forward to every ticket-holder the Official list of the winning numbers. The payment and forwarding of the amounts won to those concerned will have my special and prompt attention, and will be effected with the most absolute secrecy. sw TicKflts are sent agairist cash with order.— The safest way to remit money, is by sending a Post-office Order, made payable to Samuel Heckscher senr., Hamburg. Postal orders or postage stamps are like^e accepted. sm- Please let me have your esteemed order as soon as possible, the latest however before May 5th, on account of the approaching drawing of the prizes in all confideuce direct to Samuel Heckscher, senr., Banker at Hamburg, Germany. I THE PRUDENTIAL BANK OF LONDON, (REGISTERED). FINSBURY CIRCUS BUILDINGS, LONDON, E.G. CAPITAL £ 150,000. Cash received on deposit qn the following terms. For 3 months at 6 per cent per annum. g 7 per cent j 1 year S per cent 2 years & upwards 10 per cent per annum. Interest payable monthly or quarterly free of Income Tax. Ptospectv# Frte. EDWIN LEE, Manager. fEN'S YOUTHS A ND jgOYS SUPERIOR QLOTHING. MAD TO MEASURE OR READY FOR IMMEDIATE WEA- Better selection improbable. Better value impossible. LLOYD & CO., QASH QLOTHIERS. 25, & 27, MAIN ST., CADOXTON, AND 72 HOLTON RD., BARRY DOCK ESTABLISHED 56 YEARS. JOTI[All & SONS, MANUFACTUTERS OF RELIABLE CLOTHING. ATHLETIC OUTFITTERS J^ESPOKE fJIAILORS, ~pj"ATTERS, JJOSIEBS gHIRT f AKERS 26 & 27, ST. MARY STREET, CARDIFF )ver 15,000 (tifteen Thousand) Square Feet of Show Rooms. THE LARGEST OUTFITTING ESTABLITHMENT N SOUTH WALES OR THE WEST OF ENGLAND. JOTHAM & SONS, 26 & 27, ST. MARY STREET, CARDIFF. National Telephone Co's No. 609. Postal and Telegraphic Address. "Jotiam and Sons, Cai-dif. WILLIAMS BROS., PRACTICAL TAILORS AND CLOTHIERS, 51, MAIN STREET, CADOXTON-BARRY. Superior quality Goods. Excellent Fit guaranteed. Your patronage respectfully solicited. THE OLDEST BUTCHER'S BUSINESS IN THE DISTRICT. WILLIAM JEREMIAH, Family and General Butcher, 81, MAIN STREET, CADOXTON, (LATE BARRY ROAD), ITS SHOWING daily at the above address one of JL the Primest Collection of BUTCHER'S MEAT Which can be obtained. Every attention is promptly paid to the orders of his numerous customers. CHOICE BEEF, PRIME WETHER MUTTON AND DAIRY-FED PORK Always in Stock. LAMB AND VEAL A SPECIALITY. EXCELLENT HOME-MADE SAUSAGES FRESH DAILY. STORE PIGS FOR SALE Note the Address :— 81, MAIN STREET, CADOXTON. Ancient Benefit Fliendly Society. CADOXTON ROYAL LODGE. (Registered Pursuant to Act of Parliament.) A JUVENILE LODGE will be OPENED and work, d in connection with rhe above L, dge at the CLUB ROOM, ROYAL HOTEL, Cadoxton, on SATURDAY, April 16th, when BOYS cao join from 5 to 16 years of -ge. All joliling on the Op. ning Night will be admitted FREE OF ENTRANCE. Further information may be obtained from Mr J. H. Davies, Baker, Ba ry-road or Mr Rhys Williams, 1, Daviea-street, Cadoxton, IN PARLIAMENT. SESSION 1898. BARRY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. In Opposition to the Barry Railway Company's Bill. RESULT OF OWNERS AND RATE- PAYERS' POLL. WHEREAS at a duly convened PUBLIC YV MEETING of the Owners and Ratepayers of the U-b m District of Barry, hell on the 21st day of FEBRUARY, 1898, at the Empire Public H II. Thompson-street, Barry Dock, in the slid District, I, as Chairman of such meeting, and in compliance with the Statute (35 and 36 Vict., cap. 91P), proposed the following resolution :— That this Meeting of Owners and Ratepayers hereby authorise the Barry Urban District Council, in order to protect the interests of the District, to oppose the Barry Railway Company's Bill, 1898, and