I PROPOSED INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL FOR THE I BARRY AND CADOXTON DISTRICT. I On Tuesday next a deputation of the I 'CadoxCon and Merthyr Dovan School Board, I together with a deputation from the Local Board, will attend before the Joint Education I Committee of the County fcr the purpose of I laying before the latter body the claims of the I district for the establishment of an inter- I mediate school. If this is done to the satis- I faction of the Joint Committee, a grant of I 2500 a year, under the provisions of the | Customs and Excise Act, will be forthcoming, jr and this, in addition to the proceeds of a penny rate leviable by the Local Board I in the matter, and the fees of the scholars, would enable an intermediate (or, perhaps, more suitably at the outset, a higher grade) school for about 120 to be almost self-sup- porting. We hope, therefore, that the efforts i. which are thus being put forth by the friends of education will be attended with success.
I CADOXTON-BARRY. SNOW. Snow began to fall in this district on I Wednesday morning last. I SHEEP-WORRYING.—During the present week I three sheep belonging to Mrs Haggett, butcher, I Main-street, in this town, have been worried to I death by a dog in a field, near the slaughter-house | off Barry-road. I MAZZAWATTEE TEA. — We are informed that I Messrs Griffin and Davies, grocers, wine and spirit merchants, &c., Vere-street, in this ..town, have been appointed sole agents for the Bale of Mazzawattee Tea at Cadoxton-Barry. MR. FARDO AND THE SUNDAY POSTAL SERVICE.— During the present week Mr G. Fardo, post- master, Cardiff, has made careful enquiries in the t Barry and Cadoxton district with reference to S local feeling as to the proposed establishment of a. Sunday postal service. We hope the movement will be successful. WESLEY AN FOREIGN MISSIONS.—Last evening Thursday) a meeting in behalf of the Wesleyan Foreign Missions was held at the English t Wesleyan Chapel, in this town, the chairman j being Captain R. Davies, dockmaster, who, with the Rev J. Aitkins, late missionary at Jamaica, :and the Rev J. H. Hodson, B.A., Penarth, de- ■ livered addresses. V REV. CANON ROBERTS AT THE MISSION ROOM.— On Sunday last, the Rev Canon Roberts, of Llan- daff, preached two excellent sermons at the Church Mission Room, Iddesleigh-street, in this town, in the morning in Welsh and in the evening in English. There were good congregations, and the services were very hearty and appreciative, the musical arrangements during the day being »nder the-direction of Mr X>- W. Thomas, cabinet- maker, &c., Vere-street. WELSH SERVICES FOR THE CHURCHPEOPLE.—As intimated in our last issue, a Welsh service will be held at the Church Mission Room, Iddesleigh- street, in this town, in future every Sunday morning, commencing at ten o'clock. All who feel an interest in the Welsh Church cause are earnestly invited to attend, inasmuch as an effort is being made to form the nucleus of a congrega- tion which will worship at the Welsh Cnurch shortly to be built near the Central Police Station. ARRIVAL OF THE STEAM ROLLER.—The new steam roller for the Local Board arrived at Cadox- ton on Monday last, and was taken near the front of the Local Board offices on the following day. Looking down Vere-str--et and up Iddesleigh- street and Main-street, upon some, at least, of its future haunts, the steam roller sent up a piercing shriek, and moved backwards in sheer disgust, the driver at the same time being heard to remark- What a horrible state of things in a civilised community THE NEW WELSH METHODIST CHAPEL.—It is expected that the new Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in Pontypridd-street, Cadoxton- Barry, will be completed before the end of the year, and it has been arranged that the Rev J. W. Matthews, the retiring pastor of the church, will preach the dedicatory sermons at the new place of worship on Sunday, December 30th. The opening services have been fixed for Thursday -and Friday, the 11th and 12th of January, when the preachers will be the Revs W. Jenkins, M.A., St. David's; H. Barrow Williams, M.A., Llan- dudno and W. Pritchard, Goppa, Pontardulais. If the house which you occupy is going to be sold over your head, why not purchase it? Don't cripple your business by taking the purchase money out of it, and certainly do not "borrow the money, with the chance of having it called in at -an inconvenieut time. Get a liberal, cheap, and expeditious advance from the Merthyr and Dowlais Building Society. E, Forms and full particulars free from the District Agent:— I LEWIS LBWIS, House and Estate Atrent, Oadoxton.
HOLTON-BARRY. PREACHING SERVICES ON CHRISTMAS DAY.—By an advertisement in another column it will be found that special services will be held on Christ- mas Eve and Christmas Day at Tabernacle Welsh Congregational Chapel, Barry Dock, when sermons will be preached by the Revs W. Morris, Cardiff, and W. O. Owens, Bridgend. Collections wilT be made at each a- r vice in behalf of the chapel funds. The pastor of this church is the Rev W. G. Williams, Penarth. If the house which you occupy is going to be sold over your head, why not purchase it ? Don't cripple your business by taking the purchase money out of it, and certainly do not borrow the money with the chance of having it called in at an inconvenient time. Get a liberal, cheap, and expeditious advance from the Merthyr and Dowlais Building Society. Forms and full particulars free from the District Agent:— LEWIS LBwls, House and Estate Agent, Cadoxton.
