MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS Three cousins of Mrs Williams, wife of the Rev W. Williams, C.M., Cadoxton-Barry, were amongst those who perished at the terrible colliery disaster at Cilfynydd, near Pontypridd, last Saturday week. f The old old story. Lord Wolseley says the most pressing enemy of the country at present is drink." .¡< ,;¡. Messrs F. Hazell, chairman C. H. Jacobsen, secretary; and J. P. Hicks, conductor, of the 'Barry Temperance Choir, attended a meeting at the Mayor's Parlour, Town Hall, Cardiff, last Mon- day, in connection with the proposed temperance festival to be held in Cardiff on September 12th. Last month's shipments at the Alexandra Docks, Newport, are described as the heaviest on record, amounting to 297,975 tons, the average shipments of coal per month at Barry Docks being fully 400,000 tons. 3 # Three years ago, at the time the system of free education came into force, steps were taken by the Education Department to induce parents to deposit in the Savings Bank, for the benefit of the I -children, the money saved by the discontinuance of fees. Since then no fewer than 680,000 Is and 270,000 4s deposit slips have been thus supplied to I managers and teachers. Mr John Wolfe Barry, engineer-in-chief of the Tower Bridge, is the son of Sir Charles Barry, who designed the Houses of Parliament. He has had some experience in bridging the Thames; for he was resident engineer of the Charing Cross and Cannon-street railway bridges, and chief engineer of the Chatham and Dover bridge from St. Paul's -station to Blackfriars. Among his other achieve- ments are the construction of the Barry Docks and the extension of the Underground Railway from the Mansion House to Whitechapel.— CassdVs Saturday.Jourital. At the Llwynpia and Tonypandy annual athletic sports,held last Monday, Mr Phipps' (Barry Docks) "Sill," and Mr E. Taylor' (Barry Docks) Jenny," came in first and third respectively in the 220 yards' dog handicap. One man at Barry Docks describes these jottings as "Comic Cuts," while another declares they are Titbits," but our office boy says his grandmother maintains they are a Pick-me-up." # Divine service was held in connection with the English Wesleyan Sunday School at Cadoxton Theatre last-Sunday. The shipments at Barry Docks last week Amounted to the materially decreased total of 74,982 tons 5 cwts, owing to the recent colliery -disaster at Pontypridd. Amongst those who attended the Royal proceed- ings in connection with the opening of the Tower Bridge, London, last Saturday, I noticed Mr J. Robinson, M.Inst.C.E., and Mrs Robinson, late of Barry, the former describing the weather on the occasion as splended—" just like what we had when the Barry" Dock was opened, and everything passed off well." The Rev. J. W. Matthews, C.M., Cadoxton-Barry, was amongst the congregation present at the -special services held at Llanelly Parish Church last Sunday afternoon on the occasion of the unveiling of a. memorial tablet to the late Chaplain Morris, of the Victoria. II' In the House of Commons last Monday, the Barry Dock and Railways Act, 1888 (Amendment), Bill was read a third time. » Taking advantage of the line weatlter, hundreds of persons from Cardiff, Penarth, and elsewhere visited Barry last Sunday, and bathing was largely indulged in at Whitmore Bay, Pebble Beach, &c. On Monday (Mabon's Day) there was a large influx -of visitors from the Rhondda, &c. >1& Tickets for the bathing machinie may be had at a certain place on Barry Island. I am asked to state that the Mr Blackmore against whom a complaint was made to the Health Com- mittee at Cadoxton last week with reference to -public bathing at Barry Island was not Mr E. F. Blackmore, 10, Windsor-road, Barry. » It will set the anxiety of many ratepayers at rest to know that Mr J. Arthur Hughes, solicitor, the clerk to the Local and Burial Boards, is of opinion that the vestry meeting for Barry parish last week was duly convened in a legal manner. In most of the churches and other places of Teligious worship in the Barry district last Sunday special sympathetic references were made and prayers offered on behalf of th% widows and t orphans of those-who lost their lives by the recent .colliery calamity at Cilfynydd, near Pontypridd. 