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BARRY TEMPERANCE CHOIR CONCERT.

FROM BARRY TO BATH.

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PRESS VISIT TO THE BARRY "…

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BARRY DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION.

HEMMING IN DE WET.

PENARTH POLICE COURT.

CABMEN'S DIFFERENCES.

DRUNK AND DISORDERLY LIST.

ON BOARD AN U.S.A. TRANSPORT…

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MIlS. GEUNDTS JOTTINGS

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The Empress Dowager of China, who seems to be responsible for the present troubles in the country, is an intense hater of the foreigners. She has accepted the Bible and other books from the missionaries, but she is well known to hate Christianity in all its forms. Only in one respect has she shown herself susceptible to western influence, and that is she fully appreciates the value of cold water and exercise in all matters of health. It is perhaps partly due to these habits that she has developed those qualities of resource, courage, and energy which she undoubtedly possesses. The capacity of the new well at Biglis, for the Barry water supply, is 125,000 gallons. 'It I have just found, in a copy of the Blocmfontein Post which has reached me this week, an interest- ing story of one of our regiments while serving in the suppression of the revolt in the Prieska district of Cape Colony. A little vagrant dog attached himself uninvited to the battalion, and with wonderful fidelity followed its fortunes in the face of all obstacles and hardships. From Prieska to De Aar doggie trotted the whole one hundred miles on foot, and after this prqof of his unswerving devotion, the battalion men formally adopted him as the regimental pet, and brought him away by train. The Bloemfontein Post adds, Strange to say, the little fellow will have nothing to do with anyone not in khaki." Next Monday evening, through the kind permission of Mr R. Forrest, J.P., the Barry Temperance Choir will give a grand concert at Friar's Point, Barry Island, admission 6d each, the proceeds to be devoted towards the expenses connected with the forthcoming visit of the Choir to the Annual Temperance Festival at the Crystal Palace. The railway charges this year being heavier than usual, the committee hope the public of the town will patronise the open-air concert by attending in large numbers. At Barry Dock Railway Station, the Company has courteously provided a table in the general waiting room for passengers to write or place their light luggage upon, At Cadoxton, the poor reporter has to take and write his notes on his bended knee on the platform or elsewhere. The Rev Ben Evans, Barry Docks, is in attend- ance this week at Portmadoc at the annual meetings of the Welsh Congregational Union, of which he is one of the secretaries. » The traffic returns on the Barry Railway, including the Yaie of Glamorgan Railway, last week amounted to 411,706 increase, £1,725; aggregate decrease, £ 2,813. » The City Fathers'" monument, known as the Refuse Destructor, Barry-road, Cadoxton, can be plainly seen at Grangetown Railway Station. It will be a permanent memorial of the judicious economy of our District Council legislators. Who is going to present the clock for the Fire Brigade Station? Any of the City Fathers? or a member of the "Great Unpaid" sitting hard by ? Why not present a commission of the peace to anyone who will give it I An amusing blunder was perpetrated the other day by a registrar of births, deaths, and marriages. A. couple, with their witnesses, presented them- selves for marriage, and the ceremony was duly performed, the bridegroom finally placing the ring on the finger of his betrothed, and fulfilling the "^•conditions laid down by law in all its details. Imagine the horror of the registrar when the couple came to sign the necessary documents to find the bridegroom had not been married at all, and the legal husband was the girl's brother. he having -incredible as the story may seem-gone through the ceremony in entire ignorance of the fact that he was marrying his own sister. The prospective husband watched the proceeedings from beginning to end. and when questioned as to why he did not interfere, explained that he did not know anything about such ceremonies, and had began to wonder where be came in." In the end the first marriage was annulled, and the proper couple were bound together. Bat, as the registrar remarked, who would think that people could be so ignorant as to answer all the questions, borrow a ring from the proper bridegroom, and aceept as a wife his own mister ? ♦ '.The consistent advertiser, He smacked his shrunken thighs .As he read the News, a tear of pride .Filled up his deep-etched eyes. My customers, with profits high, Those dividends maintain, Nay, they're increased Now, let me die, I have not lived in vain