to charge the General District Rate with the cost thereof." AND WHEREAS the said Resolution was duly put to the meeting and I declared the same to br- earned, whereupon a demand was made by James Bell and Richard Dix-ies, two Ratepayers of the said District, that the same should bejdecided by a Poll of the Owners and Ratepayers of the said District. AND W HEREA, on the 24th day of February, 1898, I caused public notice to be given that (1) Owners or Proxies desiring to vote at such Poll should send in their c!aim on or before the 7th day of March, 1898. (2) That voting papers would be delivered on the 25th day of March, 1898. (3) That the voting papers would be collected on the 30th day of March, 1898, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. (4) That the Counting of the Votes would take place at the Council Chamber, Gas Works, Holton Road, Barry, on Thursday, the 31st day of March 1898. AND WHEREAS the result of the said Poll is as follows In favour of the Resolution 2,197 Against the Res,,IutioL, 430 Majority in favour 1,767 I threfore declared the Resolution to be carried. Dated this 31st ddY ûf larch, 1898. WILLIAM THOMAS, Chairman of the Barry Urban District Council, Chairman of the Meeting, and Returning Officer. District Council Offices, Barry. GAS EXHIBITION AND Cookery Lectures AT THE New Show Rooms, GAS WORKS, HOLTON ROAD, BARRY, WILL BE HELP, O-N Tuesday, April 12, and three following .1 Days, Wednesday, 13th; Thursday, 14th; and Friday, 15th, inclusive. LECTURES AT 3 AND 7.30 P.M. EACH DAY BY MISS MARY BALL, First-class Diplomee of the Y. T. S. C., and Silver and Bronzj Medallist. The most MODERN and IMPROVED GAS APPLIANCES for Domestic purposes will be on View, including the EGRIKA and other GAS STOVKS, manufactured by Messrs John Wright and Co., Limited, and INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE GIVEN ON ANY MATTER CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE SAME. Doors open each Day at 11 a.m. ADMISSION FREE. PHOTOGRAPHY. J. BELL Has OPENED his NEW STUDIO, built on an improved plan, ?nd fitted with the Best Apparatus and Lenses, for High Class C, Work at Moderate Charges. 61, HOLTON ROAD, BARRY DOCK. ccT See our Window, and ask for Price List. HARDY & CO., Ber; to announce that they have OPENED A DAIRY AT 122, HIGH STREET, BARRY, For the supply of New Milk. Butter, Kggg, Cheese, and Poultry also Clott. d and Raw Creams, and beg to solicit the favour of the Inhabitants of Barry and district. All Orders Piomptly A ttended to. PEARL LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY.— 1 Wanted a COLLECTOR f r BARRY.—Ap- ply to W. H. Cucks, 26, Kenilv,onh-ro id, Cadox- ton, Barry. BICYLE (LADY'S) List, £ 18 18* W^dl^y^ Patent Tyres nearly new Cash, £ 6. Apply, 22, Barry-ioad, Cadoxton. rP0 LET.—Go, d S able and Loft at 13, Dock J_ View-road, Two Stalls.—Apply, Ridkr. Docks. BOARD and LODGINGS for TWO YOUNG J) MEN; hot and cold bath terms moderate no children..—Apply H. C., BARRY HERALD Office, Cadoxton. nnO WORKING MEN.—You can PURCHASE 1 your HOUSE, va ue £ 200, foi 6/4 per ue.k, and live Rent Fiee.—Apply f, r Pro.-pectus, THE BRITISH LIFE. OFFICE, LIMITED, 65, Main Street, Cadoxton. DRESSMAKING. WANTED, nRmedi t. ly, U YOUNG LADIES ns APPRENTICES; food cla-s tiade.Nlr,s STOWFR, 26, Aberihaw-terrace, Barry. 3J3TALL STABLE a; d COACH-HOUSE TO LET.—Apply PHILLIPS, Ironmonger, Main- street, Cadoxton. CUTTEirs STORES LEADS THE WAY FOR THE BEST TEAS, COFFEE, GROCERY, PROVISIONS, BRUSHES, PATENT MEDICINES, ITALIAN GOODS. STORE PRICES. CASH ONLY. « £ 5} 40-Page Illustrated Price List, containing 1,420 quotations, Free on Application. 