Bevan and Co., LIMITED, REGISTERED AS "The Cardiff Furnishers." Bevan and Co., FOR DINING, DRAWING, AND BEDROOM SUITES. Bevan and Co., FOR RELIABLE GOODS AT MARVELLOUS PRICES. Bevan and Co., FOR EVERY DESCRIPTION OF BRASS AND IRON BEDSTEADS. Bevan and Co., FOR LARGEST SELECTION IN THE .t' PRINCIPALITY. Bevan and Co., FOR CLOCKS, FENDERS, FIRE-IRONS, HARDWARE, &c, Bevan and Co., OR FREE DELIVERY THROUGHOUT WALES. Bevan and Co., FOR PIANOFORTES AND ORGANS AT HALF USUAL PRICES. Bevan and Co., FOR CARPETS, FLOORCLOTHS, LINOLEUMS, AND HEARTHRUGS. Bevan and Co., JrOR EVERY REQUISITE FOR FURNISHING THROUGHOUT. Bevan and Co., LIMITED, "The Cardiff Furnishers," 31, DUKE STREET, AND 97, ST. MARY STRTET, r f A CARDIFF. <■ 4 GWILYM EVANS' BITTERS. GWILYM EVANS' BITTERS. This renowned preparation is undoubtedly the best restora- tive that can be taken at this season of the year. On all sides of us, in town and country, we hear numerous complaints of a want of tone, a feeling of lan- srour and depression. Many who have successfully resisted the trials and hardships of winter feel weary, languid, and almost worn out when spring returns. To strengthen and renovate the system when in this condition a safe and reli- able tonic medicine is required. It is unanimously admitted by all who have given it a fair trial that there is no tonic pre- paration yet discovered so efficacious and unfailing as these famous Bitters, which are undoubtedly THE BEST TONIC REMEDY THE BEST TONIC REMEDY yet discovered. It contains SARSAPARILLA, BURDOCK, DANDELION, LAVENDER, SAFFRON, GENTIAN, and QUININE, combined in most happy pro- portions and scientifically pre- pared to be suitable to all ages, at all seasons of the year, and forming a Tonic Bitters posi- tively unequalled. Impure Blood is a fruitful source of many complaints and illnesses, and is generally caused by some derangement of one or more of the vital organs of the body. GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS Is admitted to be among the 1 best purifiers of the blood which have been yet dis- covered and though several vegetable preparations are offered to the public as Blood Purifiers, none can compare with these Bitters in their efficacy to attain the desired result. It is also acknowledged by thousands in all parts of the world to be the best remedy of the age for NERVOUSNESS, INDIGESTION, AND WEAKNESS. THE VEGETABLE TONIC THE VEGETABLE TONIC Contains no Iron, or any other mineral substances, which while doing temporary good often leave behind them pernicious effects. This preparation is purely Vegetable, and is a Natural Tonic, being composed entirely of Nature's Remedies, which cannot injure the most delicate female or child, while, at the same time, it is always effectual and beneficial, when taken by the strongest adult, to restore the body to its normal healthy state, when any of its organs have been deranged by disease. Send for Pamphlet of Testimonials. FRAUDULENT COUNTERFEIrS. We are particularly anxious to caution the public against the attempts of some members of the Trade to pass substitutes or even counterfeits of our preparation. Ask plainly for GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS, and see that the name GWILYM EVANS is on the Label, Stamp, and Bottle. Every bottle sent out of the laboratory is prepared according to his recipe and under his direct management. Sold by all Chemists in 2s 9d and 4s 6d bottles, or direct from the Proprietors, carriage paid by Parcels Post. QUININE BITTERS CO., LLANELLY, American Depot-Mr R. D. WILLIAMS, Pharmacist, Plymouth, Penn. ASK FOR THE SOUTH WALES Celebrated Jams And Marmalades. gOUTH WALES JAM AND jyjAR- MALADE Co-, IT TD. CANTON, CARDIFF. PENARTH. PREPARATORY, BOARDING, AND DAY J. SCHOOL for BOYS, HASLAND HOUSE, Yioto/ia road, Penarth PRINCIPAL Mr. JOSEPH LUGG. School re-optned on Thursday, January 21st, 1892. Trains and Busses run daily. Prospectus on application. KENDRICK HOUSE, VICTORIA ROAD, PENARTH, (Close to Railway Station). BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR YOT.'NG LADIES. Pupils Prepared for Local Examirm'.tons. PRiNeiPALS THE MISSES WALLIS. Prospectus and terms on application. BARRY jpREPARATORY SCHOOL, ATHERSTONE HOUSE, WINDSOR-ROAD, BARRY. PRINCIPAL Miss BURBIDGE. KINDERGARTEN TAUGHT. Next Term commences April 25th, 1892. One Minute's walk from Railway Station. The Cadoxton Boarding and Day School for Girls WAS Opened on MONDAY, MAY 9th, at the Old Court. PRINCIPAL Miss SMALL, Assisted by Trained and Certificated English and Foreign Governesses, and Visiting Masters. Governess Pupil required. A Class for Little Boys. Private Lessons given in Music, French, and German. Terms on application.
