EAST BARRY. For all kinds of Tobacco, Cigars, Pipes, Pouches, &c., go to L. NEWMAN'S, Stationer and Tobac- conist, 104, Holton-road, Barry Dock. BARRY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (ENGLISH).— Preacher on Sunday next, the Rev William Naylor, of Royston, Cambridgeshire. Morning at 11 evening at 6.30.-Advt. "MISSION WORK IN NORTH CHINA."—The first of a series of lectures, arranged for by the Bible Classes attached to the Parish Church, was delivered on Wednesday evening last by Mr R. A. Sprent, on Mission work in North China." There was a large audience, and the lecture was most interesting and instructive. Chairman, Mr W. Waddell, C.E., and the presence of a local gentleman on the platform in Chinese costume gave novelty to the proceedings. We heartily congratulate the classes on the unqualified success of their first lecture, which is to be followed by others by Major-General Lee and the Rev xfi. AIorgan, vicar of Penmark. THANKSGIVING AT ST. PAUL'S CHURCH.— Services1 of thanksgiving for the harvest were held at St. Paul's Church, East Barry, on Sunday last, Rev R. Usher, Barry Dock, being the preacher in the morning, and the Rev E. F. Daniell, B.A., lector of Sully, in the evening. The sacred edifice had been tastefully decorated for the occasion. The services throughout were very bright, one of the features being the heartiness with which thelarge gathering joined in thesinging and responses. The work of the choir was most creditable, and showed careful preparation orl the part of the choirmaster and organist. The anthem Praise the Lord (Simper) was rendered very sweetly and spiritedly, the solo being taken by Mrs Goode, the treble leader. The decorative Work was confined chiefly to the chancel, pulpit, lectern, and windows, and certainly presented a "I harmonious picture. The decorations were carried out by Mrs Price, Mrs Powell, Mrs Bedingfield, Mrs Daunton, Mrs Younger Jones, Mrs Goode, Mrs Uwins, Mrs Robbins, Miss Lowdon, Misses Taylor (Kingsland-crescent), Miss Hilda Daunton, Miss Lottie Davies, Miss Clarke, &c. The gifts of choice fruit, flowers, vegetables, bread, corn, $c., were afterwards carefully distributed.
PENARTH. PENARTH SWIFTS V. MR R. B. SWEET-ESCOTTS' TEAM.—This match, played under the Association code, last Wednesday at Cardiff, resulted in a win for the latter, four goals to one. LAST WEEK'S SHIPMENTS.—At Penarth during the week ended Saturday last the coal exports 'Were as follow :—Monday, 8,475 tons Tuesday, 8,677 tons Wednesday, 6,054 tons Thursday, 8,958 tons Friday, 6,818 tons Saturday, 4,342 tons total, 43,324. LOCAL CASES AT THE QUARTER SESSIONS.— Henry Blake, butcher, for fraudulently embezzling j>he sum of £ 9 5s, the moneys of Edward Poole, "Etcher, Cardiff and Penarth, was sentenced to three months' hard labour.—Frank Bryant, rig- ger, for indecently assaulting Florence Jones, a Sifl under the age of 13 years, at Penarth, on the 9th of August, 1893, was sentenced to 18 Months' hard labour.
ST. FAGANS. R LORD AND LADY WINDSOR.—The portrait of j^dy Windsor, which is being painted by Mr ^Urne-Jones, is rapidly approaching completion, jJ'M from all accounts it will be a remarkably a!thful likeness, as well as a masterpiece of colour Combination. Lord Windsor, on Tuesday last, J^d the foundation stone of a new institute Hiding at Bromsgrove.
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ST. ANDREW'S MAJOR. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES.—These were held in St. Andrew's Parish Church on Sunday, the 8th instant, beginning with an early celebra- tion at Dinas Powis Iron Church. There was a large and attentive congregation at the 11 a.m. service, when the Rector (the Rev Canon Edwards, M.A.) preached an apppropriate ser- mon. The service was intoned, and the anthem Thou, oh God, art praised in Sion," was beauti- fully sung by the choir. The decorations were lovely, the wealth of flowers being most abun- dant and with the corn and vegetables testified to the parishioners' sense of thankfulness for the harvest. In the evening the well-lighted church was filled with people, and at the close of the service every voice joined in heartily singing the Old Hundredth. The Rev R. Usher, M.A., of BarryDock Mission Church, preached an excellent sermon, dwelling especially on the many causes of thanksgiving every person must hav.3, and ought to thank God at the harvest services. Also, how, by living good and noble lives, people may die noble deaths, leaving fond memories, and good deeds behind them. He reminded his hearers how that great poet Tennyson had spent his life, and what thousands were cheered now by his words of hope and comfort.—On Tuesday, Oc- tober ICth, the Iron Church was filled. The Rev E. Dani&ll, B.A., rector of Sully, read the first lesson, and the Rev Canon Thompson preached eloquently and impressively. He said harvest services, when Christians of all denominations gathered together and entered the church, re- minded him of the bees returning to the old hive, and he expressed a hope that so it might be with the Church.