'As a. result of the recent visit of delegates of the new "Prince of Wales Royal Welsh Encamp- ment of the K.G.H. to the R.A.O.B. Institute, Barry Dock, Primo J. J. Taylor (chairman of the .directors) has been appointed Knight Commander of Wales, and Primos W. Liles, J. Whittle, J. Harrison, and C. Marsh have been raised to the rank of K.G.H., the appointments being made on behalf of the encampment by Primos Donovan and Holloway, of Hull. In an interview with a local Pressman on the tprice of bread question, Mr Benjamin Lewis, baker and grocer, of Cadoxton, the president of the 'Cadoxton and District Master Bakers' Association, president of the Barry District Grocers' Associa- tion, and member of the Local and School Boards, protested against the attitude taken up by the Press, and said the comments published in a con- temporary were unfair to the trade and unfair also to the public. No one, he maintained, could sell good bread at a lower price than 4d per 41b loaf, and for bread of the best quality 4M was a fair selling price, even at the present quotations of fiour. The question was a large one, and if fully -and disinterestedly gone into the public would -come to the conclusion that the baker's lot was -not enviable one. Matrimony will shortly claim as its own a respected Cadoxton tradesman-hitherto a most persistent member of the order of benedicts. Ladies preponderated in the proportion of 5 to 1 over gentlemen at the Holton-road School teachers' picnic at Hensole last Saturday. Some of the latter, too, were married, and, therefore, not avail- able, while one had been previously booked in a masterly manner. # Preaching at a certain place of worship in the Barry district last Sunday, the clergyman made an earnest appeal to the generosity of the congrega- tion on behalf of the sufferers by the colliery explosion near Pontypridd. People, he said, should practice what they preached, but too fre- quently it happened that after singing that beauti- ful hymn- Love so amazing, so Divine, Demands my life, my soul, my all," with an air of unblushing benevolence they would delve into the bottom of their pockets, fish out one of the humblest coins of the realm, and plant a penny on the plate 'II ± Mr J. S. Dewar, Penarth, was amongst those present at the annual meeting, of the Glamorgan County Football Club last Saturday, when a substantial donation was voted to the Cilfynydd colliery explosion relief fund. ga The high sheriff of Glamorganshire, Mr Morgan B. Williams, J.P., of Swansea, was presented by his brother, Mr Arthur J. Williams, M.P., at the Queen's levee, held at St. James' Palace last Friday. » In honour of the completion of that marvellous triumph of engineering skill, the Tower Bridge, London, Mr J. Wolfe Barry, M.C.Inst.C.E., the consulting engineer to the Barry Railway Com- pany, is to receive the dignity of Companion of the Bath. ♦ Sir Frederick Milner told the House of Commons that the only time he was ever the worse for liquor was when he indulged in three bottles of a temperance drink called ginger ale. » Mrs Clifford Cory is amongst the ladies who have promised to take stalls at the sale of Irish work to be held at Lady Zetland's house the end of this week. Lord Windsor's son acted as page at the marriage of Mr Ernest George Pretyman and the Hon. Beatrice Adine Bridgeman on Thursday. The other page was a son of the Earl of Yarborough. County Councillor O. H. Jones, J.P., Fonmon Castle, chairman of the Barry Dock bench of magistrates, was this week appointed deputy- chairman of the Glamorgan Quarter Sessions. # Amongst those who attended the Wesleyan Sunday school anniversary services at. Cadoxton last Sunday was Professor Paul Barbier, of the Cardiff University College, who briefly addressed I the children on the subject of harmony. f # A number of the Good Templars of the Barry and Cadoxton district accompanied the Cardiff Good Templars on their water trip to Clevedon last Wednesday. The late Rev. Ebenezer Morris, father of the late Chaplain Morris of the Victoria," and of the Rev. E. Morris, rector of Cadoxton-Barry, hailed from Cwrws, near Newcastle-Emlyn, Cardiganshire. His niece, Miss Morris, resides there now. If tradition be right, his heroism was handed down to him from chiefs of former days. Letters' of allotment and regret for the 50,000 five per cent. cumulative preference shares in Lever Bros., Limited, were posted last evening (Thursday). Applications were received for the amount offered for subscription many times over.
BARRY MALE VOICE PARTY & THE ALBION RELIEF FUND. The Barry Male Voice Party are willing to act in conjunction with other artistes in giving a concert in the Barry district for the benefit of the above relief fund. A public committee, indepen- dent of the party, may also be formed to carry out such a movement.
