ANOTHER GENEROUS DONA- TION TO A BARRY CHAPEL. At the close of the morning service at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Court-road, Cadoxton- Barry, on Sunday last, the Rev J. Lewis Jenkins, the pastor, announced that he had received a donation of £ 200 from a gentleman towards the building fund of the chapel.
BARRY POLICE COURT. THURSDAY. Before Major S. A. Brain and Mr J. W. Pyman. NO LIGHTS. For driving vehicles without proper lights, Leonard Cox and Harry Wilson were mulct in 5s each.
GPICUNIDYS JOTTINGS. From month to month time drags along wearily, finding the vacant living of Cadoxton-j uxta-Barry still vacant, with no immediate prospect of the preferment being made. Such a state of things is, to say the very least, utterly unworthy of Church discipline in the Twentieth Century. While Cardiff is afflicted with an epidemic of measles, the Barry district has not been in a healthier state for a number of years than it is at present, only two cases of notifiable infection, to wit scarlet fever, existing in the town this week. After long waiting, the inhabitants of Holton- road and its vicinity are to be provided with additional postal facilities, for the Postmaster- General has at last promised that the Pyke-slreet Post Office will soon be recognised as an office for the reception and dispatch of telegraphs. Barry County School speech day has been fixed for Friday, December 19th. The Rev Father Byrne, a member of the Barry School Board, is a great admirer and a keen judge of a good child and a well bred dog. It is quite refreshing to see the children cling affectionately to him as they emerge from Holton-road and St. Helen's Schools when they meet the rev. father on the street, accompanied by his canine pets. An influential movement is on foot to form a Musical Society for Barry for the study and per- formance of high claes music, and Mr T. E. ,Aylward, conductor of the Cardiff Musical Society, and formerly organist of Llandaff and Chichester Cathedrals, is suggested as conductor. Before finally deciding, however, to form the Society, the hon. secretaries, Messrs Edgar Jones and E. W. Waite, invite the views of those interested in high- class music in the district as to the measure of support the movement will be likely to receive. A Stockbroker," writing to the South Wales Daily Neves of Tuesday last, suggested that the new deputy-chairman of the Barry Company should be a man of capability and energy, experience and enterprise. What a ridiculous suggestion. Are the Barry directors likely to appoint a gentleman not possessing these essential qualities A i The wearing of clogs is becoming quite fashion- able in the Barry district at present. The scholars of the Barry County School were given a day's holiday last Monday to celebrate half-term. 4» Miss Court has, I understand, resigned the head- mistress-ship of Cadoxton Girls' School. ? The work of railing-in of the site of St. Mary's Church, Holton-road, Barry Docks, is now in Jiand. The Barry Y.M.C.A. Harriers turned out again last Saturday, and went for a cross-country spin as far as Lydmore, and back via Waycock-road. Next Saturday's run will be to Duffryn, via Bryn- hill, and back through the Wenvoe Castle Grounds. The County Court at Barry last Tuesday was a record sitting, for his Honour Judge Owen sat without intermission for five hours. ■X His many friends will be glad to know that Mr "Tom Greatorex, late of Barry, has reached West Africa, and has received a good appointment in connection with the Government Railways thereat. JFC Mr Peter Wright, late Socialist member of tht Barry School Board, polled 322 votes as independene labour candidate for St. Julian's Ward of the Newport Town Council, being defeated by the etiring member by 252 votes. # Bishop Hedley, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Newport, was unable to officiate at an episcopal visitation and confirmation service at St. Peter's Church, Cardiff, last S unday, owing to indisposition. The Right Hon. Lord Windsor has resigned the presidency of the Imperial South African Associa- tion on his appointment to a seat in his Majesty's Government. His Lordship is succeeded by the Duke of Westminster. Colonel Wyndham Quin, M.P. for South Glamorgan, has undertaken to see the Prime Minister, Mr Balfonr, with the view of so amend- ing Clause 13 of the Education Bill as to make the .A C new education rate leviable upon the poor rate in all contributing districts. If the clause so far as urban districts are con- cerned is not alteied the general body of rate- payers will, it is estimated, be called upon to pay an additional rate of 8d or 9d in the A, and the Barry Railway Company will be relieved of pay- ment of £ 5,000 a year. ♦ T, The Rev Aaron Da vies, D.D., is evidently not a believer in Y.M.C.A.'s, for in the course of an address at the annual meetings of the Barry Christian Endeavour Union last Tuesday, he is reported to have said that the movement had not been productive of good, » The traffic returns on the Barry Railway, including the Vale of Glamorgan Railway, last week amounted to A13,522, an increase, compared with the corresponding period of last year, of £ 3,758 aggregate increase, £ 8,112. The elements were not kind to the juvenile Guy Fawkes last Wednesday evening, for rain fell heavily, interfering with the annual display of promiscuous fireworks. Three of the chief prizes at the Infirmary Cycle Parade at Barry last Saturday fell to the lot of Mr J. R. Chamings, whose displays were much admired. Next Sunday will be observed at most places of worship in the town as Y.M.C.A. Sunday, and special sermons to young men will be preached at several of the churches at Barry, Barry Dock, Cadoxton, and Dinas Powis. Particulars as to names of preachers, etc., appear in advertisement in another column.
