BARRY TEMPERANCE CHOIR CONCERT. Previous to their coming visit to the Crystal Palace in connection with the annual Temperance Festival, the Barry Temperance Choir (under the masterly conductorship of Mr W. T. Samuel, I.S.M., G. and L., T.S.C.), assisted by Madana Llewellyn Jenkins (soprano), Mr W. E. Carston (tenorO, Mr J. F. Proud (bass), and Mr George Waters (elocutionist), gave a grand concert at the Komilly Hall, Barry, on Wednesday evening last, when the chair was occupied by Mr D. W. Roberts, but t e attendance, owing to counter attractions in town, was not large. Mr Albert Hazel, Barry, was the accompanist. The Choir opened the pro- gramme with a fine rendering of Ballard's "On the source of degradation," being followed by "Marguerita," which was sung in a masterly style by Mr W. E. Carston. The Choir having given The Storm," Mr J. F. Proud, who is very popular at Barry, received a flattering ovation from the audience for his song" Queen of the Earth," and as an encore gave "Truei till Death. The glee, Once upon my cheek, by the Choir was warmly received after a capital rendering. Mr G. Waters having recited One niche the highest, Madame Llewellyn Jenkins charmed the audience with her recit and air," I will extol thee, for the rendittem of which she was recalled, and again treated the audience to The Swallows. The first part of the programme concluded with the partsong, I heard the voice of Jesus say," which has been composed by the gifted conductor of the choir (Mr W. T. Samuel), and the Hallelujah Chorus. Messrs Proud and Carston opened the second portion with an excellent duett, being afterwards followed by Mr Waters with the recitation, What I think of my father," for which he was enthusiastically re-called, and recited What I think of my baby." The choir rendered in masterly style Goodworth's part song, A Lullaby." Mr Carston's song, Gwlad y Delyn," received well merited applause from the audience. Dearie," by Madam'Llewellyn Jenkins, was well appreciated, and she was again recalled, as also was Mr Proud for his rendering of The Lads of the Red, White and Blue." The Choir closed with the "Hallelujah Chorus" and "Notes of Joy." The Chairman: having been thanked tor presiding, Mr Samuel stated he greatly appreciated. the kind sympathy expressed with him in his recent severe illness.
FROM BARRY TO BATH. ANNUAL OUTING OF THE BARRY MASTER BAKERS' ASSOCIATION. For the last ten years the aunual picnic excursion of the Barry Master Bakers and Con- fectioners' Association has been a most popular and successful event, marked of late years by a general holiday in the town, and attended, there- fore, by a highly respectable company of ladies and gentlemen, who spend in each others genial company a most enjoyable day. The outing this year took place on Wednesday last, in delightful summer weather, the place selected by the Associa- tion for the present occasion being Bath, and a company numbering close upon 150 entered upon the journey by rail in the morning, in special through carriages provided by the Barry Railway Company, leaving home shortly after seven, and Bath was reached after a quick run before ten o'clock. Amongst the company were Mr C. H. Lewis (president of the Association), Mr and Mrs J. Spickett, Mr and Mrs T. Philipps, Mr B. A. Walker, Mr P. Lennox, Mr M. Davies (solicitor), Mr J. H. Reed, Mr and Mrs J. D. Watson, Mr T. Davies, Mr and Mrs D. Lloyd, Mr and Mrs J. R. Llewellyn, Mr and Mrs W. M. Lloyd, Mr and Mrs F. Maisey, Mrs G. Barnes, Mr P. R. Pentecost, Mr O. G. Fenn, Mr J. Westall Misses Westall, Mr J. G. Thomas, Mr F. C. Griffin, Mr and Mrs Jeffreys, Mr W. Butland, Mr W. Chick, Mr and Mrs Levers, Mr G. Curtis, Mr Wood, Mr R. Bissatt, Mr T. Edwards, Mr R. Weaver, Mr A. H. Huntley, Mrs Dando, Mr E. Jones, Mr R. O. Jones, Mr W. Palmer, Mr and Mrs G. H. Burnett, Mr T. Davies (Barry), Mr T. Lloyd, &e. Bath is a charming inland town, and is one of the most interesting, enjoyable, and attractive places which could possibly have been visited by any party bent upon spending a pleasant holiday The celebrated and beautiful SomerEetshire town is singularly situated, being built partly on the sloping sides of a nearly circular basin. The streets are well laid out. terraced one above another, and partly in the deep valley beneath, through which the stately Avon flows. Bath, the birthplace of Gildas, the famous sixth century