ITEMS FROM BARRY DOCKS. BARRY DOCK TIDE TABLE FOR NEXT WEEK. The following is the tide table for Barry Dock for the week commencing to-morrow (Saturday):— Day. Morn. Aft. h. m. h. m. ft. in. Saturday, 4 1.47 2.22 26.11 Sunday, 5 2.54 3.26 28. 1 Monday, 6 3.54 4.21 29. 4 Tuesday, 7 4.45 5. 8 30. 7 Wednesday, 8 5.30 5.52 31. 9 Thursday, 9 6.11 6.30 32. 3 Friday, 10 6.50 7. 9 32.11
LAST WEEK'S SHIPPING AND SHIP- MENTS AT BARRY DOCK. The following is a report of last week's shipping and shipments at Barry Dock r Number. Tonnage. Steamers arrived 31 36,363 Do. sailed 34 34,771 Sailing Vessels arrived 14 15,530 Do. sailed 11 11,352 Steamers in Dock 23 34,400 Sailing Vessels do 44 55,566 Total 67 89,966 Vessels in Dock as per previous report 67 84,195 Increase — 5,771 Vessels in Dock corresponding week 1891 65 73,303 The imports at Barry Dock last week amounted to 71 tons 0 cwt; ditto same period last year, 1,236 tons 0 cwt; decrease, 1,165 tons 0 cwt. The total imports this year up till May 28th amounted to 33,063 tons 10 cwt; ditto last year, 35,463 tons 6 cwt; decrease, 2,399 tons 16 cwt. The total exports last week amounted to 97,795 tons 2 cwt; ditto last year, 76,756 tonsl9 cwt; increase, 21,038 tons 3 cwt. The total export and im- port shipments at Barry Dock this year up to the 28th May amounted to 1,727,957 tons 11 cwt; last year, 1,769,863 tons 11 cwt; decrease, 41,906 tons 0 cwt.
ANOTHER FINE LINER AT BARRY DOCK. On Saturday morning last the s.s. Port Denison," a passenger boat belonging to the Anglo-Australasian Steam Navigation Company, Limited, entered Barry Dock for the purpose of taking in bunkers. She is 2,289 nett register and 3,506 gross 375 feet in length, rigged as a three-masted barque, and is 3,000 h.p. i rigged as a three-masted barque, and is 3,000 h.p. The local agents are Messrs W. Milburn and Com- pany, Cardiff.
HEAVY SHIPMENTS AT BARRY, CARDIFF, AND PENARTH. The shipments of coal and coke in the port of Car- diff for the week ended Wednesday week last were the largest of the year, and the second largest on record. The total quantity was 306,506 tons, dis- tributed as followsBute Docks, 155,477 tons; Barry, 98,047 tons; and Penarth, 51,982 tons. If the export of coal continues to increase at its present ratio, the necessity for additional dock accommoda- tion at Barry will soon be felt.