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. 11TH COMPANY, 2ND GLAMORGAN ARTIL- LERY VOLUNTEERS. COMPANY ORDERS.—Drills for the week com- mencing 9th July, 1894:— Monday-Gun Drill. Wednesday and Friday—Gun and Recruit Drill. Saturday (to-morrow, 7th) — Battalion Drill at Lavernock. Parade at Cadoxton Railway Station in drill order to proceed to Cogan by the 3.32 p.m. train, thence by T.V.R. to Lavernock. Kits for the Annual Inspection will be issued during the week. Hours of Drill, 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. An Open Air Service (by special permission) will take place in the CaidifiE Arms Park at 11.30 a.m. on Sunday next, July 8th. Parade at Cadoxton Railway Station in church parade order, to prooeed to Cardiff by the 10.7 am. train. Only members of the Corps and their friends (for whom tickets can be had on application to the sergeant-instructor) will be admitted. Refreshments will be issued after parade. The following have qualified in Signalling:— Sergeant major Wakeham, Sergeant Burbidge, Corporal Lark, Bombardier Miles, Gunner Barnett, and Gunner Martin. By Order, (signed) J JUST HANDCOCK, Capt. Commanding 11th Company, 2nd G.V.A., Barry Dock. -————-<"—————
SEVERN VOLUNTEER DIVISION—ROYAL ENGINEERS. Honorary Colonel, Major-General H. H. Lee, R.E. Battalion Orders by Major A. Thornley, Command- ing. For week ending 14th July, 1894. Drills as under :-Monday, Wednesday, and Friday -Submarine Mining Establishment, 7.30 p.m. Parade in Working Uniform, with Side Arms and Rifles. Defence Practice, Saturday, 14th July—Parade at Submarine Mining Establishment, 2.30 p.m. Detail of Duty-Orderly OSicer Lieutenant H. W. Flint. The Annual Training commences at Plymouth on July 28th. Any Member absent without leave is liable to a fine of £ 5. Rifles, Side Aims, and Camp Equipment must be be drawn from Store before Saturday, 21st July. By order, (Signed), W. GIDDY, Lieut., C.B., R.E., Acting-Adjt.
THE REPRESENTATION OF SOUTH GLAMORGAN. THE PROPOSED CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE FROM BARRY. CAPTAIN MURRELL WILL NOT ENTER THE FIELD. THE PROSPECTS OF OTHER CANDIDATES. The members of the Barry and Cadoxton Con- servative Club and Institute have received' a communication from Captain Hamilton Murrell, of Barry, the hero of the Danmark rescue. definitely expressing his determination not to contest the South Glamorgan seat in the Conser- vative interest in opposition to Mr Arthur J. Williams, the sitting member. Mr Oliver H. Jones, J.P., Fonmon Castle, at the recent Church conference at Cardiff, declared that he would not support any candidate, whatever his political views might otherwise be. who was in favour of the principle of the disestablishment of the Church in Wales, and rather than allow such candidature to go unchallenged, it is stated he would himself come forward in opposition. Rumour at Barry also has it that Sir Morgan Morgan has also been approached with a view to again becoming a candidate; but it is felt that if Mr Lewellen Wood consents to offer himself he will secure the Conservative and Unionist vote of the division. On the contrary the Liberal party are quite confident of the continued security of Mr Arthur Williams, feeling that if Sir John Llewelyn and Sir Morgan Morgan failed to wrest the seat the new candidates named will not do so. CAPTAIN1 MURRELL'S LETTER IN REPLY TO THE INVITATION. Mr J. Russell, secretary of the Barry and Cadox- ton Conservative Association, has forwarded the following copy of Captain Murrell's letter to us for publication 57, Mount Stuart-squard, Cardiff, June 25, 1894. To Dr E. Treharne, Chairman of the Barry and Cadoxton Conservative Association, Holton-road, Barry Docks. DEAR SIR,—After duly considering the cordial and unanimous invitation of your Association as expressed by the petition and at the public meet- ing held last Monday, to be nominated by your Association to the executive council as a candidate for the representation of South Glamorgan, I reluctantly have come to the conclusion that it is impossible for me to accede to your request owing to my business. You will understand the hesi- tancy and difficulty I have had in coming to this decision in face of the enthusiastic meeting that was held at the institute, and I am perfectly con- vinced that the nominee of the Association will reverse the Parliamentary representation at the next election. Please convey my best thanks to your Association for the honour done me, and assure them that the petition I have in my posses- sion is valued very highly, also that my continued efforts will be in the interests of the Conservative cause in the district.-Wishing you every success, Yours faithfully, H. MURRELL.
