BARRY RAILWAY EXTENSION. THE PORTH AND BEDWAS LINE. We are authoritatively informed that Mr John Price, the contractor of the Barry Railway Exten- sion from Penrhos to Bedwas, in the Rhymney Valley, will commence work next week. Already a large quantity of material has been conveyed to the ground, and within a month several hundred men will be at work in connection therewith.
MR. JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN, AS A MUNICIPAL STATESMAN. fBY MR. J. A. LOVAT FRASER.] An Australian statesman, who visited this -country in connection with the intended Coronation, recently stated that the most popular man in the Empire was Mr Chamberlain. This assertion is one of many proofs of the remarkable position which the Colonial Secretary has made for himself within the last few years. The career of Mr Chamberlain presents many features of interest And instruction. In view of the importance now attached to municipal affairs by Lord Rosebery and other prominent politicians, it is interesting to know that Mr Chamberlain was a municipal administrator before he became an Imperial one. As mayor of Birmingham he exhibited all the qualities which have distinguished him as Colonial Secretary. His entrance into the Town Council of Birmingham marked a new era in the history of the town. He performed his civic duties with the same enthusiasm as he has devoted to his Colonial administration. No work is worth doing badly," Mr Chamberlain ones said, and he who puts his best into every task that comes to him will surely outstrip the man who waits for a great opportunity before he condescends to exert himself." This has been Mr Chamberlain's motto, and he himself has put its teaching into practice with the best results. Mr Chamberlain, who is a native of London, took up residence in Birmingham when he was twenty years of age. He early exhibited an interest in the welfare of his fellow-men. He was a teacher in the Sunday school of the Unitarian Church of the Messiah. He taught in the night school, and took part in penny reading entertain- ments. He was president of the Mutual Improve- ment Society, and was a prominent figure in local debating societies. In 1870 he entered the Town Council. Up till that time the policy pursued by the Council had been one of economy and the routine performance of every day duties. With ,the advent of Mr Chamberlain, a new spirit was infused into the municipal administration of Birmingham. In November, 1873, he was chosen mayor. His first step was to induce the Council to take over the supplying of gas to the town. In spite of much hostile criticism, Mr Chamberlain estimated that at the end of fourteen years there would be an annual gain of £70,000. As a proof of his foresight, it may be stated that the actual surplus at the end of the period mentioned was £70,337. Mr Chamberlain's next step was to take over the water supply. The idea had been dis- cussed and advocated years before, but nothing was done until the second year of Mr Chamberlain's mayoralty. In December, 1874, Mr Chamberlain carried through the scheme for the municipalisa- tion of the water supply, and it has proved an equally valuable investment. The third great achievement of Mr Chamberlain was the improve- ment scheme begun in 1878. By means of that scheme, one of the handsomest streets in the country took the place of a wretched and insanitary Blum area. Mr Chamberlain disarmed all opposi- tion by the enthusiasm of his advocacy. When a technical difficulty arose with regard to the funds for the purchase of the slum property, several prominent citizens guaranteed an advance of j6 50,000, in order that no delay might occur, Mr Chamberlain making himself responsible for £ 10,000. To these schemes, involving millions of money, Mr Chamberlain brought the same strenuous energy, the same capacity for pushing things through, that he has shown as Colonial Secretary. He made the name of Birmingham synonymous with enterprise and good government, and he himself doubtless acquired much of the experience and knowledge of affairs which has stood him in good stead as an Imperial minister. The square bearing his name and containing the Art Gallery, the Free Library, and the Council House, commemorates