THE BARRY DOCK WORKS, INCLUDING THE HYDRAULIC MACHINERY AND THE MODE OF TIPPING COAL, BY JOHN ROBINSON, M.INST.C.E., RESIDENT ENGINEER OF THE BARRY DOCK AND RAILWAYS COMPANY. [Published by Special Permission]. fc' (CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK.) METHOD OF EXECUTING THE WORKS. The tide had first to be excluded from the site of the dock and quays, upwards of 200 acres in extent, a somewhat dimcultproceeding on account of the great tidal range of the Bristol Channel. This was done by Putting three dams across the channel between the Mainland and Barry Island, the two outer dams in- cluding the whole of the site required for the actual dock works. The intermediate dam was the first to be closed; and the only trouble experienced was the sinking of the earth into the mud, necessitating the frequent raising of the embankment tips. The closing of the second dam, at the western end of the dock, !ias very difficult, owing to its resting on mud varying in depth from a few feet to upwards of 40 feet. The first portions were made at each end, by tipping earth from wagons run out from the mainland and island; but, on reaching the deep mud, owing to the earth Buiking into and sliding away with it, a timber pile viaduct was constructed across the gap, on to which the loaded trucks were run and the earth cast out, thus forming the dams in layers. This method was Persevered in until, as the two ends approached each other, the tidal current became too rapid. Two un- successful attempts were then made by the contractor to close the gap with earth at low-water neap-tide, the intention being to exclude the tide of the day at low Heaps, and then to raise the bank each day above the Increase in height of the tide. In spite of every effort, the water gradually gained upon the work, and Washed the earth inwards, leaving a gap 80 feet wide, through which the speed of the tide was nearly five miles an hour. The method, originally proposed by the engineers, of dropping down shutters between Walings, securely fastened to the viaduct piles, after the tide had receded, was now resorted to. The shutters were backed up with a large quantity of stone, together with earth, as rapidly as all the avail- able trucks and wagons, which were standing full, could be brought forward. In this manner the tide Was excluded from the western portion of the dock Works in July, 1885. A 40-inch cast-iron pipe had been laid through the dam, and rested on a timber Platform on the mud. A flap on the outside was closed against the rising tide, and opened when it Receded, thus allowing the water left inside to be gradually lowered to the level of the sluice, and the Excavation above that level to be proceeded with. The remainder of the water below the pipe was removed by pumping. The eastern dam remaining to be closed had been toade partly of permanent, and partly of tempoiary, masonry, founded on marl and backed up with earth. To close it, piers of masonry were built, leaving four 15 feet openings, through which the tide flowed, until the openings were rapidly closed with planks, backed with concrete made with blue-lias lime and Portland cement, in March, 1886. The planks were afterwards removed, and the concrete was faced with brickwork 111 cement mortar. To drain away any water accumu- lating at this end of the dock, three 12-inch pipes, with valves, had been laid through the bottom of the concrete wall, at its lowest part. Excavation was then proceeded with inside this dam, above the level of the three sluices. To drain the water from the excavation for the dock below the level of the temporary sluices, a sump, 20 feet in diameter, was »*mk 10 feet below the bottom of the dock at the uorth-west end. From the sump a heading was driven, 160 yards in. length, into the corner of the dock. All the water which accumulated between the intermediate and western dams flowed along channels to the comer of the dock, thence through the heading to the large sump, and was pumped by a Cornish engine along a wooden shoot, over* the western dam, into the harbour. The engine had been remove3 from the Severn Tunnel works, and was capable of lifting 270.000 gallons per hour; but 150,000 gallons was about the average pumping required. To drain the excavation between the eastern and intermediate dam, another sump was sunk near the entrance, in which were placed two T bob pumps, which discharged the water over the eastern dam into the sea. When the water was excluded from the site of the dock, between the western and central dams, borings Were made to ascertain the exact nature of the strata Underlying the dock, which had already been found to be disturbed by faults. These indicated the necessity of setting back the south side of the dock, and of altering the position of the entrance. The excavation for the dock was carried out In Various ways, steam-navviea and grabs being ex- tensively employed. The steam-navvies, when in Regular work, excavated, in a day of ten hours, 500 Cubic yards of marl, loosened with powder, and in Softer material, such as stiff mud or clay, 1,000 cubic yards. For excavating mud from trenches in which Water lay, steam-grabs proved the most useful; for lifting rock, portable steam-cranes, with iron skips, were employed. All hard materials for the excava- tion were utilized for embankments and quay roads *ound the dock; and the mud was deposited at the back of these, and in trenches for making the works Water-tight. Special side-tipping wagons, designed by the contractor, were used for tipping the mud and *ilt. The earthwork being well advanced, masonry Was commenced in the dock. The lower portions of the basin walls were built in trenches, cut in the marl and magnesian limestone, before the completion of the excavation forming the basin. For transporting the material, there were thirty locomotives, exclusive of those working on the railways north of the dock. When the work was in full progress, about three thousand men were engaged. During the summer and autumn, the work was carried on also at night, temporary electric and Wells' lights proving ex- tremely useful. The dredged material from the Entrance channel was carried out several miles to sea, m hopper barges. A caisson was erected at the sea face of the >. entrance, inside the temporary stone dam. It fitted Against the quoins of the entrance, and enabled the temporary stone dam to be removed before the works were wholly completed. On the 29th of June, 1889, Water was first admitted into the basin and dock by opening the sluices in the 10-foot culvert at the entrance, on a rising tide, the outer gates being closed, I\nd. the caisson, in position, resting on the keel-blocks against the quoins. The sluices in the culvert at the West end of the dock were also opened. At that tide the basin and dock were covered with five feet of water at the next, with 18 feet; and at the following tide with 23 feet. The water between the entrance Kates and caisson was allowed to flow inwards and awards at each tide, through the sluices in the V,lt as aoon as the height of the tide exceeded anriWater in the dock, the caisson sluices were closed, 0?^ opened again whan the tide receded. On the 13th Jf/y, 1889, the caisson was floated a draught x feet of water, and was taken into the basin by a and the tide admitted freely to the dock. BREAKWATERS. The breakwaters are formed of rubble, excavated fom the basin and railway cuttings; and the sea is protected by blocks of mountain limestone, ot «"om four to seven tons. The eastern breakwater is ?,600 feet long the western breakwater, 700 feet long, with the island by a light timber viaduct. ■The sea slope of the breakwater varies from 3 £ to 1 at the toe, to 1 to 1 at the top; and the inner slope is l £ to 1. The width of the breakwaters, 8 feet above high-water of spring-tides, is 20 feet; and above this a rough parapet, 12 feet wide and 5 feet high. The great rise of the tide renders it necessary that the breakwaters should be substantial works they are, at the deepest part, 46 feet in height, and 200 feet in Width at the base. The rubble hearting was deposited from wagons and the large blocks were brought in trucks from a quarry five miles away, and placed in Position, on the eastern breakwater, by a 10-ton Scotch crane, and on the western breakwater by a crane fixed on a floating barge. The ends of the breakwaters are vertical, and consist of creosoted timber pilework, 32 feet wide, the intervening space being filled with stones roughly packed by hand. There are seven compartments in each breakwater head, with vertical rubbing pieces on the inside, so as to permit the subsidence of the hearting without damage to the framing. [To BE CONTINUED.]