44, VERE STREET, CADOXTON.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS NOTICES should be sent iu on or before 10 a. m. on THURSDAY, to ensure insertion in the next issue. MARRIAGES. JEKINS-ADAMS-Oil the 7th inst, at the Wes- h-yan Chapel, Barry, by the Rev W. Sargin,on, Mr Thomas Knig* t Jenkins, eldest son of Coun- cillor J. Jenkins, J.P., to Miss Gladys Eugenia (Sistfr Gladys), second daughter of Mr W. Adams, B trry. Ptl IL.LIP.S -GOLI)- Oil the Ilth inst, at the Parish Church, Cadoxton, by the Rev E. Morris, B A., rector, Mr George Phillips, mariner, Exmouth, to Mi-s Anni-i G. Id, Tiverton, D. von. ASHDOWN—BROOKES—On the 3rd inst, at Cadnx- ton Parish Church, by the Rev E. Morris, B A., rector, Mr H, nry Jarties Ashdown to Miss Mary Annie Brookes, both of Cadoxton. CHISLETT—CLACEE—On the 5th inst, at Caooxton Parish Church, by the Rev E. Morris, B.A., rector, Mr John Chislett, Cadoxton, to Miss Hannah L'uisa Clacee, of Barry Dock. DCFFETT—BARNETT—On the 7th inst, at Cadoxton Parish Church, by the Rev E Morris, B.A., rector, Mr George Duffett to Miss Alice Maud B.meU, both of Cad ;xton. DiCKs-THOMAS-011 the 9th inst, at Cadoxton Pa ish Church, by the Rev E. M, rri, B.A., rector, Mr Benjamin Dicks to Mias Caroline Thomas, both of Cadoxton. GILLlGHAM-CHUBB-OIl the 9th inst, at Cadox- ton Parish Church, hy the Rev E. Morris, B. A., rector, Mr William Charl. s Gillingham to Miss Sarah Annie C^ubb, b th of Cadoxton. JONES—HEARN—On the 11th inst, at Cadoxton Parish Chuich, b) the Rev E. Mo ris, B.A., rector, Mr Albert Jones to Miss Emily Hearn, both of Cadoxton. CHICK—COLLARD—On the 11th inst, at Cadoxton Parish Cnurch, by the Rev E. Morris, BA, rector, Mr George lie, ry Coick to Miss E iza Rose Collard, both of Cadoxton. EAMES—HUGHES—On the 10th instant, at the ElIglih Wesleyan Chapel, Barry Dock, by the Rev W. Sargioson, Mr William Henry Eames, Barry, to Miss Eilen Catherine Hughes, Barry Dock. MC'ANDREWS—WITCHARD—O" the 11th inel;it,t, at Salem W< Is i Bapti-t Chapel. Harry D ck, by the R, v L. Ton Evsn s, Mr J^mes Me' Andrews to M,ss Eiif, Elizabeth Witchard, both of Cadoxton. TAKRY—REDMAN—On the 11th instant, at Trinity English Caivini-tie Me h disc Chap. 1, Barry. by the Rev Christmas J. Leu is, pastor, Mr J.,hn Tairy, Abi: gton Gr<>\e, Noithamotou, to MisB Pri>cilia R- rima^ of Birry. HAKGREAVES— FITZGEKALD—On the 12th instant, at St. H b o's Roman Catholic Church, Birry Dock, by the Rt v Fatlnr BNri e, Mr Edward Hargreaves to Miss Bridget Fitzgerald, boih of Bal ry Dock. EDWARDS—RADCLIFFF.—On thp 13th instant, at Croeypark Chapel. St. NIChdas, by the Rev E. D. Lewis, pastor, Mr William Henry Edwards to Miss Auu Radcliffe, both of Peterstone-super- Ely. DEATHS. WATTs-On the 5th nst, at Dyffryn Bach, Pendoy- lan, William, infant sou of Mr Tnotnas Watts, farmer. PROPITT-On the 6th inst., at 16, Romilly-road, Barry, Mr Joseph Protit-t, master mariner, aged 79 years. OSBORX —Ou the 4th inst, at Morlanga Farm P,t,rstone-super-Ely, Mary Jane, wife (,f Mr William P. Ozborn, schoolmaster, aged 28 years. PASK—On the 7th inst, at 3, Gwenllian street, Cadoxton, Albeit Edward, son of Mr Edwin Pask, labouier, aged 1 year. DAVID—On the 6th inst, at Llancarfan, Oliver, s ui of Mr Daniel David, farm labourer, aged three months. CRIMMISS-On the 7th inst, at St Lythan's Down. St George's, Mr David Crimmins, labourer, aged 95 years. EDWARDS—On the 7th inst, at, 60, Queen-street Barry, Sarah, daughter of Mr Lewis Edwards' labourer, aged one month. TANNER—On the 11th inst, at 30, Coigne-terrace, Barry Dock, Louisa, daughter of Mr George Tanner, ship's join -r, aged one year. BUTLER-On the 9th inst, at 18, M«rthyr-street' Barry Dock, Mr Richard Butler, railway guard, aged 68 years. JOHN—On the 11th inst, at Sully, Bertha, daughter of Mr Thomas John, farm labourer, aged six months. -_=:==:
COOKERY EXHIBITION AT BARRY DOCK. USES OF GAS IN THE HOUSEHOLD. This week, commencing 00 Tuesday and con- tinuing till Friday, the annual cookery lectures and ^as appliances exhibition orgallised by the Gas and Wator Department » f she Barry District Council are beinl, held at the sbow rooins of the Gas Works, Barry Dock. The services of Miss Mary Bali, first c.ass dip]r,mee of the N.T.S.C., and silver aod bronze medallist, have been secured as lectures, a-d her exhibitions of coi-king food by gns Lhvh been followed with much interest by large audiences. The "Eureka" gas cookers are also shown in operation, and the demonstrations will surely have the effect of popularising to a much larger extent the method of cooking by gHs, which is shown to be much more economical and cieaner than coal. Several of the members of the Council have attended the lectures; and Mr P. M. Harris, the engineer and manager of the gas works—under whose supervision the ar- rangements have been carried out-deserves commendation for the success which has again attended the exhibition.
1- WOMEN'S AILMENTS. TRREGULARITIES, &.c.—A Lady, having tried in vain'every ad> erti-ed eineoy, ha3 at last oi.~cover> d a Simple cure, w hicn w il ;ict jn a hours, io ma ter how stubborn the case. Bona fide suff, ret s can get it FREE of CHARGE by enclosing stamped envelope. Ð"II't, expellmen'. ith Worth- Ims Pills, Mixtures, Cones, and other injurious nostrums. Write at < nee wirli full HOPE AND CONFIDENCE to Mr", O. ST CLAIR, 46, Southamp- ton Buildings, Chancery Lane, London, BAIlItYSCHOOL BOARD. THE above Board require the services of MAN AND WIFE as Caretakirs of the GIRLS' DEPARTMENT AND COOKERY KITCHEN of CADOXTON SCHOOLS, together, itti the whole of the out buildings aid playgrounds of the BOYS AND GIRLS' Departments. The man must not be over 45 years of age. Wages, 30s per week, with the Caretaker's Ho use, coal, and gas free. The successful applicants will be required to devote the whole of their time to the se, vices of the Board. The Boar l also require the services of a WOMAN CARETAKER for the BOYS' DEPARTMENT only of the above school. Wag s, 18s per week. Prefeieuce be given to respectable Widows. Applicants must state their ages, occupation, the number of children (if any) in their family, and send in COPIES of not more than 3 recent testi- monials as to character. Applications must reach me not not later than Saturday, April 30th, 1898. W. H. LE WIS, Clerk. School Board Offices, Holton Road, April 14, 1898.
THE HERALD 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.] I FRIDAY Barry Dock Police Court, 11. Barry School Board Bye-laws Commit- tee, 8 SATURDAY: Cadoxton branch National Amal- gamated Labourers' Union, 7. Barry District v Nelson (Associa- tion), away SUNDAY: Barry District Glee Society (conducted Mr D Farr), practices 12 30 and 4 p.m. at Welrh Independent Chapel, High-street, Barry. Barry Male Voice Party, at Rosser' Coffee Taverp 3.3 MO IS DAY Burry Deck tolice-court, 11. Navvies' Union branch at Barry Hotel, 7.30 Navvies' Union branch at Witchill Hotel, 7.30 Lifeboat Lodge, IOGT., Glamorgan Restaurant, Barry Dock, 7 .30 „ Barry Parish Church and Orchestral Society: Rehearsa 7.30. TUESDAY Star of Birry Lodg?, I.O.G.T. Lane' Coffee Tavern, 8 Juvenile Temple meets at 6.30 Bany District Musical Society (conduc- tor Mr W. C. Howe), Rehearsal at New land-street Chapel, Barry Dock, 7.30 Executive Committee Barry Nursing