THE BRISTOL CHANNEL STEAMBOAT SERVICE. The passenger steamer Queen of the Bay, which has been plying in the Bristol Channel for several years, ran a trial trip on Friday last from Newport, after having been improved in machinery and fenerally renovated at considerable expense by Mr jaurie, of the firm of Messrs Laurie and Edgar, Newport, and Messrs Laurie and John, Barry Dock
Barry Dock Shipping List. MAY 26. ARRIVALS.—S Grimsby. s Behrenfeld, 946, Ham- burg, cargo in transit. Conecuh, 781, Havre, light. Crossbill, Dieppe, light. SAILINGS.—s Chingford, Buenos Ay res. s Red Cross, Port Said. s Tripoli, Aden. s Crossbill, London. Affezione, Macassar. Herman W. Jals- berg, Sinapore, coal. Mersey, Buenos Ayres, coal. MAY 27. ARRIVALS.—s Jas. Hogg. Brablaw, 1999, Dundee, ballast. s North Devon, 546, Havre, light. s Allonby, 818, Havre, light, s St. Marnock, 1,951, Liverpool, light, s Amanda, 811, Bristol, light, s Cyprus, 2,174, London, light. Marie Louise, 60, Watchet, bricks. SAILINGS.—s Quickstep, London. William, Bridg- water. s Parkgate, Cape de Verdes, coal. s Harold, Danube, coal. L. MAY 28. ARRIVALS.—s Staffa, 1,334, Rotterdam, light, s Port Denison, 2,239, Liverpool, light, s Muriel, 1,565, Antwerp, light. s Rosebud, 732, Cardiff, light. Tasmania, 2,175, Boulogne, light, s Gladys, 1,509, Bordeaux, light, s Beatrice, 1,442, Liverpool, light, s Enterpei 990, Garston, light. s Bucking- ham, 1,876, Dunkirk, light, s Vulture, 282, Dart- mouth, light. Robert Duncan, 2,009, Hamburg, ballast. Ardanmurchan, 1,619, Havre, ballast. Devon, 65, Barnstaple, gravel. SAILINGS.—s Tyr, Singapore, coal. s Jas. Hogg, Trouville, coal. s Grimsby, Havre, coal. Ruther- glen, Colombo, coal. Theordor, Santa Rosalia, coal. s North Devon, Havre, coal, s Allonby, Havre, coal. s Behrenfeld, Constantinople, coal. Wray Castle, Algoa Bay, coal. MAY 29. ARRIVALS.—s Palm Branch, 1,115, Antwerp, light, s Pontypridd, 1,092, Cardiff, light. Senegal, 1,361, Middlesbcrough, ballast. Sverre, 601, Rotterdam, ballast. Devonn, 1,256, London, ballast. Alladin, 285, Goole, ballast. SAILINGS.— S H. M. P. Pollock, Buenos Ayres, coal. MAY 30. ARRIVALS.—s Activity, 730, Havre, light. Esfrl, 958, Dunkirk, ballast. s Queen Margaret, 1,227, Dunkirk, ballast. North Star, Carnarvonshire, s Kendal, 1,531, Bremerhaven, light. s Castlefield, 1,483, Dunkirk, light, s Vernon, 615, London, light. s Bramfell, 1,S75, Antwerp, gbneral cargo in transit. Flora, 45, Bridgwater, light. SAILINGS.—s Gleadowe, Port Said, coal. Arma- dale, Monto Video, coal. Queen Victoria, Monte Video, coal. Fama, Demerara, coal. s John Fother- gill, Port Said, coal. Queen Anne, Colombo, coal. MAY 31. ARRIVALS.—S Oxford, 1,892, London, light, s Moderator. 5G, Bristol, iron pipes, s Verex. s Ber- -it tie, 1,083, Bristol, light, s Urbina, 1,572, Rotterdam, light, s Ch.wington, 184. Lady Ruthven. Trow Wave. SAILINGS.—s Rosebad, La Rochelle, coal. s Ver- non, London, coal. s Amanda, Danube, coal. s Vulture, Dartmouth, coal- s Falkland, Cape Town, coal. En Avani, Rio Grande, coal. s Reve de Giers, Boucan, coal. s Medway, London, coal. Flora, Newport, coal. JUNE 1. ARRIVALS.—s Thor. s Trevean, 999, Rouen, light. King Edward. Ocean, 1274, Bordeaux, pitwood. SAILINGS.—s Moderator, Newport, light, s Muriel, Malta, coal. s Euterpe, Gibraltar, coal. s North- brook, Port Pirie, coal.
CARDIFF AND DISTRICT HOMING SOCIETY. The above society flew its third old bird race from Ripon on Saturday last, when 110 birds were entrus- ted to the starter. The following is the result :— jName. Place. Distance, v lccy. W. Davies Penarth 200,313 882 *J. Jones Penarth 200,733 877i 4 *R. Watts. Penarth 200,550 802^ G. Hudd. Cogan 200,477 758 J. Wilkins Cogan 200,477 741^ /.I ITT T J2 A. TP T> u "Winners oi is pooi, o. denes Deing m-»t, xwu second, and R. Watts third.