the municipal services of the Colonial Secretary. To Mr Chamberlain is largely due the interest in municipal government which is so conspicuous a feature of modern social life. No one nowadays regards the town which takes over the public supply of gas or water as doing anything very bold or enterprising, but it was different in the early seventies. Mr Frederick Dolman, in his Municipalities at Work, has justly said that Birmingham, under Mr Chamberlain, was the first to initiate, in a broad and comprehensive spirit, the new methods of municipal administration. I remember in the eighties hearing that remarkable and brilliant scholar, the late Bishop of London praising the civic patriotism of the medieval cities of Italy, and lamenting that the same spirit was so rare in England. Great strides have been made within the last fifteen years in the direction of removing this reproach, and of awakening men to a sense of their duties as citizens. Civic patriotism and what is called the civic spirit have in these days become familiar ideas. Great municipalities, like Liverpool and Glasgow, show the world what a city can do for the welfare of its citizens. Much of the credit of all this is due to the Colonial Secretary and his municipal statesmanship in Birmingham. Having evoked and fostered the civic spirit, Mr Chamberlain is, now evoking and fostering the spirit of Imperialism. May he be as successful in his labours at the Colonial Office as he was when Mayor of Birmingham. ¡
NEW WESLEY AN CHAPEL AT DINAS POWIS. FOUNDATION STONE LAYING CEREMONY. There was a large and fashionable attendance at the foundatiou stone laying ceremony in connection with the erection of the new Wesleyan Chapel, in Station-road, Dinas Powis. on Wednesday afternoon last. The chapel when built will accomodate about 300 worshippers, with a pastor's room having seatin? accomodation for 50 persons, the cost of erection being £2,000, towards which the sum of £1,000 has already been subscribed. The architects of the new chapel are Messrs Jones, Richards, and Budgen, Cardiff, and the contractor, Mr D. Britton, Barry Docks. The proceedings on Wednesday having been opened with prayer, four stones were laid by Miss Cory, Penarth; Miss Morel. Skibborgoch, Dinas Powis Miss Radcliffe, Penarth; and Councillor Henry Wright, Dinas Powis, each being afterwards presented with handsomely bound volumes of The Life of John Wesley by Mr H. Wallis, Mr J. Lowdon, J.P., Mr T. Morel, aud Miss Gibbs respectively. On the stone laid by Councillor Wright, who is the superintendent of the Sunday school, twenty-seven children laid purses con- taining£17. In the absence of the Rev Owen Watkins, the superintendent of the Cardiff Circuit, a short address was delivered by the Rev J. Bourne Jones, of Cardiff. Amongst the ministers of the connection present were the Revs T. Hind, S. Yelland Richards, Penarth W. D. Pellatt, Barry; J. Jeffrey, Barry Docks; and T. May, M.A., Cadoxton, the pastor of the new church. Tea was afterwards provided on the Common and in the evening a meeting was held at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, kindly lent for the occasion, when Mr H. Wallis occupied the chair, and addresses were delivered by the Rev J. Bourne Jones, and the Rev T, Hind. The collection at the services amounted to over £150.
1. THURSDAY, Before Mr John Duncan and Mr J. W. Pyman. ALLEGED ASSAULT CASE. Mary Evans was charged with assaulting Catherine Ann Nelson, in Thompson-street, Barry Docks, on the 17th ultimo. The latter stated that defendant struck her and pulled her hair.- Joseph Galbridge corroborated, but a woman named Pardon said complainant called defendant bad names, and defendant only acted in self- defence.-Fined 5s. MILK ADULTERATION. Rees Lewis, Cross Farm, Dinas Powis, was summoned for selling adulterated milk. Mr A. Jackson, solicitor, defended. Police-inspector Morris said on the 1st of June he purchased a pint of new milk from Edwin Williams, a servant of the defendant. On analysis the sample was found to be 13 percent. deficient of butter fat.—Defendant said he had been in the milk business for 20 years, and had never been fined before. He attributed the defect to the cold weather.