Association, 3 Pupil Teachers Committee 8 WEDNESDA Y: Penarth Police-court at 10.30 THURSDAY: BARRY HERALD PUBLISHED 4.30 Barry District Glee Society, Bethesda Ch ipel, Barry, 8. St David's L< dge, I.O G T., at Shafes- hury Tempeiance Hotel, Cadoxton, 7.30 SUNDAY SERVICES. English Congrl gfltional Church, B*rry Services a II a. m. Rlld 6.30 p. m. Preacher lJext Suuday Rev C. H. Shave, pastor. Wesleyan Chapel, Cadoxton Male Adult Bible class at 2.30 Tabernacle Welsh Congregational Chapel, Barry D ck. Services at 11 and 6.30. Preacher next Sunday, Rev J Myrlyr Evans, Barry Dock Presl yteiian Church, Barry Pastor, Rev Christ mas J. Le^is.—Servic-s, Sunday, 11 am. and 6 30 p m School, 2 30. All stats free. Preach- er next Sunday, Rev J W Matthews, Gelli
Hagon's: Cleanser IS THE ONLY DRESSING IN THE MARKET THAT IS ALWAYS SUCCESSFUL!! HAGON'S CLEANSER = IS NOT GREASY. Oils and Ointments are very objeotionable on Children's Heads, and very dirty. HAGON'S CLEANSER = = = IS NOT A POISON. Practically, all the Ointments and Oils sold for hair troubleB Contain Poison, and should, on this account, be left alone. Don't let anyone persuade you to put poison on your child's head. M HERE IS A PRETTY I PICTURE OF Two GIRLS AND THEIR BROTHER. I' ;'1'V" ',r c" '<.V'F.. > I( I;. F ;'q 11 These Children live in London, and attend one of the most crowden schools. Their HAIR is BEAUTIFUL is it not ? Their Mother uses flagon's Cleanser, and she is Satisfied with the result. Another Mother writes:- "I had tried everything, nnd in great distress, when a fiienH told me of Hagon's Cleanser. I have had no trouble since, altl ougn my children attend a very cro- ded school, and are unable to keep themselves apart." M Illustrated Booklet will be sent Post Free on Application. Sold by most Chemists, and any Chemist will obtain it if a,ke,l but insist on HAGON'S— nothing else vill do the work. 6d. Bottles post free 9d. two for Is 4d. SOLE MAKER: HAGON, Chemist, 11, Bute Street, and 52, Bridge Street, Cardiff. — Bany Urban District Council1 TO IRONMONGERS AND OTHERS. THE above Council are prepared to receive < TENDERS for the Supply of SCAVENGING BRUSHES, SHOVELS, OILS, EXPLOSIVES, &c., fur ONE YEAR from the 1st of May, 1898. Forms of Tendir, and all particulars may be obtained on application to the undersigned. Tenders to be sent in on or before 12 noon, Tuesday, 26th April, 1898. By Order of the Council, J. C. PARDOE, A.M.I.C.E., SURVEYOR. Council Offices, Holton-road, Barry, 15th April, 1898. Barry Uiban District Council TO CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS. THE above Council hereby invite TENDERS JL from Persons willing to Contract for the SUPPLY of HORSES, HAULIERS, and CARTS to do the necessary HAULAGE WORK lequired for the Repair of Rr ad, and Scavenging of the district, for a period of TWELVE MONTHS from the 1st June, 1898. The District to be divided as under:- District No. 1 Cadoxton District; Distl ict No. 2 Barry Dock District District No. 3 Barry District District No. 4 Mtrthyr Dovan District. Forms of Tender may be obtained on application to the undersigned. Sealed Tenders, endorsed Tender for Haulage," No 1, 2, 3, or 4 (or all four) as the case may be, to be delivered to the undersigned by 12 noon, April 26th, 1898. The Council do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender. By Order of the Council, J. C. PARDOE, A.M.I.C.E., SURVEYOR. Council Offices, Barry Dock, 15th April 1898. Barry Urban Disttict Council TO CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS. THE above Council are prepared to receive TENDERS for the Construction of an 80-ft. ROAD, leading from Barry-road to