historian, was at one time a Roman station of considerable repute, mentioned by Ptolemy under the name of Aqua Calidar. It is also mentioned in the Itinerarium of Antoninus under the appellation of Aqllæ Soils. It is intersected by the ancient Roman road, leading from London to Wales, and by the Fosse, a road leading from Lincolnshire to the South Coast. Considerable Roman remains have been discovered in Bath, and in the city itself the foundations of extensive buildings have been traced, including portions of a large temple, which are still preserved and were inspected by the Barry party on Wednesday, at the Institution, the party being kindly conducted by Mr F. Taylor (son of Alderman Taylor) and several Corporation officials. Bath is one of those singularly fortunate towns which did not fall into utter decay when the Roman occupation ceased. The fame of its waters continued throughout Saxon times, for we find it known as the city of Valetudinarians, and was a place of much repute. On the site of the Roman temple of Minerva, Osric, King of the Hwiccas, founded a nunnery, for which a monastery was substituted by Offa, King of Mercia. In the struggle between Rufus and Robert, Bath was sacked and burned. It owed its restoration to John de Villula, Bishop of Somersetshire, who chose it as the seat of his see in preference to Wells. During the Civil War, in the reign of Stephen, Bath was in possession alternately of the forces of the King and of the Empress Matilda. It was garrisoned for Charles I., taken by the Parliament, recovered by the Royalists after the determined battle of Lansdowne—fought on the adjacent heights between Sir Bevil Grenville and Sir William Waller, in which the former was slain-and in 1645 the town was finally given up to the Parliamentarians. Charles II. visited Bath in 1663; Queen Charlotte resided there in 1817. Queen Anne and Prince George of Denmark also visited the town, and caused it to grow into favour the celebrated Beau Nash greatly contributed by his influence to its improve- ment and its popularity has this week been accentuated in a manner which excels all others by the visit of the Barry Master Bakers' Association thereto last Wednesday. The borough charter was granted to Bath by Richard I.; it was made a cor- porate city by Queen Elizabeth, and another charter was granted thereto by George III. The property of the corporation are extensive, and include the hot springs of the baths and pump rooms, the cold springs which supply the town with water, the market tolls, and considerable lands and houses in the best part of the charming city, amongst the most prominent places in which are the Circus, the North and South Parades, Queen- square, the Royal, Lansdowne, and Cavendish Crescents, several fine promenades, the Royal Victoria Park, Sydney Gardens, the Abbey Church (a handsome relic of the old monastery which flourished from the earliest ages of Christianity) a Jewish Synagogue, the Colleges, the Guildhall, and a host of other places of attraction and interest. There are also some lovely drives and delightful bits of scenery in the vicinity of the city, and these too were taken full advantage of by the party of visitors from Barry on Wednesday afternoon. After spending a couple of hours doing the sights of the city, the party adjourned to the Assembly Rooms, where dinner, praised by all for its un- doubted excellence, was provided by the celebrated local restaurateurs, Messrs R. Fisher and Company, and after thorough justice had been done to the capital spread, a short toast list was gone through. The Chairman (Mr C. H.Lewis) submitted the Royal Toast, and it was received most loyally.— Mr J. R. Llewellyn proposed The Military j Toast," and it. was responded to by Mr G. Curtis. The principal toast, that of Success to the Milling and Baking Industries," was submitted by Mr W. Butland, and suitably acknowledged by Mr Wood i and Mr J. D. Watson. The Visitors" was en. trusted to Mr J. Spickett, and spoken to in reply by Mr Fred Taylor (of Bath) and Mr Morgan Davies (solicitor, Barry). Mr B. A. Walker gave The Chairman," and the health of Mr Lewis was drank with enthusiasm. — This concluded the toast list, the remarks of the different speakers being both happy and appropriate. The afternoon was devoted to drives into the beautiful surrounding country and other places jot interest and enjoyment.