DIED WHILE READING HER BIBLE AT CADOXTON-BARRY. BREATHED HER LAST WHILE SINGING A HYMN. On Monday afternoon last Mr E. B. Reece, coroner, Cardiff, and a jury, of which Mr F. C. Williams, Royal Hotel, was foreman, held an inquest touching the death of Mrs Lucy Baxter, aged 52, a widow (whose husband, William Baxter, was killed a few months ago at the Manchester Ship Canal works), which took place suddenly the same morning at the residence of her son-in-law, No. 11, Churchill-terrace, The Moors, Cadoxton. — Evidence was given by George Brown, a labourer (son-in-law of the deceased), who said Mrs Baxter got up at 8.30 on Monday morning, and having come downstairs she sang a hymn, and went into the front room to read the Bible while breakfast was being got ready in the kitchen. On Sunday evening she attended Divine service and partook of holy communion at Mount Pleasant English Baptist Chapel. In a few minutes after she went into the front room his mother-in-law was found lying on the floor, the Bible and spectacles being close by the body. She was picked up, but died in a minute or two. De- ceased had suffered from heart disease for several years.—Mrs Eliza Baxter having given similar evidence, Dr E. Treharne, who was promptly called in, ascribed the cause of death to syncope, brought on by heart disease.—The jury returned a verdict accordingly.
BARRY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. THE BUILDING IN COURSE OF ERECTION. The work of erection of the intermediate school building is proceeding, the contractor (Mr H. J. Money, builder, Barry) having put in the founda- tions, and the structure will be proceeded with energetically. Arrangements are being made by a committee to secure the attendance of Lord Windsor or Mr Edwaid Davies, Llandinam, to perform the ceremony of laying the memorial stone in the course of a month or two.
BARRY DOCKS. THE ALBION COLLIERY DISASTER.—A grand concert in aid of the relief fund will be held at the R.A.O.B. Institute, Thompson-street, on Wed- nesday evening next. ^^— in
SPECIAL NOTICE! IN OUR NEXT ISSUE Will be reproduced by special permission of the Secretary of the Institution of Civil Engineers, A DESCRIPTIVE SKETCH OF THE Barry Graving Docks," BY Mr. J. Robinson, M.Inst.C.E., Late Resident Engineer of the Barry Docks and Railways.
THE NEW DOCK FOR BARRY. THE CONTRACT LET AND THE WORK COMMENCED. LADY WINDSOR WILL PROBABLY TURN THE FIRST SOD. The contract for the construction of the first section of the new dock for Barry, numerous tenders for which have been in hand since the 18th ultimo, has been let to Messrs Price and Wills, of London, late contractors on the Manchester Ship Canal Works, from which a consignment of plant arrrived on the site of the new dock on Tuesday last, and men of the navvy class are daily arriving at Barry in numbers daily ready to be sup- plied with employment on the works, which, it is understood, will be pressed forward with vigour. Mr Price is an old sub-contractor to the late Mr T. A. Walker, the contractor of the original Barry Dock, where he was also employed for some time, and previously on the Severn Tunnel Works. The Barry directors will hold a meeting at Barry Docks to-day (Friday), and it is probable that, as a -esult of its pro- ceedings, the new dock will be commenced in earnest in a few days. For the new dock the existing entrance will be utilised, and thus the expense of separate means of com- munication with the channel will be obviated. On Wednesday work was commenced in the making of temporary roadways for locomotive and other means of access to the works, and it is anticipated that Lady Windsor will be invited to cut the first sod. The works will be superintended by Mr Halliday, C.E., late of Cardiff, as resident engineer, and Mr J. Bell, C.E., will act as engineer on behalf of the Barry Company.
