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CADOXTON-BARRY. MR. A. J. WILLIAMS, M.P., paid a visit to Cadoxton yesterday (Thursday). MR. W. M. DOUGLAS, of this town, was one of the judges at the athletic sports held at Cardiff on Saturday last in aid of the infirmary funds. LOCAL PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED. Thomas Cawsey and Frederick Brent, trading as Cawsey and Brent, at Cadoxton-Barry, Glamorganshire, builders, have dissolved partnership. A FREAK OF NATURE.—A certain woman in Cadoxton has just given birth to twins. She was similarly confined in February of last year, making a total of four children in less than eighteen months. The little family is doing well. MR. D. M. HAMER.—We regret to learn that our young townsman and musical friend, Mr D. M. Hamer, has left Cadoxton altogether. As a vocalist of no mean order he made many friends and admirers during his residence in this town. THE ACCOUNTS OF THE BARRY ESTATE COMPANY, LIMITED.—Messrs Squance and Son, of Sunder- land, audited the accounts of the Barry Estate Company, Limited, for the year ending June 30th on Wednesday last, at the secretary's office at Cadoxton. THE WELSH CHURCH. The Rev Canon Roberts, of Penarth, (the present canon-in- residence at Llandati Cathedral), will preach at the Welsh Church Mission Room (Club Room, Royal Hotel, in. this town), on Sunday evening, the 16th instant. MERTHYR AND DOWLAIS BUILDING SOCIETY.— We understand that Mr David Jones, of the firm of D. Jones and Company, house agents, &c., in this town, has been appointed local agent to the Mertbyr nd Dowlais Building Society, in succes- sion to Mr L. Lewis, resigned. RESIGNATION OF A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD. -We are authoritatively informed that Mr Oliver Jenkins, New House, Cadoxton, contem- plates resigning his seat on the Barry (U.D.) School Board. This course Mr Jenkins finds necessary owing to pressure of private business. AMALGAMATED LABOURERS' UNION.—At yester- day's session of the delegates of the above Union, at Newport, Mr Thomas J. O'Keefe, of Cardiff, was advanced from the position of district secretary to that of organiser. Previous to his removal to Cardiff Mr O'Keefe resided at Cadox- ton-Barry. HOLIDAY OUTING.-The teachers of the Sunday school and members of the choir of the English Wesleyan Chapel, in this town, paid a holiday visit to Llantwit Major, and the weather being fine the trip was fully enjoyed. Further references are made to the trip, under the head of Llantwit Major, in another column. SIR CHARLES DILKE AND THE DEAN FOREST. The Rev Hugh Price Hughes (brorher to Arthur Hughes, solicitor, Cadoxton), Mr W. T. Stead, and other gentlemen will shortly address meetings in the Forest of Dean in opposition to the candidature of Sir Charles Dilke, Bart. The ground of opposition is purely one of morality. THE ELEMENTS WERE WITH us.-It will comfort the thousands of holiday-makers who got drenched in the succession of heavy showers which fell at Cardiff about five o'clock on Monday last (bank holiday) to know that not a drop of r&in fell at Cadoxton until after dusk, and the eisteddfod, concert, and picnic parties in the district were most successful. HE DIED HALF-A-CENTURY BEFORE HIS WIFE.— In the porch of Cadoxton Parish Church there is the memorial stone of a man and wife, upwards of half-a-century having elapsed between the death of one and the other, the latter dying in her hundredth year. The inscription on the stone is TUT Langton, of this parish, died May 30th, 1705, aged 44. Annie, wife of the above, died 13th January, 1760, aged 99." PRIZE MEETING OF THE GUN CLUB.—The mem- bers of the Cardiff Gun Club will hold their open- ing meeting on Monday afternoon next, com- mencing at two o'clock, at the Witchill Athletic Grounds, Barry-road, in this town, when a challenge cup of the value of thirty guineas will be shot for. Ten birds will be allowed each com- petitor, handicap by distance. Open sweepstakes will follow the shooting for the challenge cup. PICNIC TO EMPLOYEES.—On Tuesday last the employees, about 24 in number, of the firm of Messrs Jones Bros., proprietors of the Taff Furni- ture Vans, Cadoxton, Barry Dock, and Penarth, were entertained to an outing to Porthcawl. The party started from Holton in a large brake sup- plied by Mr B. Hoddinott, of the Witchill Hotel, Cadoxton, and on reaching Porthcawl after a pleasant drive the company partook of a sumptuous repast at the Assembly Rooms. After dinner the usual toasts were proposed and heartily responded to, that of Success to the firm of Jones Bros. being proposed by Mr Williams, one of the employees, and suitably acknowledged by Mr John Jones. The latter gentleman occupied the chair on the occasion, and Mr E. Woodham, Barry Dock, the vice-chair. The day's proceed- ings were much enjoyed, home bei og reached again during the small hours of Wednesday morning. ENTERTAINMENT AT THE WESLEYAN CHAPEL.- An entertainment was held on Wednesday even. ing, the 29th ultimo, at the English Wesleyan Chapel, in this town. There was a good attend- ance, and the chair was occupied by Mr J. J. Moon, of East Barry. A good programme of literary and musical selections was gone through, the accompanists being Miss Lewis, Barry, with Miss Paul and Mr J. Penglaze, Cadoxton. Those who took part during the evening included the following:—Miss Wild, Miss Lewis (Main-street), Mrs Harris, Miss Smith, Miss Spears, Miss Watkins, Mr T. Davies (Main-street), Mr Davies (Upper Main-street), Mr H. Carter, together with the choir of the chapel, under the leadership of Mr T. Davies. A vote of thanks to the chairman and others was passed at the close of a very en- joyable entertainment. We regret being unable at the last moment to obtain a copy of the pro- aramme. SUDDEN DEATH OF MR. T. M. THOMAS, COLE- BROOK.-We are sorry to chronicle this week in our obituary column the death of Mr Thomas Morgan Thomas, Colebrook Farm, near this town, which sad event took place, with painful sudden- ness, on Friday night last, at the early age of 33 years. Deceased was taken ill on the previous Wednesday, and Dr O'Donnell having been called in he was found to be suffering from inflammation of the bowels, the attack increasing in severity until Friday night, when he died. Mr Thomas was a native of Glanrywys, near Kidwelly, Car- marthenshire, and during the time he had resided in th-s district he made many friends, his dis- position being habitually calm and unobtrusive. Deceased was for some years churchwarden of the parish of Cadoxton, and only resigned the appoint- ment last Easter. The funeral of the deceased took place on Tuesday, his mortal remains being interred in the Parish Churchyard in the presence of a numerous assembly of relatives and friends. The Rector and Curate officiated on the occasion, and Messrs D. Spickett and Son, Cadoxton-Barry, were very efficient undertakers. ARTISTIC LOCAL PAINTINGS, Our talented