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PRESS VISIT TO THE BARRY WELLS." EXTENSION OF THE WATER SUPPLY OF THE TOWN. DUPLICATION OF FACILITIES AT BIGLIS. At the last monthly meeting of the Barry District Council, Alderman J. C. Meggitt, J.P., the Chairman of the Gas and Watar Committee, made the gratifying announcement that the new well and other works at Biglis Springs, near Cadoxton, for the augmentation of the water supply of the town, were practically completed, and invited the members of the Council to pay a visit of inspection thereto before the water was let into the well and heading. One of the reporters of the Barry Dock News visited the Biglis Wells last week, and, donned in the most approved garb of an amateur diver, spent a very interesting hour or two in the bowels of the earth, inspecting the new well and the tunnel-shaped heading, 200 yards in length, which, including a Penstock valve and chamber, have been excavated at a depth of 20ft. or 30ft. from the surface for gathering and storage purposes. The contract for the new water works was let nearly twelve months ago to Messrs J. H. Vickers and Company, of Nottingham, who possess an extensive reputation as constructors of water-works, having carried out similar undertakings of well-sinking and heading-driving at Kirkby, Worksop, Norman's Hollow, Sutton Ashfield, Pontefract, and in several of the colliery districts of Lancashire. This is the firm's first contract in Wales, but they have carried out the work entrusted to them, at a total outlay of about £6,000, exclusive of new engine, in a manner which, so far at least, has given entire satisfaction to the Council, and reflects entire credit upon the engineer (Mr E. W. Waite, A.M.Inst.C.E.), the clerk of works (Mr W. J. Griffiths), the contractors themselves, and their local manager (Mr H. Bowman). By means of the new system a storage capacity will be available which will be sufficient to supply the needs of a town of at least 70,000 inhabitants, so that for the next decade or two, at any rate, the townspeople need have no concern whatever as to the adequacy of the water supply. The pumping capacity at Biglis hitherto represented something like half-a-million gallons per day, but within the next week or two, when the new works will be completed, the yield will be more than twice that quantity. The water is pumped from Biglis to two heads-the high level (300ft.), where there are two reservoirs, with a total capacity of 400,000 gallons, for the supply of the higher portion of the district; and to a low level reservoir (200ft.), with a capacity of 1,000,000 gallons, which supplies the greater portion of the Barry, Barry Dock, and Cadoxton district. The new well is distant about 30ft. from the new engine house, and a subway has been built for the accommodation of the suction pipes from the horizontal engines into the well. The depth of the new well is 40ft. to the bottom of the sump. It is lift. in diameter. The sump has been sunk in the rock to the extent of 12ft. From the too of the rock for the additional 12ft. 6in. the lining of the well is cast-iron tubbing, and the remaining 15ft. 6in. of 14in. brickwork to the finish level. This tubbing and also the brickwork have a cement concrete backing a foot in thickness to prevent surface percolation. The two horizontal engines- the old and new, and the latter has been at work for more than a fortnight—will be able to pump from the new well by means of two pipes, the old having an Sin. suction, and the new, 12in. The heading, for its entire length of 200 yards, is of 6ft. by 4ft. section, the walling being of well-cemented brickwork, and is, like the well, a fine piece of mechanical work, entrance into the heading being obtained by means of a steam-shaft sunk about midway its length. A new auxiliary pumping main is being laid from the engine house to the low level reservoir. The pipes for the new main have been supplied by Messrs Spittle and Sons, Newport, Mon. In addition to the new well and heading, a new engine and pumping house has been erected, so that the whole of the machinery, with the excep- tion of the boilers, are housed in this building, which is a substantial structure, the interior having an area of 46ft. by 30ft., with 12ft. from the ground line to the eaves. This additional engine house, with alterations, has not been done by contract work, but by the District Council's own