DEATH OF A GLAMORGANSHIRE AN IIQUARY. On Friday last there died at Wallington, Surrey, a gentleman who, of all other scholars, was best ac- quainted with the past history of the county of Glamorgan. The face and figure of Mr David Jones were known in many parts of Glamorganshire and its adjoining counties, for there were few spots, however remote or out-of-the-way, that he had not visited in his antiquarian rambles. He was of a mild and retiring disposition, loth to push himself forward, and strongly averse to publicity of any kind. Though not a fluent Welshman, he could sustain a conversation in Welsh, and could read the language with some facility. He was a frequent contributor to the looal press, though his bright and graphic letters were almost always anonymous. He personally visited every church in Glamorganshire, some of them many times over. Only last year he went over all those in the upper portion Of the county, making sketches wherever he went and noting every early inscription in the different churchyards. Visitors to Cowbridge m the summer of 1888, during the meeting of the Cambrian Arcnwol^giQ^. Association, will remember 4.U. collection of drawings and sketches Mr Jones sne nn He was subsequently pressed by Mr then exhibit "doyen" of Welsh archaeologists, it. W. Banks, „ -ation with other communications, to furnish the #or the same learned publication and in reply he wrow » seventeenth century mscrip- an excellent paper on a r-Elr in which he cleared tion at Michaelstone-super h(g'tory of the Bassetts of up several obscurities in j since the meeting Glamorganshire. Indeed, Mr Jones may be of archaeologists at Cowbri g wr^ter Gf antiquarian said to have come forward £ nished a paper papers. Not long before hi unfortunate grand- upon Sir Rhys ap Thomas and published, will son, Sir Rhys ap Griffith, h:stonc works ever be found to rank with the best written a few Written upon Welsh ground. r0 two other days before his death he says There are an £ )ther Glamorganshire papers on the stocK. 1(j have week, had health been granted me, both, by ex. been finished." But it was not to be- „.inf.umbed to cessive adherence to research, Mr Jones ? fl nmation an attack of cold, which deepened mto innain of the lungs. He was born near Cowbridge, wn had a small property. His kindness and g ■. to Were equal to his modesty.- He was ever own help poor scholars, especially those ° that country, and by the poor and lonely a.n" while his are out of the way he will be greatly nnssed, wto^11 a death has removed one who promised higher point in historic literature than ANY o
CONSERVATISM AT CADOXTON- BARRY. ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING AT THE PUB- J LIC HALL. ADDRESSES BY SIR MORGAN MORGAN, MR. O. H. JONES, AND MR. T. BOOTH-BARRY. HEARTY VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN THE CANDIDATE. F A public meeting was held at the Public Hall, Vere-street, Cadoxton-Barry, on Wednesday evening last, for the purpose of hearing an address by Sir Morgan Morgan, the Con- servative and Unionist candidate for the represen- tation of the Southern Division of Glamorganshire. There was a numerous audience, and the pro- ceedings were of a highly enthusiastic character throughout. In the absence of Mr J. Robinson, C.E., East Barry House, the chair was occupied by Mr O. H. Jones, J.P., Fonmon Castle; and amongst those present were Messrs W. Thomas (The Hayes), R. G. Morris, T. Booth-Barry (Con- servative agent, Penarth), B. G. Davies, B. Hoddinott, J. Spickett, A. Chappell, Rees Howell, G. Waters, H. Burbidge, W. M. Douglas, Dr Treharne, Dr Gore, Edward Hughes, C. Masters, T. Ewbank, J. O. Garnett, T. Martin, D. Lloyd, J. Lloyd, A. Brunt, W. Knapman, Benjamin Thomas, H. H. Russell, W. L. Hughes, D. W. Thomas (cabinetmaker), &c., &C. A private meeting of local Conservatives was previously held at the Wenvoe Arms Hotel, which was also attended by Sir Morgan, when the register of voters was examined, and the pros- pects of a large acquisition to the Conservative and Unionist strength of the district were found to have been assured. The Chairman, in opening the proceedings, read letters of apology for absence from Major-General Lee and Mr R. Forrest, both of whom were from home and the Rev E. Morris, rector of Cadox- ton, who was unable to be present owing to a family bereavement. Proceeding, he said those present had met together that evening to hear an address from Sir Morgan Morgan, their accepted candidate for the division. He did not think they had ever had the pleasure of hearing him at Cad- oxton before, so that an expression of his views would now come all the better and fresher. They did not know when a general election would take place, for with the uncertain character of political life in this country, things cropped up very un- expectedly sometimes. They should, therefore, as electors, assiduously prepare for an election, for it might cowe very soon, although he devoutly hoped it would not, and trusted tne Government would continue in office till the end of the time allowed them by law. (Cheers.) The electors must not be caught napping in South Glamorgan. They had been working hard in connection with registration in other parts of the division, and they must work equally as hard in this district. The Cadoxton and Barry district was growing rapidly—it was growing daily—and it was all the more important that the registration work should be kept up thoroughly. (Hear, hear.) At that moment the Government had got into what might be called smoother waters than was the case a fortnight ago. There had, from one cause and another, been a great deal of commotion in the political world lately. Several important measures had been introduced during the session which it was necessary should be passed into law, but the element of obstruction han been very strong on the part of some of the members- members who did not care whether Parliament succeeded in passing legislation at all. Business had also been impeded by another measure which had been introduced somewhat suddenly, and perhaps unwisely, but now that measure had been withdrawn. At the same time there was but little opportunity before the close of the session to pass other good useful measures which required attention. Referring to Sir Morgan Morgan, Mr J ones said he was a candidate who fully intended winning the seat if he possibly could, and was working very hard to this end. Sir Morgan did not stand with his hands in his pockets, and if they had such a good candidate it was only fair and just that they should work with him to ob- tain a victory. (Applause.) They had a very fair chance of winning the seat, but to win a seat from another gentleman was not an easy task to accomplish, so they must all work together heartily and strenuously; if they did this success was certain. (Cheers.) The Chairman con- cluded by introducing, amid loud applause, Sir Morgan to the meeting. Sir Morgan Morgan rose to address the meeting amid considerable expressions of enthusiasm, and proceeded to deliver a lengthy and exhaustive political speech, but we are sorry that the great demand devolving upon our hitherto limited space precludes us giving but a vague outline of the address, which was listened to throughout with earnest attention by the Conservatives and Unionists, and with respectful courtesy by the Radical portion of the audience. Sir Morgan said he felt the greatest pleasure to be present at that highly enthusiastic meeting. He would not be sorry to know there were Liberals present for they had now arrived at a period in the history of the world when parliamentary elections should be conducted fairly and above board, when every candidate should have an attentive hearing, so that the public at large might judge dispassion- ately what he had to say. He had been deliver- ing political addresses, as candidate, in almost every district and locality in the division, and he was glad to say the Liberals and Conservatives alike had treated him with tJhe utmost respect. (Hear, hear). There had, unfortunately, been a time, however, when to be a Conservative was to be like Old Nick himself (laughter), but those times had gone, and be hoped for ever. (Hear, hear). Coming forwad as he did as a Conservative candi- date it might be asked why he was a Conservative. His answer to that was, he believed that the Conservative party was the best to govern the country. And, in saying that, he believed they were the best friends of the working classes-- (applause)—for the present Government had passed more beneficial measures than any other Government had in 30 years. (Applause). But so great was the obstruction shown towards them that he believed if a Bill were brought in to free everybody from taxation, a tremendous chorus of opposition would be evoked (" hear, hear and laughter)—and that purely for the sake of harass- ing the Government. When this Government came into office there was a deficiency of fifteen millions. Before they came into office the cost of government was about 100 millions a year. During the last four years that had been reduced to something like 86 millions, in addition to which some 24 millions had been put by, and the income tax had been reduced from 8d. to 6d. (Applause). All this had been done without breach of the principles of honesty. (Hear, hear). The speaker then dealt with the tactics of the Gladstonian party, which had prevented the re: introduction of the Sugar Industry Bill, which would have found employment for thousands. Passing on, he (Sir Morgan) referred to the com- pensation clauses of the Local Taxation Bill. He could not imagine anything fairer than those, for they meant that the pubic-houses that were re- tained, and which gained advantage by the clos- ing of other houses, should be taxed for compensa- tion. He considered the temperance party had thrown back the progress of temperance for many years by their action with regard to those clauses. He did not suppose any present would say that because drunkenness existed all public-houses should be shut up. The Sunday Closing Act had shown that where a desire for drink existed means would be adopted to obtain it. If houses, then, were closed, it was only fair and reasonable that compensation should be given. He next pointed out what had been done in the matter of educa- tion by the present Administration, especially in regard to Wales. The next question that would arise, he said, would be free education. He was not at all against this, provided it was carried out upon fair and just principles. (Applause). Injustice must not be done to the denominational schools—Wesleyan, Church of England, Roman Catholic, &c.