EAST BARRY. THE TE DEUM.—We hear that the Te Deum of the Church of England service will be sung at the English Wesleyan Chapel, in this town, on Sun- ,day next. BAPTIST CHURCH.—The Baptists of East Barry intend forming themselves into a church, and will hold their first services on Sunday next, at 11 and 6.30, in a large room attached to Mr Wallace's Coffee Tavern. Preached, Mr Jesse Hatten, student. THE NEW ORGAN AT THE ENGLISH METHODIST CHAPEL.—On Sunday last it was announced to the congregation at the English Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, East Barry, that the offertory of the previous Sunday, amounting to 2.34 12a 6d, was sufficient to cover the cost of the fine-toned organ which has just been supplied to that chapel by Messrs Thompson and Shackell, of Cardiff. LECTURE BY THE REV W. E. WINKS.—On Tuesday evening next, at 7.30, the Rev W. E. Winks, of Cardiff, will deliver an interesting lecture on Help Yourself," at the Congregational Chapel, East Barry, under the auspices of the n^wly-lormed Mutual Improvement Society, which is becoming a power for good in the neighbour- hood. We hope there will be a large audience on the occasion. THE STARR-BOWKETT BUILDING SOCIETY.—The first subscription meeting at East Barry of the Barry Dock and District Starr-Bowkett Building Society was held on Friday evening last at 34, Queen-street, the presiding director being Mr J. R. Llewellyn. Several new members were en- rolled, and a substantial sum was received by way of subscriptions. A meeting will be held at the same place every fortnight. CALVINISTIC METHODISM. At the monthly meetings of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists of East Glamorgan, held at Ton, Ystrad Rhondda, on Wednesday and Thursday week last, the Rev J. Morgan Jones, Cardiff, presiding, the selection of the Rev J. W. Matthews as pastor of the English Calvinistic Methodist Church at East Barry was confirmed. Trustees werb also elected for the Welsh Chapel at East Barry. If the house which you occupy is going to be sold over your head, why not purchase it ? Don't cripple your business by taking the purchase money out of it, and certainly do not borrow the money, with the chance of having it called in at an inconvenient time. Get a liberal, cheap, and expeditious advance from the Merthyr and Dowlais Building Society. Forms and full particulars free from the District Agent:— LEWIS LEWIS. House and Estate Agent, Cadoxton.
COGAN. ENTERTAINMENT.— Mr George, a freed slave from South America, assisted by his wife, gave an entertainment in Cogan Schoolroom on Wednes- day evening last, and described the infamous slave trade, emancipation day, and life among the negroes. LECTURE.—On Tuesday evening last a lecture on Hilgh Miller was given at the United Methodist Free Church Schoolroom, Cogan, by the Rev George Hargreaves, the pastor, after which the company adjourned to the lower schoolroom, where a substantial coffee supper, provided by Miss Adams, was partaken of. The chairman during the evening was Mr R. A. Lewis. BDRGLARy.-On Wednesday last a daring robbery was committed at the dwelling-house at Cogan occupied by Mr Charles Christian. Mr Christian left the house about eight o'clock in the morning for Barry, and about eleven o'clock Mrs Christian went to Cardiff, locking the doors before she left, and on her return in the afternoon she found the front door wide open, evidently having been forced. The house had been ran- sacked from top to bottom, and a mackintosh, jacket and vest, and several minor articles were missing. The robbery was of a daring descrip- tion, perpetrated in broad daylight, in a street through which people and vehicles are continually passing. If the house which you occupy is going to be sold over your head, why not purchase it ? Don't cripple your business by taking the purchase money out of it, and certainly do not borrow the money with the chance of having it called in at an inconvenient time. Get a liberal, cheap, and expeditious advance from the Merthyr and Dowlais Building Sooiety. Forms and full particulars free from the District Agent:— LEWIS LEWIS, House and Estate Agent, Cadoxton
PENARTH. THE LATE MR. DOWELL. —Mrs Dowell, King's Heath, Birmingham, desires to convey the heart- felt thanks of herself and family to the many friends and acquaintances of her son, the late Mr C. S. Dowell, local manager for Messrs John Aird and Sons, the well-known London contractors, for expressions of sympathy and condolence with them in their bereavement. The number of these has made it quite impossible for Mrs Dowell to con- vfty her thanks by personal communication. If the house which you occupy is going to be sold over your head, why not purchase it? Don't cripple your business by taking the purchase money out of it, and certainly do not borrow the money, with the chance of having it called in at an inconvenient time. Get a liberal, cheap, and expeditious advance from the Merthyr and Dowlais Building Society. Forms and full particulars free from the District Agent:— LEWIS LEWIS, House and Estate Agent, Cadoxton.