COAL BARGE FOR BOSTON, U.S.A. i\ LAUNCHED BY THE DAUGHTER OF A BARRY GENTLEMAN. The simplicity of a barge launching was con- siderably enhanced on Tuesday, the 21st ultimo when the Emilie, built for the Boston and Balti. more Barge Company, was christened with champagne by Miss Alice Murrell, daughter of President H. Murrell, of Boston, U.S.A. The craft was gaily bedecked with flags and bunting, and the launching was a pretty sight. The barge is built for the coal carrying trade, is 216 feet long, 35 feet breadth, and 18 feet deep. The capacity is 2,000 tons of coal. This is the first of a fleet of three barges being built for this company. Captain H. W. Jellison, of Berkeley, Va., will command the Emilie. President Murrell, will be better known by our readers as Captain F. Hamilton Murrell, K.D., one of the County Councillors for the Barry district.
JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN. FROM BOOTMAKER TO THE COLONIAL OFFICE. A REMARKABLE MUNICIPAL AND PARLIAMENTARY CAREER. PAPER BY MR. LOVAT FRASER TO THE BARRY CHURCH DEBATING SOCIETY. The first meeting for the present session of the Barry Church Debating Society took place on Wednesday evening, the 29th ultimo, in the Mission Room, Park-crescent. The Rev H. H. Stewart occupied the chair, and Messrs H. Cocks (secretary), C. Christian, Bryant, Seddon, E. H. Davies. Hole, and others were present. Mr J. A. Lovat Fraser read the following able and inter- esting paper on Mr Joseph Chamberlain," which led to an interesting discusgion The career of Mr Chamberlain has been one of the most remarkable in England during the present century. It recalls to some extent, the life of another great statesman, Mr Disraeli. It is true that Disraeli had obstacles to face from which Mr Chamberlain has been free. Chamberlain has never been hampered by want of money as Disraeli was. The Colonial Secretary has never had to overcome the sort of prejudice, which was felt against Disraeli because of his Jewish nationality. But both statesmen alike have been wholly and entirely the architects of their own fortunes. Neither owed anything to wealth or connections. Neither of them possessed those aids to success which politicians like Lord Randolph Churchill and Lord Rosebery have enjoyed. Each alike has made his way by his own efforts alone. Mr Chamberlain was born in Camberwell in 1836, and was the son of a Mr Joseph Chamberlain, who had a boot and shoe business at 36, Milk- street, in the City of London. After a preliminary elementary education, Mr Chamberlain entered University College, London, where he. was very. friendly with the son of the poet, Thomas Hood, author of The Song of the Shirt and The Bridge of Sighs." After completing his course at University College, the future Colonial Secretary went into his father's boot business, and there worked alongside of the workmen, learning the practical part of the trade. In the evenings he studied, devoting much attention to French. He has always been addicted to French literature, and one of his chief recreations, as in the case of Lord Randolph Churchill, is reading French novels. He was also a devotee of the theatre, and is said. when a youth to have written a one act play called Who's Who ? In 1854 Mr Chamberlain made a new departure. An uncle of his named Nettlefold, had acquired the English rights of a patent for self-acting screw- making machinery, which was to replace the old blunt-nose screw. Nettlefold required money to develope the patent, and he borrowed it from his brother-in-law, Joseph Chamberlain, the shoe- maker, who sent his son, the future Colonial Secretary, to enter Nettlefold's business. For five yeartj, owing to keen competition, the business was carried on at a loss, but young Joseph worked like the proverbial nigger. By labour, enterprise, and attention to details, the annual deficits were turned into profits. Smaller firms were bought up and amalgamated, and so prosperous and successful did the firm of Nettlefold and Chamberlain become that in 1874, while still only 38 years of age, the future Colonial Secretary was able to retire from business and devote his whole attention to public life. While working hard as a screw-maker, Mr Chamberlain did not neglect self-improvement. He was a member of the Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society, where he won his spurs as a speaker. He was a teacher in the Sunday- school of the Unitarian Church of the Messiah. He taught in the night-school, took part in penny- reading entertainments, and was president of the mutual improvement society. In 1869, when Mr Chamberlain entered the Town Council of Birmingham, his public life commenced. That public life may be divided into two stages- municipal