-The Bench did not consider the explanation given was satisfactory, and fined defendant 20s and costs. Catherine Milligan was charged with selling milk which was eight per cent. deficient of butter fat. Mr A Jackson, solicitor, prosecuted, and Mr Hugh Jones, solicitor, Cardiff, defended.-Fined 5s and costs. BOOKMAKING CASES. Frederick J. Thrush appeared to a summons for street betting. P.C. Poolman (72) said on the 8th ultimo he saw defendant about noon in a back street off Sydenham street, Barry Docks. He saw a number of men go up to the defendant, three or four at a time, and hand defendant slips of paper. He put something in his pocket on receiving each slip of paper, and made notes in a pocket book. Some of the men referred to newspapers. About an hour afterwards he went to the defendant when there were two or three men with him. He was writing in a book. He (witness) could see some papers in his waistcoat pocket, and when he told defendant that he was going to report him for street-betting, he said, "Who are you?" The constable then asked him if he would like to go to the station, and he replied that he could take his name and address where he was.- In reply to Mr A. Jackson, solicitor, Barry, who appeared for the defence, the officer said there was some music in the street, which caused a crowd to assemble. He saw between 25 and 30 men go up to the defendant.-P.C. Beadles (375) gave corroborative evidence.—Mr Jackson con- tended that the evidence given was not sufficient to convict of betting. Something further must be proved. Not even a slip of paper with any signs of betting had been found.—The Bench said that as it was the first case of the kind at Barry, they would fine the defendant only 20s and costs. George Giggs, who was also defended by Mr A. Jackson, solicitor, was charged with a similar offence Un the main thoroughfare in Dock View- road.-Fined 20s and costs. BARRY DOCK JEWELLERY ROBBERY. James Reardon (42), and Alfred Sergeant (35), were placed in the dock charged with breaking and entering the pawnbroker's shop of Mr Coleman Follick, 44, Holton-road, Barry Docks,, on the morning of the 14th ultimo, and stealing therefrom jewellery, &c., to the value of B525. Mr A. Jack- son, solicitor, Barry, appeared for theprosecution. Mr Alexander Follick, manager of prosecutor's shop, said he locked up the shop on Friday evening, the 13th ultimo, and he arrived at Barry Dock at 10.45 the next morning, when he found that. the, shop had been entered by forcing an iron bar and opening the window at the back of the shop. The locks off three doors had also been wrenched away, and the right-hand panel of each door cut out. The shop was in great disorder, and a large quantity of gold watches, gold and diamond rings, and miscellaneous jewellery had been removed. He identified a gold watch, gold brooch, and pair of ear rings produced as his father's property. A gold buckle diamond ring was amongst the articles taken from the shop. About P,3 10s in coppers was also taken.-Daniel S. Purchase, of the Workmen's Hotel, Travis-street, Barry Docks, said the two men lived at his house until the 13th of June. Sergeant gave his name as Sullivan. About 10.15 o'clock on the night of the 13th ultimo the men left together. P.C. Arthur Clark A.2., of the Cardiff Borough Police Force, said on the 14th ultimo, he saw the two men in the dock going towards the Great Western Railway Station about eight o'clock in the morning. Reardon was carrying a parcel. P.C. Andrew Foster, of the K. Division. Metropolitan Police Force, said in company with another officer, he arrested the two prisoners in Crawford-street, Canning Town.' At Reardon's house, 59, Catherine-street, he found the ear-rings and brooch produced in a clock in the front bedroom, and the watch in a box. In the house were also a large number of keys, some of which were skeleton keys. He also found a piece of stone used for removing scratches from jewellery. John Coleman, Thompson-street, said in the early part of June Reardon lived at his house for several days before the robbery. The bar produced was his. William Conibear, blacksmith, said about the 10th and 11th of June he made the lever produced for Coleman. The Court then adjourned for luncheon.