TWYNYRODYN (WENVOE.) LECTURE.—On Monday evening last a lecture on the subject of What's the mattet was delivered by the Rev W. Parry, Baptist minister, Pontypridd, at the Welsh Baptist Chapel, Twynyrodyn, Wenvoe. There was a numerous attendance on the occasion, and the chair was occupied by the Rev J. W. Matthews, C.M., Cadoxton-Barry, who, in opening the pro- ceedings, delivered a suitable address, in the course of which he pointed out that the subject of the lecture made them curious to know I I What's the matter?" Inquisitiveness was a feature peculiarly characteristic of mankind generally, and all people were very ready to ask What's the matter ?" Children and philosophers, however, .were mostly given to questioning— children asked questions on account of their ignorance of things in general, but philosophers asked questions because of their love of knowledge. All the questions asked by mankind could be classed in seven words—" Who, what, when, how, where, and why." After some further remarks of a humorous character, the Chairman introduced the lecturer to the meeting amid ap- plause.—The Rev W. Parry then delivered a highly interesting and edifying lecture on "What's the matter," treating the subject under various heads as applied to the general circumstances of everyday life, and teaching numerous useful morals thereby.—On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr W. Emerson, Sweldon Farm, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the lecturer; and on the motion of the latter gentleman, a similar compliment was extended to the chair- man. It should be added that the Rev W. Parry delivered the lecture gratis, the proceeds being devoted towards tne funds of the chapel.
x COWBRIDGE. ILLNESS OF MRS. TYLER, OF LLANTRITHYD.—We regret to state that Mrs Tyler, wife of Colonel Trevor Tyler, is still dangerously ill from an attack of fever. LEGAL.—Mr Alfred Giles, at present articled to Mr Thomas Rees (Messrs Rees and Gwyn), has passed the intermediate examination of the Law Society of Great Britain. CONCERT. -A concert was given in the Town- hall last evening (Thursday) in aid of the restora- tion fund of Monknash Church. The programme' was an exceptionally artistic one, and the attend- ance numerous. NEW RAILWAY BRIDGE.—On Wednesday after- noon last the new railway bridge and road going towards Ab°ithin, and crossing the Cowbridge and Aberthaw Railway, was formally opened by Miss Frances Brewer, eldest daughter of the engineer to the company.
WELSH ST. DONAT'S. CHURCH RESTORATION.—The church of Welsh St. Donat's, near Cowbridge, is to undergo sub- stantial restoration—and not before it is wanted, for the building is in a very dilapidated condition, and quite unfit for use.
ST. FA&AN'S. PRIMROSE LEAGUE CONCERT.—A concert under the auspices of the Wyndham Habitation of the Primrose League was successfully given at the Schools, St. Fagan's, on Wednesday evening last, Mr R. Forrest presiding over a large audience.
READING ROOM CONCERT AT CADOXTON-BARRY. A grand concert was held at the Board School, Cadoxton-Barry, last evening (Thursday) in aid of the funds of the Cadoxton Reading Rooms. County Councillor J. C. Meggitt presided, and Miss Campion was the accompanist. A capital pro- framme was gone through, those who took part eing the following :—Miss A. Williams, Miss Minnie Harriss, Miss Lilian Jones, Miss Adams, Miss Campion, Messrs Hywel L. Rogers (solicitor), W. H. Morgan, N. P. Ball, D. T. Williams, D. Hamer, W. Howe, T. Michael and party, the McTwiney ros., &c.—The Chairman, in the course of an pddress, said the reading rooms had been in existence a little over twelve months, and had proved very beneficial to the public. The preliminary expenses, about 270, had been paid, but the rooms could not be carried on without funds, and as the committee had completed the purchase of a first-class billiard table, which would be fixed in the course of a week or so, he hoped full support would be given to the rooms during the present winter. He also strongly urged upon all present to become members. The ratable value of the district at present was abcut 2115,000, and he looked forward to the time when the Local Board would be able to adopt the Free Libraries Act. (Applause.)—Mr B. Lewis (Palmerstown) proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman and artistes, which was seconded by Dr O'Donnell, and heartily carried.