and parliamentary. It was in municipal life that Chamberlain prepared himself for a political career. Here I have learned whatever I know of official administration, whatever experience I have gained of public life," he said in the Birmingham Town Hall on the occasion of a banquet held in honour of his appointment as a Cabinet Minister. To postpone for a moment his work in the Council, which he entered in 1869, it may be mentioned that in 1870, when School Boards were first created, he entered the Birmingham School Board, becoming chairman in 1873, and occupying that post till 1876, when he eutered Parliament. It may be of interest at the present time to state that the Birmingham School Board, when first established, adopted the system of purely secular education. In a speech in May last Mr Chamberlain described his experience of the system. Our view," said Mr Chamberlain, was that the State should make itself wholly responsible for the secular instruction of all the children, and that we should leave it to the parents of the children and to the sects to give what religious instruction they pleased by their own teachers in their own time and at their own cost." This plan, as Mr Chamberlain said, was tried for six years, but in the end was done away with, and the Birmingham School Board adopted the same methods of religious instruction as were in use in the other Board Schools throughout the country. In 1869, Mr Chamberlain, as has been stated, entered the Town Council of Birmingham for St; Paul's Ward. A new spirit was infused into the life of the town with the advent of the future Colonial Secretary Birmingham was veryfar from being what it is now. There were no parks, no free libraries, no school of art, no university. The streets were badly paved and badly lighted. The drain- age was wretched. The centre of the town consisted of rookeries and squalid slums. Gas and water were private monopolies. The resolute enthusiasm of Mr Chamberlain changed all this. In November, 1873, he was chosen mayor. Henceforth his influence was paramount in the town. Everyone has heard of the famous remark of Louis XIV. of France, when somebody spoke of the State The State I am the State So Mr Chamberlain might have said ".Birmingham I am Birmingham His first important step as mayor was to induce the Town Council to take over the supplying of gas to the town. This was no sooner carried through than Mr Chamberlain, who had been elected mayor a second time, induced the Town Council to take over the water supply. His third great achievement was the improvement scheme, which put an end to rookeries which had defaced the town of Birmingham. By means of that scheme, one of the handsomest streets in the country took the place of a wretched and in- sanitary slum area. Mr Chamberlain disarmed all opposition by his eloquence and enthusiasm both inside and outside the Council. When a technical difficulty arose with regard to the funds for the purchase of the slum property, several prominent citizens guaranteed an advance of A 5 0,000. in order that no delay might occur, Mr Chamberlain making himself responsible for a lo,ooo. In November. 1875, Mr Chamberlain was elected Mayor for the third time. So completely did his personality dominate the town that Councillor Lowe, a political opponent, said, He had a high regard for the abilities and talents of the Mayor. He wa? a great man, and had a great mind but they must remembsr that France had once a great man in the person of Napoleon. The Mayor was as much the Napoleon of Birmingham as the late Napoleon was Emperor of France. He was not only Mayor, but he was Town Council too." By the year 1876 Birmingham had become too limited an area for the ambition of its dictator, the future Colonial Secretary. In June of that year he resigned his post as Mayor, to enter Parliament as as one of the members for Birmingham. In1 his capacity of alderman, however, he continued to take some part in municipal work till four years later, when he was appointed President of the Board of Trade. It was during this period-in January, 1877 that he persuaded the Town Council to pass a resolution in favour of the municipalisation of the drink traffic on the Gothenburg plan. The citizens of Birmingham recognised their debt to Mr Chamberlain by sub- scribing 4.3,000 for a fountain which is erected in the principal square of the town. To Mr Chamberlain is largely due that interest in municipal life which is one of the most marked p features of the present time. He always upheld the dignity of municipal work. On his own con- fession he was always inclined to magnify his office as councillor and mayor of Birmingham." On one occasion he declared in Birmingham that municipal institutions