employees, the cost of this work, together with the new engine, being about £ 2,000. The machinery comprise four engines two verticals and two horizontals. The two former will pump from the old well, and the two latter from the new, but the engines will be so arranged that either engine can pump to either reservoir as required. The new engine, a Worthington, is of the most approved type, containing all the Latest improvements bv Messrs James Simpson, of London, Wh0 also manufactured the other engines. For the purpose of economy the steam from the new engine will likewise be utilised for the driving of a donkey engine. There are in addition three Simpson's Cornish boilers, with Galloway tubes, as well as appliances for the softening of water for steam purposes. The works in course of completion also include new coal, coke, and oil stores, the former 50ft. by 30ft., and gas has been laid to Biglis by means of pipes across the Moors from the Cardiff-road. For the protection of the water supply the Council have about 11 or 12 acres of land, surrounding these works, in their possession This is but a cursory description of the extensive improvements which the Barry District Council are carrying out at the Biglis Water Works but it is sufficient, we hope, to indicate the public spirit which has actuated the local authority to make the most enterprising and far seeing provision for the future requirements of the town so far as an adequate supply of water is concerned. A very extensive district is now supplied with water from this source by the Barry District Council, the mains having recently been laid to Porthkerry, Wenvoe Castle, and to a large portion of Sully, including the Hayes and Cog Farms. The water supply of Dinas Powis is also under the 3ontrol of the Barry Council.
-= OUR NEW SERIAL TALE. ■m NEXT WEEK WILL APPEAR THE OPENING CHAPTERS OF OUR NEW SERIAL TALE ENTITLED 'BY SOME PERSON UNKNOWN BY MISS EDITH STEWART DREWRY, The Authoress of several Thrilling Tales. By Some Person Unknown" sparkles with interest,und excitement, and is sure to add to the imputation the Barry Dock Neios has always enjoyed for ever4ncr«a*iog interest inconnection with its Serial Tales.
BARRY DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION. ANNUAL MEETING OF SUBSCRIBERS. A SPLENDID RECORD OF GOOD WORK. INTERESTING SPEECH BY MR. J. CORY, J.P. The ninth annual meeting of the Barry and District Nursing Association was held on Thursday evening, the 28th ultimo, at the Romilly Hall, Barry, but unfortunately the attendance was not large, though quite representative. The chair was occupied by Mr J. Cory, J.P., D.L., The Duffryn, whose family have been amongst the strongest supporters of the movement from the outset, and amongst the ladies and gentlemen present were Major-General Lee, J.P., Dr Neale, J.P., Dr O'Donnell, C.C., Dr Kelly, Dr Powell, Mrs Meggitt, Mrs Sibbering Jones, Mrs Powell, Captain Sharpies, Miss Aldis (the new superintendent of the Nursing staff), Miss B. Sykes, Rev D. H. Williams, M.A., Messrs G. F. Willett, J. R. Llewellyn, T. Williams and W. Harper (representing the Friendly Societies' Council), J. Morgan (Railway Servants' Society), H. Collier, &c. The Chairman, in opening the proceedings, said they were met together for the purpose of pro- moting the interest of one of the most useful institutions of our country, that of providing nurses for the sick and poor in their own homes. (Cheers.) It was a kindly thought which prompted Her Majasty the Queen to inaugurate the movement for establishing nursing homes throughout the British Isles and he learn that the nursing' associations everywhere were recog- nised as meeting a great-felt want, and that the valuable services of the trained nurses were much sought after and it was said that there had been a strikingly rapid progress of the work in Wales. The work of the nurses was always received with the greatest cordiality throughout the Principality, and met with the highest appreciation. Hardly an instance is recorded of the work when once started having been given up, and he rejoiced to observe that the Association they were to-day particularly interesting in had amply justified its establishment as a necessity for the suffering poor by its undoubted usefulness in Barry and the surrounding districts. (Cheers). The report for the past year was a most interesting and encouraging record of a noble work