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BARRY RATEPAYERS PROTEST.

PURSUIT OF A HARE AT BARRY…

BARRY GOLF CLUB.

REVIEW OF PUBLICATIONS.

QUOITS: BARRY V. BRIDGEND.

THE GLADSTONE-ROAD LOCAL GOVERN-I…

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THE GLADSTONE-ROAD LOCAL GOVERN- MENT INQUIRY. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-An attempt was made in the foot-note of a letter published last week to discredit the position taken up by Mr Donald Maclean in reference to the above, which though it failed in its object, yet certainly proves the truth of the old adage that a drowning man will even clutch at a straw. Messrs Cutter and Williams, with a number of other ratepayers, signed a requisition last August, and again another in September, calling a rate- payers' meeting to consider the approach of the Gladstone-road, not, be it understood, the advis- ability or otherwise of having a thoroughfare, for in the words of Councillor Jose at the Cadoxton Public Hall, "There were not two opinions as to the necessity of the road coming out into Weston- square to open up the district." At this meeting of ratepayers the following resolution was carried, supported by Mr James Cruise, That owing to the large amount of traffic anticipated from the new and additional docks constructed and about to be con- structed on Cadoxton Moors, and for the purpose of uniting the various sections of the town, con- sidered essential to its proper development, this meeting of Barry ratepayers urges upon the District Council the necessity of acquiring the plot of ground left unscheduled on the plan of the pro- posed Gladstone-road, and further to proceed to construct the same according to the Council's first suggestion and original plan, viz., from the centre of Weston-square to Love's Quarry." This resolution having been signed by the chair- man of the meeting, who was also the chairman of the District Council, Mr Cutter was appointed to present it before the Cardiff Confirming Licensing Committee, and the same gentleman was moreover appointed, with others, as a deputation to urge on the Council, through the Public Works Committee, the necessity of proceeding with the Gladstone-road, and restoring the original plan. It is only fait to certain members of the Council, as well as the general public, to state that, on the proposition of Alderman J. C. Meggitt, J.P., seconded by Capt. Murrell, it was decided "That the District Council, having regard to the desirability of constructing the proposed new thoroughfare (Gladstone-road) leading from the Cardiff-road, thus avoiding the steep incline of Weston Hill, respectfully urges the County Licensing Com- mittee not to confirm the provisional license for the proposed hotel granted at the Barry Brewster Sessions on the 26th of August, 1898." Owing, however, to the persistent and even obstinate opposition offered by a few on the Council, who took advantage of every method of procedure possible, the efforts of the above two gentlemen, and those who supported them to carry out the Gladstone-road as proposed and foreshadowed in the resolution of the Council, and over the site of the Osborne Hotel, were frustrated, and their repeated attempts were every time defeated, with the result that the site had to be abandoned, the road diverted, and an arrangement made. The responsibility for the abandonment of the original plan, the diversion of the road, and the agreement made, though the whole Council was ultimately a party to it, must rest decidedly if not entirely with the two or three members of the ,Council, supported by a few individuals outside, who had opposed the road at the first inquiry, and most of them again were stoutly against the loan. Should the Osborne ever succeed in obtaining a license, or should this huge building have to be bought by the ratepayers of Barry at a fabulous price ten years hence, as predicted by Mr James Cruise in his speech, October 2nd, 1899, when he said That the time would come when they (the Council) would again be forced to buy up the site for the convenience of the public and the develop- ment of the district there," the gentlemen who have opposed this road all along the line will have the melancholy satisfaction of knowing that they themselves, their attitude and policy, are account- able for it all. The support which Mr Maclean gave to the Gladstone-road at the inquiry re loan, therefore while seeking to restore the original scheme, is in perfect accord with the object of the Cadoxton ratepayers' meeting, the wording of the resolution presented at Cardiff, and the addresses of members of the deputation before the Public Works Com- mittee, and the discharge of duties relegated to us by the Cadoxton ratepayers, vouched for by the signatures of Messrs Cutter, Williams, and a large number of ratepayers and owners of property, to the extent of nearly £ 40,000 in the Cwms, and near the Gladstone-road, and all the other rate- payers, while seeking to restore the road as originally planned, which all admit to be the superior scheme, were at the same time mostanxious that it should be clearly pointed out that they were eager for the road, and did not by any means support the faction whose only object it seems was to defeat the Gladstone-road. L. TON EVANS. W. WILLIAMS. Cadoxton, July 3rd, 1900.

THE COLLECTION FOR DR. BARNARDO'S…

THE BARRENNESS OF BARRY ISLAND.

LOCAL CRICKET.

BARRY PUBLIC LIBRARIES COMMITTEE.

CRIME ON THE HIGH SEAS.

INDUSTRIAL TROUBLE AT BARRY.

BARRY RAILWAY (STEAM VESSELS)…

WITH DUNDONALD UNDER THE SHADOWS…

WENVOE.

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