THE LATE BURGLARY AT BARRY DOCK STATION. CONFESSION' OF A MAN IN YORKSHIRE. ARREST OF THE SELF-ACCUSED THIEF. PRISONER REMANDED TILL MONDAY. At Cadoxton-Barry Police Court, on Thurs- day last-before Mr O. H. Jones (chairman) and Mr Valentine rrayes-George Preston, of Cardiff, a suspicious-looking individual, was charged, on his own confession, with breaking and entering the booking office at Barry Dock Railway Station on the night of the 30th September last, and stealing therefrom a safe containing £ 20 in money and a number of articles. P.S. John Gill, Cadoxton, said on Friday last he received the prisoner into custody at Beverley Police Station, in Yorkshire, where prisoner had previously made a statement to P.C., Brooks in- criminating himself as to the offence with which he was charged. Prisoner's statement was to the effect that he was an iron-moulder, belonging to Cardiff. On Tuesday, the 13th of September last, he, in company with Thomas Evans, a puddler, also of Cardiff, went to Barry Dock Rail- way Station, and loitered about the station during the day. They saw the safe at the booking office, and they made up their minds that they would have it that night. They, therefore, loafed about the fields in the neighbourhood till night, and shortly after midnight (a light burning low on the platform at the time) they obtained entrance to the booking office by means of a window on the north side of the station premises, and carried the safe, which weighed about three hundred- weight, out through the doorway of the cloak room. On the platform they found a luggage trolly, on which the safe was placed, and it was wheeled along the footway to the corner of a field on the summit of a bank the other side of the new portion of railway, in the direction of the general offices. At this spot the safe was broken open with a pickaxe and hammer which they found in a box close by, and in it they found about P,20 in money. They also broke open several drawers in the booking office, and stole a number of articles, including a coat, pair of boots, and a blue vest. Having completed the robbery, Evans and himself walked to Cardiff, and took the first train to Bristol, from which place they went to Newcastle-on-Tyne, where Evans left him for Liverpool, and he (prisoner) had since then roamed about from place to place, eventually giving himself up to the police at Beverley on the 18th inst. Continuing his evi- dence, P.S. Gill said on the way from Yorkshire the prisoner told him a pair of scissors found upon him when arrested he also stole from a drawer at the booking office at Barry Dock station, and that he tried to open other drawers therewith, but failed. He then opened the other drawers with a chisel. Prisoner": Don't tell lies I did not steal the scissors there. Witness, continuing, said prisoner also told him if he sent to Nottingham he would find out all about him, because he was well-known there by the name of Nead. He also said he had been in several times-twice for 12 months, once for 15 months, and twice under police supervision, and once he was put in an asylum because he shammed lunacy. Prisoner That is a lie again I said nothing of the kind. Mr O. H. Jones (to prisoner): Be quiet, will you. Prisoner How can I be quiet when this man is perjuring himself ? Evidence was then given in detail by Mr G. H. Taylor, station master at Barry Dock, and Dock- constable W. G. Ralph of circumstances con- nected with the robbery (particulars of which have already appeared in our columns), the former stating that the actual sum of money stolen from the safe was 219 9s. lid., in addition to a quantity of postage stamps. There were also stolen a padlock, some tobacco. and cigars, a clock, key, a coat, and a pair of scissors, the pair produced being those which were lost, Mr Taylor ceink, he said, able to swear thereto by the rivet with which they were fastened. The accused, who was remanded till Monday next at Penarth, now absolutely denied the rob- bery, saying he was in prison in Hull at the time, and only saw an account of the robbery in the newspapers.
CADOXTON-BARRY POLICE COURT. THURSDAY.—Before Mr O. H. Jones (chairman), and Mr Valentine Trayes. DRUNKENNESS. -Several cases of drunkenness at Cadoxton and Holton were disposed of. DISORDERLY IN A PUBLIC HOUSE.—Mark Taylor and Edward Taylor, brothers, were charged with being disorderly at the Victoria Hotel, Hol- ton, but the landlord (Mr E. Williams) not wishing to press the charge the case was dismissed wivh a caution. ASSAULT ON A CONSTABLE.—Edward Taylor, Holton, was summoned for assaulting P. C. Boulton while in the execution of his duty on the 4th instant. Fined 5s. and costs. REMOVING CLOTHING FROM AN INFECTED HOUSE. —Henry Godfrey, labourer, was charged with re- moving clothing, &c., from an infected dwelling house at No. 1, Iddesleigh-street, Cadoxton, to another dwelling house at the back of Vere-street, on the 24th ultimo. Mr F. P. Jones-Lloyd, solicitor, Cadoxton, appeared for the prosecution. —The case was proved by Dr Neale, medical officer to the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board, and George Lightfoot, inspector of nuisances.— Fined 10s. and costs. QUARRELSOME NEIGHBOURS.—Martha Stafford, wife of William Stafford, Courtenay-road, Cadox- ton, charged James Webb, Holme-street, with using threats on the 12th instant. There was a cross-summons for the same offence. Mr F. P. Jones-Lioyd, solicitor, Cadoxton, appeared for Mrs Stafford, and Mr G. David, Cardiff, for Webb. Both summonses were dismissed, as was also a case of alleged illegally pawning a watch by Anne Webb, wife of James Webb. ASSAULT ON A WIFE AT CADOXTON.—Mary Brooks charged her husband, Edward Brooks, Holme-street, Cadoxton, with an assault. Mr F' P. Jones-Lloyd appeared for the complainant, who said on Saturday night last defendant came home in a quarrelsome mood, picked up a poker, flour- ished it in her face, seized her by the neck, threw her repeatedly into the mud outside, and struck her in the face, giving her a black eye. He also struck her little daughter on the forehead with a poker.—Mr Hodge, grocer, Vere-street, corrobo- rated, and said Mrs Brooks and the child were given refuge for the night at his (witness') house in consequence of defendant's conduct.—For the defence, A.P.S. Gammon said he had frequently been called to the house Ao quell disturbances between defendant and his wife, the latter being frequently very abusive, and at one time she struck a constable on the head with a poker.—De- fendant was fined 10s and costs, and bound over in the sum of 220 to keep the peace for six months.