WELSH ST. DONAT'S. THE PARISH CHURCH.—An effort is at present being made to obtain funds for the restoration of St. Donat's Parish Church, the historic interest of which is well known. According to the report of the diocesan surveyor, "the state of bad repair into which portions of the church have fallen is principally owing to the fact that at the last restoration no steps were taken to prevent the rain water percolating from the parapets and gut- ters into the walls." The estimate for the repara- tion of the chancel, chapel, and nave (including drainage) is B585, and those chiefly interested are anxious to realise this sum, and let the reparation of the tower, &c., stand over for the present, as the total estimate is E923. Of this amount over C275 has already been ob- tained. Subscriptions may be sent to the Rev Rees Williams, the Vicarage, St. Donat's, Bridgend.
CARDIFF. CALL AT THE OLD DOLPHIN, Church-street, Cardiff, for Soup, Hot or Cold Luncheons, Wines, &c., of the best quality.
BARRY DISTRICT GROCERS' ASSOCIATION. An adjourned meeting of the Barry District Grocers' and Provision Dealers' Association was held on Tuesday evening last at Harry's Restaur- ant, Barry Dock, present—Mr B. Lewis (presi- dent), Messrs P. Lennox, R. O. Jones (secretary), C. Whaler, S. R. Jones, W. L. Meredith, J. Beck- worth, W. H. Burrough, T. B. Tibbetts, &c. APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE. The minutes of the previous meeting having been adopted, the meeting proceeded to the elec- tion of ten members on the committee the result being as follows :-Barry-Me,-srs J. Beckworth, D. Jones, and A. Young Cadoxtoll-Messrs C. Whaler, W. L. Meredith, and James Williams. TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING. With regard to the meeting, it was agreed to adopt the dates of meeting appointed by the rules and the secretary was asked to enquire as to a suitable place of meeting by the next meet- ing also, that the rules, as already approved, be printed and circulated among the members. INVITATION TO THE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY. After a discussion, it was resolved that the secretary write to the committee of the Barry Co- operative Society asking them to appoint a repre- sentative to join the association with a view of arriving at an uniformity of prices of goods. APPLICATION FROM AN ANALYST. A letter was read from Mr W. Ll. Jones, 83, Albany-road, Cardiff, applying for appointment as analyst to the association, but it was decided to refer the matter to the committee. THE GROCERS OF THE DISTRICT TO BE WAITED UPON. A sub-committee, consisting of Messrs J. Beck- worth and the President (for Barry), Messrs T. G. Tibbetts and P. Lenox (for Barry Dock), and Messrs W. L. Meredith and C. Whaler (for Cad- oxton) was appointed to wait upon the whole of the grocers of the district who had not yet affiliated, urging upon them the desirability of joining^the association. COMMITTEE MEETING. The first meeting of the committee will be held on Tuesday evening next, when business of an important character will be considered. We are sorry that owing to limited space our report of the above meeting has been considerably reduced. I
BARRY AND CADOXTON PUBLIC LIBRARIES' COMMITTEE. The monthly meeting of the Public Libraries Committee was held at Cadoxton on Wednesday evening last, present-Mr D. Roberts (chairman), Messrs J. Lowdon, B. Lewis, J. Barstow, W. J. Flowers, and E. F. Blackmore (secretary).—The Chairman remarked that the new reading room and library at Barry Dock was opened on Friday, and he thought they ought to be pleased they had secured such good premises.—Mr J. Lowdon said great credit reflected upon Mr Flowers for the manner in which the decorattons had been carried out.—The Secretary stated the number of borrowers' tickets issued during the month was 24, making a total of 512 and the number of books lent 958, eighty-three per cent. of which being works of fiction.-A cheque for B232 was received from the Local Board, and the balance in hand was 2120 lis 5d.—Mr W. J. Flowers moved that J360 be voted for the purchase of new books towards the close of the year. Agreed to, the selection committee to be same as last year.— Mr Lowdon moved, and it was carried, that the meetings in future be held at Holton-road Read- ing Room; the caretaker to live on the new premises rent free.—Minor business was trans- acted, and bills were passed.
BARRY DOCK POLICE COURT. THURSDAY.—Before Mr S. Batchelor and Mr John Duncan. A CADOXTON BOARDING-MASTER FINED. William Burnett, boarding house keeper, Cad- oxton, was charged with detaining clothes belong- ing to John Gallon, a seaman. Fined 10s and costs, and to hand over the clothes. STANDING TREAT ON THE CHEAP. Walter Prosser, carpenter, Cardiff, charged Edward Jeffreys, carpenter, Barry-road, Cadox- ton, with assaultiug him on the 16th instant. Defendant asked complainant to have a drink and refused to pay, but struck, kicked, and knocked him down instead. Fined 5s and costs. A WELL-DESERVED MONTH'S HARD. James Sullivan, a Barry Dock loafer, was sentenced to a month's hard labour for being drunk and assaulting Police-constable Matthews on the 18th instant. KATE CALLAGHAN AGAIN APPEARS. Kate Callaghan, Barry Dock, was fined 5s and costs for being drunk and disorderly at Barry Dock on the 15th instant. P.C. Matthews proved I the case.
