BARRY. QUOIT CLUB.—The return match with Cardiff Quoit Club, which was to have been played at Cardiff on Saturday is unavoidably postponed till the 24th instant. VISITORS.—Mr David Davies, Mr Edward Davies, and Mr Archibald Hood visited the dock works this week, accompanied by Mr John Robin- son, resident engineer. OPENINO OF THB BARRY DOCK.-To thoroughly appreciate auspicious occasion, and its attendant privileges, what fh" n "i0,e desirable than a Clear Head, Healthy Body, and tne General System in Good Trim t A teaspoonful, night and inorning.of HOPKINS' CAMBRIAN SALINE secures these blessings. It relieves Headache, Biliousness, Indigestion, and Liver Com- plaints, resulting in New Life, Health, Strength, and Energy. ^rice Is. per bottle.—Sole Proprietor, W. R. HOPKINS, M.P.S., dispensing and Family Chemist Vere-street, Cadoxton-Barry 'opposite Post Office and National Bank of Wales).
PENARTH AND COGAN. THE FORTHCOMING ATHLETIC SPORTS AT PEN- a&TH.—On Wednesday, the 21st inst., the third ^ftual athletic meeting, under the auspices of the ^enarth Cricket Club, will be held, under the laws Itn.d rules of the A.A.A. About £ 25 will 'be PSered in prizes, and the entries are already pour- in most encouragingly. The hon. sees, are ^lessrs A. H. Lee, 32, Windsor-terrace, and Fred. Morgan, Woodland House, both of Penarth, froln the latter of whom forms of entries may be obtained. The sports will comprise the following events :—One-mile handicap (open), i-mile handi- Cap (open), 120 yards handicap flat (open), 120 Yards handicap football race (confined to Penarth), 120 yards handicap hurdles (open), 120 yards obstacle race (open), and 120 yards three-legged face (open). Given fine weather the sports should be a great success. Some of the best amateurs of the district will be present. The band of the Penarth Artillery Volunteers, under the leadershp of Mr P. Draper, will play selections during the afternoon, and, after the sports, will play for dancing. GARDEN ALLOTMENTS AT CO(IAN.-The com- mittee appointed at the recent meeting held in Cogan Schools, to approach Lord Windsor WIth a view of obtaining land for garden allot- ments, waited on Mr Snell, the estate agent, last week. A field situated at the rear of Cogan Row, and the field at the top of Pill-street, were Elected, and Mr Snell met the deputations' re- quest in a very kind and prompt manner. The above fields will be proportioned out, and a small corrimittee elected to take the entire management Of the affair. The rent charged will be about 3d perch, thus placing a plot of ground within reach of every working man. Next year, the -torticultural Society propose to hold their show at the end of July, and taking into consideration the fact that so many will have gardens, even greater success should attend their efforts than is expected this year. We will remind our readers that the entries for the flower show close on Friday, the 23rd inst. Entry forms may be obtained of the secretary or any of the committee. ELECTRIC LICHT AT PENARTH DOCK.—Messrs J. B. Saunders and Company have been instructed to thoroughly light Penarth Dock with electricity. The whole of the dock and tips will be illuminated by lights of 2,000 candle power each. Each tip will contain four lights—two fixed and two oveable. The latter are for use at the ships' ""hile loading or discharging. It is evident th 'a^ Vale Company intend doing all in eir power to keep pace with their formidable J Barry- May the trade be sufficient for °h Company to pay a good dividend.
HAFOD. CLUB OUTING.—The members of the Benefit ij^iety Lodge held at the Britannia Inn had Jteir annual feast on Saturday, the 3rd inst. At •30 p.m. they formed into a piocession, and pai- red the main streets of Hafod and Porth, headed hy the Cymmer Colliery Brass Band (conductor Mr Martyn.) At 5.30 they returned to their lodge room, and sat down to a splendid spread, provided by Hostess Davies.
COWBRIDGE. THE MARKET.—The market on Tuesday was fairly wfll attended. Fat cattle sold at 7d: cows and calves, £ 14 to £ 18; sheep, 8± to 9d; lambs, °id to 10d; store pigs. 58s to 40s; porkers, 9s 6d to 10s per score. POLICE COURT. This court was held on Tuesday last, when the following cases were heard -.—False Pretence.—James Day, of no fixed abode, was charged with obtaining money by false Pretences from Mrs Jane Carter, and was sent to §>aol for 14 days with hard labour. Axxanlt: y^illiam Jenkins and Richard Jenkins, both of llantwit Major, labourers, were fined £ 1 each costs for assaulting Rees John, of the same Wace.
RAMBLING NOTES. [BY "GRUMBLER."] 1 was on the Common on Sunday last, but did 9t see the police. It is well the usual visitors I1* not know me, as I heard them talking strongly "lynch law." Beware! "There's a chiel tnong ye "taking notes, and faith he'll print fiiain Your correspondent Sanitas" has deprived e of a "grumble." I do not bear him any tnhce. but am willing to supply corroborative Evidence. Wanted Perfumers to keep away from Cadoxton-Barry We have a special perfume, manufactured in the town, consisting of decomposed vegetable and anImal matter, which we supply gratis to all. If any one wants a supply let him take a walk on a Wa,rm day to the bottom of Vere-street, thence nder the railway bridge and along the Barry- f°ad and if he does not cry enough before he "'1\8 gone one hundred yards, then I will venture say his nasal organ is sadly out of repair. n W, owing to the embankment all the stench the town side must rise above the level of the Sses before it can escape, and J ^J*ited with malarial fever, and it. «:Sequences, we must thank provi en those who are responsible for keep g ains open. at» neither an engineer or an iddicated th 11' still, I think I know enough to say that it Ooo money spent on "disinfectants" (which are asionally used) was expended in paying a few clean the drain out, it would have a healfu better effect, and conduce more to the Me»o i °.* the town. Will those in authority e take the matter up ?
SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST AN OLD MAN AT PONTYPRIDD. A prominent figure has disappeared from the postal stage at Pontypridd. An old man who has served the post office for the long period of 25 years has been arrested on the charge of stealing articles, the property of the General Post Office. Much regret is felt at the incident, because the accused is a man of apparently religous profes- sions, and was much respected as a faithful public servant. The circumstances are as follow -At Pontypridd police-court on Wednesday,Zorobabel Prodger, 56 years of age, employed as a rural postman at Pontypridd, was charged with steal- ing a package containing half a sovereign, a four-shilling piece, and 60 penny postage stamps, the property of the Postmaster-General. Mr E. C. Spickett appeared for the prosecution. It appears that numerous complaints had recently been made to the postal officials in respect to missing letters and packages, in consequence of which a police-officer in connection with the Gen- eral Post-Office, London, forwarded an envelope containing the stolen articles to the postmaster at Pontypridd, to be sent to Miss K. Bluntish,. Colhagh Villa, Church Lane, Llantwit Major, Glamorganshire. The parcel was posted on the 7th instant from outside the box at Pontypridd by Mr C. McMurray, assistant in the office. On the following morning, at half-past four, a large number of parcels and newspapers and letters, amongst which was the particular package, were submitted to the prisoner for examination. The letters for prisoner's delivery were invariably assorted by the clerks. The package for Miss Bluntish, which was seen in the prisoner's hand, should have been thrown by him to a mis-sent box, as the place to which it was addressed was not within this district. On the following day prisoner was arrested by the Post-office constable, and the match box and the money and stamps were found upon him. In reply to the charge by the bench, prisoner replied he had nothing to say. —Prisoner was then charged with stealing a package containing a silk pocket handkerchief, a pair of men's socks, and 18 postage stamps, and addressed to Mr J. Megson, Curriers' Arms, Llantwit Major, Glamorganshire. The parcel was made up by William Edward Howson, an official of the General Post Office, and handed to P. C Butler at Cardiff. The package was posted at Pontypridd. On the 8th inst. P.C. Butler, accompanied by Mr Howson and Sorgeant Mc- Donald, Pontypridd, went to prisoner's house, McDonald found the missing articles in the bed- room at the foot of the bed.—Prisoner reserved his offence. He was committed for trial at the assizes.