CANTATA PERFORMANCE AT CADOXTON-BARRY. On Tuesday evening last the second perfor- mance of the cantata Queen of the Seasons" was splendidly given by a portion of the children of the Cadoxton and Barry Docks branches of the Church of England Temperance Society, the president of which is the Rev J. H. Evans, curate of the Welsh Church, Barry Docks. Amongst those present were-Rev E. Morris (rector), Rev J. H. Evans, Miss Morris, Penygraig; Miss Evans, Misses Small, Mrs Treharne, Miss Wilhelms, Miss R. Williams, Tynewydd; Mrs Kernick, Miss McMullen, Mr and Mrs Bond, Mrs Parry, Castleland-street; Mrs Davies, Holton- road Mr J. Cutter, Vere-street; Mr D. Lloyd, Main-street; Mrs Simmonds, Misses Molineux, Miss Blosse, Misses Palmer, Mrs Wedge, Mr Wallace Davies, Mrs W. L. Hughes, Mr and Mrs L. G. Jones, Mr and Mrs Cox, &c. The per- formers, about one hundred in number, were kindly conveyed to the hall in Mr John Jones brakes. The chair was occupied by Major- General Lee, J.P., Dinas Powis. The perfor- mance commenced with the following programme: -Song. Worst girl at school," E. Schweitzer; song, "I don't know which to choose," Miss E. Davies; song, I don't believe it," Miss M. Davies; song, Gates of the west," Miss B. Diamond. These selections were well given, that of Miss Schweitzer being specially appreciated. The cantata followed, the opening scene repre- senting a number of children around a maypole dressed tastefully in appropriate costumes, The Queen of the Seasons" being Miss L. Evans, and the four seasons were represented by the following:—Lizzie Plank, spring; Agnes Harvey, summer; Evelyn Watkins, autumn; and Nora Clark, winter, the youthful performers looking very pretty in their respective The cantata proceeded: with creditable correctness, the different parts, in- dividually and collectively, being well rendered, the young folks entering earnestly into the parts allotted them, much praise being reflected upon the conductress, Miss E. Davies, and also Miss Davies (Holton-road), who ably accompanied on the piano. The following sang solos in the cantata:—Misses E. and M. Davies, B. Diamond, Minnie Short, Lily Davies, Dora Parry, Elsie Schweitzer, Carrie Wedge, Lizzie John, and Masters John Molineaux and Fred. Connor. Miss B. Diamond and Miss Clarke rendered a duett, and the following recited:—Miss Edith Bray, Miss Maggie John, and Masters Arthur and David Jones. Mis Parry, Castleland-street, Miss E. Parry, Miss Davies, and others kindly assisted in the carrying out of the arrangements. At the close, General Lee expressed the thanks of the audience to the children, their conductress, and others assisting, for the enjoyable entertainment provided, and said those people who were back- ward in paying their school rates should consider that if it were not for the Board Schools children would not be able to produce such a correct and excellent performance as had been given that evening; and the splendid work of the schools should, therefore, be an incentive to the people to pay their rates more readily. (Cheers.)—The Rev E. Morris, in suitable terms, proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, and remarked it Was encouraging to have the presence of a gentleman like General Lee to witness the ambitious efforts of the children. (Cheers.) The Rector also said praise was due to the Rev J. H. Evans for his efforts in promoting the success of the temperance branches.
(MgM foettj). MY CYCLE AND I. A good fire for I'm wet, and some beer for I'm dry, And a place for the night for my cycle and I. My cycle and I we go like the wind, And leave all my troubles and trials behind All the troubles that gather around us each day We just make a spurt and out of the way. My outlay is small, my income is smaller, And that is the reason of many a caller There are hills of all sorts too numerous to men- tion, And every one thinks they should get first atten- tion. When I hear of a caller and claimer for pay I get on my cycle and out of the way To be in the fashion I married a wife, She has turned out a shrew, and bothers my life. All plans for to keep me in trouble she tries And by turns she ridicules, lectures, and cries, When she's in a temper, and too much to say I get on to my cycle and out of the way To-day an old friend chanced to be passing by, And kindly he gave me the tip on the sly That a warrant was out to take me to court For being too fond of some kinds of sport, But as soon as I see the first streak of day I am on to my cycle and out of the way There are troubles and trials thick on every side, But my cycle is still my comfort and pride, My once thriving business is going to pot, I The country is now getting rather too hot, As the country gets hotter they will find out one day, That I and my cycle are out of the way! MAC.