LAST WEEK'S TRADE AT LOCAL DOCKS. The trade at the several docks last week was brisk all round. Barry had a good record, with shipments of 78,000 tons, and Penarth also made a good show with 42,860 tons. At Cardiff, the trade of the Bute Docks was as follows:—Coal, coke, and patent fuel ship- ments, 143,254 tons imports, 37,160 tons. Tne arrivals were 88 steamers of 61,220 tons register, and 68 sailing ships of 16,896 tons register. The vessels in dock were 60 steamers of 90,348 tons register, and 123 sailing ships of 57,336 tons register.
irthg, #nrriagtS, attb tnths. BIRTH. JENNINGS.—On the 19th instant, in London, Ivor Lawley, son of John and Mary Jennings, of Penarth, aged 9 years.
AMALGAMATED SOCIETY OF CARPENTERS AND JOINERS. ANNUAL DINNER OF MEMBERS OF THE CADOXTON BRANCH. The second annual dinner in connection with the Cadoxton Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners was held on Wednesday evening last, at the Royal Hotel, Cadoxton-Barry, under the presidency of the respected surgeon of the branch, Dr Neale. The dinner was an excel- lent one, and was thoroughly enjoyed by fully 60 guests, the catering arrangements reflecting the highest credit upon the esteemed host and hostess, Mr and Mrs J. J. Williams, and their efficient staff. Grace was said by Mr A. Found. Amongst those present on the occasion were :—Dr Neale, Mr H. Saunders, secretary of the branch, (who acted as vice-chairman); Mr G. Burnett, butcher Mr J. Lynham Mr A. Found, draper Mr W. H. Morgan, manager of the Barry Dock Branch of Lloyd's Bank Mr J. H. Davies, confectioner Mr G. Lewis, painter Mr. W. Thomas, auctioneer Mr J. Matthews, coal merchant; Mr F. P. Jones-Lloyd, solicitor Mr H. Burbridge, builder; Mr John Lloyd, clothier; Mr F. Collins, secretary to the dinner committee; Mr T. Graham, Chicago, U.S.A. Mr J. A. Owen, architect Messrs G. Brock, Jenkin Lloyd, Rees Williams, J. H. Nelmes, J. W. Flowers (Pal- merstown), A. Sweet, L. Jeremiah, J. Prickett, &c. The cloth having been removed, the Chairman gave the toast of the Queen and Royal Family, which was loyally received. Mr J. Flowers, Palmerstown, gave the toast of the Trade of the Town and District, and in doing so he said that trade was so prosperous at present that it ought to make their hearts rejoice. (Cheers.) In this prosperity the local members of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners had largely shared, indeed so largely that they could scarcely anticipatel such a state of things two years ago, for it seemed too much to realise in so short a time. All trades seemed very busy, and perfect confidence prevailed between masters and men all round. (Hear, hear.) He was glad that the Cadoxton branch of the Carpenters and Joiners Society was composed of sound thinking and reasoning men, for in this way they were able toarri veat asatisfactory conclusion in any trade dispute that may arise between them- selves and their employers. (Cheers.) In this way all the difficulties which had arisen had been amicably overcome without resorting to the un- pleasantness of a strike, which at best was only a necessary evil. He was of opinion that the day had arrived when right would take the place of might, for the voices of working men were now heard as readily as those of employers, and he hoped that the members of this society, with those of other trades in the district, would benefit sub- stantially by the present trade prosperity in their midst, so that their position might be made still brighter, the confidence between employers and employed still more secure than in the past, and that all would reap a measure of success the extent of which they could now scarcely imagine. (Loud applause.) Mr J. A. Owen, architect, Cadoxton, proposed the next toast, that of Success to the Cadoxton Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners." He did not know of any society without grievances of some kind, but he felt sure that by combination and unity the members of this branch would be able to steer clear of all serious difficulties. (Cheers.) Mr A. Found responded to the toast of the Success to the Trade of the District," and in doing said he was pleased to find that the rela- tions between the carpenters and joiners and their employers was so amicable at present, for prosperity of trade naturally meant a share of prosperity to the tradespeople all round. (Hear; hear.) During the past month, however, the tradespeople of Cadoxton had suffered somewhat by means of the bad weather and the fearful state of the roads, but he trusted the future was more hopeful in their midst, and that by-and-by Cad- oxton would be as flourishing a place as any other in the Principality, and that no aniidgamation or combination scares would damp the order of trade which at present was making such visible pro- gress. (Applause.) Mr J. H. Davies also suitably responded. Mr J. Lynham, one of the oldest members present, proposed Success to the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners throughout the World," and said the Barry and Cadoxton district during the past year had made wonderful pro- gress. As one of the oldest members in the room he could confidently say that the fact that he was a society man had been greatly beneficial to him as a working man throughout, and he hoped all present would do their utmost to induce their friends and sons to join, for by means of his long connection with the society he had almost become entitled to a superannuation allowance of eight shillings per week. (Cheers.) Mr H. Saunders, secretary to the Cadoxton Branch, in responding, said the branch twelve months ago numbered 43 members, with a cash balance of .