OUT AND ABOUT. Being out and about this week, I learnt that two young men from Cadoxton-Barry lately vis- ited Penarth with the view of meeting two young ladies whose affections they craved. The young ladies were not reciprocal, conseQuently on the occasion of the young men's second visit, this week, they found the "big brother" of the fair young damsels also out and about, and they there fore returned home—"sadder but wiser men."
AN ITEM OF INTEREST TO RHONDDA COLLIERS. At Olderbury, on Wednesday, 22 miners were ordered to pay damages for refusing to work on Bank Holiday, it being held that they could not play" then unless by arrangement with the employers.
JUST A LITTLE FUN. The average size of an American family, accord* ing to statistics, is 4 13. The fraction probably stands for the old man. CONVALESCENT.—" Doctor, how much do I owe you for saving my life ?" Doctor: Sixty dollars." Convalescent: Sixty dollars (with an air of conviction) it ain't worth it." A HUMAN ICEBERG.—" So she cost you all that money ? Why, the girl must be made of ice cream by this time." Ned "I guess you're right. She is a Boston girl and a regular freezer her- self. A SYMPHONY IN RED. Mrs Honeymoon: Algernon, dear, I wish you would put on your red necktie for dinner." Mr Honeynoon "Why, my love?" Mrs Honeymoon: "Because we are to have radishes, tomatoes, strawberries and claret. Uncle Clearwater (noted temperance apostle, on a visit to his nephew, looking out of the parlour window): What a tine building that is across the way Nephew Yes, yes but the owner built it out of the blood, the ashes and groans of his fellow men out of the grief of crying children and the woe of wailing women. Uncle C.: Ah rum seller, of course Yes, yes Nephew: Oh, no; he's a dentist."
"GOOD-BYE." [BY RED ROSE.] "Good-bye" is an expression which falls upon our ears very frequently. Well, good-bye, mate," is the parting phrase of the navvy, as ho leaves us to engage in great undertakings at Manchester, Buenos Ayres, and elsewhere. Good-bye, Captain," say the dock officials and workmen, as the skipper sails away from his moorings, bound for a far distant land. Good- bye has frequently fallen on my ears of late in Penarth. As is well-known, our esteemed rector, the Rev. C. Parsons, M.A., R.D., is leaving us after a residence in our midst of 26 years. When Mr Parsons came to Penarth there were about 70 houses now we have a large town, boasting of huge docks, public buildings, &c. It often occurs to me that many people use the expression Good-bye" without a real knowledge of its meaning. The term is a contracted form of "God be with you," and is thus a most appropriate form of address at parting. On Sunday last, the rector preached his "Good-bye," or farewell," sermon to a large congregation at St. Augustine's Church. The service was full choral, and most of the responses being in the minor key the effect was very grand and suited to the occasion. Mr Parsons selected for his text the 11th verse of the last chapter of St. Paul's Second Epistle to the Corinthians-" Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace and the God of love and peace shall be with you." The following is a summary of the reverend gentleman's discourse :—" My dear friends, I cannot exactly tell what St. Paul felt when he uttered these words but in parting, as I am, from a dear flock, I can fully appreciate his feelings. We will divide the text into six clauses. 1st. Be perfect. This simply means be thorough, be consistent, be entire do not be impartial, or imperfect. Let the whole of our lives be endued with the principles of the gospel. Let us en- deavour to live up to the standard of Christ—the perfect man-then we shall be complete in Him. During the past 25 years I have tried honestly and sincerely, although perhaps, imperfectly, to set before you Christ crucified. Brethren, live in Christ; never let evening come without a thought of the Saviour. 2nd. Be of yood comfort. Com- fort one another. There is a great deal in this world to trouble us. David was not free from trouble. The Sunday School teacher is not free from it frequently, they get discouraged with the difficulties that arise. Trust in God. He will supply all our needs. If He removes one, He will raise up others. Comfort ye one another. May our Lord Jesus Christ comfort your hearts, and establish you in one mind. 3rd. Be of one mind. Live in unity. There has been dissension in the past. The devil takes a delight in sowing the seeds of strife and dissension but I pray you, "Let brotherly love continue." Bear with each other. May the spirit of charity guide you in all your meetings and intercourse. Let there be no halting be decided be earnest and zealous for the sake of the souls Jesus died to save. Be staunch, steady, and loyal in the truth of the Master. 4th. Live in Peace. The gospel is a gospel of peace. Christ is the Prince of Peace and the Christian is a follower of the Prince of Peace. However, we cannot and dare not have peace at any price. Do not sacrifice your princi- ples for peace. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, and then you will dwell together in peace. 6th. The God of Lore. This is the tenderest of all Gods. He is nearer and dearer than anything earthly; nearer than a brother, tenderer than a mother's love. Earthly loves are precious, but God's love compared with man's is an ocean unfathomed. 6th. Farewell. Now I bid you an affectionate and sincere farewell. When I can no longer see you, I will think of you and pray for you. Farewell, in temporal blessings if God wills it But if the good things of this earth be denied you, do not fret and repine. Farewell, in spiritual things May Christ dwell in you richly and abundantly. May we rejoice together at the close of our journey. May we be able to join each other then. Now to Him who hath loved us and kept us be honour, and glory, and power, for ever and ever."—The new rector, we understand, the Rev. Sweet-Escott, will take up his residence in Penarth at once.
THE PILOTAGE QUESTION AT BARRY DOCK. CARDIFF PILOTS "CHUCKLE UNDER." The Western Mail says :—" It is satisfactory to learn that the friction Which existed between the Barry Dock and Railways" Company and the Cardiff pilots is now gradually wearing off. Taking advantage of the powers vested in them, the Cardiff Pilotage Board have licensed their pilots for Barry, and since the opening of the dock at that place the Cardiff men, we understand, have given satisfaction. When the Barry Pilotage Board is formed there will be, of course, a ques- tion of rates to be settled, but the Cardiff pilots do not anticipate that any serious difficulties will arise. Now that the right is over the Barry Company will probably consider that it will be to their own interests to license Cardiff pilots in preference to thos from more distant Channel ports.