CORRESPONDENCE. The Editor desires to state that he does not necessarily endorse the opinions expressed by correspondents.] "Give me, above all other liberties, the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely, according to conscience. "-John Milton.
WATER SUPPLY IN TREHARNE-ROAD, CADOXTON. To the Editor of the "BARBY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,—Owing to various rumours, I made it my business to call at No. 17, Treharne-road, Cadoxton, and asked the occupier if it was true that although living there for two months there is still no supply of water laid on or provided in any way for domestic or any other purpose ? The answer was civil and to the point-I; No, Mr Saunders, we have no water supply yet, but the landlord is going to see about it." I asked when ? but the tenant did not know. Neither do I, but I think the Local Board could find out. If the land- lord was found to be guilty of this noble example why should he not have a summons to appear before the magistrates? Are members of the Local Board allowed their own superior judgment in such matters ?—Yours truly, WILLIAM SAUNDERS. 25, Treharne-road, Cadoxton. June 26th, 1894.
BARRY TRADES' COUNCIL AND THE NURSING ASSOCIATION AND COTTAGE HOSPITAL FUNDS. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,-Three or four months ago subscrip- tion bookf and collecting boxes were issued -by the Barry District Trades' and Labour Council to the various workshops, public-houses, clubs, etc., in the district inviting subscriptions on behalf of the Nursing Association and Cottage Hospital. On May 26th an advertisement appeared in your paper asking that the books and boxes should be returned to the council in order that the moneys should be banded over to the purposes named. Although the term of the old council expired last May, we have not yet heard the results of their efforts. Could you, Sir, or any member of the council, inform me whether the money has been handed over, and, if not, what is the cause of the delay ?—Yours, etc., Cadoxton, July 3rd, 1894. A. BOND.
SIXTY MILES AN HOUR AT SEA. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-If any of your readers would like to have a copy of my Sixty Miles an Hour at Sea," if he sends me a stamped envelope addressed to himself I will forward a copy free by return of post. I am told that very soon Barry Docks will have a new entrance, and the largest steamers will be able to get in even at low water of spring tides. If so, why should not Barry Docks become the terminus for a line of express passenger steamers to New York ? You can draw a straight line from Barry to New York without a single inch of lalid intervening I And the railway journey to London is four hours, If two steamers of the same speed ran, one to Milford Haven and the other to Barry Docks, the mails via Barry would be in London the soonest. The following figures will satisfy most people that before very long we shall be cross- ing the Atlantic at double our present fastest speed. Fronde's rule as to the resistance of ships to propulsion at various speeds is used by all shipbuilders, for he is still our greatest authority on that point, and his rule is- The resistance of a ship to propulsion varies as the square of the velocity." Let me apply-that rule to the Campania, which is one of our fastest Atlantic liners, having in her last two voyages averaged 25 miles an hour all through the voyage. Now, to double that speed—that is, to drive a vessel built externally on the same lines as the Campaniaat50miles an hour, would by Fronde's rule (the square of two being four) require us to put in four times as many boilers (that can be done), four times as many engines (that also can be done), and four times as many screw propellers—that is, eight screws, instead of two screws; but that could not possibly be done, for the present twin screws occupy all the space that is available at the stern, and our shipbuilders never will put screws in any other position. It is plain, then, that screw steamers can never cross the Atlantic at fifty miles an hour. But if a ship like the Campania had a fore and aft water channel made in her just inside the bottom 14ft. wide and 4-Jft. high, then twenty of my perpendicular paddle wheels might be put to work in that channel. Each wheel would have eighteen paddles, 12ft. long by 2ft. deep, and six of these are always in the water, so that each wheel has 12x2x6 —144 square feet of paddle surface always in operation, and twenty wheels would give 2,880 square feet of most effec- tive propelling surface always perpendicular and square to the line of advance instead of "diagonal," as the surface of a screw alwavs is. Now the Campania is 65ft. beam and 27ft. draught at the load line, so that her midship cross section sub- merged must be less than 65 x 27 = 1,755ft. There- fore, 2,880 feet of paddle surface would drive the ship against any head sea or head wind at 50 or even 60 miles an hour if the engines are powerful enough. There is a margin of 2,880-1,755=1!125 square feet to overcome skin friction, head winds, waves, and currents, and if that were not enough there would be room for four more wheels if wanted. These figures should satisfy anyone that, with the ships we are now I building, if the builders would only give up their inefficient screw propellers, we could cross the Atlantic easily at 50, or even 60, miles an hour As to coals, if we have four times as many boilers, of course, we will burn four times as much coal per hour, but as the voyage only lasts half the time, that means only twice as much coal to be consumed to do the voyage—not a very great extra price to pay for double speed, because many persons would gladly pay double fare if they could get to New York in three days, instead of six. G. A. HAIG. Per Ithon, Newtown, Montgomeryshire. P.S.-The Campania is 622ft. long, 65ft. broad, 27ft. draught at load line, 41 £ ft. deep from upper deck, 59tft. from the shade deck, while the cap- tain's bridge is 67ft., or 40ft. above the load water line.