£95 14s. 8d. At present, however, the branch numbered 85 members, and the cash balance amounted to n09 lls. 10 £ d., in addition to having about a dozen names on the proposition book. (Applause.) Trade had also been very prosperous during the year, only 21 16s. having been paid to unemployed members during that period, and L7 10s. as sick benefit. (Hear, hsar.) The society generally, according to the last returns, numbered 30,824members, with a balance in hand of £ 58,000. (Cheers.) The Chairman gave the toast of the Host and Hostess (Mr and Mrs J. Jewel Williams), which was received with loud applause and musical honours. The Chairman proposed The "Press," which was responded to by the representatives of the Barry Dock News and Barry and Cadoxton Journal. Mr J. J. Williams, responding to the toast of the Host and Hostess, made a felicitous speech. Mr F. Collins proposed the toast of the health of the chairman (Dr Neale) and vice-chairman (Mr H. Saunders), which was greeted with cheers and musical honours. The Chairman, responding, said he was very pleased that the society was growing so rapidly, and that the members seemed to be of such a high and intelligent order. (Applause.) The health of "The Visitors," coupled with the names of Mr W. Thomas, auctioneer, and Mr Jeremiah Matthews, was also drank with musical honours. The most enjoyable proceedings then closed with an enthusiastic rendering of the National Anthem. It should be added that songs, &c., were given during the evening by Messrs F. Collins, J. H. Nelmes, W. H. Morgan, T. J. Griffiths, A. Sweet, J. Prickett, H. Burbridge, J. Lynham, G. Lewis, W. Hughes, J. J. Williams, and T. Vaughan and the accompanists were Miss Davies (Royal Hotel), Mr J. A. Owen (architect), and Mr Herbert Morgan.
WATCH ROBBERY AT CADOX- TON-BARRY. A NOTORIOUS CHARACTER SENT FOR TRIAL. On Monday last, at Penarth Police Court- before Messrs James Ware (chairman), V. Trayes, and J. Guthrie—William Pace, a desperate character, living at Cadoxton-Barry, was brought up under remand charged with stealing a silver watch, value 25s., belonging to William George Delve, a carpenter, of Barry-road, Cadoxton, on the 5th of April last. The evidence (which was published in the Barry Dock News last week) was read over, and prisoner was committed for trial to the assizes.
REVIEW OF PERIODICALS IN DARKEST ENGLAND AND BIOGRAPHY OF MR ISAAC PITMAN. "-Both these excellent works to hand, and editorial reviews thereof shall appear in our next issue.
INTERESTING ITEMS FROM BARRY DOCK. BARRY DOCK TIDE TABLE FOR NEXT WEEK. [ Taken from the Barry Dock Tide Table and Year Book for 1890. "J The following is the tide table for Barry Dock for the week commencing to-morrow (Saturday) Day. Morning. Afternoon. Saturday 8.37 8.37 Sunday 9.11 9.11 Monday 9.45 9.45 Tuezday 10.20 10.32 Wednesday 11. 0 11.16 Thursday 11.47 11.54 Friday 12.13 12.51
THE LIME CONTRACT FOR BARRY COMMERCIAL GRAVING DOCK. The South Wales Portland Cement and Lime Company, Penarth, have accepted the contract for the whole of the Aberthaw lime required by Mr John Jackson, of London, for the new graving dock at Barry, amounting to about 2,000 tons.
ACCIDENT TO A SAILOR IN BARRY ROADS. On Friday morning last the steamer Elba, which left Barry Dock on the early morning tide for Colombo, put back to Barry Roads and re- ported the third engineer, J. Sinclair, injured. It appears that when the vessel was just below Nash Point, Sinclair, who hails from Birmingham, was engaged oiling the machinery, when his right arm was struck by some portion, causing a fracture between the elbow and shoulder.
THE SEAMEN AND TRADESMEN'S UNION. We are informed that Mr William Birchill, boarding-house-keeper, of Lower-Holme-street, Cadoxton, has been appointed organising secretary for the Barry Dock district for the National Amalgamated Seamen and Tradesmen's Union.
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 17274 7 nil Tuesday 11422 0 nil Wednesday 11956 9 39 8 Thursday 15520 3 nil Friday 16285 13.. nil Saturday 5180 10 306 10 Coal 77659 2 345 18 Coke 345 18 Total.. 78005 0 This was shipped on board 37 steamers and 11 sailing vessels. The imports during the week consisted of 150 standards of deals and 1600 tons of pitwood. The number of vessels in dock on Monday morning last was 45—17 steamers and 28 sailing vessels. ————————
MISHAP TO THE NEW DREDGER. The Barry Dock new dredger, David Davies, which has cost L20,000, and of which we have already given a description, was picked up off Tuskar on Saturday last, disabled"by the tug British King, of Liverpool. A telegram from the officer in charge stated that the dredger, which travelled with its own twin screws, ran short of coal. Captain Bibby, of the British King, reported that she was flying signals of distress when he went to her assistance. The dredger arrived safely at Barry Dock on Thursday morning.