-=- RECOGNITION SERVICES AT DINAS POWIS. On Monday last special services were held at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Dinas Powis, in connection with the induction of the Rev Thomas R. Lloyd, late of C i.vbridge, to the pastorate of the church worshipi ng thereat. The congrega- tions at both meetings v> e;v numerous, and the utmost good feeling ai.d <••* -ality were shown by all toward new min- At the afternoon meeting the chair was oCUJ r d by the Rev J. W. Matthews, Cadoxton-Barry and suitable ad- dresses were delivered by i-re rev. president, to- gether with the following deacons of the church :—Messrs J. Morgan, Edward John, William Harries, and John Howells. The Rev T. R. Lloyd also spoke, and expressed the hope that the Divine blessing would rest upon his labours in his new connection. The charge to the new pastor was read by the Rev Ebenezer Rees, of Bryntirion, Llantwit-Fardre, in Welsh and that to the church by the Rev J. Pugh, of Clifton- street, Roath, Cardiff, both of which were of an impressive character, the Rev E. Rees dwelling with considerable fervour upon the Rev Mr Lloyd's geniality, high religious character, and godliness. He had known him for many years, and he was glad to be afforded an opportunity of testifying to the sterling qualities which he possessed as a Chris- tian minister. At the close of the afternoon service a tea meeting was held at the National Schoolroom, which had kindly been placed at the disposal of the Methodist friends on the occasion by the Rev Canon Edwards, Major-General Lee, and the other members of the school committee, to whom the deacons desire to return their warmest thanks. About 200 persons partook of tea, and this portion of the day's proceedings was of a cheerful character. Amongst those who pre- sided at the tables were Mrs and Miss John, Mrs Miles, Mrs Harry, and other ladies, who were readily assisted by Messrs David Edwards, John Morgan, Thomas John, William Harry, and John Howells (who, as secretary of the church, was very active on Monday in discharging so efficiently the various obligations which de- volved dpon him). The evening meeting was opened by the Rev J. W. Matthews, and the preachers were the Revs J. Pugh (in English) and E. Rees (in Welsh). We are desired to state that the Sunday services at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in future will be conducted in Welsh in the morning, and in English in the evening. The Rev J. Morgan Jones, of Pembroke-terrace, Car- diff, was announced to officiate at the services on Monday, but was unable to be present. Substan- tial collections were made at the close cf each meeting.
DISTINGUISHED VISITORS TO BARRY DOCK. Lord and Lady Windsor, with his lordship's two sisters and father-in-law, visited the Barry Dock on Monday afternoon. They were conveyed in a special carriage, and were accompanied by Mr R. Forrest (Lord Windsor's agent) and Mr R. Evans (general manager of the dock company).
VOLUNTEE^TNTELLIGENCE. No. 18 BATTERY. 1ST GLAMORGAN ARTILLERY VOLUN- TEERS' BATTERY ORDERS. Cadoxton, 16th AUfl., 1889. Parades for the ensuing week as under — Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Carbine and Company Drill. Tuesday and Thursday, Squad Drill. Hour of Parade-7.30 to B. 30 p. m. All Memljers are particularly requested to attend at the Pic-nic Hall, on Tuesday evening, the 20th instant, at 7.30 p.m., for the purpose of being sworn in by the Battery Commanding Officer (Captain J. J. Handcock). By Order (Signed), J. J. HANDCOCK, Captain commanding 18th Battery, 1st Glamorganshire Artillery Volunteers.
RHONDDA AND SWANSEA BAY RAILWAY. The directors will recommend, subject to final audit, that a dividend at the rate of li per cent. per annum be declared for the past half-year on the ordinary share capital of the company, carry- ing forward a balance of L336,
MID-RHONDDA JOTTINGS. [BY CITIZI',N.] The air is full of murder—trials of murder by poison—while the fearful Whitechapel and Thames atrocities are f-Lill unsolved How sad it is that there should be such crimes in a Christian land. When one reads of the horrid and refined murders of civilisation, which I thought were limited to novels of the "Lucretia" Lytton type, but, alas too real one is almost compelled to ask if the saints and angels are sleeping, that such crimes should happen V It is now almost as in the reign of King Stephen, when the barons committed such atrocities, that the common people, as the Saxon chronicle avers, said that the saints were sleeping. The May brick case, even in Mid- Rhoudda, as in all the country, has excited the deepest attention. Personally, while believing in my heart of hearts that Mrs Maybrick is not guiltless, still, I say,-that the evidence tendered leaves room for doubt, and I wish the English law admitted of the middle course of not proven," a verdict which in Scotch law admits of further trial whtn further evidence is forthcoming, the stigma remaining on the accused person, where the evidence is strong, until such accused can clear himself. Mr Wilkie Collins' novel "The Law and the Lady is founded on a verdict of Not proven." -if But what has the Maybrick case to do with the Rhondda ? Well, it has this much to do with the Rhondda. It leads one to think that, considering the teeming thousands of the Rhondda—rough Rhondda, rude Rhondda, as it is generally termed—that, as I said before, considering the large population, in many cases consisting of drunken immigrants, and men of pugilistic ten- dencies, the annals of the Rhondda show little of murder. One case in Treherbert, where the man was caught almost red-handed, and one or two more, if I am not at fault, do not make a heavy record, but I want to refer to one particu- lar case. It was on a Sunday night in December that a young woman name Jane Lewis started to go to evening service. She was a servant at Ty'ntyla Farm, near Penrhys Uchaf, and instead of attending, as was her wont, divine service, she found death, cruel death, in a wood—death at a time when most others were either enjoying their evening Sabbath rest, or offering up their vesper hymns of praise at their respective places of worship. Alas her dead body only was found, and a razor alongside. Her fellow farm-servant, who was supposed to have done the foul deed, as a rejected lover, was tried but acquitted, there being insufficient evidence. She was buried at Tonyrefail Methodist Chapel, where a stone column marks her resting place, and bearing the following remarkable inscription In memory of Jane, daughter of Isaac & Selina Lewis, of Tynycoed, in the parish of Llanilid, who, on the Lord's Day, December 2nd, 1862, probably fell by a cruel hand at Tyntyla Farm, 23 years of age.. Though her blood is hitherto unavenged, attention is is directed to the day when light will have shone on the mysterious occurrence, and guilt accorded its just reward." Canys Duw a ddwg bob gweithred i farn, a phob peth dirgel, pa un bynag a fyddo da neu drwg.—Preg. xii, 14. Daw etto, brawf difattal-.tr furniwr Er ei farnu cystal, Daw'r dienydd, dydd i'w ddal, Byw yw Duw bia dial." Such is the "In memoriam of the victim. The englyn is by Arwystl, of Penygraig. I will only add that the Tyntyla farm murder is only like too many more modern ones, where the perpetrators are undiscovered. Last week the compositor made a mistake re Alaw Goch's couplet. I give them again :— Diag-gwch ben y druggist, A ffwywch y ffol y ffyst. One wrong letter in Welsh alliteration spoils it. And now to a more congenial theme than murder —the brilliant scholastic success of Mr Rowland Moses Rowlands, son of Mr M. R. Rowlands, Danygraig House, Penygraig. At the early age of 20 he has passed the final LL.B. examination in law. Those only who know the magnitude of the work can appreciate what passing an LL. B. examination is. Mr Rowlands is an example of what sure foundation an elementary school can give a scholar, he having first been grounded in the elementary by Alderman Jones Griffiths, at Penygraig School. Thence he went to Mr Terry, Cardiff, and afterwards to Cambridge. Mr M. R. Rowlands is manager of the Penygraig Coal Com- pany, and is a member of the Llantrisant School Board, having prior to this been a member of the most important school board in Wales tl)e Ystradyfodwg School Board. If the elementary schools can be such good stepping-stones to University honours, our boards ought to have the very best men in them, and it will pay the com- munity to give good salaries to retain good masters, remembering the schools were intended to give efficient education to the schclars, and not merely regard each scholar as a money-earning unit. Next week f hope to have more to say on this subject.