BARRY TRADES' AND LABOUR COUNCIL — THE PROSTITUTION OF LABOUR REPRESENTATION. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,-There is an old adage that, provid- ing you give a fool rope enough, he will hang himself, and such adage seems to be specially applicable to that august body known as the Barry Trades' and Labour Council, inasmuch as the revelations contained in the recent reports of its meetings have more than verified the statements I have made from time to time during the past fifteen months, charging its most prominent officials with the prostitution of the sacred cause of Labour for the object of raising themselves into exalted public positions, thus proving their insincerity and infidelity to their fellow-workmen. Thus we find, irrespective of what has been said to the contrary, that this Council is in itself a danger Y. to the Labour cause, its composition being the essence of inconsistency and hypocrisy. Much credit is due to you, sir, for the benefit you have rendered the Labour cause of the district by your fearless denunciation of this clique of bogus representation advocates, and it should not be easily forgotten that such clique were unsuc- cessful in their endeavour to gull the British public by endeavouring to administer the gag to the Press. It should also be borne in mind that Mr John Rees has become a leading star in this clique of self-aggrandisemeut, and that he figured prominently at the last meeting in censuring the Press for its refusal to cloak this public scandal of bogus representatioR advocated by the Council. This is undoubtedly in return for his having been elected as president for the ensuing year, irres- pective of his not having been a bona, fide delegate for a considerable time, his presence on the Council being merely by virtue of his being a Labour representative on the School and Burial Boards neither has he ever officiated as vice-president. This elevation to the Presidency is ostensibly to give him a boom as candidate for more public honours, and thus foist him upon the. electors at ) the forthcoming election, but it is to be hoped that I the electors will not be further gulled by thw clique of bogus representation or its proteges. The revelations relating to- the bogus representa- tion on the Trades' Council and Burial Board ) should be borne well in mind by the working- classes of this district, and the action of those responsible for such a state of affairs should be rigidly condemned by every right-thinking person, inasmuch as such action tends to drag the cause ef Labour into dis-repute, ridicule, and obloquy. There is not another Council in the United king- dom representing Labour that has been guilty of the jerrymandering tactics adopted for the self- aggrandisement of its individual members as that of Barry, but the day of reckoning is fast ap- proaching, when traitors to their fellow-workmen will receive their just reward by their sectional policy being dragged from its hiding-place and exposed to the public eye. I have during the past fifteen months been not only criticising, but strongly condemning, their policy, and subsequent events have proved conclusively that my assertions are true. Trusting you will favour this with insertion in your next issue,—I am, yours, &c., J. HARRISON, Ex- Vice-President of the Barry District 10, Kingsland-crescent, Trades Council. Barry Docks, June 30th, 1894.