REV. J. HONEY AND THE MINISTERS' ASSOCIATION. THE REV. GENTLEMAN REPUDIATES THE CHARGE BROUGHT, AGAINST HIM AT THE LAST MEETING. A representative of the Barry Dock News had a conversation with the Rev J. Honey, of the Bible Christian Church, Barry Dock, this week, with regard to the charge brought against the rev. gentleman by one of the members of the Barry District Ministers' Fraternal Association at the last meeting to the effect that Mr Honey had addressed communications to the Chief Constable of the County in the name of the Association, with regard to the police, without the consent or authority of the Association. Mr Honey gives a complete denial to the allegation, and says the only letter of the nature indicated which he has ever written to the chief constable was one sent in August last, calling Captain Lindsay's? attention to the fact that he had not carried out the sugges- tions of the Ministers' Association in connection with the local police arrangements. The letter, the rev. gentleman adds, was not sent in any way in the name of the Association, so that the accu- ation raised at the last meeting is an entirely erro- neous and unfounded one. It is understood the matter will be raised in Mr Honey's behalf at the next meeting of the Ministers' Association.
WENVOE DISTRICT PLOUGHING MATCH. EXHIBITION OF HORSES, &c. The annual ploughing match and exhibition of horses were held on Wednesday last in fields on the Greave and Wrinstone Farms, Wenvoe, kindly lent for the occasion by Mr Oliver Thomas and Mr C. Bassett respecti vely. The competitors in the various classes numbered nearly a hundred, the contests being connected with the parishes of St. George, St. Nicholas, St. Lythan, and Wen- voe, and the amount offered in prizes was about £ 50. The ground, in consequence of the drench- ing rains of the previous night, was wet, but not- withstanding this the competitions were of a creditable character throughout, reflecting praise upon all concerned. The judges were Plough- ing—Messrs J. McGill, William IV. Hotel, Cadoxton-Barry D. Jones, Vaindre, Newport; and E. Thomas, Lanelay, Peterstone. Horses- —Messrs H. Osmond, Caerau G. Alden and John Thomas, Richmond-road, Cardiff; the services of whom gave entire satisfaction. Mr T. Thomas, Shop Farm, was chairman of committee and Mr H. L. Jones, Holton-road, Barry Dock, was as usual a most assiduous, obliging, and painstaking hon. secretary. The following was the PRIZE LIST. OPEN PLOUGHING. CHAMPION CLASS.—Open to all comers. 1st prize, j35, won by Edward Watts, Llantrithyd. SECOND CLASS.—Open to all comers from the counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth. 1st, C. Hopkins, Llantwit Major 2, W. Jarvis, Garn, Llan- trithyd. THIRD CLASS. Open to all comers from the counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth, except those who won a first prize at this or any other ploughing match. 1, T. Leyshon, Moorland, Llantwit; 2, G. Board, Shiplas, Cowbridge 3, Griffith Thomas, Mar- cross, Llantwit. FOURTH CLASS.-Open to all young men (under 20) from the counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth.-I, W. Thomas, Drope, Wenvoe 2, Henry Thomas, Pencyrn 3, Rees Thomas, Penarth-road 4, Henry Bennett, St. George's. FIFTH CLASS, CHILL PLOUGHS.—Open to all comers from the counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth.—1, John Thomas, Greave Farm; 2, Charles Short, Nantbrane. HORSES. CLASS 1.—Best pair of horses bred by the exhibitor from the parishes of Wenvoe, St. Nicholas, St. Lythan, or St. George, engaged at the ploughing match.—1, Oliver Thomas, Greave Farm; 2, T. Thomas, Shop Farm, both of Wenvoe. CLASS 2.-Pair of brood mares engaged in the match.—1, S. Radcliffe, Peterstone; 2, Oliver Thomas, Greave Farm; h.c., M. Howell, Colebrook. CLASS 3.-Pair of horses engaged in the match.-I, W. Emerson, Sweldon; 2, J. Miles, Tydy. CLASS 4.-Two-year-old cart colt or filly, bred by a tenant farmer in the Cardiff Union.—1, J. Miles, Tydy; 2, Mrs Lowrie, Radyr 3, Oliver Thomas. Greave Farm. CLASS 5.—Yearling cart colt or filly, tho property of a tenant farmer from the Cardiff Union.-I, Mrs Lowrie, Radyr; 2, J. Bassett, Gwernygaer, Peter- stone; 3, Messrs Bassett, Maesllech.; h.c., J. Thomas, Peterstone. CLASS 6.-Suckling cart colt or filly, the property of a tenant farmer within the limits of the Cardiff Union.—1, Lewis Jones, Goldsland 2, O. Thomas, Greave; 3, Henry Osmond, Caeran; h.c., J. Lowrie, Radyr. SPECIAL PRIZES. Ploughman showing the most neat and serviceable turnout on the field. -1, Morgan Morgan, Tydy 2, Charles Chick, Sweldon 3, Evan Saunders, Radyr Court. Servant boy, competing in Class 4, who has been in the employ of a tenant farmer in the Cardiff Union for the longest time :without removal.