THE SALVATION ARMY. SALVATIONISTS V. THE DRINK. The Burgomaster in Kempson, Holland, sets a good example. The publicans, it seems, had arranged for a skeleton procession in opposition to the Army, and hoped thus to cause a riot and stop the work. The authorities, however, were equal to the occasion, and issued a notice that every public house was to close at six o'clock in the evening; consequently the Salvation Army Barrrcks were fuller than ever. ANOTHER SALVATIONIST" SELF- DENIAL WEEK. General Booth has appointed the week begin- ning the 29th of next month, and ending the 5th October, as a week of self-denial among Salvation- ists all over the world, in order that the savings which result from this term of self-abnegation may be devoted to the work of the army. In a letter which he has addressed to Salvationists and their supporters he says :—" Last year's self-denial campaign was a triumph beyond all question," and claims amongst the givers publicans, roughs, rowdi s, and the police." He continues "Henceforth we shall have a yearly self-denial week. We are led up to this by sheer necessity. With the extension of our battle-field the need for special financial support becomes greater every day. It must be so. The war that does not re- quire money is no war at all. Against us are arrayed all the powers of earth and hell, with the chief devil of all in command, and no contrivance that oan be invented, no economies that can be practised, and no alliances that can be made, will enable us to fight these foes in dead, grim earnest, without money, and a great deal of it." The General describes the progress of the salvation war at home and abroad. He was cheered by his recent visit to France at the crowded meetings held and conversions effected in the new hall in the very centre of gay, grand, fashionable Paris. Despite persecution and imprisonments in Switzer- land, the army had now in that country forty corps and 1400fficers. From Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Belgium, America, Canada, India, South Africa, and Australasia came gratifying accounts of the progress of the army. In conclusion the General says We cannot much longer hold back from Japan and South Ameiica and Spain. Officers are already in training for Finland. In the very nature of things we must go forward to the uttermost en of the earth."
EXCESS OF ENTHUSIASM. There is a genuine enthusiast for sport some- where in the neighourhood of Amoy. He writes to the Amoy Ga.zette complaining of two gentle- men for killing tigresses. The fact that one of them had killed a native, and was the terror of the villagers "has "he says "little weight with us. A sport which is beginning to be worth following" will be spoiled, adds this mighty hunter, if unseasonable tigicide is to be permitted. In fact, he wants a close season for tigers. When the tigers like to establish a close season for "natives" it will be possible to consider the other question. ]
RECHABITES AND FOOTBALL. j I At the Rechabite Conference just held at I Nottingham a delegate from North Lonsdale district moved that if any member of the order 1 should be incapable of following his employment through injuries sustained at cricket or football he should not be entitled to receive any sick pay for such injuries. He contended that those games which were formerly recreations had become pro- fessions, and were in many cases dangerous. Football found no defenders, but there was a strenuous opposition to cricket being included in the rule, and consequently it was passed as only applying to football.
CORRESPONDENCE. [The Editor desires to state that he does not necessarily i-e- rocate the opinions expressed by corn loiulents. ]
THE LOCAL BOARD COMMITTEE MEETINGS. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." Sir,—Allow me, Mr Editor, to state that I, as well as many other ratepayers, agree with your correspondent, Ratepayer," that the committee meetings of the Local Board ought to be thrown open to reporters. £23,000 is only a small sum to spend for a proper system of sewerage, and it would interest many ratepayers to know how the Public Works Committee of the Local Board have arrived at this sum. Keep" pegging away," Mr Editor, and you will eventually gain admission into the "secret meetings," and will confer a blessing on the ratepayers of Barry, Cadoxton, Merthyr Dovan, and Sully, by reporting the pro- ceedings in your valuable paper. I enclose my card, and am, Yours, &c., Cadoxton, ANOTHER RATEPAYER. August 13, 1889.
PROPOSED EXTENSION OF CADOXTON- BARRY SCHOOLS. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEW- Sir,—Permit me to invite the attention of the Cadoxton ratepayers to the question of school accommodation at Cadoxton, and the proposed extension of the school buildings. It is a fact fairly well known that for the last two years there have been more children outside the Board Schools in Cadoxton-Barry than in it-that is to say, more children unprovided for, in the way of school accommodation, than are provided for by che Board. The present Board has been in existence for two years and nine months, and, practically, they have done absolutely nothing to cope with the increased school accommodation rendered necessary by the increased, and increas- ing, population. The present school buildings on Cadoxton Common only afford accommoda- tion for about 300 children, and there are in Cad- oxton at least 900 children at the present time who ought to be in school, 600 of whom cannot be admitted for want of accommodation I To meet the demand for further accommodation what do we find the Board doing ? In one word, "Nothing." It is true they are conducting cor- respondence with the agent of the Wenvoe Castle Estate with a view of getting an additional grant of land on Codoxton Common for the ex- tension of the present school, but to one who follows the Board's proceedings closely it is evident that the members are determined to let the negotiations drag on until the Board is out of office in November next, and let the new Board face the large question of providing the necessary accommodation for the present and future population. It is high time for the ratepayers of Cadoxton to bring pressure to bear on the School Board to provide for the educational wants of the district of Cadoxton-Barry without delay. With your kind permission, Mr Editor, I will peruse this subject further in your next issue. Yours, &c., Cadoxton-Barry, STANFORD. Auguust 10, 1889.
THE STATE OF IDDESLEIGH STREET. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." Sir,—Have you ever walked through Iddesleigh- Street, Cadoxton ? I think you have not, or you would have used your pen to call the atten- tion of some authority or other to its condition. It is destined to be one of the mest important streets in the town of Cadoxton, but still it is one of the most neglected. Neglected did I say ? No, it has never been properly made. The fact is, no stone had been seen on the road for centuries until the day before the opening of the dock, when the procession committee very wisely spent a sovereign or two to put some stones there to make the road passable. Soon after this we find gangs of men opening up the road again to lay down gas pipes, and with the heavy showers of rain that fell last week, we now find the road as bad as ever. What shall we, who have to go through daily, do to get the road put once in a proper state of repair ? Our Local Board has been in existence for more than a year, but it has not even attempted to do anything to improve any of our streets. Can you advise us, sir, how to proceed to compel, if possible, some authority or other to improve the streets of Cadoxton gene- rally, and Iddesleigh Street in particular ? August 14, 1889. MCADAM.
