MRS. (TRUNDTS JOTTINGS. Had fine weather continued throughout the day On Whit-Monday this year, it would probably have proved the most successful field-day for the child- ren ever experienced in the Barry district. About 12.000 children were taken into the country to spend the afternoon, but no sooner had most of the parties reached their destination than rain set in, and continued to fall heavily for a couple of hours, of course completely saturating the hopes of the little ones for an enjoyable outing. » ♦ The work of erection of the protQanade at Barry Island is progressing satisfactorily. A meeting under the auspioea of the$ariy; Chamber of Trade will be held at Barry Hotel this evening (Friday), at dghe o clock to: inaugurate arrangements for holding a regatta in August. • « Proceedings have been commenced for an action for slander between parties resident in the Barry district. The plaintiff belongs to Barry, and the three defendants to Barry Docka. Mr. J. A. Hughes, Barry, is the solicitor for the defence. The Barry Dock Male Voice Party. conducted by Mr D. J. Thomas, were awarded second place in the Male Voice Choir contest at Caerphilly Eisteddfod on Whit-Monday. The te3t piece was 19 Martyrs of the Arena," and considering the youthful career of the party, their performance was distinctly creditable. The oondactor was in- formed by one of the adjudicators that the party were an easy second, and were well ia the running for first prize. • The traffic receipts on the Barry Railway, including the Vale of Glamorgan Railway, last week amounted to 914,072, a decrease compared with the corresponding period of last year of 832. The aggregate for the present year is A281,334, an increase of £ 12,996. It is, I hear, the intention of H.M. Admiralty Board to take over the management and working of Lloyd's Signalling Station at Barry Island and plans have been prepared fot the erection of a new Coastguard Station immediately adjoining the present Signal Station at Nell's Point. • Mr D. J. Hutchins, of Barry, who has just entered upon his eightieth year, in the enjoyment of the best of health and spirits, is one of the most interesting conversationalists in the town, his memory covering a wide area of hiatoric and other information. Whit-Monday this year in South Wales will go down to posterity as Wet-Monday." I There are upwards of four million members of the Christian Endeavour Union, the British Con- vention of which is being held < in London this week, The erection of the new Bible Christian Churdh, Court-load, Barry Docks, will be commenced at an early date. With the view of raising funds towards defray- ing the building debt in connection with Salem Welsh Church, Barry Docks, a grand two days' bazaar will be held on the 3rd and 4th of November next, for which preparations are already well in hand, and an appeal is made for subscriptions. The Rev Aaron Davies, D.D.,of Cadoxton-Barry, the Moderator of the General Assembly of Calvinistic Methodists, was one of the speakers at the great demonstration in the Royal Albert-hall, London, this week, under the presidency of Viscount Peel, to protest against the Government Licensing Bill. it The steamers Den of* Seaton, from Newport coal-laden for Calcutta, and the Shepperton, bound for Newport from Ipswich, collided a few miles off Barry last Sunday morning. The Den of Seaton sank in about half-an-hour, but all her crew of fifty-six hands were saved. Miss E. P. Hughes, M.A., Barry, is of opinion that elementary schools should not be made .sixperior nurseries for infants and that no child should be admitted to school under the age of six years. Messrs J. P. Panniers and E. T. Garrett, Barry, are amongst the representatives from the Cardiff Grand Division attending the annual conference of the Sons of Temperance at Oxford this week. The Order at the close of 1903 comprised 64,720 adult benefit members, a net gain on the year of 5 421 The cadets on the same date numbered 39,33*6, compared with 33,381 at the beginning of the year. The balance in hand amounted to £ 297,599. m Mr Richard Bell, M.P., in his yearly report as general secretary, just published, states that the number of members of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants at the close of 1903 was 52,353, comprised in 624 branches. The receipts for the year amounted to £ 65,956, an increase of J6635. The outgoings were £ 66,361, as against A49,972 in the previous year, the litigation in eon- nection with the Taff Vale dispute being respon- sible for a good deal of this overplus. An interest- ing feature of the report is the reference to the increased number of members who applied for advances on cottage property.