the Entrance Gate of the Cemetery. ALSO, PAVING FOOTPATH, HOLTON- ROAD (between the Gas Woiks and Barry Station (South side). Plans and Sections may be seen, and Specification and Form of Tender obtained on application at the Office of the undersigned. Sealed Tenders, endorsed "Cemetery-road," to be sent to me on or before 12 Noon Tuesday, 26. h April, 1898. The Council do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender. Dated this 15th day of April, 1898. By Order, J. C. PARDOE, A.M.I.C.E., Surveyor to the Council, Council Offices, Holton-road, Barry Dock, April 15, 1898.
THE ELECTOR, THE COUNCIL, AND THE CLERK. A setose of relief that the elections are over for a time will have been generally experienced. The excitement has been keen and the educa- tional value great. From the results, deductions can be made which will doubtless affect, in a considerable degree, the School Board contests now distant only a few months. The audit of the returning officer shows clearly the relative value-, in the estimation of the electorate, of the personalities, cliques, sections, parties, or associations seeking to dominate or influence the public life of the town. Barry is but a young town, and at least one of her public bodies suffers from the faults of youth, rashness, inexperience, and immature judgment; but if her citizens continue to take the interest in her welfare manifested in the recent municipal elections her education will improve apace and the infantile indiscretion so much in evidence in the past will give place to a dignified, deliberative wisdom, seldom asso- ciated with young industrial populations. Patriotism is the vital force of every nation, and a city or town lacking local patriotism will inevitably be found in the hands of the Philis- tines. Light, and plenty of it; publicity in public matters; and an active interest on the part of the ratepayer in the doings of our public bodies are what we require; for, with the eyes of the town watching every move- ment and the ears of the town listening to every word, the representatives of the public must, and will, exert themselves to the utmost. The honour of representing the public in the local parliament ought to he something worth aspiring to, worth striving for, fur no nobler life can be conceived of than a life devot-d to the public good, to the upbuilding of a healthy, happy, prosperous cow itiunity but this honour should be jealously guarded, and should only be exchai g,d by the public for its full equivalent—the highest mental and moral qualities available. Any attempt, by whom- soever made, to thrust into responsible public positions men unfit in any sense of the word should be met with uncompromising hostility. he interests at stake are great the problems to be solved are intricate the temptations to subvert the public good to private benefit are numerous and strong and these things call for men of backbone, of courage and foresight, and unquestionable ability. An apt illustration of the necessity of exer- cising the greatest care in the selection of public men is to be found in our report of the last District Council meeting. The cost of the recent ratepayers' poll is there given as £ 153 12s 3d; and well might Mr F. P. Jones- Lloyd express the opinion that it ought to cure us of polls in the future. In the above amount the following items figure prominently :— £ 50 to mr J. A. Hughes; £ 20 to Mr T. W. Lewis; 120 to Mr W. C. Howe; £ 7 10s to Mr Jenkins; 15 to Mr G. F. Willett; and f5 to Mr J. Lewis. Without discussing the minor amounts, is the ratepayer not entitled to ask what the work executed consisted of to justify the