—Prize- winner, Henry Bennett, St. George's. Special prizes were given by Captain Clifford Cory, Elliott and Co. (Cardiff), H. Osborn (Caeran), Messrs J. Cory, J.P., C. E. Waring, S. Robinson, J. Isaac, Arthur James, H. Ward, J. P. Poole, W. Griffiths (Coity), Captain Williams (Dolphin, Cardiff), W. Thomas and D. Rees (Sully), Masters and Co. (Cardiff), J. Liscombe (saddler, Cardiff), Alexander Moore, Jotham and Sons, &c. THE ANNUAL DINNER The annual dinner was held in the evening, this year at the Wenvoe Arms, Wenvoe. and was attended by about 150 guests, a capital table being placed before the company by Mr and Mrs Noah Jenkins, the respected host and hostess. The chair was occupied by Captain Clifford J. Cory, J.P., Llandovery House, St. Lythan's, who was supported by Mr A. J. Williams, M.P., Rev G. H. Jenner, rector of Wenvoe; with the judges on the occasion, and the principal farmers of the district, in- including Messrs T. Thomas, Shop Farm J. McGill, Cadoxton; J. Smith, New Wallace; Oliver Thomas, Greave Farm T. Cram, Dinas Powis; O. Williams, Great Hamstone H. L. Jones, Barry Dock, the secretary; M. Howell, Colebrook J. Millward, Cadoxton G. J. Thomas, St. Lythan's &c. After dinner, and the distri- bution of prizes, the Chairman gave the toast of the Wenvoe District Farmers' Association," and gave a number of practical hints to successful farming and horse breeding.—Mr T. Thomas, chairman of committee, responded, and the Rev G. H. Jenner, rector of Wenvoe, who described himself as a sound Radical and Gladstonian, pro- posed the toast of The Visitors," which Mr A. J. Williams, M. P., acknowledged, and in doing so the hon. gentleman said the quality of plough- ing and stock exhibited that day was amongst the finest he had ever seen.—Mr W. Emerson, Swel- don, speaking to the" Successful Competitors," said the Cardiff show only benefitted the big breeders, being of comparatively little benefit to minor farmers.—Other toastq and speeches fol- lowed, the latter by Messrs J. Smith, New Wal- lace (who delivered an amusing address) G. T. Thomas, St. Lythan's H. L. Jones, the secretary O. Williams, Great Hamstone; O. Thomas, Greave &c.
BARRY DISTRICT CHAMBER OF TRADE. A meeting of the Barry District Chamber of Trade was held at Harry's Restaurant, Barry Dock, on Wednesday evening last, the (president (Mr D. T. Alexander) in the chair. Six applications were received for the position of secretary, Mr E. B. Smith- Jones resigning, and Mr R. Treharne Rees, deputy clerk to the School Board, was elected.—A vote of thanks was passed to Mr Smith-Jones for his valuable services.—Rule 15 of the Chamber was amended by adding 15a—The financial year will end in Decem- in each year."—Other business was transacted.
TOPICAL NOTES FOR THE WEEK. [BY PANOPS.] TRADES' UNIONISM AMONGST BARRY RAILWAY MEN. As one of the strongest of organised labour societies in the district, the members of the Barry branch of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, have just decided to accept amalgamation with the tippers directly employed by the Barry Company at the dock. The Barry branch is thus considerably strengthened, and will make, it is expected, a total member roll of close upon 250. I may add that during the late struggle in the South Wales coal trade nearly 2150 was distributed in connection with the Barry branch to members who were thrown out of employment in consequence of the strike. Under the new arrangement Barry branch be- comes one of the strongest auxiliaries ot the Railway Servants' Society. -0- GAIR 0 GYNGHOR I GYMB.U FYDD ODDIWRTH HEN GYFAILL. Mr W. Llewellyn Williams, B.A., editor of the South Wales Daily Post, and formerly of Cadox- ton-Barry, speaking in Welsh at a recent meeting of Liberal women at Swansea, said that he had hesitated to accept the invitation which had been kindly extended to him, as he knew he would be courting the fat3 of Abimelech, who was oonquered by a woman. (Laughter.) It was no disgrace, however, to be defeated by a woman's tongue. (Renewed laughter.) Proceeding, the speaker referred to the debt which Wales owed to her women. The influence of the Welsh mothers was indelibly written on the history of the British trade and the commerce of the world. (Applause.) They had taught their sons to love their language and their religion they had sacrificed their all- their comforts, their little luxuries, their pleasures, yes, even the very necessaries of life-in order to help on their children. (Hear, hear.) And now, when Wales had passed through the valley of the shadow of death, when she was about to enter into a fairer and more promising land, when the difficulties had been overcome and the hour of victory was near, were they to forget those who had fought the bravest in the day of battle ? (Cheers.) He hoped that they would repay to their sisters the great debt they owed to their mothers. There was a great and lorious future in store for Cymru Fydd," but "Cymru Fydd would not be as great, as moral, as pure, or as glorious if it did not continue to carry upon it the marks of the influence of the women of Wales. (Loud applause.) —o— CONDEMNATION OF THE BARRY DISTRICT A.F.C. The members of the Barry A.F.C. have been taken to task for not turning up at the recent proposed match with Swansea. Welsh Athlete," in the Evening Express, referring to the circumstance, says They are saying hard things down Swansea way about the Barry Dis- trict Association Club failing to fulfill their en- gagement on Saturday. A good game had been anticipated, and the Swansea Association Club had gone to the expense of advertising the match. The Barry team wired down on Friday to say that they were coming down by the train due to arrive in Swansea at 1.30. A fair-sized crowd had turned up at the Central Athletic grounds at the advertised time, but only to share the disappoint- ment of the home team, who waited in vain for