—who educatedamongbt them twice as many children as the board schools, and whose supporters saved the rates more than a million pounds a year. (Hear, hear). He then proceeded to deal with the good effect upon trade caused by the action of Mr Goschen in releasing capital, and by the firm foreign policy of the present Premier, testimony to which had been borne by no less a person than Mr Schnadhorst, who said the more he travelled abroad the more he admired the foreign policy of Lord Salisbury. Passing on, Sir Morgan Morgan nextepoke of Home Rule. He was strongly in favour ()f. granting to Ireland the same measure of looal Bolf-erovernrnenfc as that enjoyed by Ea^aad *Bd~w«Jes. (Applause.) Ireland should have county councils, but he would go further. When ib was necessary to construct some large work-like the Barry Dock—he would have a committee sent down to the spot to hear evidence and decide. (Applause.) But was that the sort of Home Rule that would satisfy the Irish Nationalist party? He said no, for only last Saturday night week Mr Parnell, speaking at the Westminister Palace Hotel, had predicted that the time was near at hand when Ireland would be enabled to take her place among the nations of the earth. No matter what the present Government might do for Ireland, they would not quench the spirit of Irish nationality." If that meant any- thing it meant separation, and separation meant disaster to the whole country. (Applause.) Turning then to the vernacular, Sir Morgan went on to show to what the cry of spurions Home Rule had led. In that morning's paper he had read with disgust that at Llanrwst a reporter had been excluded from a meeting because he was not a Welshman. If that was the principle of Home Rule, he (the speaker) warned his fellow country- men to have none of it. (Applause.) He felt ashamed that at the latter part of the nineteenth centuary such a resolution should have been passed. It could mean only mischief of the most serious kind, for bigotry could go no further go. (Hear, hear.) He was a Welshman by birth, instinct, and habit, and no man was prouder of his nationality than he—none would do more for it than he; but they wanted Welsh, English, Irish, and Scotch to work together hand in hand. They wanted to attract English capital, and men who would do as bad been done at Llanrwst were enemies of their country and traitors. (Applause.) In conclusion, Sir Morgan appealed to the con- stituency not to be led away by any spurious cry, but to examine carefully what was put before them. He then resumed his care amidst tremendous applause. Mr W. Thomas, The Hayes, then moved a reso- lution to the effect that having heard Sir Morgan Morgan's opinions upon the principal political questions of the day, the meeting cordially ap- proved of his candidature, and pledged itself to support him at the next general election. (Cheers.) Mr B. G. Davies, solicitor, seconded, remarking that he had listened with pleasure and instruction to the excellent address delivered by Sir Morgan Morgan, who, he described, as a thorough Welsh- man, and could fluently address them in his mother tongue. He sincerely hoped, therefore, they would support and carry him at the next election. (Applause.) The resolution, on being put to the meeting, was carried with acclamation, three only voting against the same. Mr Booth-Barry was the next speaker, and in the course of a highly practical and stirring ad- dress of some length, frequently interspersed with observations which provoked hearty merriment, he said he was very pleased that that meeting had been such a great success, for he was anxious that the local electors should have an opportunity of hearing Sir Morgan's political opinions. The speaker dwelt forcibly upon the substantial manner in which Constitutional-Governments had redeemed their promises to the country by passing good laws for the benefit of the community generally. He was of opinion that the question of home rule had received its death blow the other night, when Mr Painell announced in the House of Commons that he was quite willing to support the Land Purchase Bill of the Government sub- ject to certain modifications. Mr Balfour had determined to take Mr Parnell at his word, and during the next autumn session certain modifi- cations would be embodied in the measure which, it was hoped, would be acceptable to the Inish leader. (Loud applause.) Mr Booth-Barry went on to explain the danger of a system of home rule in Ireland should a war break out between Great Britain and France or Germany. He would challenge any man to disprove the fact that Irish tenant farmers were in a far better position than any other tenant farmer in the world. Speaking as a Churchman, he said if the Church of England were disestablished and disendowed, there would be a general decline in the tone of Christianity in the country, and he would further challenge any man to prove that a single penny from the public purse was used for Church purposes. (Cheers.) The speaker dealt with the fallacy of the question of eight hours labour, which, if it ever became law, would be a gross injustice to the honest working man who wished to succeed in the world. (Cheers.) If those present were satisfied with Sir Morgan Morgan's candidature, he hoped they would do their best to support and return him with a large majority at the next elec- tion. (Applause.) Sir Morgan Morgan expressed himself deeply grateful for the almost unanimous vote of con- fidence in his candidature which the meeting had so enthusiastically passed. He felt he was ad- dressing an audience of gentlemen who had a large stake in the district-men who had votes to record-men whom he had every reason to hope sympathised with his candidature, and were deter- mined to do all that lay in their power to ensure his election. (Cheers.) He fully believed if the Conservatives and Unionists did their duty in the division, victory would be assured. (Hear, hear.) Sir Morgan concluded by moving a vote of thanks to the chairman, remarking that Mr Morris was an active worker for the Conservative cause in Cadoxton. He was also zealous in doing all the good he could in other respects in the town. (Applause.) Mr Morris returned thanks on behalf of Mr O, H. Jones and himself, and said he felt the Con- servatives were strong enough, with the aid of the Unionist party, to place Sir Morgan at the head Qf the poll at the next election. (Great cheering.) The proceedings then terminated.
CARDIFF HORTICULTURAL SHOW AND CHORAL COM- PETITION. By an advertisement in another column it will be seen that the second annual flower show in connection with the Cardiff Horticultural Society will be held on Wednesday, August 13th, a,t the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, and bids far to be a great success. This society has taken the place of the old Glamorgan Society, which collapsed more through want of energy and proper spirit than anything else. The Cardiff Society was formed last year, and so great was the success which attended the inaugural show that the com- mittee are encouraged to offer handsome prizes on a much more extensive scale this year. The president for the year is Lord Windsor, who, with Lord Bute, takes a lively interest in the show. A strong committee has been appointed to carry out the arrangements, and the energetic secretaries are Messrs E. C. Blackmore and H. Gillett, 66, Woodville-road, Cardiff. A novel and attractive feature of the show is a grand choral competition for prizes of £ 50 and £ 25 each together with promenade concerts, and a brilliant display of illuminations at night by means of thousands of fairy lamps also, a display of fireworks in the park adjoining the gardens, the principal pieces in connection with which being Stanley in an African Forest and the Forth Bridge with a mov- ing train. These are novelties which have never before been exhibited in South Wales, and we trust the entire programme will be attended with that degree of success which the enterprise and ingenuity of the promoters so richly deserve. Schedules of prizes may be obtained of the secre- taries and we may add that train arrangements will be made so that visitors may return home to the Penarth, Barry, Rhondda, and other dis- tricts in the county at a late hour the same night.
CORRESPONDENCE. [The Editor desires to state that he does not necessarily recip- rocate the opinions expressed by correspondents.]
SECOND CLASS SEASON PASSES ON THE BARRY RAILWAY. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS. SIR,—Being a regular holder of a second class quarterly pass over the Barry Railway, will you kindly permit me to draw the attention of the directors to the fact that, although they have recently made a reduction in the price of second class ordinary tickets, no reduction whatever has been made in the price of passes of the same class. The omission is, I should think, certainly due to oversight rather than intention on their part to create what would manifestly involve an extra- ordinary anomaly, and I hope the directors will take steps to have the omission rectified by making a corresponding reduction in the price of both passes and tickets. Yours faithfully, A PASS HOLDER. Cardiff, July 8th, 1890.