Sing a song for sixpence, Of dimes and dollars, too, Raining in your cash-box All the long day through. When the till is opened, There your gladdened eyes Find the maxim proven Pay to advertise in the Barry Bach Neivs
r- M R. CARNEGIE AND BARRY. PRINCELY GIFT OF j 281000. TOWARDS A PUBLIC LIBRARY. THE HANDSOME OFFER GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED. UNIVERSAL SATISFACTION IN THE TOWN. The first public gift to Barry is a particu- larly handsome one, Mr Andrew Carnegie, the great Scotch-American merchant prinoe and millionaire, having this week expressed his intention of giving the magnanimous gift of £8,000 towards the erection of a Public Library for the town. Some months ago a suggestion was made by Councillor W. Paterson that Mr Carnegie be approached with a view of securing a donation from the great benefactor towards the Public Library movement at Barry, and Mr Paterson and Mr J. Lowdon, J.P., were appointed a deputation to wait upon Mr Carnegie, and lay before him the claims and merits of Barry in this respect. Mr Paterson, taking up the matter with enthusiasm and public spirit, placed himself in communication with Mr Carnegie, and, with the aid of Mr J. Lowdon, Mr D. W. Roberts (chairman of the Libraries Committee), and Mr J. A. Hughes (chairman of the District Council), facts were laid before Mr Carnegie showing how strong were the claims of Barry, as a young progressive industrial township, upon the generosity and favourable considera- tion of the great benefactor. There has been a good deal of correspondence between Councillor Paterson and Mr Carnegie, and the former went so far as to suggest that a Public Library suitable for the needs of Barry would, in his opinion, cost between £10,000 and < £ 12,000: Mr Carnegie was evidently very favourably impressed with the facts and circumstances laid before him, for on Wednes- day morning last Mr Paterson received a letter conveying, the very gratifying announce- ment that Mr Carnegie had decided to give the handsome donation of £ 8,000 towards defraying the cost of a Public Library for Barry. The letter conveying Mr Carnegie's intention was as follows :—. Skibo Castle, Ardgay, N. B. Mr W. Paterson, Barry., DEAR SrR,-Responding to your representa- tions on behalf of Barry, if the town will furnish a suitable site, Mr Carnegie will be glad to provide £8,000 sterling to erect a Free Library Building for Barry. Mr Carnegie notes that the Free Libraries Act has been adopted, and the maximum assessment levied.—Respectfully yours, JAMES BERTRAM, Private Secretary. June 30th, 1902. Mr Paterson at once apprised Mr J. Roch, the secretary of the Barry Libraries Committee, of the gratifying announcement, and a special meeting of, the Committee was called for Wednesday evening, when there were present—Mr D. W. Roberts (chairman), Mr J. Lowdon, J.P., Councillors J. A. Hughes, W. Paterson, J. A. Manaton, J. Miiward, and James Jones, Dr W. Lloyd Edwards, Mr J. 0. Davies, Mr J. R. Llewellyn, and, Mr John Jones. Mr Lowdon and Mr Paterson explained the circumstances under which Mr Carnegie had been ap- proached, and the announcement by Mr Paterson that Mr Carnegie had decided to give £ 8,000' for the erection of a Public Library at Barry was received with the warmest applause, and a most hearty vote of thanks was passed to Mr Carnegie for his magnificent gift. A dis- cussion took place with regard to the site, and it was understood that the District Council will take the earliest steps towards placing a suitable piece of land, near the junction of Holton-road and Tynewydd-road, in the centre of the town, at the disposal of the Committee for the purpose. On the motion of Mr Hughes, seconded by Mr Lowdon, and supported by several members, a cordial vote of thanks was passed to Mr Paterson for the valuable public service he had rendered to the town in securing so munificent a gift, Mr Paterson in acknow- ledging the same remarking that Mr Lowdon, Mr Roberts, and Mr Hughes had given him considerable aid in connection with the appli- cation. It may be stated in addition that the townspeople generally are highly gratified at the splendid gift,, and no time will be lost to proceed with the erection, of a building worthy of the princely donor, worthy its laudable object, and worthy of the town. We understand that Mr Carnegie has already made benefactions towards Public Libraries and other institutions amounting to nearly £ 14,000,000 sterling.