the advent of the visitors. Now, it is well to speak plainly on a question like this. Association clubs have difficulties enough to contend with, without having to suffer from the effects of engagements being broken without the slightest notice. I hear that the Swansea team have forwarded a formal protest to the Welsh Association." -0- BARRY AMATEUR ROWING CLUB THE RECENT DISPUTE WITH THE TAFF A.R.C. Comments in defence of the Barry Amateur Rowing Club have repeatedly appeared in this column lately with regard to the dispute which arose at the recent regatta in Barry Harbour between the club and the Taff A.R.C. in connec- tion with the decision of the committee in the four-oar amateur race. The matter was referred by the Taff Club to the Amateur Rowing Associa- tion, and I am glad to be able to announce that not only have the Barry Club been completely exonerated in the matter, but they have also been taken into membership of the association. The correspondence which Mr A. Trevor Roberts, the secretary of the Barry Club, has received on both matters is as follows Amateur Rowing Association, Bourne End, Maidenhead, October 10th, 1893. DEAR SIR,-l am instructed by the committee of the A.R.A. to inform you that they considered the complaint of the Taff R.C. against the starter and executive of your regatta at their meeting yesterday. The committee held that the Taff crew, having violated Law 2 of "The Laws of Boat-racing," have no ground of complaint. I have written in this sense to the Taff R.C.— Yours faithfully, R. C. LEHMANN, Hon. Secretary, A.R.A. A. Trevor Roberts, Esq., Barry A.R.C. Amateur Rowing Association, October 10th, 1893. DEAR SIR,—It gives me great pleasure to in- form you that at a committee meeting held yester- day the Barry Amateur Rowing Club was affiliated to the Amateur Rowing Association, with one vote at general meetings of the association. The A.R.A. count on the support of your club in their efforts to maintain the high standard and general purity of amateur rowing. I enclose a copy of the rules of the A.R.A.—Yours faithfully, R. C. LEHMANN, Hon. Secretary, A.R.A. A. Trevor Roberts, Esq Hon. Secretary, Barry A.R.C. —o— A BARRY GENTLEMAN AND THE ENGLISH COAL STRIKE. It is very batisfactory to find that one of the largest coal proprietors in the world, Mr John Cory, J.P., of Porthkerry Park, one of the directors of the Barry Railway Company, has extended the hand of friendship to the thousands of colliers who are at present on strike in the English counties, Mr Cory having just sent a cheque for J3100 to the Daily Chronicle fund for the relief of the distress caused by this extensive labour struggle. Accompanying the cheque was a letter containing the following, addressed to the editor of the Chronicle Sir,-Sympathi,-inL, as I do with the suffering women and children, caused by the unfortunate lock-out, I send you X100 towards your relief fund, and cannot but admire the devotion and practical aid you have rendered through your widely-circulated paper, and the earnest appeal made therein. BARRY POINTS THE WAY TO CARDIFF IN WELSH MATTERS. The "Young Welshmen of Barry, having taken steps to secure the appointment of a Welsh. speaking magistrate for the district, the Cymric patriots of Cardiff are now likely to bestir them- selves in the same direction. Barry also, thanks to the Rev William Williams, of Cadoxton, took the initiative in the matter of teaching the Welsh language to its children, and Cardiff looked on with longing and envy. Barry likewise took tha first step in the direction of establishing a free class for the teaching of the native language under the provisions of the Education Act, and our big neighbour has determined to emulate our example, for the following letter on the subject appeared in the Western Mail of Saturday last:— SIR,-I notice that the Barry District School Board have decided to teach Welsh in evening schools, free to both sexes. Surely this is an ex- ample which the Cardiff School Board would do well to follow. Cannot they be persuaded to in- clude the teaching of Welsh in the evening classes during the coming winter months ? It is really a disgrace that here in the metropolis of Wales no such classes are to be found, not even at the university college. There are, I am sure, many in Cardiff who, like myself, would be glad of the op- portunity of attending such a class. Trusting that something will be done in the matter, I am, &c.T. J. D., Cardiff. —o— GOVERNMENT INQUIRY AT CADOXTON NEXT WEEK. There are many readers of the Barry Dock News who will be interested to know that Colonel Walter Mardon Ducatt, R.E., one of the inspec- tors of the Local Government Board, will conduct a public inquiry at the Local Board Office, Cadox- ton, on Friday, the 27th instant, at 2.30 in the afternoon, in connection with the application which has been made by the Local Board to the Local Government Board for power to obtain the following additional loans :— £ 7,752, for works of private street improvement; JB500, for works of public street improvement; and JB450, for provid- ing public urinals. The total amount required is LS,702, and it is expected that no opposition will be offered by the ratepayers at the inquiry, -0- LIFEBOAT SATURDAY AT BARRY. It behoves everyone to be up and doing to- morrow (Saturday), which is the