THE BURIAL BOARD AUDITORS. To the Editor oj flic "BARRY DOCK NEWS." Sir,—I note that the Cadoxton Vestry have appointed two ratepayers to audit the accounts of the Burial Board for the last year. I recollect the same thing was done last year, but I do not recollect seeing or hearing anything about the result of such audit. If the audit was a genuine one, why did not the auditors make a re- port to the vestry, on whose behalf they we appointed to do duty ? Perhaps, with your permission, Mr Editor, Mr Benjamin Lewis and Mr John Spickett will give their report in your columns. It would be inter- esting to many ratepayers, and to Your obedient servant, Cadoxton, A. B. C. August 13, 1889.
CADOXTON PARISH. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." Sir,—It appears from your report of the vestry meeting held at Cadoxton-Barry Board Schools last Thursday, that this Parish has been for some time without an assistant-overseer, and that at the present time it is without a vestry clerk. Perhaps, you, sir, or some of your readers, may give us some information as to the duties of asistant- overseers and vestry clerks, and explain the ad- vantages and disadvantages to a parish of possessing or not possessing such officers. By so doing many will derive information, besides, Cadoxton-Barry, A NEW RESIDENT. August 12, 1889.
OUR POSTAL SERVICE. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." Sir,—Now that a new postmaster has been appointed for Cardiff and district, it is our duty, as inhabitants of Cadoxton and Barry, to agitate for a much better postal service than we have now. What we are now accommodated with is not worthy of a district with one third of the population that we possess. A district with a population of 10,000 to 12,000 and only one delivery of letters The leaders of the people must be sleeping over this matter. Cannot we get a public meeting to arouse public opinion, and invite our worthy Member of Parliament, our County Councillor, our Guardians of the different parishes, and our Local Boards, to move in this matter ? Surely, Mr Editor, you can do some- thing to help the district to get a better postal service. You advise us to agitate for the admis- sion of the press to the committee meetings of the Local Board, but it is of far greater importance that we should agitate for a more convenient postal service. What, with the excellent service of passenger trains provided by the Barry Com- pany, we ought to get at least four deliveries of letters, and four despatches daily, the last to be as late as eight o'clock. If I may be allowed to be personal, I beg to appeal to Mr Councillor Meggitt to convene a public meeting at Cad- oxton-Barry, on an early day, to consider this question. Yours, &c., August 14, 1889. LETTER WRITER.
HINTS FOR THE HOME. ORANGE-PEEL, wli-n thoroughly dried or baked, in » capital thing for lighting fires it burns fiercely and gives out an intense heat. Milk will remove ink from Hren or coloured mus- lins when acids would be ruin u S"č-k the spot until it is very faint, then rub and rinse ill cold water. PRESERVING FRUIT WITHOUT SUGAR. Californians have a method of preserving fruit without sugar, so that it wit! kecps-uud and fresh for years. The recipe is as follows :-Fill clean, dry. wide-mouthed bottles with fresh, sound fruit; add nothing, not even watt-i. lie "un: that the fruit is well and closely packed in, and ram the corks—of best quality — tightly down into the neck of the bottles untllleyel with the j;h\ss. Now tie the corks down tightly with strong twine and after putting the bottles into bags *i,aiid in a pan or boiler of cold water. Let the water reach not (I it, to the shoulder of the bottles. Let the fire be uimlerate, and bring the water to boiling. H(Jii gently for 10 minutes, remove from the fire, and allow all to cool. FRUIT SKINS TXmcKSTir. That the rind, or "skin," of al! fruit is more or less indigestible is a fact that should ii(,t be f,,rzotten. The edibie part of fruit is pecitli:;r]y tlelicate, and liable to rapid decolIJI" so,ion II exposed to the atmosphere it is, th» r< ii.ie a I -:e, provision of nature to place a strong a. (i impervious coating over it, as a protection against accident, and r to prevent insect enemies from destroying the seed within. The skin of plums is womh ifnliy stmi^ com- pared with its thickness, and re»:istx the adion ot water and many solvents in a remarkable manner. If net thoroughly masticated befoie taken into the stomach, this skin is rarely, if ever, dissolved by the gastric juice. In some cases, pieces of it adhere to the coats of the stomach as wet. paper clings to bodies causing more or less disturbance or inconvenience. Raisins and dried currants are particularly trouble- some in this way, and If.Hot chopped up before cook- ing, should be thoroughly chewed before swallowing. If a dried currant passes into the stomach whole, it it never digested at all.—Popvt/<r Srinice. N'nvs. TABLE OF M FAS UK res AM) WEIGHTS. Housekeepers will find a copy of this useful, pasted over their baking-table 4 saltspoonfuls = 1 teaspoenfal. 3 teaspoonfuls = 1 tab'espoonful. 4 tablespoonfuls = h cup. 2 gills = 1 cup. 2 cups = 1 pint. i 2 pints = 1 quart. 4 quarts = 1 gallon. 4 cups flour = 1 pound. 2 cups sugar = 1 3 cups meal = 1 1 cup solid butter = 1 pound. 1 heaping tablespoonful butter = 2 ounces. 1 sugar = 1 ounce. 1 tablespoonful liquid = ounce. OTf, This is the bsst poJisI >< > c. top.- of dining tables. Briore the application of h* po.:»|i, clean the table- top by washing it with turpentine so as com- pletely to eradicate any Main-, t.i grease tliat may be on it then clean this utii ou witli linen cloths. Dip a brush similar to a medium-sized painter's brush, or a piece of linen cloth, into some of the best cold-drawn linseed oil, and apply it to every part of the table-top or other article of furniture. Let the oil remain on for six or 12 hours, or more, taking care to guard it from dust. Then rub it with a clean woollen cloth for an hour-or more. As soon as it appears perfectly clean and dry, apply linen rubbers to remove any moisture that may be left on the surface. In three or foiir (litys repeat the appli- cation of oil as before and wheu this operation has been. performed about four times, before the oil is again applied, take a sponge with water blood warm, and wash the table-top all over wipe it quickly and dry it with linen cloths to ex- tract all dirt. The oil will have saturated the wood sufficiently to prevent the water from penetra- ting. The lustre may not come out so soon as may be expected, but by perseverance for a month, or perhaps two or three, the labour will be amply com- pensated by tne result. The polish