accomplished. He noted the number of cases visited by the nurses during the year 1899 was over 1,000, and the number of visits reaching a total of nearly 17,000. These figures spoke volumes as to the great necessity existing for the services of the nurses, and the nurses themselves deserved the highest praise for the great and valuable work they had done in dealing with so many cases, and paying such a large number of visits within the twelve months. (Hear, hear). And he knew full well that the fidelity, patience, and skill which had characterised their work had deservedly won for them the universal gratitude and admiration entertained by those who had been under their care, as well as the relatives and friends of those whom they had so patiently and successfully nursed back again to health and convalescence. He congratulated the committee on the prosperous condition of the Association, and its bright prospects for the future as it entered upon the tenth year of its existence. It was gratifying to note its increasing popularity, and wide-spreading influence. A special feature in the report of last years work was the great increase in the Working-men's contributions, and that a large majority of the Barry Railway Servants had agreed to follow the example of other workmen in the Barry district, by contributing a penny per week towards the funds of the Association. This was very encouraging, and, as the report stated- if the Association can be eased on broad and democratic foundations, its future is assured, and there can be no more hopeful sign in the history of any charity than increased interest in such charity by workmen of the district. It was cheering to note that the total receipts during the past year amounted to :£1,587 lls 3d, being an increase of A376 2s over the previous year which was very satisfactory. Mr Cory added he would not now dwell at any length upon the finances, as his friend Major-General Lee, whom they all know as a staunch friend and supporter of the Association, and had taken a very great practical interest in promoting its welfare from the commencement, would presently submit to the meeting the financial report. He would not, therefore, occupy much more of their time, but would conclude by urging upon one and all to do their utmost to help to sustain the beneficent work of this Association. The value of the services rendered by the faithful trained nurses amongst the sick poor could never be estimated, and to carry on this humane work in full efficiency, and to meet the ever-increasing requirements for skilled nursing, funds would constantly be needed, and he trusted that meeting would result in a deeper interest awakened and developed towards the Barry and District Nursing Association, and a large increase in the contributions towards its support. (Cheers).. Mr Willett read the minutes of the previous meeting, which were adopted. Major-general Lee supported the adoption of the report of the executive, a summary of which appeared in the editorial column of the Barry Dock News a fortnight ago. General Lee referred to the fact that the receipts last year amounted to J61 463. and the expenditure to £ 1,373, carrying 489 to the deficiency account, reducing the same to JE144 16s lid. He looked forward to the future with a certain amount of concern, because there were several sums included in revenue last year which would not be available this year. These includ- ed £ 276 collected by Lady Windsor, and £ 520 con- tributed by the District Council and Hamadryad Hospital Committee towards the Accident Hospital, which had now been taken over entirely by the local authority, so that the receipts of the Nursing Association this year would be it 700 at least less than last year. To carry on the work of the Association satisfactorily about d670 a month was required, and he would appeal in an earnest manner to the employers of labour in the district to follow the example of the workmen, and con- tribute liberally towards the funds of the Associa- tion. General Lee regarded the weekly levy of the workmen as a more important factor making for the success of the Association than the contribu- tions of urivate subscribers, and if the institution wis to prosper it must practically become a working-men's society. (Cheers.) With this object in view, it was proposed to make certain amendments in the rules °„fn th« £ 8K90Glatl?