WHY NOT USE THE BATHING MACHINES AT BARRY ISLAND BEACH? To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS. SIR,—Barry Island Beach is already becoming an attraction. During the last few days it has been visited by a good number, and the bathing machines have been well patronised. I happen to know that there are already visitors here, staying in the town for the sake of the sea-bathing, and in time this should be a source of profit to all alike in Barry. But, un- less decent order is kept on the beach, respectable people will soon be frightened away, and what might have been a pleasant place will be given over to rowdyism. In no other public bathing place in the kingdom that I have ever visited is it allowed for men to undress all over the sand, and bathe along the whole length of it without using the bathing machines. This was the state of things to-day, and I, who had taken my family there for the purpose of bathing, did not allow any of them to go in. I noticed also-that ladies and children were, from the same cause, driven away from the rocks at the end of the bay. Let those in- terested look to it, for if this is allowed good bye to the prosperity of Barry Island Beach. This sort of thing should not be allowed at all after 6 a.m. Y I am, air, yours truly, V A -tSATHKR. Barry, 16th July, 1890.
SHARP PRACTICE AT CARDIFF COUNTY-COURT. THE TRICK FRUSTRATED BY A CAD- OXTON-BARRY SOLICITOR. At Cardiff County-court on, Thursday last, an action was down for hearing, before Judge Owen, in which Messrs Roberts Brothers, of Cadoxton, sought to recover from Mr Jenkin Brock, also of Cadoxton, JB25 8s Id for goods supplied. On the case being called on Mr F. P. Jones-Lloyd, solicitor, Cadoxton-Barry, complained that Mr David, who announced himself to defend, was not the solicitor who he had been notified would appear. Under these circumstances, his Honour (Judge Owen) held that the case could not pro- ceed. It was, therefore, put back.
BARRY DOCK TIDE TABLE FOR NEXT WEEK. [Talien from the" Barry Dock Tide Table and Year Book for 1890."] The following is the tide table for Barry Dock for the week commencing to-morrow (Saturday) Day. Morning. Afternoon. Saturday. 7.54 8.53 SUNDAY 8.30 9.25 Monday 9.3 9.55 Tuesday 9.35 10.28 Wednesday. 10.7 11.1 Thursday 10.40 11.37 Friday 11.54 12.5
FORTHCOMING REGATTA AT BARRY DOCK. A movement is on foot having in view the hold- ing of a Regatta in the large Timber Pond at Barry Dock. The event will come off on Wednesday, August 20th, and will be held under the patronage of Mr D. Davies, deputy-chairman of the Barry Dock and Railways Company. Captain R. Davies, dockmaster, will be referee and a committee of thirteen gentlemen has been appointed with Mr W. H. Morgan as treasurer r Werter Hood, Gourock Villa, Newland- street, Holton, as secretary. Full particulars will be published shortly. We understand that sub- scriptions are coming in freely towards the same.
MESSRS LAURIE AND JOHN'S ENGINEER- ING WORKS. We understand considerable activity prevails at Messrs Laurie and John's engineering and ship- building works at Barry Dock, a large number of hands being fully employed. This firm paid nearly JB2,000 in wages, &c., during the past month.
BISHOP BARRY IN NORTH WALES. The Right Rev Bishop Barry, late Metropolitan of Australia, is about to visit North Wales, and deliver afternoon lectures on behalf of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. Bishop Barry is a shareholder of the Barry Dock and Railways Company, and is a brother of Mr J. Wolfe-Barry, late engineer of the Barry Company and newly-appointed engineer of the Vale of Glamorgan Railway Company.
SHIPMENTS FOR LAST WEEK. The shipments of coal and coke at Barry Dock for the week ended Saturday last were as follow :— Coal Coke Tons. cwts. Tons. cwts. Monday. nil nil Tuesday 11673 7.. 414 10 Wednesday 10945 5 29 10 Thursday 12745 4.. 255 18 Friday. 12712 11 432 8 Saturday. 6729 18 26 16 Coal 54806 5 1159 2 Coke 1159 2 Total.. 55965 7 This was shipped on board 31 steamers and 14 sailing vessels. The imports during the week consisted of 300 tons of pitwood 480 tons of rails and 112 tons of cement. The number of vessels in dock on Monday morning last was 53-29 steamers and 24 sailing vessels.
NARROW ESCAPE OF BARRY SAILORS AT CARDIFF. On Tuesday afternoon last, a number of sailors assembled on the pier head at Cardiff preparatory to being conveyed by steamer to Barry Dock, there to join a large four-masted ship, which i ? tended to sail by Tuesday evening's tide. Several small punts had been engaged to take the men from the pier head to the steam tug Elliott and Jeffrey, then lying close by. A punt, in which Mr Gill, boarding-house master, and seven other men were standing, suddenly capsized, and turning completely over, keel uppermost, threw the whole of the occupants into the water, which was about 16 feet deep at the steps, consequent upon its being about half tide at the time of the accident. A scene of great excitement ensued, and crowds of people rushed towards the quay edge, from which could be seen the whole of the men struggling in the water. Assistance, fortunately, was near at hand, and the men, as they rose to the surface, were grasped by friendly hands and pulled into the several other boats lying near, but in many instances the rescue was not accomplished a moment too soon, as it was painfully apparent only three of the men could have kept afloat for any length of time, and one or two were fast sink- ing, when they were with difficulty rescued, and sustained by oars being handed to them. By such means they kept their heads above water until they were hauled ashore. The numerous hats, &c., floating about were then picked up. The men, after squeezing the water from their clothes, re-embarked, and eventually succeeded in safely reaching the Elliott and Jeffrey. Nothing daunted by their unexpected immersion, they gave parting cheers, waved good-bye to the spec- tators on shore, and left by boat for Barry Dock.
SHIPPING AND TONNAGE FOR THE PAST WEEK. The following is a report of shipping arrived and sailed, with the register tonnage, and number of vessels, at Barry Dock for the seven days ending Wednesday last:— W No. Tonnage. Steamers arrived. 37 33,906 sailed. 35 31,321 Sailing vessels arrived 11 13,479 „ „ sailed. 7 9,199 Total 90 87,905 Steamers in dock on Wed- nesday evening 25 45,373 Sailing vessels do. 30 32,032 Total. 55 77,405 Vessels in dock same day previous week. 49 70,540 Increase.. 6 6,865
ANNIVERSARY DINNER AT CADOXTON-BARRY. The first annual anniversary dinner in connection with the Barry Dock Demonstration Committee was held last evening (Thursday) at the Royal Hotel, Cadoxton-Barry, under the presidency of County Councillor J. C. Meggitt, and proved a most successful affair. A report of the proceedings will appear in our next issue.
FATAL ACCIDENT AT BARRY DOCK. A CARDIFF MAN DROWNED. On Wednesday evening a man employed as a boatswain on board the s.s. St. Aubin, of Cardiff, was drowned at Barry Dock under singularly painful circumstances. He was en- gaged in attempting to hook on the davit falls for the purpose of heaving up the anchor on to the forecastle head. He had cot over the anchor for this purpose, when, from some cause or other, the chain rode round the windlass, about 45 fathoms running out, and the poor man went down with the anchor. The chain was at once brought to, and the chain and anchor hove up, but the unfortunate fellow did not come to the sur- face, and he was no more seen. All attempts to recover the body had up to last evening utterly failed, and the occurrence created a painful sensation amongst the spectators on the pierhead at the time, the accident taking place between the breakwaters, as the vessel was proceeding .to sea. The name of the, deceased has not transpired, but he was a native of Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, ana lived at Cardiff. Deceased left an aged mother and a wife and several children to mourn their, sad and unexpected loss. The man had been on board the St. Aubin for the past four years.