DINAS POWIS HIGHWAY BOARD. The monthly meeting of the Dinas Powis High- way Board was held at Barry Dock Police-coIn1.. on Wednesday afternoon last, Major-General Lee (vice-chairman) presiding, there being also present-Mr D. T. Alexander, Mr J. M. Savours, Mr J. W. Morris, (clerk), and Mr Frank Laurens, A.M.I.C.E. (surveyor). THE ALLEGED ENCROACHMENT AT EASTBROOK. The Surveyor reported a plan had been sent to the Barry Railway Company shewing the alleged encroachment at Eastbrook. PRICE OF STONE. As directed at the previous meeting, Mr Laurens stated he had written to Messrs Sheppard and Collins, Dinas Powis, requesting them to re-quote a price for royalty on stones required for the repairs of the highway? in the parish of St. Andrew's, but they refused to reduce their prices.—It was decided to advertise in the Barry Dock JVews for tenders for the supply of stone. ENCROACAMENT AT DINAS POWIS. An encroachment, the Surveyor also stated, had been made on the highway near the Merch,, Dinas Powis, by Mr Camm, who had declared he acted under orders from Mr Caple, architect, Cardiff. An earthbank bad been erected for a- distance of about 81ft. along the edge of the metalled portion of the highway enclosing a piece of waste land about two perches in area.—It was resolved to request Mr CnmDl to take down the fencing erected. I WAYCOCK-ROAD. Mr Laurens reported the Waycoek-road was still in a rough condition owing to the metalling placed on the roadway last autumn not consoli- dating, and he advised that some portions be rolled as a test.-The recommendation of the surveyor was agreed to. OFFER OF A ROAD REFUSED. Mr Laurens informed the Board that on the 20th ultimo he received a notice from Mr W. H. Dashwood Caple, architect, stating that at the expiration of three calendar months he in- tended to dedicate to the use of the public t certain highway in the parish of St. Andrew's called Elmgrove-ioad. He (the surveyor) had inspected the road, and it appeared to be properly laid out, its length being about 360ft., and about. 24ft. wide. He was unable to say, however, thafc the road was of sufficient public utility to justify its being kept in repair and maintained as one of the highways of the Board's district.—Mr Alexander remarked that at a vestry meeting- held at Dinas Powis it was resolved to ask the representative on the Highway Board to witeli for this application and refuse the offer until. certain alterations had been made in connection with the road, and, considering the resolution of the vestry meeting and the report of the surveyor, he would move that the application of Mr'Capie* be not entertained at prevent.—Mr J. M. Savours seconded, and it was agreed to. MISS JKNNER MAKES A REQUEST. Miss Gertrude Jenner, The Typica, Wenvoe, wrote requesting the Board to order the removal of some scaffold-poles and heaps of earth whichf were obstructing the highway at Wenvoe.—The Surveyor was directed to see in the matter. ACCOUNTS. Bills amounting to J3202 were presented for payment, and cheques were ordered to be drawn in respect of the same.
PASSENGER TRAFFIC OVER THE BARRY COMPANY'S MAIN LINE. Inanticpation of a, debate last Friday upon the motion of Mr Arthur J. Williams to recommit, the Barry Railway Bill for the purpose of proving that the railway should be adapted and opened for the- conveyance of passengers, the Barry Railway Com- pany had printed a statement for distribution among members. In this statement the company expressed the hope that in due course they would be able to carry passengers on their railway, and stated that they had twice applied unsuccessfully to Parliament for the powers which are the necessary condition precedent to making provision; for passenger stations and lines at the northern end of their undertaking. Under the general Actac relating to railways, no obligation, they pointed out, is placed upon railway companies having lines for mineral traffic to adapt the lines to convey passengers thereon, but, at the same time, they added, it is perfectly well known that they are desirous of obtaining powers for the conveyance of passengers upon their railway as soon ago Parliament will grant them the necessary power. In its present condition they asserted, the mineral line could not be possibly used for the passenger traffic.
QUOITS. BARRY 2ND. v. CLAUDE. Played at Bapry, with the following result: — BARRY 2ND. CLAUDIA E. J Roberts (capt.) 21 Rees 4 F. Mattravers 21 Malpas 7 D,.Morga.a. 21 J. Hayes 6 T. Williams 21 W. Davey 11 J. Sainsbury 21 J. Dale (capt.) 11 T. Davies 21 Simmonds 4 J. Pearqe 12 Tawe 21 G.Barnes. 21 Witcombe 16 159 00
CRICKET. CATHAYS 2ND v. PENAKTII 2ND.—Played at Penarth on Saturday last. After an exciting finish, the Penartbite2 won by four runs. Score: Cathays 2nd, 44 Penarth 2nd, 48. BARHT v. ST. MAK&ARET'S.—Played at Barry on Wednesday last, and resulted in a win for Barry by sixteen runs. A, T. Roberts ani Gethiu played well for Barry. To CoRUKsroNDKNT.s.—Copy must not be written on both sides the paper. Wn have rejected several cricket itauis frcun the Barry district this week on this ground,