represent the authority of the people. Any disrespect," he said, shown to us, any ridicule unduly cast upon our functions, strikes through us at the constituency itself, and lowers our authority and our power of public usefulness." The importance of municipal work is now preached by many other prominent men besides Mr Chamberlain. Lord Rosebery has lost no opportunity of urging on the people the useful- ness and the necessity of wise municipal administration. If there now prevails a wider interest in the welfare of our corporate cities and towns, and a more extended municipal patriotism, much of the credit for this is due to Birmingham and Mr Chamberlain. Speaking of Mr Chamberlain's municipal career, it may be said that he is an advocate of fighting local elections on party lines, the question as to whether this policy is wise or not, is a most diffi- cult one, but it is said that mwch of the municipal activity of Birmingham is due to the adoption of this line of action. In October. 1880, speaking at Birmingham, he said, It is of the essence of our representative institutions that we should have party government, and the lines of party, if they are not defined by polities, will be fixed by some thing less honourable and less definite. They must be fixed by local prejudice or personal preference, and if you have lesser issues iu place of the greater, I believe you will find that there will be less extended interest in the work which has been done. There will be inferior character in the representatives. You are likely in such a case to have a more apathetic constituency and less efficient representation." In 1876 Mr Chamberlain entered Parliament. He had contested Sheffield in 1873, but had been defeated. He now took his seat for Birmingham. His first speech was on the subject of education, and Mr Forster congratulated him on the remark- able ability with which he had realised the expectations entertained of him. Mr Disraeli, who was in his private room behind the Speaker's chair, quickly entered the chamber, when he heard that Mr Chamberlain was speaking, and, raising his eye-glass, closely scrutinised the new member. From his first < :itrance in the House, alike in general discussioi- and in committee of the whole House, Mr Chamberlain displayed, in their very highest perfection, all the gifts of the first-rate Parliamentary man of business. To him and to his school, as Mr Escott has said, speaking was less a fine art than a function of citizenship to be discharged with energy and precision, so as to reflect the thoughts of an inarticulate multitude organised to efficiency by his vigilant energy out- side St. Stephen's walls. Mr Chamberlain made a deep impression on the House from the very com- mencement, and his eye-glass and orchid soon became familiar to those who study political cartoons. (To be Continued in our Next Issue).
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ACCIDENT TO A BARRY COUNCILLOR. MR. EVAN WILLIAMS BADLY INJURED. AND CONVEYED TO CARDIFF INFIRMARY. A carriage accident of a severe nature befel Councillor Evan Williams, of the Victoria Hotel, Barry Docks, on Monday afternoon last. Mr Williams was driving to Cardiff in his own trap, and when in Penarth-road the pony suddenly grew restive, and darting off, collided with a baker's cart. Mr Williams was thrown out of the vehicle, and he sustained a fracture of the arm and injuries to his face and other parts of the body. On being picked up, Mr Williams was taken to Cardiff Infirmary, where he was attended by Dr Brownlee, who discovered that, in addition to the injuries named, there was a slight con- cussion of the brain. Widespread sympathy is felt- for Mr Williams in his mishap. i MR. WILLIAMS BROUGHT HOME. It is gratifying to know that Mr Williams' progress towards recovery has been so satisfactory that he was brought home on Wednesday after- noon, and on enquiry to-day we are pleased to find that he continues to make progress towards recovery as satisfactorily as can be expected.
BARRY FRIENDLY SOCIETIES' COUNCIL. At the monthly meeting of the Barry Friendly Societies Council held on Wednesday evening last, Mr A. Lewis occupied the chair, when Mr E. J. Riggs, secretary, reported that the smoking concert recently held in connection with the Council had proved a financial success.—Mr E. J. Llewellin, the delegate on the Nursing Association Executive, presented a report, and on the motion of Mr Llewellin, seconded by Mr R. Stephenson, it was decided to thank the Sons of Temperance for the loan of their hall on the occasion of the smoking concert.—It was also decided that the committee formed to arrange the concerts should meet three weeks hence to make arrangements for another concert.
I CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR AT BARRY. ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL UNION. The seventh anniversary meetings of the Barry Christian Endeavour Union were held on Tuesday last at Holton-road Welsh Congregational Chapel, Barry Docks, and were attended by the Rev J. R. Fleming, B.D., the president of the C.E. Union of Great Britain and Ireland, who is at present on a presidential tour throughout the country. The Rev T. Pandy John presided at the afternoon meeting, and addresses were delivereed by the Chairman, Rev Ben Evans, and the Rev J. R. Fleming. After a well-attended public tea, Mr J. Nicholls was the chairman of the evening meeting, and the Rev J. R. Fleming delivered a further address, in the course of which he expressed satisfaction at the rapid growth of the Union in Great Britain and Ireland, and the gratifying extension of the movement at Barry, as evidenced by the report read by the secretary, Mr J. H. Edwards. The afternoon meeting was opened by singing and prayer, and the reading of a portion of scripture, after which the Rev T. Pandy John, the retiring president, gave the Chairman's address, during which he spoke of the need of closer relations between Christian Endeavour and the Church. He emphasised the need of greater union among young people, and hoped that the churches that bad not taken up endeavour work would do so. Endeavourers, to be successful, must realise that the Holy Ghost was always ready to aid and to lead them in their work.—Mrs Gwilym Davies, Barry, having rendered a solo in effective style, the Rev Ben Evans gave an eloquent address on Christian Endeavour and the Welsh Churches. After the singing of a hymn, the Rev. J. R. Fleming, M.A., B.D., Bellshill, Scotland, gave a splendid address, in which he spoke of Endeavour Societies and the Churches, and how they should and did help each other. There was a good attendance at the evening meeting. Mr D. Howell, Cwm-Barry, opened with prayer, after which Mr J. Edward Evans read a portion of scripture.—The Chairman said they were surrounded by evils, and these evils, he was sorry to say, were left untouched by some of the churches. The C.E. was established not only to bring out the Christian character in our young people, but also to train them in Christian work. They should not only identify themselves with the church, but also go out into the world to fight the evil which abounded on all sides. This was a movement in which denominationalism must give place to unity. The Secretary, Mr J. H. Edwards, read a telegram of greeting from the Pontypridd Society, and a solo was effectively rendered by Mrs Gwilym Davies. —The Secretary submitted a satisfactory report, in the course of which he stated that the rising tide was with the Christian Endeavour movement. He gave an outline of the history of the movement in the Barry district since its inception in 1895, when the Union was formed with five societies and a total membership of 211. To-day the Union comprised six societies, with a total membership of 318, being an increase of one society and 107 members in seven years. He hoped the societies at present unregistered in the district would join the Union, so that they might be better able to offer a bold front to the evils of gambling, profanity, drunkenness, and immorality that abounded in our midst. He rejoiced that by means of this movement a platform had been dis- covered broad and large enough to admit of Christian workers of all denominations. Mr Edwards also referred in gratifying terms to the great success which attended the recent National Union Convention at Barry.—The Rev J. R. Fleming gave a splendid address, in the course of which he said that the principles professed by Endeavourers was older even than Christianity. Instead of using the weapons of knights and heroes of older times, they foughtagainst the strong- hold of evil with the Holy Spirit as their weapon. Having urged the duty of Bible reading, Mr Fleming hoped ere long every C. E. society would have a foreign missionary committee, and that every church would feel it its duty to have one or more missionaries in the great field for Christ.— Mr J. H. Edwards, the energetic secretary of the Union, was presented with a handsome dressing- case as a token of appreciation of his excellent services. In making the presentation, the Rev T. Pandy John stated that the testimonial was a small one, but it came from warm hearts, and was an expression of respect and of love to Mr Edwards from his fellow endeavourers. (Cheers.) -Mr Edwards acknowledged the testimonial in suitable terms and the Rev J. R. Fleming con- ducted a short but impressive consecration service at the close of the meeting.