AN ECCENTRIC FATHER. A Church of England clergyman has named one of his sons Lyulph Ydwallo Odin Nestor Egbert Lyonel Toedmag Hup;h Erchenwyne Saxon Esa Cromwell Orma Nevill Dysart Plantagenet Tollemache- Tollemache, whilst one of his daughters is named Lyona. Decima Veronica Esyth Undine Cyssa Hilda Rowena Adela Thyra Ursula Ysabel Blanche Lelias Dysart Plantagenet Tollemache-Tollemache, and another daughter has 15 Christian names.
CADOXTON AND BARRY WELSH TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION. FIRST PUBLIC MEETING. The first public meeting in connection with the Cadoxton and Barry Welsh Temperance Associa- tion (which has only just been formed), was held on Wednesday evening last at Zion Welsh Calvin- istic Methodist Chapel, Pontypridd-street, Cad- oxton. The Rev W. Williams, minister of the chapel, presided, and amongst those present were the Revs Charles Davies (Cardiff), W. Tibbott, G. LI. Williams, and L. Ton Evans, Mr and Mrs J. Rees (Barry Dock), Mr and Mrs Roberts (Barry Dock), Miss R. Edwards and Miss M. E. Edwards (Radnor Villa), Messrs Rees Phillips, Daniel Evans, T. M. Williams, E. Jones, J. Davies, D. Edwards (relieving officer), J. D. Davies and Miss Davies, W. LI. Williams and Mrs Williams, J. Roberts, T. Lewis, J. Lewis, T. B. Thomas, &c. The meeting was opened by the singing of a hymn, followed by the reading of a portion of scripture and prayer by the Rev W. Tibbott. The Chair- man, in opening, described the grounds upon which the association had been established, and said it was mainly formed for the suppression, as far as possible, of the drink traffic. He knew personally of cases where young men who had been brought up in Christian and temperance homes in country villages had come to this district, and lodged in houses where drink was taken in in small casks, and thereby induced these young men to participate in intemperate habits, consequently they had sunk low in degradation, and had for- gotten the teaching which they received at their own homes. The Band of Hope, under the leadership of Miss M. E. Edwards, then gave a creditable ren- dering of Water is the drink for me." The Rev Charles Davies, in the course of a powerful address, said this was the first meeting of an association which he felt greatly interested in, and which, he felt confident, would prove an undoubted success, as there were bright prospects before its members. The speaker sympathetically referred to the remarks made by the chairman re- garding the danger of young men coming into new districts without making previous enquiries as to the character of their new homes. It was a positive shame to the temperance party as a com- munity that steps bftcl not been taken to prevent young people from being lured into everlasting degradation in this manner. He, however, sin- cerely trusted there would be a strong combina- tion of all Christian people in connection with this movement, for it was not confined to one de- nomination more than another. All they wanted was to do away with that most pernicious of all evils-drink and drunkenness. There was an ex- ceedingly large amount of strength in combina- tion, and he would urge upon those present most earnestly to do all in their power to gain these ends. The Rev. gentleman then drew compari- sons between the crowded public-houses on Satur- day night and the small congregations at different places of worship on Sunday morning, and this alone should be a sufficient incentive to temper- ance people throughout the country to grapple with the evil and crush it under foot, for it was the bounden duty of every Christian to free his fellow-creature from such evil. No one said any- thing about the want of education now, and he could assure the congregation that the day v ould come when everybody would care for temperance equally as much. Mr Davies proceeded to refer to Dr John Thomas, Liverpool, and Christmas Evans as examples of temperance men, and conclu- ded by wishing the association God speed. Mr John Rees, Barry Dock, and the Rev W. Tibbott, Cadoxton, followed in similar strains, and in powerful terms deprecated the practice of moderation, as it almost inevitably led to excess and drunkenness which eventually hurled a man headlong into temporal and spiritual destruction. The Chairman having explained the objects of the Association, he invited all present, who were in sympathy with the movement, to sign the pledge book at the close. The Band of Hope sang another hymn, and Mr Daniel Evans proposed a vote of thanks to the Rev Charles Davies for his presence and address, as well as to the Chairman for presiding. This was seconded by the Rev G. Ll. Williams, and unanimously accorded. The Rev L. Ton Evans closed the meeting with prayer, but previous to doing so expressed hearty concurrence and sym- pathy with the noble objects the Association had in view. We may add that a meeting of the committee will be held this evening (Friday) at Tabernacle Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Barry Do :k, at 7.30.