* to admit of the election of 20 members of the executive in addition to a representative for each £ 50, two for £ 150, and three for £ 250 subscribed to the funds. General Lee paid a high tribute to the efficiency of the nursing staff and expressed regret at the resignation of Miss Sykes, the late SUMrinwndHarper said, considering the special difficulties which the Association had to contend against last year, he thought the report was a highly satisfactory one. The adoption of the report was then agreed to UQOn1SeUmotion of General Lee, seconded by Dr Neale, supported by Messrs W. Harper, H. Collier, J. Morgan, and T. Williams, the amendment of the rules, as indicated by General Lee^ in his ^~uress, was carried without a dissentient, it being felt that this would enable such local firms as Messrs C. H. Bailey, the Barry Graving Dock, the Barry Rail- waymen, whose staffs contributed so handsomely towards the funds, to be directly represented on the executive. The invaluable services rendered to the Associa- tion by Major-General Lee and Mr J. A. Hughes, as treasurer and secretary resp tively, were spoken of in the highest terms, and L th gentlemen were unanimously re-elected, G. ieral Lee, in acknowledgment, remarking that although there were no D.S.O's. of V.C.'s to be gained as rewards for the discharge of their duties, still they had the great satisfaction of knowing that they were thus of material service to their suffering fellow-men. (Cheers). Dr Kelly, Captain R. Davids, and Dr Powell were elected to vacant Beats on the executive. Mr W. Harper called attention to a statement recently published in the Barry Dock News to the effect that it had been announced at a meeting of the executive that no further demonstrations would be held in aid of the funds of the Nursing Associa- tion. He desired to announce that the annual demonstration of the friendly societies of the town would shortly be held, and a collection would be made in aid of the funds of the Association. He had endeavoured to see the secretary of the Association to avoid clashing in the matter, but Mr Hughes was from home, but he had been assured by Mr Willett on his behalf that whatever money was so collected it would be gladly accepted by the Nursing Association. General Lee replied that that matter could not be gone into at this meeting, and suggested that it be deferred till the next meeting of the executive. At the same time he might say that objection had been taken to demonstrations at the last executive meeting. Mr J. Morgan objected, on behalf of the railway- men, to demonstrations on the ground that the same persons contributed thereby as contributed by weekly levies at the different works. Mr T. Williams protested against the objection r^1S the railwaJmen as to the methods adopted by the friendly societies to benefit the Nursing Association, and he considered their action was mean in endeavouring to place difficuties in v, £ ^ny body of men raising money in behalf of such a good cause. Notwithstanding their objection the demonstration would take place. Mr H. Collier spoke in a pacific strain, and the matter was referred to the executive On the proposition of General Lee, seconded by Dr O'Donnell, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr Cory for his kindness in presiding, and for his great interest in the Association. The meeting then terminated.
HEMMING IN DE WET. MOVEMENTS OF THE GLAMORGAN YEOMANRY. MESSAGE FROM MAJOR WYNDHAM. QUIN, M.P. Mr R. Forrest, J.P., St. Fagan's, late on Satur- day night last, received a telegram from Major Wyndham-Quin, M.P., of the Glamorgan Imperial Yeomanry, dated Cape Town, June 30th, as follows: —" All well. Moving to Ficksburg.-Quin." Major Wyndham-Quin has been in command of the Yeomanry Battalion holding Ladybrand and district. The movement to Ficksburg is doubtless in connection with the operations of the various British columns now converging towards the Boer positions in the north-east of the Orange River Colony. INSPECTED BY LORD ROBERTS. Writing to one of his friends at Pontypridd, Mr Jack Davies, who is under Major Wyndham-Quin's command in the Yeomanry, gives a very interest- ing account of his meeting with Trooper George Seaton (C.I.V.) and other Pontypridd boys. Lord Roberts, he said, had inspected Major Wyndham- Quin's regiment, and complimented them on their smart appearance. They were, said Lord Roberts, the smartest lot of Yeomanry he had seen out there."