GRAND CYCLE CARNIVAL AT BARRY. IN AID OF THE CARDIFF INFIRMARY. In aid of the funds of the Cardiff Infirmary, a Grand Cycle Carnival and Town Collection, organised by the Barry Dock Unionist Club and Institute, took place on Saturday afternoon last, and proved a conspicuous success, the get up of the many characters taking part therein being both ncvel and attractive. After the judging, which took place opposite the Gas Works, an imposing procession was formed, and, headed by the Unionist Brass Band, paraded the town, being greatly admired en route. The judges of the various competitions were Councillors E. Williams and J. H. Jose, Messrs W. Kennard, G. Ware- ham, G. Davies, J. Price, and H. Butler, whose awards were as follow :— CHAMPION PRIZE for the best entry iu any I class.-l, J. R. Chamings. CTCLB TEAM.-l, Barry Jockey C.C. 2, Kennard Cardiff C.C. 'I DECORATED GENT.'S CYCLE. 1, Howell; 2, E. Blainey. DECORATED LADY AND CYCLE.—1, Miss Hobbs 2, Miss Paul. FEMALE IMPERSONATOR AND CYCLE.-I, —. Milner; 2, Phil Deere. GENT ON HORSE BACK.-l, R. Powell; 2, J. R. Chamings. MAN, HORSE, AD VEHICLE.—1, J. R. Chamings, 2, A. G. Adams. MAN OR Boy ON DONKEY.—1, H. Prince 2, F. Jackson. BEST NOVELTY.—1, The Brothers Torrington 2, W. J. Blainey 3, E. Blainey 4, A. Johnson. NEATEST AND CLEANEST IN BAND.—1, H. Palmer; 2, T. Bond. NEATEST ATTIRED NURSE.-l, Phil Deere. CONSOLATION PRIZES.—1, No. 14 2, Torrington 3, J. Bilson 4, No. 47. The secretarial arrangements in connection with the carnival were carried out in a praiseworthy manner by Mr James Johnson, the secretary of club, one of the local members of the board of management of the Cardiff Infirmary Committee.
COGAN NEW PUBLIC READING Room.-A new reading- room which has been built in the centre of Cogan by the Penarth Urban District Council, at a cost of £640! was opened to the public on Saturday last. The opening ceremony was performed by Mr S. Thomas, J.P. Mr Thomas gave a review of library work, after which he was presented with a gold key, by the contractor, Mr J. Pickford. Mr Thomas then declared the room open to the public. Subsequently a luncheon was provided at I Cogan Schools. I
MR. W. H SHINN GIVES LESSONS IN SINGING, PIANOFORTE PLAYING, HARMONY, & COUNTERPOINT. ADDRESS-26, COURT ROAD, BARRY DOCKS.
DEPARTURE OF THE REV. H. S. F. WILLIAMS, B.A. INTERESTING FABEWELL GATHER- ING AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH. PRESENTATIONS BY THE CHURCH, CHOIR, AND BIBLE CLASS. We have already referred to the valuable and faithful services rendered by the Rev H. S. F. Williams, B.A., for four years the popular curate of St. Mary's Church, Barry Docks, and the deep and genuine regret felt at his recent departure from thedistrictto underake thecuracy-in-charge of the new ecclesiastical district of Willowtown, between Beaufort and Ebbw Vale, in Monmouth- shire. On Wednesday evening last a large gathering of members and friends assembled at St. Mary's Church to take formal leave of the rev gentleman, and to present him with several tokens of hearty appreciation and goodwill. Previous to the meeting a public tea was held, and this too was well attended. The chair at the meeting was occupied by Major-general H. H. Lee, R.E., J.P., Dinas Powis, one of the most valued friends of the Church in the district, and the gallant gentle- man spoke in flattering and well-merited terms of Mr Williams alike as a clergyman and gentleman, and of the general regret felt at his departure from the town. Addresses of a like felicitous nature were delivered by Mr G. F. Willett (one of churchwardens of the parish), Mr L. Molineux, Mr T. Evans, and other gentlemen. On behalf of the members of the Church and congregation and other parishiouers, the Chairman presented Mr Williams with a handsome and valuable roll-top writing cabinet and revolving bookcase, and Mr T. Evans made the presentation of a library chair. Mr L. Molineux, on behalf of the choir, presented Mr Williams with a dressing case and Miss Alice Wedge, on behalf of the bible-class, presented a silver match box. The presentations were made amid the warmest applause, and the rev gentle- man spoke in feeling and appreciative terms in acknowledgment Musicial and other selections were rendered during the evening by Mr J. Williams and party, Miss Alice Bell, Miss Mabel Hosgood, Rev H. S. F. Williams, Miss Thomas, Miss Rowlands, Miss Hooper, etc. Amongst those also present during the proceedings were the Rev C. J. Hamilton Fox, Rev I. Humphries, Dr and Mrs Bray, Dr Herbert, Mr and Mrs Dix, Mr and Mrs Cannell, Mr and Mrs G. F. Willett, Mrs T. Phillips, Mr and Mrs J.- G. Thomas, Sister Amy Evans, Mrs J, R. Llewellyn, Miss Fleming, Miss E. V. Llewellyn, Mr and Mrs W. T. Llewellyn, Mr F. H. Brown, Mr W. A. Richards, Miss Meredith, and most of the active members of the church.