District Council-the custodians of the public purse-in giving such amounts of the public money to Mr J. A. Hughes, Mr T. W. Lewis, and Mr W. C. Howe? Are not these gentlemen in receipt of salaries for attending to the business of the town? And even if the work in connection with the poll merits extra pay, is there any justification for the handing over of such extra- ordinary aiiiountg ? What has the poll recently taken at Swansea (which, according to Mr J. A. Hughes, cost between X300 and £400) got to do with Barry ? And, above all, why should an estimate of the cost of taking a poll at Cardiff be cited ? True. these things form a pretty background to our own pretty picture; but our esteemed clerk surely does not suggest that the population of Barry is equal to Cardiff, or even to Swansea p Items such as wo have quoted are, on the face of them, nothing short of a public scandal; and that the Barry District Council should pass them unanimously for payment, practically without discussion, passes comprehension. The poll, it will be remembered, was taken on a Wednesday, and two days later the cost is calculated, the accounts are made up and pre- sented by our energetic clerk, and meekly passed by our docile District Council. Why this undue haste on the part of Mr Hughes ? And why this thusness on the part of the Council ? Surely, some elucidation is desirable ? The estimate of the cost of this poll was given as £ 70; and here we find the actual personal emoluments of Mr Hughes and his staff amount to X107 10s. We desire to know, in the interests of the public, what this means. And in the interests of the town and the Council, and of Mr Hughes him- self, we trust that this subject will be re- opened, and, if possible, a satisfactory explana- tion given. Assuming that a satisfactory ex- planation exists, the ratepayers are entitled to be put in possession of it. The rates are paid here, as elsewhere, by the sweat of the rate- payer's brow and to the Council the ratepayer looks for just and economical disbursement. We have given our opinion of the transaction in understandable language. We have described it as a public scandal, believing that Mr Hughes and his subordinates would have been well paid for the work done with a fourth of the money now standing to their credit. The public will await with interest the explanation of this apparently inexplicable enigma.
DISTRICT NEWS. CADOXTON. MATINEE.—On Wednesday afternoon in last week the pupils of Miss Small, Bell Vue School, Cadoxton, gave a matmee at the Mis-ion Room, Iddesli-igh-street. The pupils were accompanied by their parents and frienos, aud the gathering proved a most enjoyable one. EXCAVATORS' SOCIETY.-On Easter Monday the annual conference of the National Excavators' S ciety took place at the Navvy Mission, Weston Hill. Amongst those in attendance were Colonel Picton Turbervi 1, the Hon. and Rev Robert Grims-t ne, London, and other gentlemen. The Rev Canon Allen, M.A., Porthkerry, was to have pi eached the annual sermon previous to the con- ference, which he has done for several years, but his place was filled by the Rev R. Grimstone, and deep ngret was expressed at the death of the worthy Ca, on. A meeting of a devotional charac- ter was held in the evening. IT IS CERTAINLY A FACT that all kinds on Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, Perscmally Repaired on the Premises none too Difficult; noue too small. Try one of my Noted 8s 6d Watches, with 12 months' written guarantee sent post free of receipt of P.O.O. All kinds of Musical Instru- ments, strings, &.c., Stocked. A. J. PRATT, Practical Watchmaker and Jeweller, 94, Main- street, Cadoxton. GEORGE F. HASKINS, Upholsterer and Polisher, 72, Main-street, Cadoxton-Barry, late in the em- ploy of Howell and Co., Cardifi. All kinds of Furniture made and re-made to order. Dining and Drawing Room Suites re-covered from 35s. Spring Mattresses and Hair or Wool overlays made and re-made on the shortest notice. All kinds of Carriage Trimming by experienced workmen. N.B.