MR. W. H SHINN GIVES LESSONS IN SINGING, PIANOFORTE PLAYING HARMONY, & COUNTERPOINT, ADDRESS—26, COURT ROAD, BARRY DOQIFS,,
INTERCESSIONS AND CELEBRATIONS IN THE BARRY DISTRICT. Notwithstanding the fact that the public festivities in connection with the intended Coronation of the King on Thursday last had been officially postponed in consequence of his Majesty's illness. street decorations were general, and in many instances very imposing. The day was observed as a general holiday both in the town and at the docks, but, befitting the occasion, was very quietly spent. At St. Mary's Church, Barry Docks, an intercession service was held, and the Revs H. F. Williams, B.A., and I Humphreys officiated. At Holton road English Baptist Chapel, a united intercession service was held by the Free Churches of the town, conducted by Mr W J. Flower, president of the Free Church Council, and the Revs T. Pandy John, J. Jeffreys, W. D. Pellatt, Christmas J. Lewis, C. J. Clarke, J. Mydyr Evans, J. Lewis Jenkins, Evangelist O. Rees, and Mr S. R. Jones took part. At Tabernacle Welsh Congregational Chapel, Barry Docks, a similar services was held under the auspices of the Welsh Nonconformist Churches of the town, when the ministers and others who took part included the Rers Aaron Davies, D.D., D. H. Williams, M.A., Ben Evans, Owen Jones, W. Williams, W. Tibbott, and Mr John Lloyd. The services were of a solemn and impressive character. Intercession services were also held at Barry Parish Church, (Barry), St. Andrew's Major, and Wenvoe Churches. At Sully a village treat, provided by the rector (Rev J. Williams) and the principal parishioners, was held and at Dinas Powis the Coronation Sports came off. At Llandough and Leckwith the festivities were considerably modified, at the the latter place Mr and Mrs W. R. Shirley, The Woodlands, generously entertaining the whole of the villagers to tea. A village tea (catered for by Mr and Mrs T. Phillips, Holton-road, Barry Docks) was also held at Wen voe, to which fully three hundred sat down. At the Barry Dock Conservative Club and Institute there was a Coronation supper in the evening, at which Mr George Wareham (chairman of the club) presided,, and he was supported by Mr W. Flower (vice-president), and Mr D. Housden (vice-chairman.) There was a large gathering of members in attendance,
SPORTS AT DINAS POWIS. Favoured with King's weather," there was a large crowd at Dinas Powis Common on Thursday afternoon last to witness the Coronation" Athletic and Cycle Sports, and although the events were confined to the parish of St. Andrew's Major the events in each instance received a strong entry and were well contested. Dr T. F. Roche was chairman of the sports- committee; Mr J. B. Smithson and Dr Barry, judges; Mr W. Seward, referee Mr A. Black, starter and Mr E. J. Phillips, Cadoxton; hon. secretary. The following were the prizetakers 120 yards Flat Handicap;—1, F. Davies 2, Alf. Trott; 3, W. James. 100 yards Ladies' Flat Handicap,—1, Miss Hartland 2, Mrs Price a, Miss Harry. 50 yards' Slow Cycle Rà.ce.-l', H. F, Boyd 2, R. James. Egg and Spoon Race.—No entry. 440 yards Flat Handicap.-1; W. James 2, T. Franks 3, W. H. Miles. Sack Race,—1, D. Ford, 2, C. Harry; S, C. Trott. High Jump.-l, A. Trott; 2, C. Harry and W. James (equal). One Mile Cycle Handicap.—1, T. Franks;. 2, R. James 3, F. Hill. 100 yards Old Men's Handicap.-—1, P. Hill; 2, H. Coombes 3, E. Greatrex. j Long Jump.-1, W. James 2, C. Price; 300 yards Obstacle Race.—1, F. Davies; 2. T. Franks 3, D. Ford. Tug of War.—1, Farmers' team beat Lawn Tennis team. One Mile Flat Handicap.-l, D.. Ford;. 2, T. Franks 3, S. Randell. Costume and Potato Races.—No entry. Tilting the Bucket.—Withdrawn. The Dinas Powis Brass Band was in attendance, and played a programme of music during the afternoon, and accompanied a series- of dances on the green in the evening.