will be brilliant and lasting it will bid defiance to stains from hot dishes, fruits, boiling water, and other liquids, and may be kept to its maximum of lustre with a very slight proportion of regular labour. This polish must not be used for rosewood, as it would render it too dark. IMPROVING OLD FURNITURE. Perhaps few of the many new fashions have more tended to make our homes pretty and fresh-looking with small expense than the new enamel paint now so largely used in every town and village. Old- fashioned chairs which have been long ruefully re- garded as being a disgrace to the room owing to their shabbiness, or altogether discarded and relegated to the attic regions, are made to look as good as new by an application of black or coloured enamel, and are once more restored to favour. An old-fashioned wooden mantelshelf becomes a thing of beauty, or, at any rate, of good apper. ranee, by the application of a coat of ivory-white enamel—if for a sitting-room i or of olive green if for a dining-room. Old brackets and corner cupboards, dark, shabby staircases, window sashes, basket work of all kinds, small tables, stools, can be pain tod with little expense and less trouble. Those dreadful old painted wooden rail-rack bedroom chairs, which were to be seen so often twenty or thirty years ago, look per- fectly artistic when painted black or blue, and up- holstered with cushions of cream and blue washing cretonne. A cover for the bed, with a frill round it to match the cushions and curtains, and a toilet cover of the same material would make any room look pretty. A mantel-border in subdued tints should be added, and curtains to correspond. In the summer these curtains can be partially drawn, and on the hearth between them an old-fashioned iron three- legged pot, painted terra-cotta, and containing a handsome palm or fine-foliaged plant, should be placed, and will give an air of finish to the room not to be attained by a more showy and perhaps expen- sive arrangement. « NICE DISJT RICH CURRANT CAKE.-Foti, cups of flour, one pound sugar, one pound butter, 12 eggs, half a tea- spoonful of baking powder, two teaspoonfuls essence of lemon, sixpence worth of orange and lemon peel mixed, sixpence worth of almonds, small cup of brandy, one pound currants, one pound raisins. Bake three hours. BEEFSTEAK PIE.-H&Ve the beef or rump steak cut into thin slices of about two and a half inches long and one and a-quarter wide. On each slice sprinkle a little finely-chopped kidney, a little finely-chopped onion, a little walnut pickle, and pepper and salt, and then roll up each fillet; sprinkle well with flour, and then fill the pie-dish with these little rolls add a little good gravy, and let the meat cook in the oven for about an hour, with a cover over the dish to prevent the top pieces of meat from be- coming hard. When the meat has been cooked, add a little more gravy, and then, when cold, cover with Euff-pastry and bake for an hour to an hour and a half. PLAIN SEED CAKE.—Rub four ounces of lard or butter into a pound of flour add five ounces ofaugar, half an ounce of carraway seeds, a teaspoonful of baking powder, a few drops of essence of lemon or some grated lemon peel, and a pinch of salt mix well; then beat up two eggs with one-third of a pint of milk add to the rest, and bake at once in a well-greased tin in a moderate oven (the heat should be greater at the commencement) until a skewer comes quite clean from the centre of the cake. For richer cakes, use more sugar and butter, and rather less milk. For very plain ones, less sugar and fat (dripping will do), and rather more milk. The mix- ture should not be "batter-like"; if made too soft the cake will be heavy. CBOUSTADES OF CHICKEN.—Pick the remains of a cold boiled chicken free from bones and skin, and pound thoroughly with a third of its quantity of white sauce, season with salt and pepper, and pass through a wire sieve place this puree in a stewpan with half a gill of cream, and work it over the fire with a wooden spoon until it is quite hot and light —if it should be too soft stir in the yolk of an egg; with half a gill of cream, and work it over the fire with a wooden spoon until it is quite hot and light —if it should be too soft stir in the yolk of an egg; fill the croustade case and cover the top with hard- boiled yolk of egg passed through a wire sieve, on which sprinkle a little chopped truffle or parsley garnish round with crisp fried parsley. For the cases Put on the slab two ounces of flour, make a well, and place in it the yolk of an egg and a pinch of salt; now mix into a smooth, elastic paste with cold water, roll out very thin, and cut as many rounds as possible with a good-sized plain cut- ter gather up the rough pieces of pastry and form them into a ball; now roll out one of the rounds of paste much thinner, and place it in the mould, dip the ball of dough into flour and press it into the lined mould, trim off the rough edges, remove the ball, and fill with rice that has been mixed with a third part of suet; fill as many croustades as are required, and bake them a 'erjr pale colour turn them out very carefully, as they easily break. The croustade moulds are round, not unlike the bottom of a teacup. DANISH PUDDING.-Pick over and wash one cupful of pearl tapioca, put it into the saucepan with a pint and a half of boiling water, cook one hour or until transparent, stir often, add one saltspoonful of salt, one-half a cupful of sugar, and one-half a tumbler of currant jelly, or any other jelly desired; stir until the jelly is all dissolved pour into a dish, and keep on ice serve very cold with sugar and cream. PYRAMID POUND CAKE.—Beat 10 eggs, cream a pound of sugar and a pound of butter together, mix with the eggs and sift in a pound of flour, with two leaspoonfuls of baking powder flavour with lemon; bake in a large square pan when cold cut. in pieces three inches long, and ice the top and sides, one piece pink and another white; place on a cake itand in a pyramid before' the icing is dry. Cran- tavj juice colours pink.
OPENING OF BARRY DOCKS.—For Ornamental Lettering for Mottoes, &c., go to MORnA BROTHERS,
J"A STEAMER IN COLLISION AT BARRY DOCK. On Monday the steamer Moliere, of Cardiff, owned by Messrs Gueret and Co., while entering the Barry Dock, collided with the pier ana slightly damaged some of her plates. She was entering at a good speed. The engines were stopped, but this would not reduce the speed sufficiently they were then reversed, and as soon as this was done the ship would not answer her helm, and swung round and collided with the western jetty, knocking the cast iron caps off the same, and also making a hole about 6 feet long in her port bow.