SUPPOSED LOSS OF A BARRY STEAMER. The steamer Inchrona, of Liverpool, 2266 tons register (Captain W. Sanders), belonging to Messrs C. Mitchell and Company, of Newcastle, which sailed from Barry Dock on Friday last with 3341 tons of coal for Port Said, is supposed to have foundered during the late gale.
SHIPPING AND TONNAGE FOR THE PAST WEEK. Report of shipping arrived and sailed, and number and tonnage of vessels in Barry Dock. for the seven days ending November 19th: No. Ton naif e. Steamers arrived 34 39514 „ sailed 29 26782 Sailing vessels arrived 15 11642 12 12166 90 90163 Number of steamers now in dock 21 30261 Number of sailing vessels now in dock 25 21730 46 51991 Number of vessels in"\ dock as per last I report, as dated f November 13th, 1890 J 38 39781 Increase 8 12210
THE SHIP-REPAIRING TRADE. Exceptional briskness has again characterised the ship-repairing trade at Barry Dock during the past week. In connection with the engineering establishment of Messrs Laurie and John (who are making extensive additions to their works) the following vessels have been under repairs since our last issue:-Eden, Eustace, Mary Beyts, Sestos, Eiffel Tower, Whitby, Benefactor, Dart- more, Feronia, Leo, Abermaed, and Raisby, representing a combined register of upvards of 20,000 tons.—At the Barry Graving Dock and Engineering Works the state of things has also been gratifying, the vessels at present on stem being the steamer Bretwalda, 4,000 tons, New- castle s. Reindeer, 2,500; s Cyril, 3,000; barque Carlo M., 906 and the Venerata, 800. Vessels comprising fully 20,000 tons register are also daily expected to arrive at this dock for over- haulage, re-caulking, and general repairs, the large sailing vessel, Urwin Rickmers (which went ashore recently at Dungeness) and the H. W. Palmer being amongst the number.
THE GREAT AMALGAMATION SCHEME. The Financial News states: When all is said again the policy of amalgamation fron the point of view of public policy or the interest of freighters, we are inclined to think that the holders of Barry stock will be distinctly the gainers by having the power to amalgamate con- ferred upo them by Parliament. It confirms that singularly successful company in its present dominant position, and right to make its own bargain.
LORD WINDSOR AND THE RE- OPENING OF PARLIAMENT. Parliament re-opeted on Tuesday last, and the Queen's Speech was read in both Houses. In the House of Lords the reply was moved by Lord Windsor, and seconded by Lord Ardilaun. Lord Windsor devoted a considerable portion of his remarks to the question of tithes.
THE GREAT WESTERN COMPANY AND THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN RAILWAY. The report that the Great Western Railway Company has acquired the rights of the Vale of Glamorgan Railway, published in the last issue of our contemporary, is, we are officially authorised to state, absolutely without any foundation what- ever, the original company intending to push forward the scheme with energy.
NO MORE BALD HEADS. AN AMUSING STORY OF ENTERPRISING SPIRITS. Rogers and myself were bosom friends, juniors in a Wood-street House like meny young, ener- getic, and restless spirits, we felt that we were getting on very slowly, we could not bide our time, and we were anxious to see if we could not get out of the rut, and do something of a profitable char- acter in after business hours. Rogers had a friend, a chemist's assistant, and in one of their close confidences, this friend im- parted to him the composition of a valuable speci. fic to prevent baldness. We talked it over that night. Why should not we run a hair restorer? The thought smouldered in our brains, and at length burst into a flame. No more bald heads" was our motto. A neat and effective littie pros- pectus was carefully drawn out, headed No more bald heads The qualities and virtues of our marvellous hair generator were fully extolled, and when all that could be said was said in its favour, we surveyed with satisfaction our literary work, and formed ourselves into an admiration society. A few shillings supplied us with a stock of prospectuses; a few pounds supplied us with a stock of material-but here our first difficulty arose; how were we tto get The Ungent (an unfailing specific for baldness) placed before the public. Rogers said, advertise Yes, but that wants doing thoroughly, and costs money. I said, adver- tise by all means-but, for a traveller, one who would accept payment on the results—happy thought—it was at once carried out, and as two mornings afterwards we sent our advertisement to the Daily Telegraph we felt that we were headsof a city firm. Our advertisement succeeded beyond out expectations, we had a host of applicants, our only trouble was the selection of the fittest," but here we were fortunate, one applicant stood out so completely head and shoulders above the rest, that we at once made terms with him, or rather, he made terms with us. He was 45, and experienced. We were 21 and 23 respectively experienced (to gain). We were simply lost in wonder and admiration at the universality of his acquirements and the easy manner he rolled off the names of all the various restorers, and his apparent acquaintance with all their ingredients commanded our greatest respect and unbounded confidence. We had indeed found a treasure." He explained to us that the custom of the trade for introducing a new article (a thing of great difficulty, and only to be done by one who possessed a good connection) was 33 per cent. for the first orders but for such an easy thing as our Ungent" he would do it for 25. He was simply delighted with the article we had to offer. Many, very many, specifics had been offered to the public, but all of too