VISITORS TO BARRY ISLAND. There was a large number of visitors to Barry Island on Coronation" Day. Amongst these were the children of Llandaff Deaf and Dumb School.
ST. NICHOLAS AND-ST.. LYTHAN'S. At the invitation of Mr John Cory, JtP., The Duffryn, over 400 of the inhabitants- of St. Nicholas, St. Lythan's, and Duffryn partook of a high tea in a marquee. Mr Cory also presented each guest with an elegantly-bound pictorial Coronation New Testament. Sports took place in, a field lent by Mr Branch. In the absenoe of Mr and Mrs Cory, who are in, London* the: Rev Mr j and Mrs Whiteside entered very heartily into the- work of entertaining the large company, assisted j by the Misses Bruce and others. A vary enjoy- ] able day was spent, and hearty thanks were! j accorded to, Mr Cory for tha generous treat j provided.
FRIDAY ALSO A GENERAL HOLIDAY. < Friday was-also observed as a general holiday at Barry, and there were nearly 20,000. visitors to Barry Island during the day. Several. school and other field treats-also took place. The Sunday School of Seion Welsh: Calvinistic Methodist, Pontypridd-street, Cadoxton,. spent the afternoon ati, Castle ton Tabernacle Welsh Inde- pendent, Barry Docks, at Wenvoe Calvaria Welsh Baptist, Cadoxton, at Sully a field-treat connected with Barry, Docks Co-operative Society, accom- panied by the R.A.D.B. Band, at Colebrook and a similar treat connected with the Barry Co- operative Society was accompanied -by the Cadoxton School Fife and Drum Band to Beggar's Well; the Barry Docks English Congregational Sunday School at Rhooas.
TABERNACLE SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNUAL OUTING. The Sunday School of Tabemasle Welsh Con- gregational Chapel, Holton-road, Barry Docks, held' their annual outing at Wenvoe on Friday last, when there was a numerous attendance. Dturifig the afternoon sports and; games were held to the enjoyment of all present.
PRESENTATION OFMUGS AT BARRY DOCK CONSERVATIVE CLUB. On Saturday af ternooix. lust about 500 children of members of the Barry Dock Conservative Club and Institute were entertained at tea, each -,hild being presented with; a bag containing a bun, sweets, and fruits; aliso with a Coronation" mug, engraved on which were portraits ot their Majesties the King aad Queen, and the inscription, Presented by the Barry Dock Conservative Club, June 26th, 1902, Georg% Wareham, chairman." The directors were assisted at the tea and distri- bution by Mrs Wareham, Mrs Fowler,. Mrs Evans, Mrs Lewis, Mrs. Paul, Mrs Stroud, MJTS Cousins, Mrs Pomeroy, a.nd Miss Halliwell.