VALE OF GLAMORGAN RAILWAY PROBABLE EXTENSION TO SOUTHERNDOWN. Rumour has been revived of the intention of the directors of the Barry Railway to extend the Vale of Glamorgan line, between Barry and Bridg- end, by the construction of a light railway from Southerndown-road to Southerndown, a distance of some two or three miles. Hitherto passengers journeying to Southerndown alight at Southern- down-road, and either walk or avail themselves of the brake service which runs during the summer months. The connecting of Southerndown with the railway system would tend largely to increase its popularity as a seaside resort, ,I pop
BARRY NEW CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. SUCCESSFUL OPENING SERVICES. The opening, for divine worship, of the hand- some new Congregational Church, in Windsor; road. Barry, which has just been erected at a cost of nearly 46,000, took place on Thursday, the 19th instant, when crowded gatherings attended the inaugural services in the afternoon and the public meeting in the evening. A full desenption, together with an illustration of the new building, appeared in the Barry Dock News a fortnight ago. INAUGURAL SERMQN BY THE REV. C. SILVESTER HORNE, L, The Church, as we have stated, was crowded to excess when the-inaugural aerviee opened very appropriately- with the singing of the Doxology, the beautiful strains of the organ, presided at by Mr Amos Keay, 3^oiverkainpton, giving an impressive effect to the singing of the large congregation. The service was conducted throughout by the Rev C. Silvester Home, M.A., London, who also delivered an impressive and eloquent sermon, taking as his text the 41st verse of the 11th chapter of St. Luke's gospel, Howbeit give for alms those things that are within." In the course of an able discourse, the rev. gentleman said God required truth in the inward parts, and holiness without. The gift which the Christian was encouraged and expected to give to the world was something unique. What were they to give ? Themselves. When Mr Quentin Hogg was asked how much it cost to start the London Polytechnic he said somebody's life-blood." They were to pour out the contents of their sottl-s as gifts to Christ. The Saviour never thought of what we consider wealth, for it never entered his calcula- tion. The conscience was a priceless treasure beyond the reach of any foe. The materialist said the poor should be given food, clothes, and money they should share the property of those who were better off. The gospel to the poor, he stood there to say, was characteristic of Christianity. Jesus did not offer the gospel because it was the least, but rather because it was the beat of gifts. It was the greatest gift that could be bestowed. What was the greatest temptation of the poor ? He said without hesitation that it waa their belief that if they had enough and to spare they would be happy. They were not animals, to be satisfied with food and shelter. They were living souls, starv- ing for lack of faith, sympathy, and love, and they needed redemption, pardon, and peace. There was only one thing which could give these virtues to the world, and that was the regeneration of the spirit of man to love his neighbour as himself. To obtain this, poverty and oppression must close, and the pauper and multi-millionaire would go out of the world together. The strong should help the weak the rich should be a brother to, the poor. If the greatest thing in this world' was love, did they wonder why Christ said Give for your alms the things that are within ?. The grip of this principle would solve many troubles, and would remove the difficulties of many people who stood aloof from the Church of Christ. Christianity, he believed, had. augend inoat from false hopes and false expectaMons. Some. people quarrelled with the Bible, and expe-jted the New Testament to bea handbook to political economy. The supreme needs of this land to-day were not legislative. The first and foremost necessity was, a spiritual change. They wanted better citizens, larger-hearted and broader minded men and women, who would give the best of their mind, thought, and sympathy to the land in which they lived. People could not be happy till their sins were washed away they could not have light hearts until they knew God. What they needed were alms. He wanted this new church to be a temple with a Beautiful Gate," whereby a man should ask for alms and it should be given him. The Lord took bread and brake it, and distributed it to the disciples, saying, Take, eat, this is my