CONCERT AND PRESENTATION AT EAST BARRY. A well-attended and thoroughly appreciative concert was held at the Public Hall, East Barry, on Monday evening last, under the auspices of the Barry Choral Union. Captain R. Davies, dockmaster, occupied the chair, and amongst those present were Dr Edwards (Barry Dock), Mrs and Miss Davies (Barry), Messrs J. John, J. Thomas, W. Davies, A. Jones, G. Llewellyn, R. Hughes, Miss Masters, Miss Paul, Miss Maughan, Misses Davies, Misses Miles (Cadoxton), &c. During the interval Mr A. A. Sawyer, in appropriate terms, presented Miss A. J. Lewis, on behalf of the Choral Union, with a handsome illuminated ad- dress, together with six handsomely bound music books, in recognition of the valuable services rendered by her to the Choral Union since its formation. The presentation was made in con- nection with Miss Lewis, forthcoming departure from the country to America.—The Chairman also bore testimony to the high esteem in which Miss Lewis was held by all who knew her, and ex- pressed regret, on behalf of the inhabitants of Barry, at her departure from their midst. He also wished Miss Lewis a pleasant and prosperous voyage and a very happy future. (Cheers.) The following were the terms of the address :— An address presented to Miss A. J. Lewis by the Barry Choral Union, as a token of their esteem and gratitude for the many services rendered gratuitously by her to their society. Also, as a memento of her forthcoming visit to her family in America, hoping it will show in a small measure the esteem in which she is held by her numerous friends in Barry. It is also their ardent hope that she may live long to appreciate their humble offering, and that it will serve to stimulate others to labour when love for the cause be the only inspiring motive. Presented on behalf of the Barry Choral Union, D. FARR, Conductor, J. ADAMS, Treasurer, J. E. REES, Secretary. The following programme of music was success- fully gone through durinfj the evening :—FIRST PART-Pianoforte solo, Miss A. J. Lewis march Chieftain (encored), Barry Company's Band song" The Vagabond," Mr D. Farr; song "The Miller and the Maid," Miss Isabel Harris; song "Anchored" (encored), Mr John Thomas song Many a mile away," Miss Amy Jones song Star of Bethlehem," Mr D. W. Lewis song "Auntie," Miss Edith Jenkins; duett, Misses Harris and Jones; chorus" 0 Father, Whose almighty power," Barry Choral Union. SECOND PART-Waltz "MeadowSweet," Barry Company's Band; song" \Yon by a Rose" (encored), Miss Isabel Harris; song The Holy City, Mr R.. Lewis song Alone on the Raft, Miss Edith Jenkins quartette Sleep, gentle Lady," Messrs D. Farr and D. W. Lewis, Misses Harris and Jenkins song No, Sir No, Sir Miss Amy Jones song The Wolf," Mr John Thomas; chorus "0 Father, Whose almighty power," Barry Choral Union. Finale" Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." At the close Mr Farr proposed a vote of thanks to the audience for their attendance, the artistes for their services, and the chairman for presiding, which was unanimously accorded. Miss A. J. Lewis and Mr Rees were excellent accompanists.
ST. ANDREW'S. NEW MANSION.—Mr Morel's new mansion resi- dence at St. Andrew's, near Dinas Powis, is about being completed. The building has cost about £51000 or JB6,000, and the contractors are Messrs Jenkins and Arnold, builders, Barry.