TOWN INTERCESSORY SERVICE AT BARRY. TOUQUNG ADDRESS BY THE RECTOR OF BARRY. Under the auspices of the Ministers' Fraternal Association, a town united service of intercession was held on Sunday evening at the Romilly Hall, Parry. wlwn the ball was Qrg^^L and the p^. I aa—tmmmmi m rttf — r ivn r v ceedings throughout were most impressive. At the invitation of Mr J. A. Hughes, the chairman of the District Council, there was also a good attendance of the public of the town, seats being reserved for the members of the District Council, School Board, and the local representatives of the Board of Guardians, amongst these being Messrs J. Arthur Hughes, J. A. Manaton, W. Paterson, Dr W. Lloyd Edwards, W. Thomas (auctioneer), T. J. Morgan, J. R. Llewellyn, etc. There was also a numerous attendance of local ministers of the gospel, including the Revs H. H. Stewart, M.A. (reetor of Barry and Porthkerry), Christmas J. Lewis, T. Pandy John, J. Mydyr Evans, C. J. Clarke, J. Lewis Jenkins, W. Ingli James, W. Williams, Ben Evans, Wesley Guard, and D. H. Williams, M.A. The service was conducted by the Rev Christmas J. Lewis, and there was in attendance a united choir of about a hundred voices, under the direction of Mr E. W. Waite and Mr F. E. Murrell. The service was taken part in by the Revs C. J. Clarke, W. Ingli James, Ben Evans, J. Mydyr Evans, and J. Lewia Jenkins, and the Rev H. H. Stewart delivered an impressive address, which touched the large congregation into deep and reverent emotion, and all, at the invitation of the Rector, spontaneously united in a silent offering of prayer for the restoration of the King, followed by a united repetition of the Lord's Prayer. In the course of his address-, the Rector said-My friends, we are gathered here for one purpose, and that is to pray therefore words must be very few. You are not here to listen, but for one purpose to pray. The experiences of the past week have been in many respects remarkable. It seems to me that the lesson is on the very surface, that is, that the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. God has in a very remarkable way this week asserted His supremacy. Man proposes, but God disposes. Probably never in the history of this great Empire have such preparations been made as have so nearly reached completion and perfection in London during the past few days in anticipation of the Coronation of the King. All eyes have been centred upon one precious life in this Kingdom and throughout the world, but that one life has been quivered on the verge of death. God has been speaking, and it is for us to listen. Our first prayer is that God will restore this life and give it renewed strength. But our prayer must not end there-it will be in- complete. We pray earnestly for the recovery of our gracious King. and then that that life be directed, sanctified, and governed for holy and for noble uses, for the highest welfare of this Empire and the bettering of the world. May the King' realise-as his Royal mother always realised- that the best thing he can pray for is that the kingdom over which he reigns be founded on righteousness. The strength of this Empire is a poor thing to pray for unless the world be better for this strength. We pray for a life restored, and then that that life be dedicated to holy service. God may have purposes for us and for our King in this sickness; and, I trust in what we may now anticipate, his recovery—purposes of blessing which will wait on the nation's prayer. You are here to pray, and I would ask you to unite for a few moments in silent prayer, silently that we may the better realise the presence of God, and that He is King over all the world. Let us be humble, and then let us pray earnestly and fervently for the recovery of our King.—The National Anthem was sung at the close of the service, and a collection was made in aid of the funds of the Barry Nursing Association.
BARRY ISLAND BONFIRE. In accordance with a message from Lord Cranborne, the chairman of the Bonfires' j Committee of the United Kingdom, the huge bonfire on Barry Island, comprising nearly 190 tons of material, was lit on Monday night, in the presence of Mr J. A. Hughes, the chairman, and several members of the Barry Council, and of hundreds of the townspeople. The bonfire, which burnt faultlessly, was also seen by thousands of people at Barry, Barry Docks, Cadoxton, and along the district to Dinas Powis, as well as by the shipping passing up and down the channel, and was also distinctly visible from the Somerset and Devon coast.