IMPORTANT VESTRY MEETING AT CADOXTON-BARRY. A vestry meeting was held on Thursday even. ing, at the Board Schools, Cadoxton-Barry, when there were present—Dr O'Donnell (in the chair), Messrs. B. Lewis, A. W. Newman, B. (i. Davies (solicitor), J. Barstow, C. Howe (assistant over- seer), J. J. Williams, L. Lewis, Johnson (Graving Dock), &c. PALMERSTOWX FOOTBRIDOE. The Chairman explained that the meeting had been called for the purpose of considering the advisability of asking the Barry Dock and Rail- ways Company to erect a footbridge over their rail way to Palmerstown.—Mr Howe said he had ascertained that the old footpath could be traced on the company's plan of railway. In the Act of Parliament bearing on the matter it was pointed out that the company had power to divert, alter, or stop up, in the mannet shown on the deposited plans and sections, any roads shown on the deposited plans so intended to be diverted, altered, or stopped up. "-The Chairman said that a copy of the plan could be seen with the parish sexton (Mr Jenkins).—MrBiirstow suggested that the meeting be adjourned, so that they might see the plans.—Mr B. Lewis said no provision was made in the Act to close the bridge, and the fact that a new bridge was commenced showed that the company admitted their liability. It was their duty as a vestry meeting to ask the company to restore the footbridge to the people of Palmers- town, and suggested that a deputation be ap- pointed to wait on the company in the matter. To cross the line was extremely dangerous, and he felt that the path leading from the Common to Palmerstown should be restored to the public. He proposed that Mr Barstow and the aMistant- overseer be a deputation to wait upon the com- pany.—Mr B. G. Davies seconded, although he thought that, according to the wording of the Act, the company had a right to divert the path- way. They could, however, ask as a matter of grace, expediency, and convenience that the foot- bridge be restored. He had no doubt himself that the company would grant the request.—Mr B. Lewis thought it was the duty of the company to show that they had a right to close the foot- path. —Mr Barstow moved that, inasmuch as they had no plans before them, the meeting be ad- journed, so that definite information might be obtained.—The Chairman said the question was whether the footpath was one of those that the company had a right to divert. If they went before the company they might be able to ascer- tain something.—There was no seconder to Mr Barstow's amendment.—Mr B. Lewis felt that they had only to remind the company, and they' would restore the bridge.—Mr L. Lewis remarked that he had made enquiries as to what had been done with the letter sent to the company from the vestry some time ago, containing a number of signatures, and also the statement of some old parishioners as to their recollections in the matter, and he had been asked where the path led to. He replied it led to the Doblin-road, which connected the old Cardiff-road with the Moors. It was, therefore, for them to make out a good case, and have as much information Its possible. He hod no doubt himself that there had been an old path.- Mr Howe I saw it on the plan.—Mr L. Lewis If we push the matter forward I think we shall have a bridge there.—It was then resolved that Mr Barstow and Mr Howe be asked to make full enquiries in the matter, and report to a future vestry. SERIOUSLY DEFICIENT SCHOOL ACCOMMODATION AT CADOXTON. Mr L. Lewis said he had a most important matter to mention—a matter that lie had not learnt its seriousness until a short time pre- viously-and he did not think the ratepayers realised its importance as they ought. It was the great want of school accommodation in Cadoxton. (Hear, hear.) There were 937 children at Cadox- ton, between four and fourteen years of age, who were given medals by the demonstration com- mittee the other day, while at Cadoxton school there was accommodation for only 231 children, or less than a fourth of the children in the parish. —The Chairman asked if Mr Lewis was aware .1 ,.11 r. 1/0 tnat the school Hoard was negotiating lor tem- porary, school premises, and also for the of proposed additions to the present school.—MB Lewis said he was aware of that, and urged that the place Wttl, so rapidly increasing in population that there was scarcely a vacant house in the place, and if they had another 100 houses planted in the town they would be taken at once. He simply mentioned the matter now, and hoped there would be a larger attendance when it would be considered at the next meeting. The Chair- man, in reply to Mr B. Lewis, said they could urge the board to deal with the matter in a serious form.—Mr Barstow said the board were fully conscious of the position of affairs.—Mr B. Lewis con rurred that the settled population was rapidly increasing. —Mr L. Lewis said he had no animosity whatever towards the board in bringing the matter forward. The intentions of the board were well known to the public, and he only wished to impress upon them the necessity of providing for 1,000 or 1,500 children instead of only a few hundreds.—Mr Barstow said, as a member of the Board, his hands would be strengthened very much if they decided upon what increase in the number of children should be provided for.—The Chairman was of opinion that not only should the present school be enlarged, but a new school should be erected in another part of the district where the population would increase. (Hear, hear.)—Mr B. Lewis agreed with the remarks of the previous speakers and it was decided to hold a special vestry to fully discuss the matter. POSTAL ARRANU) MKNTS. Mr L. Lewis introduced another important question to the notice of the meeting, that of the present wretched postal service at Cadoxton. He said they had had a good passenger service by rail, and why not have a good postal service as well.—After a conversation fully reciprocal of the sentiments expressed by Mr Lewis, it was agreed that this, together with the police question, &c., be considered at the meeting in: ended to be called to deal with the deficient school accommodation matter.
NEW WOKKS AT RAHRY DOCK. At their ordinary monthly meeting, held at the Barry Dock Ollices, yesterday, the directors of the Barry Dock and Railways Company decided to at once proceed with some imjwirtant new works near the dock entrance, particulars and full description of which we shall give in our next issue.
LEWIS T EWIS, COLLECTOR OF RENTS FOR MERTHYR AND DOWLAIS BUILDING SOCIETY, BARRY DOCK LAND COMPANY, Limited, CADOXTON ESTATE SYNDICATE, MESSRS JENKINS, CLARKE & CO., Cardiff, MR J. K. COLLETT, Cardiff, MR JOHN HOWELLS, Maesteg, MR G. JOHNSON ISAAC, Cardiff, MR D. P. LEWIS, Blaenavon, MR ROBERT LEWIS, Cardiff, SIR MORGAN MORGAN, Cardiff, MR HERBERT LEWIS, Blaenavon. MRS M. PYE, Abergavenny, MESSRS SEWARD & THOMAS, Cardiff, MR J. TREHARNE, Ferndttle, MR JOHN WILLIAMS, Merthyr, MR WILLIAM WILLIAMS, Pontypridd. OFFICES BARNETT BUILDINGS, MAIN STREET, CAI) 0 XT 0 N- 13A 11 It Y. JgjDWARD (jOOK & 0. MAKERS OF Cook's Gold Medal Primrose, Mottled, and Soft Soaps. ALSO OF COOK'S PURE TOILET SOAPS, COOK'S LIGHTNING CLEANSER.. i
CADOXTON-BARRY. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—On Sunday last the Rev John Pugh, Cardiff, preached anniversary sermons at the Presbyterian Hall, Cadoxton. INTERESTING BUT UNWELCOME VISITORS. -There are, no doubt, an army of obnoxious Insects troubling the neighbourhood at present, and no efforts on the part of the careful housekeeper can stem their progress. HOPKIN'S INSECT DKSTROYINO POWDER will speedily exterminate them.—W. R. HOPKINS, M.P.S., Chemist, Vere-street, Cadoxton-Barry (opposite the Post Office and National Bank of Wales). CHILDREN'S TREAT.—On Monday afternoon last the children attending the Parish Church of Cadoxton-Barry, to the number of nearly 50, were, through the kindness of the Rector (the Rev. E. ^torris), taken for an afternoon's outing to the *sland at Barry. The company were conveyed by Ij*il to Barry Station, and marched to the Island. • f*cre a number of games were cheerfully indulged by the children, and as the afternoon wore on was partaken of at the Marine Hotel, provided by Mr J. Dunscombe, The appetites of the little Oe8 had been keenly sharpened by the exhilara- ting sea breezes, and the repast was thoroughly enjoyed. After tea the ladies diverted themselves a game of rounders, while some of the little ones, Neptune-like, betook themselves to the briny deep, while others found amusement in a variety games on the sands. The company returned home about eight o'clock, all feeling grateful to the rector and others who had done so much for their entertainment during the afternoon. Amongst those present, in addition to the rector, were Miss Jones, of the Rectory; the Misses Palmer, Palmerstown; Miss Dobson, Main-street; the Misses Williams and Miss Davies, of the Royal Hotel; Mr Thomas, Colebrook and others.
PONTYPRIDD. MARRIA(IF,On Tuesday morning the nuptials of Air William Spickett, solicitor, of Pontypridd, alld Miss Florence Mary White, eldest daughter Mr T. L. White, solicitor, Merthyr, were cele- rated at the parish Church, the Rev Dl. Lewis Rector) officiating, assisted by the Rev D. L. i,riffiths. Both parties are highly esteemed in greir respective neighbourhoods, and the most Ulcere good wishes are offered for their future happiness.