SERIOUS ILLNESS OF MR. DAVID DAVIES, LLANDINAM. We regret to learn that Mr D. Davies, of the Ocean Coal Company (Limited), and vice-chairman of the Barry Dock and Railways Company, who has been unwell for some months, is now seriously ill at his residence at LIandinam, Montgomery- shire. He has been unable to attend to business matters for some time. Much sympathy is felt for the respected gentleman, who is now in his 72nd year. We understand that Sir Andrew Clark and Sir William Roberts saw the patient last week. A contemporary on Tuesday last, states :—Mr Davies's condition had not, up to last evening, in any degree improved, and much concern prevails as to the course his illness will take, for he has now been out of health for a long time, and at his age-over 70 years—-anxiety can not -be repressed. As head of the Ocean Coal Company, and having taken so prominent a part in the Barry Dock and I RAILWAYS enterprise, AS well AS owing to xiis par- I liamentary career, he is known and esteemed far beyond the Principality. On Wednesday the South Wales Daily News stated:—The illness from which Mr David Davies is suffering arose from attack of influenza, the effects of which he has not been able to shake off. Naturally the present very unseasonable weather has an additional unfavourable influence upon his state of health. Beyond this, however, although Mr Davies' condition has been such as to cause anxiety, his ailment does not at present extend, and it is probable that ilwith the advent of more genial atmospheric conditions his health may im- prove.
LOCAL APPOINTMENTS AT THE WESLEYAN CONFERENCE. Amongst the first arrangement of ministerial ap- pointments completed at the recent Wesleyan Con- ference were the following :-Cardiff and Swansea District-The Revs David Young, Cardiff; W. E. Oswald Parry, Cadoxton and Barry; and W. H. Lockhart, Cowbridge. South Wales District-Rev Lewis Thomas, Cardiff.
BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. SPECIAL MEETING AT CADOXTON- BARRY. THE VACANT SEAT ON THE BOARD. A special m'eeting of the members of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board was held on Wednes- day afternoon last, at the Board's new offices, Cadoxton-Barry, for the purpose of electing a member in place of Mr E. D. Jones, who recently resigned in consequence of his departure from the neighbourhood. There were present on the occasion-Messrs George Thomas, J. J. Williams, J. C. Meggitt, B. Lewis, J. Barstow, W. Thomas, E. Hughes, Oliver Jenkins, P. J. O'Donnell, J. A. Hughes (clerk), and Dr Neale (medical officcr.) -Mr Meggitt was voted to the chair.—The Clerk reported he had received a letter from the chairman (Alderman J. Cory), who was unable to be present, but whether the letter was intended to be read to the Board, or not, he could not say. He would not accept the responsibility of reading it in public.—The Chairman suggested that they should form themselves into a General Purposes Committee, and read ahd discuss the -letter in private.—Mr Lewis considered the letter was a public one, and the discussion should be pub- lished.-After a few remarks, the suggestion to go into committee was agreed to, when the letter was read and discussed in camera.-On the resumption of public business, Mr George Thomas moved the election of Mr Robert Forrest, J.P., St. Fagan's, to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of Mr Jones. He did so, he said, for several reasons. In the first place Mr Forrest represented very large interests in the district, those of the Wenvoe Castle and Windsor Estates. On a board of that sort he should like to see the ratepayers thoroughly represented, and he would not be a party to squashing the ratepayers' interest in any way. He believed Local Boards worked smoothly by having every interest fairly and reasonably represented thereon. Mr Forrest also represented Mrs Jenner as lady of the manor, and in the interests of the public generally they would be able to consult Mr Forrest on matters such as the utilisation of Cadoxton Common, &c. Further than that, Mr Forrest had had a very large experience in public and private business, and as chairman of the Rural Sanitary Authority his influence on the Board would be great. He was also member of the Cardiff Board of Guardians and of the Liandaff Highway Board, so that, in addition to the extensive interest which he repre- sented, he was well accustomed to public business. As an acquisition to the Board, and in the interests of the whole district, therefore, be would move the election of Mr Forrest. (Hear, hear.)—Mr Williams seconded.—Mr Lewis said he felt it his duty to move an amendment. Firstly, because Mr Forrest had positively declined to serve. He did not wish to say one disrespectful word against Mr Forrest. Personally he did not know Mr Forrest, but from what he had heard he was a gentleman of very high type, and when he came forth in an appeal to the ratepayers for their support he would do his utmost to secure his return. He would, however, move that Mr Charles Morgan, the highest defeated candidate at the last election, be elected in the present in- stance. He did so without the least personal or district feeling whatever, but simply to establish what he considered a fair precedent. — The Chairman said that as worded he must rule the amendment out of order. — Mr Lewis Word it as you like, provided the principle is established. My amend- ment will give Barry a member, but I do not object to that at all. It is not the man I want, but the principle.—Mr Barstow seconded the amendment.—Mr Thomas, referring to the ques- tion of precedent, said at the last election the highest successful candidate on the poll received 446 votes, and the lowest 288. Mr Morgan, how- ever, only received 187 votes, and were they going to lay down a precedent on such a principle as that ? If Mr Lewis' precedent was worth any- thing, it naturally followed that, if a candidate only received twelve votes he would be elected simply because he was the next highest candidate. If this principle was admitted, they would have a number of perpetual candidates offering them- selves for election — persons who would never be elected by the votes of the people. Such a principle, therefore, he considered unreasonable, and contrary to common sense.-Dr. O'Donnell pointed out that Mr Forrest had distinctly stated he would not accept election. The majority, if not all, of those present had come to the meeting with the intention of voting for Mr Forrest, but as a Board thty would be placing themselves in an invidious position if they elected a gentleman who would not accept office.-The amendment was put to the meeting, when tho mover and seconder only voted for the same against, the Chairman, Messrs. G. Thomas, Hughes, O'Donnell, Williams, and W. Thomas; neutral, Mr Jenkins. Mr Barstow then moved, inasmuch as Mr Forrest would not consent to be elected, that General Lee be appointed to fill the vacancy.—This found no seconder.-Dr. O'Donnell proposed that the election be deferred till the next meeting, so that it might be ascertained whether Mr Forrest would accept the post or not.—Mr Jenkins seconded.- Mr George Thomas said the letters which had been read that day were quite unofficial, but Mr Forrest had told him distinctly that he would sit if elected.—Dr. O'Donnell: But why should we go cap in hand to beg of Mr Forrest to accept office, if he has sfcid he will not accept it ?—Mr Lewis Hear, hear.-The resolution to defer the matter till the next ordinary meeting of the Board was then voted for by Messrs. Williams, O'Donnell, Lewis, Barstow, and Jenkins against, the Chairman, Messrs. Hughes, G. Thomas, and W. Thomas.—Mr George Thomas: Now that Mr Forrest has been defeated by a side wind, I move that General Lee be elected.—The Chairman ruled the proposition out of order, stating that Mr Forrest had not yet been defeated.-The matter was then allowed to stand adjourned till the next ordinary meeting.