—Orders by post promptly attended to. BARRY DOCK. BANKRUPTCY.—A sitting of the Cardiff Bank. ruptcy Court was held on Thursday in last week (before Mr Registrar Langley). The case of Thomas Bullock Crundall, ironmonger, Holton- road, Barry Dock, which stood adjourned from the last court, agiin came on for hearing. Mr Harry Cousins, who appeared for the trustee, said the letter was now satisfied, and the examination was closed. THE BARRY DISTRICT COUNCIL is a go-ahead body, but Mr E. JONES, of the Central Stores, Holton- road, Barry Dock, has resolved to keep in front of them by supplying the inhabitants of Barry, Barry Dock, and Cadoxton districts with the Highest- class Piovisions at the loweat possible prices. FATAL ACCIDENT.—Just before midnight on Monday last, a labourer named Fred Bessant (32), died at the Accident Ho-pital, Kingsland-crescent, Barry Dock, as a result of injuries received whilst at w 01 k on the new Graving Dock at Barry, on Sunday week. The accident was reported in these columns at the time, the base of deceased's skull being fractured through some belting slipping from awheel. Dr O'Donnell attended the injured man. whose recovery appeared hopeless since the time of the accident. Deceased was a single man, and lodged at Burlington-street. INQUEST.—On Saturday last, at Barry Dock Police Court, Mr E. B. Reece, district coroner, conducted an inquiry into the death of Arthur Wylheim, a Russian seaman, who fell down the hold of the sailing ship Igemaing," lying at Barry Dock, the previous Thursday. The evidence showed t'le deceased was covering up one of the hatches, when a board on which lie was standing collapsed, and he was precipitated into the hold. On beinj picked up he was found to be dead, his neck having been broken. A verdict of "Acci- dental death" A as returned. SUNDAY DRINKING.—Late on Sunday night Pol ce-con-table R H. Thomas with Police-ser- ceanr Gill and Police-con>tabl< s Harries and Dalies. made a raid upon the Wyodhatn Club and Insti- tute, Ho ton-road, Barry Dock, of which a man named Smith is manager. After a careful investi- ya i n into the Lona-fid, 9 uf the in-titution, the offict r- s ized the whole of the beer and spirits on the premises, and a prosecution will follow in due couise. BARRY. No TICKET. -At Bridgend Police-court on Satur- day last John Cherry, of Barry, labourer, was fined f2 for travelling on the Great Western Railway without a ticket. GARDENERS AND ALLOTMENT-HOLDERS are re- commended to apply for my Seed Catalogue for 1898. Sprciality iu Seeds always fresh. Cata. logues free.W. R. HOPKINS, Pharmaceutical Chemist, 88, High-street, Barry. BARRY UNlTED CHOIR.—This choir, which carried off half the prize at the Barry Easter Monday Eisteddfod, intends again competing at the Porth Eisteddfod on Whit Monday. The test piece again will be Achieved is the glorious wol k, and the conductor and secretary, Messrs D. Farr and lestyn Jones respectively, urge upon the members to attend practices regularly. The choir "ill also proceed to Bridgend the first Mon- day in June, where a substantial prize is offered for the same chorus, while the Glee Society, also conducted by Mr Farr, will compete in the male voice competition, the tfesL piece being The Beleaguered."