PENARTH POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY. Before Mr Lewellen Wood, Mr John Corv and Mr E. Handcock. ^017>ana
CABMEN'S DIFFERENCES. The cabmen on the Promenade Cabstand, Penartb, resent the town cabmen coming to their stand, without orders. On the 23rd ultimo Percy Vernal went to the Promenade stand for a fare, when it was alleged by Henry Matthews, another cabman, that after wrangling for some time, Vernal, whilst closing the door of his cab, struck him two violent blows in the face, and he now charged Vernal with assault. Matthews' version was corroborated by Thomas John and Frederick Cheeseman.—There was a cross-summons, Vernal, who was represented by by Mr J. H. Jones, solicitor, Cardiff, denied that he struck Matthews, but that he was assaulted by Matthews, and that he was chased by Matthews and his witnesses.- After hearing the whole of the evidence the Bench dismissed both cases. ALLEGED INDECENCY AT CADOXTON. Alfred White, a seaman, giving his address as The Priory, Barry was brought up in custody charged with indecently assaulting Margaret Barrett, agedsix^years, of Albert-street, Cadoxton Moors, on the 2nd instant. The little girl said she was coming home from school on Monday, and went into a field near the brickworks and the prisoner followed^he^ and took her „n hu^p, Ld assaulted her.—Dr E. Treharne, J.P stat^ examined the child, but found no external marks of violence, though there was a congestion and inflammation of the lavia.—Edward John Phillins stated he saw the two little girls go into a field and were followed by the prisoner. He subse- quently heard them scream, and saw them run away from White. He took the little girl Barrett back to the accused, but could get nothing from her. Prisoner then ran away.—Dock-constable Rees arrested the prisoner, and handed him over to P.C. Hamlett, by whom he was subsequently charged, and in reply denied the charge. — The prisoner was committed for tii.d at the Assizes. ASSAULT ON A CAB-DRIVER. Harry Brown and Phillip Hill, of Penaith, were charged with assaulting a cabman named Frederick Cheeseman on the 23rd ultimo. Prosecutor said he took the two defendants from the Esplanade to the top of the dock, and on alighting from the box found three men in the vehicle. He said the fare would be Is 6d, whereupon Hill struck him to the ground, and whilst on the ground Brown struck him with an umbrella. On being examined by Mr J. If. Jones, who defended, Cheeseman said he was sober. He did not meet with an accident in driving, and had not yet received payment for the hire of the vehicle. He did not use filthy language. Neither did he back his carriage into them, or strike them across the face and legs with his whip, until after he was struck. He admitted receiving a thrashing for using his whip. -Robert Norman corroborated. Brown and Hill said they had a most eventful drive, Cheeseman nearly driving them into a shop. They got out a little further up and was given a shilling, and because he could not get more struck at them with a whip. They only struck him to defend them- selves.—William Ellis said he interfered when he saw Cheeseman using a whip.-There was a cross- summons and the same facts were elicited. -The case against Cheeseman was dismissed and Brown and Hill were fined 10s each. OFFENDING CYCLISTS. Frederick Morris, Barry, and Henry Rowe were fined 5s each for riding bicycles on the footpath at Llandough. BONFIRE IN A LANE. Thomas Matthews was cautioned for lighting a bonfire in a lane at the rear of John-street, Penarth.
DRUNK AND DISORDERLY LIST. For being drunk and disorderly John Solely, George Platten, and Charles Anstell were fined 5s each, and William Bowen and Mary Bowen were cautioned.
ON BOARD AN U.S.A. TRANS- PORT AT BARRY. The visit of the fine American transport, Scindia, to Barry this week for coals, has attracted considerable interest, and a limited number of visitors have been allowed on board as she lies under the tip at the No. 2 Dock. The Scindia came to Barry from the Philippines. She is in charge of Commaatder Miller, U.S.N., -and has a number of United States marines on board. The Scindia left Barry on Thursday.
> I I iHeard the News ? DON'T SAY—" Oh, it's impossible DON'T SAY-" It's a Joke DON'T SAY-" They're exaggerating DON'T SAY-" It's only bluff IT'S ABSOLUTELY TRUE THAT D. L. Evans & Co. WILL OFFER THE Whole of their Stock (and that taetus some THOUSANDS OF POUNDS worth) of DRAPERY GOODS, AT PRICES WHICH WILL SURPRISE ALL BARRY, AND STAGGER "Olk W HUMANITY DURING THEIR COMING 'Clear Right-out' h WHICH COMMENCES SATURDAY NEXT, JULY 7. D.LEYANSm, The Great Cash Drapers, 104 and 106, Holton Road, BARRY DOCK.
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