DINAS POWIS NATIONAL SCHOOL. The above school was examined in Religious Know- ledge by the Llandaff Diocesan Inspector on the 30th of June, when 91 children, above seven years of age, were presented, and all passed, besides 59 infants, making a total of 150, the average attendance being 160 out of 213 on the registers. Anyone visiting this school, and noting the bright and intelligent faces of the children, in complete harmony with their sur- roundings, would be prepared to read such a report as the one subjoined, which has been received this week from the Rev A. J. Holme Russell. A managing committee, which includes a General and a Canon among its members, might be expected to show good results but what can even a commander do without an efficient staff of officers? Such, happily, is pro- vided at this school; and the efforts of the teachers are for the most part appreciated and reciprocated by both pupils and parents. It is, therefore, due to the former that a full list of the prizetakers should be given, which is accordingly now added to the follow- ing report:— Penarth, July, 1890. Archdeaconry of Liandaff. Dinas Pmvis Mixed School. All the Scripture repetition was excellent, and the know- ledge of the Catechism and the Prayer Book subjects in the upper standards was particularly good. The Scripture sub- jects have been carefully taught, and on the whole were very well known, but the answering might be rather more general. In Division I (Infants) and Standard I the children should be taught to answer simultaneously. All the written work was excellent. The singing and the tone of the school are also excellent. The school is classed excellent. (Signed) A. J. HOLME RUSSELL, Diocesan Inspector. Certificates of proficiency in religious knowledge have been awarded to the following:- INFANTS AND STANDARD I.-(Infants) Clara John, Edith Pugsley, Ellen Ridont, Martha Hall, Sophy Williams, David Ford, Edward Randell, James Mack, Herbert Morris, Walter Hearn; (Standard I) Sidney Randell, Christopher Robins, Herbert Ridont, Henry Jeffries, David Evans, Arthur Gratrex. STANDARD II.-Beatlice Vennings, Ellen Thomas, Annie Thomas, John Mockford, Ewart Davies. William Randell, William Ashton, Augustus Watkins, George Jones, Henry Peliman. STANDARDS III AND IV.—(III^Thomas Cram, Maria Hall, Violet Robins, Ann Robins, Ernest John, Edward Griffiths; (IV) Bertha Matthews, Ada Thomas, Kate Gratrex, Florence Wright, Frances Meredith, Fred. Connor, John W. Griffiths, James Sam ways. STANDARDS V AND VI.—(V) Elizabeth Mason, Richardson; Margaret Morris, James Jeffs, Herbert Gratrex, Harry Davies, (VI) Fred. Cram, JohnMUes
LONDON AND PROVINCIAL BANK. —:—. I TJIE report .of tire EONFFIY AND Provincial Bank I 'for the halF-year WHICH cncle<3 last -month has been issued, from which it'appears that a dividend at the rate of 15 per cent, per annum is recommend- ed. This is the same as for the previous six months, and is the largest dividend which the bank has ever paid. In addition to this we find that the sum of JB10,486 is carried forward, and that the valuation of the consols which constitute the reserve fund will be reduced by JB10,951, bringing them down from 95 to 92i. The com- pany reduce by .£2,000 the freehold and leasehold premises account, and add jB2,000 to the officers, superannuation, and gratuity. fund. The gross profits of the half-year, after allowing for bad and doubtful debts, reached the large sum of £143,181. It will be seen from these figures that the report is a very favourable one. Tne authorised capital of this bank is £1,000,000, in shares of B10 each, of which je800,000 has been allotted and JE400,000, or £5 per share, paid up. The reserve fund in 1871 was £ 1,500; now it has reached jB421,052 and the dividend, which was originally 74, has gone up to double that figure. There are two agencies in this district, one in Main-street, Cadoxton; and the other in High- street, Barry. Both are under the management of Mr W. P. Phillips. A*5-'
Barry Dock Shipping Intelligence. OFFICIAL LIST FOR THE PAST WEEK. JULY 11.. AnHrvtfR—a T.AR1V TTairolnolr FIF T\/FOLIRRKF "lJ, "<.40.1. "bl. s. B. T. Robinson, 1199, London, light, s. Torquay, light, s. Cycle, 1254, London, light, s. Tredegar, 863, Rotterdam, light. Island Glen, light, fort George, 1686, Dublin, ballast. Cedric the Saxon, 1619, St. Nazaire, light. SAILINGS.-S. Start, 3542 tons 11 cwt., Colombo, coal. s. Cardiff Castle, 2819 tons 2 cwt., Port Said, coal. Machrianish, 2582 tons 17 cwt., Algoa Bay, coal. Trow Arthur, Newport, light. s. G. N. Wilkinson, 931 tons 15 cwt., Devonport, coal. s. Isle of Jura, 1281 tons 6 cwt., Huelva, coal. s. Mercator, J 1369 tons 16 cwt., Havre, coal. s. Cartaga Nova, 2464 tons 17 cwt., Naples, coal. JULY 12. ARRIVALS.—S. Vectis, 615, Portsmouth, light, s. Mandalay, 1143, Hamburg, light. Sierra Pedrosa, 1620, Liverpool, ballast, s. Laurestina, 1299, Rouen, light, s. Aquitaine, 979, Dunkirk, light, s. Harlow, 423, London, light. SAILINGS.—S. Elk, 1845 tons 11 cwt., Genoa, coal. s. Blaenavon, 1657 tons 11 cwt., Gibraltar, coal. s. Vectis, 1177 tons 10 cwt., Antwerp, coal. s. Ingolds- by, 1639 tons 10 cwt., St. Nazaire, coal. s. Wood- lands, 1584 tons 13 cwt., Gibraltar, coal. Candahar, 2062 tons 14 cwt., Monte Video, coal. JULY 13. ARRIVALS.—S. Fortunator R, 2317, Genoa, light. s. Tarpeia, 1109, Barrow, ballast. Elmhurst, 1712, Hull, ballast. SAILINGS.—S. Franklin, 2481 tons 3 cwt., Palermo, coal. s. Eton, 4011 tons 8 cwt., Malta, coal. JULY 14. ARRIVALS.-S. Sneaton, 945, Dublin, light. s. Asama, 2450, Hull, light, s. Uriana, 1704, Liver- 10 M, pool, light, s. Ivy Holme, 86, Maryport, light, s. Fairfield, 1001, Dublin, light. s. Brazilian, 885, Greenock, light, s. Rembrandt, 1239, Calais, light. s. Ross-shire, 1361, Lisbon, light, s. Alacrity, 754, Havre, light. Tippo Savona, 487, Hamburg, light. s. Abbey, 43, Barry Harbour, light. SAILINGS.'—Aboukir Bay, 1848 tons 12 cwt., Algoa Bay, coal. s. Lady Havelock, 702 tons 9 cwt., Havre, coal. s. Harlow, 1129 tons 17 cwt., London, coal. JULY 15. ARRIVALS.—North Devon, 446, Havre, light, s. Biscaye, 979, Dunkerque, light. s. Pelaw, 519, London, light. Idlewild, 510, London, light, s. Aubin, 750, Windsor Slipway, light, s. Galilee, 351, Caen, light, s. St. Olar, 1263, Bristol, light, s. Deerhound, 1150, London, light, S. Sandal, 1099, London, light, s. St. Vincent, 78, Highbridge, light. Christiana Davies, 74, London, cement. SAILINGS. -s. Alacrity, 1260 tons 6 cwt., Santander, coal. s. Westboume, 2545 tons 15 cwt., Ancona, coal. s. Idlewild, 1063 tons 1 cwt., London, coal. Leyland Brothers, 3504 tons 17 cwt., Monte Video, coal. s. Sully, 1451 tons 12 cwt., Trieste, coal. JULY 16. ARRIVALS. — Tug Oceana, 17, Flushing, light. Silver Crag, 1897, Antwerp, ballast. Madagascar, 2077, Dundee, ballast. Ellida, 1333, Rotterdam, ballast. SAILINGS.—North Devon, 1038 tons 16 cwt., Havre, coal. s. Pelaw, 1020 tons 8 cwt., London, coal. s. Torquay, 852 tons 8 cwt., Havre, coal. s. Brazilian, 1853 tons 13 cwt., Cagliari, coal. s. Prince Soltykoff, 1992 tons 5 cwt., St. Nazaire, coal. s. Mandalay, 2318 tons 9 cwt., Genoa, coal. s. Herschell, 2239 tons 5 cwt., Malta, coal. s. Galilee, 772 tons 19 cwt., Molde (Norway), coal. s. Ivy Holme, 253, Belfast, coal. s. St. Aubin, 1656 tons 9 cwt., Gibraltar, coal. JULY 17. 1 ARRIVALS.—Jonathan, 366, Kingslin, ballast. SAILINGS.—S. St. Bernard, 2875 tons 10 cwt., Spezzia, coal. Tug Oceana, 88 tons 14 cwt., Barry Roads, s. Sneaton, 2102 tons 19 cwt., Constantinople, coal. Abbey, 70 tons 2 cwt., Aberthaw, coal. Hosten, 805 tons 13 cwt.. Buenos Ayres, coal.