DINAS POWIS HIGHWAY BOARD. STRONG OBSERVATIONS BY MR D. T. ALEXANDER. FAVOURABLE ALLUSIONS TO THE "BARRY DOCK NEWS." The monthly meeting of the Dinas Powis High- way Board was held on Wednesday last at the Police Court, St. Nicholas, present-Mr Valentine Trayes, J.P. (presiding), Messrs D. T. Alexander, Dinas Powis; W. Evans, St. Nicholas D. Lougher, Sheep Court; J. Thomas, Michaelstone- le-pit; Oliver Thomas, Wenvoe; W. Lougher, Llanfeithyn J. Savours, Rhoose; Jenkin Thomas, Liliput; J. Morris (clerk), and Frank Laurens (surveyor). THE WAYCOCK ROAD. With reference to the matter of borrowing an additional J3500 for the completion of Waycock- road, it was reported that application would be made to the County Roads Board for sanction on the 23rd instant. The Clerk said Mr T. Jones Davies, the con- tractor of Waycock-road, had not served the Board with the threatened writ.—Mr Alexander said Mr Davies had probably thought better of it since. THE BOARD AND THE LATE SURVEYOR. The Clerk read a letter from Mr Harris, clerk to the Llandaff Highway Board, stating that that authority would not approve of the new bridge at Pontsarn until the floor plates had been put on a proper bearing and the bridge tested to a carry- ing capacity of fifteen tons.—Mr Alexander said that at the last meeting of the Board, Mr Lewis, the late surveyor, said he had seen the surveyor of the Llandaff Highway Board, and alleged that that gentleman had told him that the work was satisfactory and that Messrs Dyne Steel and Com- pany could be paid. He distinctly heard Mr Lewis say so at the last meeting, but it was now evident that this, like many more of Mr Lewis statements, was perfectly unreliable.-The Clerk proceeded to read a letter which he had received on the matter from Mr Lewis, which, however, contained no reference to what he had said at the previous meeting.—Mr Alexander said Mr Lewis was careful to offer no explanation of his conduct in his letter, and said the Board ought to be sat- isfied that they had no more to do with Mr Lewis. PROPOSED ROAD IMPROVEMENT AT ST. ANDREW'S. The Surveyor submitted a plan which he had prepared of the proposed widening and improve- ment of the road between St. Andrew's and Wenvoe, the estimated cost being £ 265.—Mr Alexander said the proposed work would only be a convenience to Mr Morel, and he would, there- fore move that the clerk should write co Mr Morel pointing out that inasmuch as the proposed im- provement would be exclusively for the benefit of himself, the Board did not feel justified in expend- ing any money upon the same, but Mr Morel might do so at his own expense.—Mr Oliver Thomas seconded, and it was carried unani- mously. The Surveyor reported that he had received from the late surveyor the plans of Waycock- road, but Mr Lewis had informed him that he had lost the plan of the proposed improvement of Wenvoe-road, but promised to prepare a copy in time for the July meeting. The Clerk reported that he had received the late surveyor's cash book from the Local Govern- ment Board two or three days ago, but he had not yet had time to go into the same and balance it up. Mr Alexander said that a cheque for £5 given by the late surveyor to one of the road labourers before the previous meeting, had since been re- turned by the bank, dishonoured.-The Clerk said the labourer had seen the chairman of the Board on the matter, and the money had since been paid. The Surveyor reported that two roadmen had not been paid by the late surveyor. To John Mazey £4 was due, and to John Thomas £ 2.— Mr Alexander We must call upon Mr Lewis' sureties to make good these things. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor read his monthly report, which showed that he had enquired into a complaint made by the late surveyor at the previous meeting against the roadman at Rhoose, and found that the accusation was not correct, so that the man was entitled to the wages which he had claimed. — Mr Savours (the guardian for Rhoose parish) confirmed the surveyor's remarks.—The Surveyor, continuing his report, said there was money due to several contractors from the late surveyor for work done in April. There were no roadmen or contractors employed in Michaelstone-le-Pit parish; where the roads were in a very bad state. Referring to the Way- cock-road contract, Mr Laurens said the work was being carried out in a very careless manner, and the specification was entirely disregarded. The quality of material used was also very inferior, and produced a sample for inspection by the Board. In other respects the work had been done very badly, and he estimated the cost of the remainder of the work at £ 350. The Surveyor concluded his report by submitting a number of bills for payment, and applying for JM5 to m-et current expenses.—Mr Alexander enquired w. ;tt amount had been paid to the contractor in conn; c- tion with the Waycock-road contract. — The Clerk Between JS700 and £ 800.—The Surveyor And the contract price is £ 1,075.—The Clerk So that we have 20 per cent. in hand. — Mr Alexander Is he going on with the work?-The Surveyor Very slowly. He had five men working there last Monday. He refuses to recognise me as surveyor, and writes me very impudent letters.—The Clerk: All his letters to me are impudent.