PORTH. SOUTH KENSINGTON SCIENCE AND ART CLASSES. —The following students were successful in the examination held on May 11th in connection with wie above. They were pupils of Mr Walter Hogg, ontypridd. Machine construction (elementary "tage)-INT illiam D. Thomas, William Jenkins V: nyshir), Reginald W. Martyn, and George F. jlartyn (Cymmer Colliery), all of whom passed in he 1st class; Watkin Thomas and William hillips (Hafod), passed in the 2nd class, •rjathematics—David Lloyd, 1st class; John ■tiarris, William Jenkins (Ynyshir), Thomas Wil- hams, and Martin R. Williams, 2nd class.
WELSH CALVINISTIC METHO- DISTS. QUARTERLY MEETINGS AND ORDI- NATION AT TON YSTRAD. A TOUCHING SCENE. The quarterly meetings connected with the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists of South Wales were held this week at Ton Ystrad. On We nesday the ordination took place of 22 can I- dates for the ministry, amongst whoIV- wre Messrs Evan Evans, Treforest; Walter Damel, Penmark; and Lewis Lewis, Ystrad Rhondda. In connection with the ordination of the latter gentleman, a truly touching scene occurred, and some thousands of persons were freely moved to tears. That versatile writer, Morten, desnbes the scene as follows :-Early in the morning a heavy mist hung over the mountains which flank each side of the Rhondda Valley, and soon after nine o'clock rain began to pour down, and it continued to do so incessantly until between four and five o'clock in the afternoon. But through the rain and the slush of the roads throngs of people trudged towards Jerusalem Chapel. Although the regular service was not to begin until ten o'clock, by half past nine o'clock, there was not even standing room left in the chapel, which is capable of holding about 1,600 people. Seated with their backs to the pedestal of the pulpit and facing the vast congregation sat the Rev Owen Thomas, D. D., Liverpool, and the Rev Edward Matthews, Bridgend, looking wan after his late illness. In the same neighbourhood sat the Rev D. Saunders D.D., Swansea; the Rev Cynddylan Jones, D.D. Whitchurch; the Rev D. Edwards, Newport, Mon; the Rev Aaron Davies, Pontlottyn, and many others. In front of the fine organ sat many popular ministers, amongst whom were Principal D. Charles Edwards, M.A., Trevecca; the Rev Evan Phillips, Newcastle-Emlyn; the Rev Thomas Thomas, Llandovery; and the Rev William Jones, Ton Ystrad. The proceedings commenced at 9.30 a.m by the Rev G. Phillips (moderator), Pontnewynydd, giving out, with musical cadences, a popular Welsh hymn. The singing was followed by prayers. After that the 22 young preachers who were to be ordained to the full work of the ministry were, with some difficulty, owing to the crowded condition of the chapel, ranged in two lines in the body of the chapel, facing the pulpit. The Rev William Powell, Pembroke, advanced to the front of the pulpit, and the Rev William James, Aberdare, called over the names of the candidates. Each answered to his name except Mr Lewis Lewis, Heolfach, Ystrad Rhondda. He is very ill," said Mr James, "and if he is near the door will the congregation kindly assist him to come for- ward." Shortly afterwards he was carried into the chapel through the vestry and by the side of the pulpit into the great seat. He was far advanced in consumption, but had insisted upon being conveyed to the Cymmanva to receive ordination. Half a dozen hands were stretched out to him as he advanced in tears towards a seat by the side of the Rev William James (secretary). He had been a student at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, and pro- fessor Powel, who was present, told me he was a most amiable and interesting young Welshman. Each of the candidates was then questioned in theology. At last came the turn of Mr Lewis Lewis to answer. The question he had to answer was in reference to the Holy Spirit. He stood up, and spoke in trembling tones, interrupted by an occasional cough. He then sat down, and for a moment he seemed hysterical. Suddenly lift- ing up his thin, white hand, which trembled, he cried out in Welsh, "Dear brethren, I shall be quite well by-and-bye," evidently referring to his death. The entire congregation were instantly in tears, strong men being seen everywhere with streaming eyes. The poor fellow was then assisted to leave the same way as he entered. The names of the 22 were submitted to the con- gregation before he left, and, by all rising his hand, they were declared to be full ministers of the gospel. Then the Rev T. Thomas, Llandovery, spoke most eloquently on the nature of the Church, and the Principal of Trevecca Colltge delivered the "charge" to the newly ordained.
THE DOUBLE QUICK AT BARRY. TIle s.s. Quickstep docked at Barry by Tues- day evening's tide, commenced loading at 10.15 p.m., finished at 7.45 a.m. on Wednesday morning, and sailed by that morning's tide. Cargo and bunkers, 1,184 tons 6 cwt., loaded by the Ynyshir Standard Coal Company.
THE LIGHTNING AND TELEGRAPH WIRES. Mr W. H. Preece, chief electrician to the Post Office, writes as follows It is often, but erron- eously, supposed that telegraph and telephone wires attract lightning, and that such wires are therefore a source of danger. The fact is wires do not attract lightning, but they do provide a convenient means for its escape to earth, each wire being, as a rule, connected with the earth at both ends. They therefore protect, instead of endanger, the buildings over which they pass.
THE INTOLERABLE NUISANCE AT CAI)- OXTON BARRY. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." Sir,- It is quite reasonable for "Sanitas" to complain of the scavenger's cart being out and doing duty as early as half past ei lit -o'clock, but he is "out of it" wnen he says "I feel sure the surveyor was not aware of this, or he would have at once ordered its withdrawal," because according to the instructions of the Local Board, through its surveyor, the scavenger has to commence his work at half-past eight. I write to defend the poor odious scavenger, who seems to be blamed by most people, whereas the Local Board is at fault. I quite agree with "Sanitas," however, that "ten o'clock is early enough for this hideous reeking monster to be seen trundling about the streets. but why not petition the Local Board in prefer- ence to airing his grievance in, the newspaper.! I am, yours &c., August 12, 1889. TRADESMAN. I
A THEATRE FOR CADOXTON-BARRY. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-I find that Mr. Johnson, of the Prince of Wales' Theatre, Penarth, has been granted a six months' licence for a theatre in Cadoxton. Mr Johnson intends, if his endeavours to cater for the public meet with success in his temporary build- ings, to erect, in the course of the next twelve months, a permanent building, capable of holding nearly 2,000 people. Let us wish him every mccess, for he brings a first-class recommendation with him from Penarth and other towns.—Yours fee., CADOXTON-BOY.
ANNIVERSARY OF PENNY POSTAGE. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-As I understand that a movement is on foot to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the penny postage, I venture to I suggest that funds to promote this worthy object might be appropriately raised by the subscription of a single penny stamp from all the inhabitants of the United Kiiv "do- who enjoy the inestimable boon conferred b' ,L,. eat Act of 1839-40. The funds so ollected might be employed in part to promote 'ld exhibition of all the improve- ments, &c., which have taken place in the post- office arrangement, and the balance handed over to the many dcser\ ing charities connected with this branch of the Government service. FRED. CAMPBELL. Hillside, Fountain-road, Norwood, S.E., August 5.