VESSELS ENTERED OUTWARDS. JULY 10. Havre, s Mercator, B, 667, M. Thompson Spezzia, s St. Bernard, B, 1447, Foster Hain and Co JULY 11. Gibraltar, s Blaenavon, B, 842, Morel Bros and Co Venice or Ancona, s Cycle, B, 1254, Gray Taylor & Co Port Said, s B. T. Robinson, B, 1199, Gray Taylor & Co Trieste, s Sully, B, 986, G. S. Stowe Buenos Ayres, Rackel, Nwy, 507, C. Shroeter & Co Havre, s Lady Havelock, B, 328, W. J. Tillett & Co St. Nazaire, s Ingoldsby, B, 809, Lee Finch and Co JULY 12. Port Louis or Martinique, Sierra Pedrosa, B, 1620, J. J. M'Eachran St. Malo, s Torquay, B, 777, L. and H. Gueret St. Nazaire, s Prince Soltykoff, B, 893, L. and H. Gueret Gibraltar, s Tredegar, B, 862, Morel Bros and Co Antwerp, s Vectis, B, 615, Harrison Moore & Moore PortPirie, Cedric the Saxon, B, 619, Thomas and Radcliffe Ancona, s Westbourne, B, 1227, 'Fisher Renwick & Co San Francisco, Carnarvonshire, B, 1227, Thomas G. Duncan and Co JULY 14. Singapore, s Asama, B, 2449, S. Brukewich and Co Kong Kong, Elmhurst, B, 1712, S. D. Jenkins & Son Aden, s Urania, B, 1704, James Burness and Sons Jamaica, s Laurestina, B, 1299, E. Earl and Co Cagliari, s Brazilian, B, 885, Cory Bros and Co (Ld) Genoa, s Mandalay, B, 1143, Turnbull Bros Genoa, s Tarpeia, B, 1109, R. Ropner and Co Constantinople or Pirreus, s Sneaton, B, Watts Ward and Co Genoa or Savona, s Fairfield, B, 1000, Cory Bros and Co (Ld) Rochefort, s Aquitaine, Fee, 979, J. Fry and Co JULY 15. Rio Janeiro or Bahia, Rose of Devon, B, 388, Wilson Sons and Co (Ld) Malta, s Clieveden, B, 1119, M. Angel Havre, s North Devon, B, 446, J. T. Duncan and Co Gibraltar, s St. Aubin, B, 749, J. P. Hacquoil & Co Santander, s Alacrity, B, 754, M. Thompson Port Said, s Rembrandt, B, 1239, Hall Bros Molde, s Galilee, B, 351, W. J. Tillett and Co Algoa Bay, Highland Glen, B, 982, C. H. W. Grasdorff Rochefort, s Biscaye, Fee, 979, J. Fry and Co JULY 16. Port Said, s Sandal, B, 1099, Worms Josse and Co Genoa, s St. Olaf, Nwy, 1263, Cory Bros and Go (Ld) Buenos Ayres, 'Pippo Savona, Argentine Republic, 487, Morteo and Greatrex
VESSELS CLEARED. JULY 10. Havre, s Mercator, B, 1350 coal Huelva, s Isle of Jura, B, 1100 coal Genoa, s Elk, B, 1600 coal Gibraltar, s Woodlands, B, 1450 coal JULY 11. Gibraltar, s Blaenavon, B, 1450 coal Monte Video and Valparaiso, Candahar, B, 2023 coal, 30 fuel Malta, s Eton, B, 3500 coal Havre, s Lady Havelock, B, 660 coal St. Nazaire, s Ingoldsby, B, 809 coal Algoa Bay, Aboukir Bay, B, 1820 coal JULY 12. St. Malo, s Torquay, B, 800 coal Buenos Ayres, Hosten, Nwy, 803 coal Antwerp, s. Vectis, B, 1100 coal St. Nazaire, s Prince Soltykoff, B, 2000 coal Rio Janeiro, Leyland Brothers, B, 3500 coal JULY 14. Rochefort, s Aquitaine, Fee, 2000 coal Ancona, s Westbourne, B, 2500 coal Malta, s Herschel, B, 1800 coal Gibraltar, s Tredegar, B, 1600 coal JULY 15. Santander, s Alacrity, B, 1300 coal Gibraltar, s St. Aubm, B, 1500 coal Havre, s North Devon, B, 1000 coal Malta, s Clievedon, B, 1850 coal Trieste, s Sully, B, 1450 coal Port Said, s B. T. Robinson, B, 2550 coal Genoa, s Mandalay, B, 2000 coal Spezzia, s St. Bernard, B, 3200 coal Molde, s Galilee, B, 700 coal Cagliari, s Brazilian, B, 1500 coal Rochefort, s Biscaye, Fee, 2000 coal JULY 16. Constantinople, a Sneaton, B, 1850 coal
BARRY MEN IN TROUBLE AT CARDIFF. At Cardiff Police Court, on Wednesday last, (before the Stipendiary and Dr Paine), John Bradshaw and Edwin Richards, who said they came from Barry, were charged with trespassing by being found sleeping in a tent of the 3rd Battalion Welsh Regiment at the Barracks Field, Maindy. -Discharged with a caution.
ARTILLERY VOLUNTEER IN- SPECTION AT CARDIFF. I On Saturday afternoon last the annual in- I spection in connection'with the 2nd Glamorgan I Artillery Volunteers was held at Cardiff, when j there was a numerous muster of members, fully f 50 being present from the 18th Battery t. Cadoxton. Barry, under the command of Captain J. Just Handcock. The men were taken to Cardiff under the direction of Sergeant-Major Atkins. At the close of the proceedings, the inspecting officer (Colonel Tyler) expressed himself highly pleased with the general conduct and appearance of the men.
PORTH. PRESENTATION. —On Saturday evening last the members of the Cymmer Colliery Brass Band met at the Colliers' Arms, Cymmer, tor the purpose of presenting Mr Richard Martyn, their leader, with a marble clock, in recognition of his valuable ser- vices. The meeting was presided over by Mr Richard Burnett (senior member of the band), and addresses were delivered by Messrs. Lewis, Brown, Jones, and others. The presentation was made, by Mr Thomas Wilkins, who spoke, amongst other things, about the success the band has attained in local competitions. Mr Martyn rose amidst cheers, and thanked one and all for their kindness.