—Mr Alexander: Ac- cording to the terms of the contract the late sur- veyor is the arbitrator, and we can hardly expect Mr Lewis to lean in favour of the Board.—It was felt that the contractor should be allowed to finish the work, and then the Board could go into the matter of defects. It was determined to erect a new finger-post at Llancarfan. A tender was read from Mr J. Morgan, Leck- with, at 4s lOd, for the maintenance of the parish roads in Michaelstone-Ie-Pit, but after a discussion, it being felt that the amount suggested was high, it was resolved to offer Mr Morgan 4s, and in the event of his declining to accept the same that tenders for the contract be publicly invited. It was resolved to pay the bills submitted, and E45 to the surveyor to cover wages, &c., for the month, the clerk reporting that, after meeting the liabilities that day, there would be an adverse balance at the bank of about JB500, but the calls were coming in. The Surveyor reported that the contracts for the main roads expired in March, and a letter having been read from the clerk to the County Council it was resolved that the offer of £242 10s for the maintenance of the same during the coming year be accepted. Mr Alexander drew attention to the fact that cattle continually strayed on the highway between Colcott Cross and Porthkerry Lodge, and the surveyor was requested to report the same to the police. PASSENGER TRAINS BETWEEN BARRY AND PONTYPRIDD A letter was read from the clerk to the Ponty- pridd Local Board, asking the Board to co- operate in the movement to appeal to the railway commissioners for an order to compel the Barry Railway Company to run passenger trains between Barry and Pontypndd.—Mr Alexander said they were all at one with the Pontypridd Board in sentiment, but not on the ground of participating in the cost.—The Chairman sug- gested that no notice be taken of the matter.— Mr Alexander said he was quite willing that they should give their moral support to the movement, but they could not undertake to accept any pecuniary responsibility. The Barry Company, like other companies, would not grant the facilities asked for until they were obliged to.- On the motion of Mr Alexander, seconded by Mr bD. Lougher, it was resolved that the clerk reply co the Local Board stating that while desirous of seeing the movement carried into effect, they regretted they were not in a position to accept any monetary responsibility. THE BOARD AND THE BARRY DOCK NEWS." Mr Alexander drew attention to a letter published in the Barry Dock News two or three weeks ago, with reference to the inundation of the old parish road near Lidmoor Mill, and said that fish swam over the road every day. The letter, he said, had been handed to him by the Clerk, and although he quite concurred with what was stated in the letter, still he should like to ask the surveyor whether the road was in the Board's district.—The Surveyor replied that it was in the extra parochial district of Highlight, so that the Board had nothing to do with it.—The Chairman: Did you say that fish swim over the road ?—Mr Alexander Yes, sir.—The Chairman: I should like to see the letter. -The extract from the Barry Dock News was then han- ded to Mr Trayes, and he read its contents amid manifestations of surprise.- The Chairman Where was this letter published ? -Mr Alexander In the Barry Dock News-the Barry paper.—The Chairman I should like to take this cutting with me.—Mr Alexander The letter is signed by Morgan Jones," and I hope Mr Jones will not lose his temper because it has been discovered that we have nothing to do with the road. (Hear, hear.)—The Chairman said it was to him an unheard of thing to have fish swimming over a parish road.—Mr Alexander It is useless saying that no notice is taken of what appears in the Barry Dock News.—One of the members Who wrote it ?—Another member I have been told it is that gentleman they call Mr Lewis Lewis. (Laughter.)—Mr Alexauder Well, I have never heard that Mr Lewis has altered his name to Morgan Jones. (Renewed laughter.) The Surveyor presented an estimate of the cost of supplying the day men with new barrows, shovels, etc.—Mr Olivei Thomas opposed the pur- chase of small tools for the men, contending that they should find their own small tools.—On the contrary, Mr Alexander proposed that the esti- mate be passed, the amount to be expended to be limited to £ 10.—After due discus- sion, an amendment by Mr Oliver Thomas, that no small tools be supplied to the men, but that barrows be purchased, was carried.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PENARTH FOOTBALL CLUB. The annual meeting of the Penarth Football Club was held at the National School, Penarth, on Tuesday evening last, Mr Samuel Thomas presiding over a large gathering of members and friends, among whom were the following :—Cap- tain Gibson, Messrs H. E. Morgan (captain), J. S. Dewar (hon. secretary), A. Nell, A. H. Lee, W. Edgington, R. M. Garrett, R. Wadley, J. Hayes, J. A. Llewellyn, W. Hallett, R. A. Lewis, H. S. Wilkins, H. Kirby, J. Lawdey, W. Clayton, W. Coney, F. Farquhar, G. Rowles, J. White, &c. The Chairman, in opening the pro- ceedings, said he was very pleased to see so many present, for it showed that they took an interest in the club, for he believed that unity meant strength. (Cheers.)