day when Barry, as a port, is asked to show its appreciation in a monetary form of the noble work done by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution ever since its establishment. If any friendly or trade society has not been asked to take part in the demonstra- tion I am right in stating it is not through care- lessness or favouritism, but rather from the fact that there are several societies in the district the existence of which the committee are not aware of. Founded on philanthropic and benovelent principles as these societies really are, I am sure every such organisation in the district will lend its aid to swell the ranks of the procession to- morrow afternoon, and thus contribute to the success of a cause which stands in the fore-front of the life saving institutions of the country. -0-
BARRY PARISH CHURCH SALE OF WORK. The active band of lady workers are busily engaged perfecting preparations for the above interesting event, which will be held at the Mar- ket Hall, Barry, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd proximo. The list of patrons is a distinguished one, and includes the names of the Lord Bishop and Mrs Lewis (The Palace, Llandaff), Lord and Lady Aberdare, Lord Tredegar, Mr O. H. Jones, J.P., Major- General Lee, R.E., J.P., Mrs Jerner (Wenvoe Castle), Sir Morgan and Lady Morgan, Mr and Mrs J. Cory, Miss Talbot, Miss Evans (Brecon), and Mr and Mrs R. Forrest. The debt still remaining on the Parish Church Sunday School, which was opened about twelve months ago, amounts to 2370, and it is hoped that the sale of work will be of so successful a character that a considerable portion of this amount will be defrayed. BARRY DISTRICT BURIAL BOARD. The monthly meeting of the Barry District Burial Board was held on Tuesday evening at Holton-road School, Bairy Dock, Mr W. Thomas presiding. There also attended-Messrs B. G. Davies, W. W. Adams, W. Copp, J. A. Manaton, E. Phillips, James Jones, and J. A. Hughes (clerk). INTERMENTS AND FEES. The Clerk reported thfere had been 22 burials during the month, the revenue from which amounted to £ 12 6s, and the expenditure, B10 8s. HEAVY BALANCE AGAINST THE BOARD. It was also announced by the clerk that there was a balance of 21,075 due to the treasurer. A penny rate was agreed upon, the precepts to be due by December 1st. MR. SMALL'S RETENTION MONEY. This matter was adjourned from last week in regard to the retention money uwing to Mr F. Small, con- tractor of the new cemetery chapel. After a discussion, it was resolved, on the motion of Mr J. A. Manaton, that the sum of £20 be given Mr Small, subject to the architects (Messrs Bruton and Williams) giving a cer- tificate for the amount. MISCELLANEOUS. Several complaints were made wich reference to the crests at the cemetery chapel, and the architects were instructed to report to the Board on the matter. A report was received from Messrs J. A. Manaton, W. Copp, E. Phillips, and G. Brock on the erection of the wall near the cemetery; and also on the question of removing the shed thereat. It was stated by Mr Manaton the wall was proceeding very satis- factorily, and was nearly completed, and moved that the sum of C41 15s 2d be given Mr J. Sydenham, builder of the same, subject to the consent of the Visiting Committee.—Mr Copp seconded, and the motion was agreed to.-It was decided not to remove the shed, but to spend S5 on improving it to stand the weather, and preserve the plants, flowers, &c., inside. It was decided to expend 915, on the motion of Mr W. Copp, for trees to be planted at the cemetery, Mr W. W. Adams to take the matter in hand. Mr B. G. Davies gave notice to move at the next meeting that a new bell be purchased to meet the requirements of the chapel, stating the present one was not suitable. Also that an urinal be fixed at the cemetery.
THE BURGLARY AT A BARRY DOCK CLOTHIER'S. John Keefe, 32, boarding master, Robert Griffin, 25, hawker, and Jane Harris, 52. charwoman, were put up together at the Quarter Sessions, Swansea, on Tuesday last. Keefe was charged with breaking and entering the shop of Saul Solomon, at Cadoxton- Barry, and stealing therein twenty suits of clothes on the 21st of September, whilst the other two prisoners were charged with receiving the goods knowing them to oe stolen.—Mr Rhys Williams prosecuted, and Mr C. H. Glascodine defended Keefe.-The prosecutor left his premises safe on the night of the 21st of September, and the next morning found they had been broken open, and a large number of suits stolen. The police afterwards paid a visit to Keefe's boarding house, and found Griffin wearing one of the suits. On going upstairs they found five more suits belonging to the stolen property.—The jury found Jane Harris guilty of receiving, and the Bench sentenced her to three months' hard labour. Both male prisoners were acquitted.
BONVILSTONE. CARMEL INDEPENDENT CHAPEL. Harvest thanksgiving services were held on Thursday last at the above place of worship. In the morning and afternoon prayer meetings were conducted, and in the evening an able sermon was preached by the Rev J. Lewis (B.), Llancarfan, on the sub- ject of the bountiful harvest which had been enjoyed this year. The Rev W. E. Evans, pastor of the church, delivered an earnest and appro- priate address at each meeting, which were well attended.