uncertain a character but for us to place him in such a position as to be able to say absolutely, "No more bald heads," would, he felt sure, render his task a comparatively easy one. We were delighted with our prospects, and the following Monday Mr Walker, our representative, commenced his operations. The first week re- sulted in business to the amount of JB6. I speak in round numbers. He took 30s commission (it was paid each Saturday), expressed himself as disappointed, but hopeful, and felt sure that week by week it must increase. We felt secretly delighted, for after payment of all ex- penses, it left us 23 profit, and as our salaries were 290, it made a substantial addition to our incomes. The next week Mr'Walker did L16 worth of business, taking R4, and the following week 220, taking B5, and so on, until eight or nine weeks he nad worked up to L30 to £;52 per week, taking JB7 and L8 commission. This so much exceeded our most sanguine expectations that our producing powers were greatly taxed, and we not only worked until 11 and 12 at night, but were up at 5 o'clock each morning but that did not matter, "our spirits flew in feathers then." Only one thing troubled us, our business was more than our capital was equal to, and we had to commence to finance, which meant borrowing L200 from a friend, who readily lent it at sub- stantial interest after inspecting our books, and satisfying himself as to the business we were doing. At this stage we felt some administrative capacity was wanted, and that the business re- quired organizing. Accordingly, I took as my section the superintendence of the travelling and the accounts, while Rogers undertook the making up and despatching of the orders. It was now a question as to whether or not the time had arrived to give up our situations and de- vote all our energies to this new business, but cautious counsels fortunately prevailed, and we decided to see what another month or two would result in. I ought here to explain that Mr Walker told us that three months' credit was the custom of the trade, aid the time was now approaching when outgoings were to be turned into incomings. One Monday morning, after Mr Walker had had a particularly good week, and taken JB11 com- mission, he did not put in an appearance. We thought nothing of it; but on Tuesday he was also absent. In the evening I went to his resi- dence, fearful that he might be invalided by over- work. To my dismay, he was unknown at the address given. We never saw Mr Walker again. The time had, however, arrived to send out the statements and with great pride I posted the first batch. The effect was totally unexpected- they simply brought back untouched every box that had been sent out, and so on for each suc- ceeding week until every pennyworth which had been sold (?) was returned. The rascal had simply gone round to every chemist and perfumer in London, told them No more bald heads" was about to be extensively advertised, requested them to allow two, three, or six dozen to be sent to them on sale or return. As it never was advrtised, of course there were no sales, and all was returned. To bring my narrative to a conclusion, we had to hire a cellar in which (after a considerable amount of confusion and several skirmishes with the city police, owing to the blocking of the thoroughfare by Carter Paterson's Vans and the Parcels Delivery Co.'s Carts), we stowed away over £ 300^ worth of Hair Restorer, for the •' sale of which we had paid £ 75 in commission, not to mention boxes, carriage, and three months' hard work. We finally sold off the lot for .£10, to be. with changed labels-I believe as a "Food for Infants" —shipped to Australia, and with an experience costly but useful, settled down again to our work at Wood-street, only disturbed by an occasional chaffing observation from one or another of our colleagues. No MORE BALD HEADS L. H. T.
JOTTINGS FROM PENARTH AND COGAN* [BY RED ROSE.] To mind no person is more objectionable than a mean man. At a meeting of the Cogan and Llandough Allotment Society, held last week, it was both amusing and annoying to see the objec- tion raised to the payment of a small honorarium to the secretary. This officer is expected to collect all the rents, to see that each plot is taken, to convene and attend all meetings, and to be at the beck and call" qf every allotment holder. For these and ether duties connected with his office the fortunate secretary was allowed a plot of ground free for the year—the rent of which would probably amount to 10s. These generous allotment holders are all working-men, men who ought to-be the last to show the chains of slavery, men who are continually railing at grasping mas- ters. Instead of being continually at their em- ployers' throats, I think it would be a grand thing if they would show more consideration for each other, and learn to practice the golden rule— Do unto others as ye would they should do unto you."
even wet feet, and with no fire whatever to • Warm themselves with. This is the state of affairs at Cadoxton infants' school at present, :and it is by no means surprising that, although I the winter has yet scarcely commenced, fully » 150 children have already been down with j. measles and other sickness, and the attendance I -has decreased nearly sixty per cent. Our suggestion, therefore, is that the Board should I take steps to urge the chapel authorities to I lay on pipes to the building at once, so that | the room may be warmed a little by means of I gas, fof unless something in this direction isdone I forthwith it is only reasonable to anticipate I that both the numerical strength and efficiency |. of the school will continue to be seriously I interfered with during the winter.