- Mr Dewar then read the minutes of the previous meeting, which were duly confirmed.-The report was next presented to the meeting, which stated that The committee took office with an adverse balance of JB52 14s 3d, and little or no prospect of securing a permanent field, but they at once took steps to obtain a suitable ground. Through the good offices of several influential Penarth gentle- men, Mr R. Forrest, as Lord Windsor's agent, had the hedge between the cricket field and the ad- joining field removed, and the present ground was then available. Last winter the ground, in con- sequence of imperfect drainage, was not in so good condition as we should have wished, but we are pleased to state that before next season starts the giound will in all probability equal any in the distrtt-rt,, as Mr Forrest has promised to have it drained and levelled. As soon as the ground was secured we took steps for the erection of an enclosure and grand stand, for which Mr J. P. Jones kindly prepared the plans. Paths were also laid on three sides of the ground. Over £ 150 were spent by the erection of grand stand, enclosure, and the laying out of the paths. By having possession of a permanent ground, the club is now on a firmer basis than for- merly. There is now a balance of JB50 9s 7d due to the Bank. This should, however, be cleared off easily next year, as there is no prospect of any extraordinary expenditure, as was the case this year. One of the outstanding accounts from the season 1890-91 is still unpaid, the amount being disputed by the committee. A special general meeting of the club was held on May 3rd, 1892, when a code of Club Bye-laws were adopted." During the season the members played on the new ground, generously placed at their disposal by the Right Hon. Lord Windsor. During the past season the first fifteen played 34 matches, securing 18 goals and 34 tries, against 20 goals and 23 tries by their opponents. The second fifteen played 17 matches, winning 12, drawing 3, and losing 2. The first fifteen won 13 matches, drawing 4, and losing 16. Matches have already been arranged for next year with Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Gloucester, Llanelly, Cardiff Harlequins, Neatb, and Bristol. The Chairman remarked that they, as a young club, might well be pleased at the position in which they now stood, for. in addition to securing a permanent field, they had also on the ground a grand stand, enclosure, and well-laid paths. The club had an adverse balance of only £ 30 9s 7d in- stead of J652 14s 3d, as was the case when the committee took office, and they were also at that time with little or no prospects of securing a sub- stantial field, and it was mainly due to Mr H. E. Morgan and Mr James Edwards—(A voice "And yourself ")-who had worked most ardently in securing the ground. (Cheers.) Continuing, the speaker said he was confident every member had done all that was possible to further the in- terests of the club. And he hoped the day was was not far distant when they would secure a gymnasium and other additional sports for the benefit of the members, which would be erected on the present grounds of the club. (Cheers.)—Mr H. S. Wilkins moved, and Mr Williams seconded, that the report be passed.—Agreed to.—Mr J. S. Dewar proposed, and Mr R. M. Garrett seconded, that the thanks of the club be accorded Messrs S. Thomas, H. E. Morgan, and J. Edwards for securing the new grounds for the club.—Car- ried with acclamation.—It was also resolved to send the hearty thanks of the members to the Right Hon. Lord Windsor (who so gener- ously gave the field), the form of the communication to be left in the hands of the committee.—The thanks of the meeting were also accorded to those gentlemen who collected subscriptions for the erection of the grand stand. The balance sheet of the club was next submitted, which showed the total receipts wereJB470 10s 8id, expenses, £ 501 Os 3^d balance due to bank, JE40 9s 7d. The balance sheet was audited by Messrs A. H. Lee and J. S. Grant, and found 0 correct.—The Chairman remarked that the bal- ance sheet was a praiseworthy one, the credit for which was due to the auditors, who had taken the work in hand free of expense.—Mr R. Angve moved, Mr H. Kirby seconded, and it was carried that a vote of thanks be accorded the auditors. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. The election of officers was the next item on the agenda. The Right Hon. Lord Windsor was unanimously re-elected president; vice-president, Mr S. Thomas hon. secretary, Mr J. S. Dewar Mr Thomas Hutching Mr James Lawdey, vice- captain committee, Messrs R. M. Garrett, S. Thomas, W. Hallett, H. E. Morgan, J. White, R. A. Lewis, and J. Hayes. The selection of the officers of the second team was left in the hands of the captain and vice-captain of the second fifteen and three ordinary members. -The Chairman moved that the club send con- gratulations to the Newport team upon their brilliant career during the past season, and wish- ing them continued success.—Mr H. E. Morgan seconded, Mr H. Kirby supported, and the proposal was carried amid enthusiasm.-A vote of thanks to the chairman terminated the meeting.