MUSIC IN BARRY. [A CRITICISM.] At your suggestion, Mr Editor, I jot down a few notes as to the state of music in Barry. I was told by my brethren in Cardiff that I should find you very much "in the rough," so was not altogether surprised in my first imprebsions, which, I may at once tell you, were not favourable. At the outset it is hard to compare your town with others of the same size in other parts of the country, because it is very new, and also because it is, essentially, a workman's town. I must say, however, that I was hardly prepared to find the art of music so very backward in a town of—as I understand—15,000 people. I have always heard that the Welsh claim to be a very distinctly musical race. I can only presume that for Welsh music one must go amongst the miners. Now, in most towns one must be guided, usually, as to the state of the musical art, by what can be heard in the churches the chapels, as a rule, being behind-hand, in the rare cases where they are in front their music being of a more florid character, and, consequently, in worse taste. The also run usually to the Moody and Sankey, or what I may call the cheap Ameri- can," style of music, where a certain effect is gained at the cost of very little labour. I refer to hymns, &c., with a refrain like the chorus of the ordinary Christy Minstrel sentimental ballad. Perhaps, as far as my own experience goes, the best chapel singing in large towns is found amongst Congregationalists, but the solemnity of the effect is always to a large extent lost from the fact that the trebles and altos are, invariably, fashionably-dressed young ladies, and a row of fashion plates singing florid music scarcely com- mends itself to a hypercritic in Church matters. One of the best choirs in your town, though this, unfortunately, is not saying much, is found in the Congregational Chapel in Windsor- road, ^here the florid Anglican Church music is attempted, sometimes with fair success. The other chapels need not, I think, be remarked on. Regarding, then, your churches. Of Cadoxton Parish Church I have notning much to remark nothing much is attempted, and there are no flagrant breaches of good taste. You have three others-St. Mary's Mission Church, Barry Dock your new Church of St. Paul; and your Parish Church, St. Nicolas, Barry. Out of these three the best intention is undoubtedly at St. Mary's. Here, at any rate, an attempt is made to do things decently and in order." The choir appear to be under proper discipline, and wear the Church uniform of sur- plice and cassock, obviating the indecent leg dis- play found elsewhere. Heie the Anglican form of service is attempted, and the attempt is a fairly good one. The priest does his best to intone, and aims at the right thing. I am sorry to hear that a capable organist was lost to thi3 Church through a little want of tact. So much the worse for all concerned. The present organist has much to learn, but does not sin violently against good taste. The chief want here is greater trouble spent over the boys, to eliminate the harshness of uncultivated voices, and to improve their pro nunciation. We now come to St. Paul's. Here, I am told, choir, organist, and instructor are all of the working-class. If so, the service, does them credit. But it seems a pity that, with such good material, an experienced organist could not be found who would come, gratis, and give them a few lessons and hints. Perhaps I may presume to do so. Their faults are as follows :—A curious want of knowledge as to the proper time in which to take their hymns, which generally begin presto, hang at the end of the lines, and finish, alas in the final verse, adagio. It is presumed that the instructor is aware that the double bar in many A. and M. hymns does not imply a pause. They point the psalms too well. They use, I see, the second best book, and in place of commas make double full stops. This should be rectified. The best cathedral pointing goes smoothly along with only a faint suspicion of a comma, except in the breathing places. I fear breathing marks are absent from the books they use. I may also tell them that no organ music is provided for the first three Amens of the service, which should be monotoned. They evidently take great pains, and deserve much credit, but much effect is lost in their being a mixed choir, and I should also imagine the architect blesses" them for placing the very unsightly organ out in the chan- ceL There is one treble voice here of very great value. I wonder some of your local musicians have not ere this discovered that young lady. There remains the Parish Church of St. N icolas. I dare not say all I think of the service there. I happened to be present at the harvest festival. Such an exceedingly delicate anthem as Sir John Stainer's Ye shall dwell" should never be attempted by a choir of this kind. The result was disaster. A great deal wants doing here before anything can be expected from the choir. Perhaps their worst fault is the intoning of the prayers. It is a congeries of leaps and sudden stops, painful to listen to, impossible to follow. The service is also badly dragged, and one of the leading trebles sings flat. It seems a pity to use that very third-rate book Church Hymns," which, edited by a successful writer of comic opera, is a musical failure, and not an easy book for an uneducated choir. From this short review you will presume that my opinion of music in Barry is not a high one. It is not. My general conclusion is that music with you is either at a very low ebb, or else that your best musicians will not come forward. This is, unfortunately the experience of most places where the Evangelical School hold the sway. You are, too, unfortunate in having no musician amongst your clergy not that an ultra-musical priest is always an unmixed blessing either. May I suggest, as a possible remedy for the present state of things, that you should form a Choral Society, which should be led by Church people, and which should not be too select. It may be that there is not enough money or talent available for this, but, if so, you are the only town of your size of which I have any acquain- tance where it is out of the question. It would be a blessing during your long winter, which, in a place without amusements, must be wearisome. It would bring your musical talent out, and would greatly benefit young people with weak lungs if any such are among you. But I despair of any great improvement in your Church services till the "mixed choir has gone, and until surpliced choirs of men and boys are the rule.—Yours truly, F.C.O.
SCHOOL ACCOMMODATION AT CADOXTON-BARRY. AN ACRE OF CADOXTON COMMON TO BE SCHEDULED. A meeting of the Attendance Committee of the Barry District School Board was held on Monday evening last at Holton-road School, when the subject of providing additional school accommo- dation at Cadoxton was considered, and it was decided to make a recommendation on the matter to the School Board at its next meeting. We also understand that it has been decided to schedule an acre of land on Cadoxton Common for school extension purposes.