CADOXTON BARRY HIBERNIA BENEFIT SOCIETY. ANNUAL DINNER AND DANCE. The twelfth annual dinner and dance in connec- tion with the Cadoxton-Barry Hibernia Benefit Society took place on Wednesday evening last at the banqueting hall of Culley's Hotel, Barry Docks, but unfortunately, owing to the very un- favourable weather and other circumstances, the attendance was not so large as usual, but notwith- standing, the proceedings were most enjoyable throughout. The chair was occupied by Dr P. J. O'Donnell, who was supported by Mr J. Arthur Hughes, chairman of the Barry District Council, and other gentlemen. An excellent dinner was provided by the respected host, Mrs Brooks. The toast list on the present occasion was limited to one item, that of Success to the Cadoxton-Barry Hibernia Benefit Society." which was proposed by Mr J. A. Hughes, who referred to the valuable and indispensable agencies of the friendly society movement. He was glad to know that the Hibernia Benefit Society, which singularly is entirely independent, being unconnected with any district of the Unity, was in a prosperous state both financially and numerically, and he hoped that this prosperity would continue. (Cheers).— The toast was acknowledged by Mr W. J. Hopkins, the energetic secretary of the Society, who said the Society was in a most thriving state. At the close of last year the accumulated funds of the Society amounted to R.252 153, representing a net value of £3 16s per member. During the last half the receipts of ths Society amounted to R59 9s 9d, and the expenditure to Z23 16s 8i, carrying forward a balance of jE36 13s after meeting all liabilities. Mr Hopkins extended a cordial invitation to all young men to join the Society. The banqueting hall was then cleared for dancing, which was con- tinued for several hours, the dance music being efficiently provided under the direction of Mr W. F. Tame.
THE VACANT LIVING OF MERTHYR DO VAN. LINGUISTIC REQUIREMENTS OF THE PARISHIONERS. THE BISHOP HAS ORDERED AN INQUIRY 10 BE HELD. The living of Merthyr Dovan, near Barry, is vacant by the death of the late Rector, the Rev Richard Evans. The living of the adjoining parish of Cadoxton is also vacant by the death of the Rector, the Rev Ebenezer Morris, both of whom held their preferments for a long number of years, and in each instance the Bishop is determined that the linguistic requirements of the parishes shall be enquired into before the preferments are filled. In the case of Cadoxton. his Lordship has decided that none but a bilinguist clergyman shall be chosen and in that of Merthyr Dovan his Lordship has decided that a public inquiry be held on Thursday, the 13th instant, at 12 o'clock noon, at St. Paul's Church Iron Room, Barry, when any parishioner of Merthyr Dovan will be at liberty to attend and give evidence in connection with the linguistic needs of the parishioners. In the event of anything like a general feeling in favour of Welsh and English services being held in the parish, the Bishop will insist upon the appointment of a bilinguist. The patron of the living is Mrs Jenner, Wenvoe Castle, who it is understood, is prepared to nominate a local clergyman for the preferment.
ALLEGED SMUGGLING AT BARRY. Four Spanish sailors, Jose Martine, Francisco Huelga, Santiago Peres, and kamon Peres, were placed in the dock charged with smuggling a quantity of tobacco and cigars.—Custom House Officer Price said that on the second rummage of the s.s. Yandiola, at Barry Dock, he found 271bs. of tobacco and lib. of cigars hid under the stoke- hole plates. Watcher Riddiford stated the defendants only produced 3lbs of tobacco on the first rummage.—Preventive Officer Parsons gave evidence to the effect that the defendants claimed the tobacco on its being found.—The defendants were remanded in custody to a special court on Saturday morning at Penarth.
THE DRUNKS. The drunks dealt with were Harry Southwebb, William Rees, and William Rouse who were each fined 5s and John Jones, 2s 6d.
OVERLOADING AT BARRY. At a London Police Court on Tuesday last, Jim Scroggie, master of the British steamship Wally, now lying at Surrey Commercial Docks, was summoned by the Board of Trade for allowing the vessel to be so loaded as to submerge in salt water the load line for a winter voyage. The offence was committed at Barry. Fined £ 25. and klO 10s costs.
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