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BARRY RAILWAY EXTENSION.

-------MR. JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN,

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r-M R. CARNEGIE AND BARRY.

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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.

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