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE SONS OF TEMPERANCE, HOPE OF BARRY DIVISION. THOSE MEMBERS who will take part in the BARRY LIFEBOAT DEMONSTRATION To-morrow (Saturday) are requested to form them- selves in order near the SONS OF TEMPERANCE BANNER, at Two o'clock, on the Field opposite the Gas Works. The Committee urges every member to make a special effort to assist them in making the turn-out a complete suecess, both by their attendance and co-operation.
Mr A. Hooper. Coffee and fruit were partaken of, and at intervals songs, recitations, duetts etc. were given by the members of the Sunday School and others. Mrs Murphy ably presided at the organ. A DANGEROUS SJIOOTING INCIDENT.—On Satur- day morning last, at about nine o'clock, Mr Harold L. Lyndsay, outfitter, Thompson-street, Barry Dock, had a somewhat exciting experience, and, indeed, narrowly escaped bodily injury. He was in his shop window putting things straight, 11 9 when all at once he was startled by the report of a gun or some other firearm, and before a second had elapsed a shot came through his plate-glass window-making a clean small hole-and whizzed past his head, lodging in the fittings at the back of the shop. Mr Lyndsay saw no one in the street at the time in possession of firearms, and the shot must have proceeded from the direction of the dock. Diligent inquiries have been made without throwing any light on the matter. BARRY DOCK LIFEBOAT LODGE, I.O.G.T.—This lodge met on Monday evening last at the Welsh Baptist Chapel, Barry Dock. There was a good attendance of members, also several visitors from the Star of Barry Lodge. The usual course of proceedings having been gone through, the following contributed to the harmony :—Sister Hope, Star of Barry" Lodge, recitation "Left by the train"; Bro. Blackmore, do., reading "Betsy and I"; Bro. Morgan, do., reading "Nelly and me"; Bro. Blackmore, do., solo "Carried by the angels"; Bro. W. E. Clarke "Barry Dock Lifeboat Lodge, recitation The death bridge of the Tay Bro G. Baylis, do., song "Perverted proverbs." A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the visitors from the Star of Barry" Lodge, after which the lodge closed, a most enjoyable evening being spent. Persons desirous of joining the above lodge will kindly give their names to Bro. Hood, C.T., 25, Kingsland-crescent Bro. Robbins, lodge deputy, 34, Castleland-street or to the secretary, Bro. G. Baylis, 25, Newlands-street, Barry Dock. All are cordially welcomed. THE WELSH CHURCH HARVEST FESTIVAL.—The annual festival of thanksgiving for the harvest in connection with the Welsh Church Mission was held on Wednesday evening, the 11th instant, at St. Mary's Church, Holton-road, Barry Dock, when, considering the numerous counter at- tractions in the district the same evening, the attendance was remarkably good, representing a large number of Nonconformist as well as Welsh and English Church friends. The special decora- tions of the sacred edifice were very attractive, carried out with much painstaking skill by ladies and gentlemen connected, the following being amongst those who acted as decorators and kindly sent flowers, fruit, plants, vegetables, &c., for the occasion: The Rector and Miss Morris, Peny- grai^ Mrs J. H. Evans and Miss Evans, Clarence Villa Mrs Williams, Victoria Hotel; Mrs J. R. Llewellyn, Radnor Villa; Mrs Gillingham, Iddesleigh-street; Mrs and the Misses Williams, Penycoetre Mr D. Lloyd, Main-street; Mr B. Lewis, Barry-road Mis- Llewellyn, Kenilworth- road the Misses Palmer, Palmerstown Mrs Wedge, Lower Morel-street; Miss Jenkins, Rock Cottage Mrs Warner, Church-road Mr John Jones, Golden Key, Holton-road Mrs and the Misses Small, The Court; Mrs Trebarne Rees, Charlotte-road; Mr Radcliffe, florist, Holton-road; Mrs David and Mrs Curran, Barry Dock; Miss Tissington, Pyke-street; Mrs Simmonds, Barry- road Miss Thomas, Golden Key, Main-street; Messrs Parry Brothers and Miss Parry, Holton- road Miss Molineaux, do. Mr, Mrs, and Miss John, Kingsland-crescent; Miss Parry, Castle- land-street Miss M. Davies, Holton-road Capt. Davies, Sergeant-Major Atkins, Mr E. Jenkins, Charlotte-road, &c. The service was of a very heirty character, Mr W. T. Llewellyn ably pre- siding at the organ, and Mr Rees Howell being the conductor of the choir. The service was in- tond by the Rev J. H. Evans, curate of the Welsh Church, the lessons being read by Mr J. R. Llewellyn, and the Rev D. Lloyd Rees, of Pen- rhiwceiber, delivered an eloquent and impressive discourse upon the appropriate text Let both grow together till the harvest, &c. the sermon 1 .Jlh lm:d tu-mtthiurtSMention by the con- gregation. The Rev E. Morris, rector of the Parish, and the Rev A. E. Sixsmith, of Kilrea, Belfast, were also present, the latter gentleman delivering an able address in English at the close of the Welsh sermon. A liberal collection was made at the close of the service in aid of the Welsh Church funds.