BARRY DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION CORONATION FUND. Shillings. Subscriptions already acknowledged 11,3041 Less 3/- (Mr Evan Jones' subscription, which has been acknowledged twice) 3 11,3011. Subscriptions for week ending July 3rd, 1902 Proceeds of Dramatic Performance at Romilly Hall, Barry (per Mr E. W. Waite) 1030 Amount collected at Town's Intercession Meeting at Romilly Hall, Barry, Sunday, June 29th, 1902 58-; Mr C. E. Gurnsey, Bristol. 7&. Cadoxton Royal Lodge of the Ancient Benefit Society. 42 Mr R. Scott, 12, Windsor-road, Barry lOl, Rev H. H. Stewart, Porthkerry 2.1 Messrs H. Griffiths and Sons, Newport. 4 Miss Long, Refreshment Rooms, Barry Island. Total 11,5951; Collecting Boxes- fj s. d. Hodges and Walliker 5 11: 7;t. Mrs Thomas, Barry Island 00 1;1 I John Jones, 0, 1] 1 C. H. Hirst, 0 Q a, N. Hind, 0 0 4, Miss Long, 0 5 8 Marine Hotel, 0, 0. Ship Hotel. 0 11 2f¡, Barry Conservative Club (Wyndham) 0 3 0; Park Hotel 0 Q, 61 Mrs Horner 0 1 1J Barry Hotel. 0 O'M Windsor Hotel Q 28 Barry County Court (per Mr Wagstafif) 0 1 2t Barry Unionist Club 0 a 8 WTitchill Hotel 0 2 6J Royal Hotel. "0. Q 2 5! Mrs Jenkins, Williaoa IV. Hotel. 013 91 Three Bells Inn Q; 4 3 Wenvoe Arms Hotel 0 0 3! Cadoxton Conservative Club Q 1 61 Bassett Arms Hotsl 0 1 3 Castle Hotel. 0 3 9J 161/5! £8 1 51 Total for the wsek 455/51 Grand totrf 11,756/21 £587 16 2! Still required 8,243/J9 £
BARRY STEWARD SENTENCED. Thomas. Hughes, 32, ship steward, was indicted at the Glamorganshire Quasfeer Sessions on Wed- nesday last, for stealing eight bottles of brandy and fow of whisky, thfe property of Hamilton Frazer, on the steamship. Inchmarlo, on the high, seas, during the monteg of February and May., Mr Kelly (instructed by Mr A. Jackson, solicitor, Barry), prosecuted Ykr Hugh Jones (instructed by Mr J. A. Hughes, solioitor, Barry), defeated. Whilst on the voyage home from Colombo, and Marseilles the captain missed the bottles from his cabin. There were several occasions en which he had to complain of the man's drunkenness, but he did not enter it on the log. He disrated the man and put in another steward, aftey which the liquor was missed, and some of the &mpty bottles were fouad in, the steward's locked—The defence was that the* spirits consumed by Hughes werq somQ that he had bought ais Marseilles when, )Ae wont ashor"The jury y-eturned a verdict of guilty, with a recommendation to Sentenced to oae niQfttb.'s hard labour,
D. L. Evans & Co. HAVE PLEiSUBl IN ANNOUNCING THAT THEIR Great. "——— I sftft Summer. SALE WILL COMMENCE SATURDAY NEXT, MT JULY 5th. W,- The Staff of Assistants has been further augmented, so that there should be no unnecessary delay in heing served. W, In short, nothing will be wanting on our part to make this SALE the most memorable in the history of our Business, as we are determined to offer such BARGAINS to the Public as will ensure the achieve- ment of our object, viz.: A GREAT TEMPORARY Reduction of STOCK. r ? D. L. EYANS & Co., The "Leading" Drapers, ) BARRY DOCKS.
The Coronation bonfire on Barry Island was 31ft. in diameter, and the central pole 55ft. high circumference about 120ft. The weight of material used was 185 tons, and all the material was given gratis. About E420 more is required to wipe off the debt of JH,OOO on the Barry Nurses' Home. » Miss Gertrude Jenner writing to the Barry Doek News on Monday, says :—I have lately seen the Diocesan Registrar with regard to the Cadoxton- Barry living, and find there is no alteration in the time for appointing a new rector as above, to quote his own words when all parties have arranged matters you can apply to the Bishop, and six months may elapse, or if there is a question of law to be settled it may be prolonged." I think from a guess paragraph that I read in a Cardiff paper last week on the subject that a very decided question of law and right under the Jenner Re-settlement Deed of 10th and 11th January, 1850 that cost my late father £ 500, will have to be fought. Mr W. Abraham, M.P. (Mabon) and family will take up residence at Llantwit Major next week for a month's holiday at the seaside.