CADOXTON AND BARRY BURIAL BOARD. The monthly meeting of the Cadoxton, Merthyr Dovan, and Barry Burial Board was held on Tuesday evening last, at the Board School, Cadoxton, when there were present :—Mr J. Barstow (presiding), Mr W. Thomas, Mr E. O. Evans, and Mr J. A. Hughes (clerk.) The Clerk read the minutes of the previous meeting, which were approved. THE PRECEPT.—It was reported that the new rat-, able value of Cadoxton parish was £ 40,463' Merthyr Dovan, £ 17,998 15s; and Barry* £ 2,375 6s and that a two-penny rate on the Cadoxton valuation would yield B337 3s lOd; Merthyr Dovan, £1493s 2d and Barry, JB19 15s IOd.-It was, therefore, resolved that a precept, representing a two-penny rate on the united district, be served upon the overseers of each parish. BiLLS.—There were only three bills submitted for pay. ment, viz., Mr R. Thomas, two months'salary as caretaker, 03 8s BARRY DocK NEWS, for advertise- ment, 10s 6d; and the Clerk's quarterly salary, CS 15s.—The bills were ordered to be paid. CLERK'S REPORT.—The Clerk read his financial repoat for the past two months, showing that during the month ended June 17th there had been four burials at the cemetery fees received on account of same, P,3 12s salary of caretaker for the same period, B4 4s. During the month ended July 15, there had been seven interments; fees received, 24 13s; caretaker's salary, £4 4s.-The cemetery had been opened nine months, and the total amount received by way of fees was J339 7s 6d; paid to the caretaker during th. same period, B41 5s 7d. There had, however, been other items of expenditure, such aa the clerk a salary, office expenses, &a He (Mr Hughes) was of opinion that the cemetery would soon be self-supporting. In reply to a remark by the Chairman* Mr Hughes s&id he would submit at the next meeting the number of interments at the cemetery during the past nine months. PLANS OF THE CEMETERY LoMUL—The Clerk sub- mitted amended plans of the proposed caretaker's lodge at the cemetery, which had been prepared by Messrs Richards and Gethin, archItects, Cardiff and Barry Dock. It was explained that at the suggestion of Mr Robinson (chairman of the Board) the addition had been made of an office to the originally intended structure, which would increase the cost of the build- ing to some extent.-It was felt that an office at the cemetery would be required.—Mr iu. U. ^vans asked what would be the cost of the entire building, to which Mr Barstow replied that that would depend largely upon the amount of the tenders, but about £ 600 ougnt to be sufficient-After same casual ob- servations, Mr Thomas moved, Mr Evans seconded, and it was carried, that the plans, as submitted, be approved, and that the chairaaan and clerk of the Board be deputed to instruct prepare a specification of the work, and that tenders be adver- tised for for its execution, the drainage of the ground to be proceeded with simultaneously. RESIGNATION OF MR E. D. JONES. A letter was read from Mr E. D. Jones, formerly chairman of the Board, tendering his resignation as member, in conse- quence of his departure ^ronl^ T The Chairman remarked that Mr Jones had rendered good services to ihe Board, but the question of pass- ing a vote of thanks to Mr Jones was deferred till the next meeting, owing to thesmallnessof the attend. ance that evening.—The Clerk was however, in- structed to communicate the fact of the vacancy to the vestry authorities of Merthyr Dovan parish, who would be called upon to elect a gentleman to fill LETTER F*ROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE. The Clerk read a letter from the Secretary of State for the Home Department stating that his sanction was not required to the Board's recent alterations of the bye- laws. In these circumstances instructions were given to the clerk to have the bye-laws and table of burial fees printed as amended. T. GROWING GRASS AT THE CEMETERT. IT was re- solved that Mr William Thomas be instructed to sell by auction the grass growing v £ <fw;irer3r •? £ Tuesday next, at 4 p.m., at the King William IV Hotel, Cadoxton-Barry. This was all the business.
TRADES UNIONISM AT CADOXTON-BARRY. MEETING OF PAINTERS AT THE WITCHILL HOTEL. A well attended meeting of decorators and painters was held at the WitchiU Hotel, Cadoxton- Barry, on Wednesday evening last, to receive a depu- tation from the Cardiff Branch of the Amalgamated Society of House Decorators and Iramtere, and to con- sider the advisability of forming a branch at Cadoxton and Barry. There were present—Messrs^ C. Crute (chairman of the Cardiff Branch), W. Claydon (secre- tary), J. H. Oxenham (treasurer), J. Lane, James Heath (also of Cardiff), Charles Hawes, H. Lawson, F. Washer, J. Murble, W. Jeffries,.&c. Mr C. Hawes (employed by Messrs Morgan Brothers) was voted to the chair, and having emplaned the object of the meeting, he introduced the deputation. Mr H. Lawson thought it was right for them to nave met to band themselves together as a society, and be was of opinion that a resolution to that effect should be passed at once, and they could afterwaros decide whether they would join the Amalgamated Society,or form a separate society.Mr Jeffries moved that a local branch of the Amalgamated Society of House Decorators and Painters be formed. Phis was seconded by Mr Murble, and unanimously ca.rried.- Mr C. Crute (chairman of the Cardiff Branch), said he was pleased to see so many painters present. The painters of Cadoxton had every reason to congratu- late themselves, and he hoped they would cling man- fully together. Communications had passed between the secretary and others with a view to forming a separate society for Cadoxton, Barry, Penarth, &c. He did not think they ought to be a part of the Car- diff branch, but a distinct branch of their own, so that they could wcrk independently, for it was the painters of Cadoxton and Barry they would have to fear most if any difference arose in Cardiff between masters and men.—Mr Lane, another member of the deputation, expressed his pleasure at seeing such healthy signs among his fellow-workmen in this part of the dis- trict. They were far in advance of what their Cardiff branch was at the start. They need not fear casting in their lot amongst trades unionists, for he could assure them that no doubtful characters were entrusted with offices in any society. (Cheers.) They were formed for the purpose of raising the position of the working man, and tohelp him when in difficulties. Funds could be obtained for illness, and in case of accident a sum of £ 50 would be paid. He knew of no just claims which had not been paid. (Applause.)-Mr J. Heath gave interesting figures regarding the growth of the branch at Cardiff since its formation four months ago. Fifty-five members were enrolled at the first meeting, but since then their number had increased to 150. (Cheery) Mr W. Oxenham, in addressing the meeting, hoped that soon all the painters of Cadoxton and Barry would be trades unionists. (Cheers.) Mr Claydon had no doubt that they would be able to cope^w!th their masters in future.-It was then decided that a meet- ing should be held on Wednesday evening next, for the formation of the society, when members will be enrolled and officers appointed. In reply to a question the Chairman said there were over 50 painters in Cadoxton and Barry, and he was glad to say that more than thirty were present that evening. A dis- cussion followed regarding the introduction of im- provers and apprentices into the society, and it was contended that no improver was considered such after having worked at the trade for five years.— Votes of thanks were accorded the deputation for their efforts in view of the formation of the society; to the chairman, for presiding; and to the representa- tives of the press for their attendance, and the assist- ance given through the medium of the papers to the cause of trades unionism.
girths, Jtorragts, anb gtaths. BIRTHS. FERGUSSON.—On the 14th instant, at 36I.Westboume. road, Penarth, the wife of Mr A M. fergusson, of a daughter. m FORREST.—On the 16th instant, at Ihe Greenwood, St. Fagan's, the wife of R. Forrest, Esq., J.P., of a daughter. MEGGITT.—On the 16th instant, at Seacroft, East Barry, the wife of County Councillor J. C. Meggitt, of a son. MARRIAGES. HOLM AN—WILLIAMS.—On the 16th instant, at Roath- road Wesleyan Chapel, Cardiff, by the Rev Mark Guy Pearse, of London, assisted by the Rev S. P. Dunman, minister of the chapel, Mr Ernest S. Holman, London, to Miss E. Caroline Williams, daughter of Mr Lewis Williams, J.P., Cardiff. YOUNG—WILLIAMS.—On the 10th instant, at St. Augustine's Church, Penarth, by the Rev W. Sweet-Escott, rector, Cuthbert Thomas Young, only son of the late Mr Frederick Young, South Shields, to Catherine Mary Williams, eldest daughter of Mr Morgan R. Williams, of Eaatcliffe, Penarth. DEATH. CRAM.—On the 15th instant, at Dinas Powis, Jessie, the beloved daughter of Thomas and Jessie Cram, aged 20 years. Fnneral to-day (Friday), at 4 p.m., at Dinas Powis.
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. I No. 18 BATTERY. 2SD GLAMORGAN ARTILLERY VOLUN- TEERS' BATTERY ORDERS. Cadoxton-Barry, July 18th, 1890. Parades for the ensuing week as under: Monday, 21st--Instructions on Guard Mount. ing, etc. Tuesday, 22nd—Gun Drill. Wednesday, 23rd — Instructions on Guard Mounting, etc. Can?P Equipment. Friday, 25th Issue of Camp Equipment. Saturday, 26th-Proceed to Camp in Full Dress shoulderT^8 &nd worn over th« right Hours of Parade—8 to 9 p.m. The annual Church Parade is postponed till after camp. Any member not going to camp will please return their haversack at once. Members in possession of old pattern pouches ones 6856 w^wrn ^em ftnd receive new pattern (Signed), J. JuST HANDCOCK, CaptaiB Commanding 18th Battery.