body, which is broken for you," Likewise with the cup, saying, This is my blood, which was shed for the remission of your sins. This is what I have done for you. I have given you my very body and blood. Behold the alms I give. Bread of my soul, wine of my heart. I have not given you money, for I have left you pure. I have given you myself. I have broken my heart for you. Here is the red wine of my redeemed life. Drink ye of this." The rev. gentleman compl- mented the members of the Barry Church upon the excellent building which had been erected. At the close of the sermon, the choir, conducted by Mr E. W. Waite, splendidly rendered the anthem, How Lovely are the Messengers," A collection was taken in aid of the building fund, and the service concluded with the Benediction. At the close of the opening service a public tea was held in the large hall, which was attended by at leaet 700 or 800 persons. ENTHUSIASTIC PUBLIC MEETING. REV. SILVESTER HORNE ON CONGREGATIONALISM. The spacious new church was also crowded in the evening again to hear an address by the Rev C. Silvester Home, M.A. Mr Frank N. Tribe, of Bristol, presided, and he was sppported by Mr Silvester Home, Rev J. Williamson, M.A. (Car- diff), Rev C. J. Clarke (pastor of the Barry Church), Rev W. G. Jenkins, B.A. (Pontypridd). Rev J. Mydyr Evans (Barry Docks), Captain F. Murrell, J.P., and Councillor J. C. Meggitt, J. P. (Barry), secretary of the Church. The meeting opened with the singing of a hymn, followed by prayer, offered by the Rev J. Mydyr Evans, after which Mr Meggitt read several letters of apology for absence, and gave a resume of the history of the Church from the time of its inception in a little brick building, up to the pre- sent magnificent structure. The membership of the Church had grown from 40 to 216. The col- lections that afternoon amounted to £ 225, which was, he thought, a good start. He thanked Mr W. Knapman, M.S. A., Barry. the architect, and Mr D. G. Price (Penarth), the contractor, for the very efficient and praiseworthy manner in which the building had been designed and carried out. The Chairman congratulated the members of the church upon their splendid new building, and was glad that the opening services were so great a success. He had been a Congregationalist all his life, and nothing, he thought, would shake his firm belief in Congregationalism. They congre- gated for good purposes and though the day might come when their unison and solidity might be shaken, still by building such a church as they had at Barry they had strengthened that feeling of unison and solidarity which existed to so large an extent amongst them. He hoped the church would be a strong and living church, for thus it must also be a missionary church as well. On their willingness much depended. They had the church, and now they must contrive, not only to be a credit to the church, but also make the church a credit to the town. He again congratu- lated the members upon the success which had attended so many years of arduous but richly blessed labour. (Cheers.) Rev J. Williamson. M.A., in a congratulatory speech said he had taken considerable interest in that day's proceedings, as he had been in some way connected with the church from its establishment. The large congregation that evening was a living testimony that they had the living Christ with them. At Barry they had men who had entered heartily into this enterprise and be thanked God that their efforts bad been crowned with so great a blessing. They should be inspired by the traditions of their forefathers; they had to fight the same battles, but fight them they would, and in God's good time, and by His grace, they would conquer. (Cheers.) Mr Home was doing: a grand and noble work- amongst the London poor, and be hoped his example would be followed by many other good men. They were saved to lose themselves in the salvation of their lees fortunate brethren and sisters. The Rev C. J. Clarke, pastor of the church, gave the announcements, and said that Mr John Cory, J.P., The Duffryn, had generously promised to subscribe JB1GQ if they etmld raise £ 400 in con- nection; with the opening. (Cheers.) On rising to deliver bis address, the Rev Silvester Home met with an enthusiastic recep- tion. He echoed the congratulations and good wishes which; had been expressed by previous speakers, and said during the past three or four years he had attended several such functions as he had that day, but he had never known a church that deserved such hearty congratulations as the Barry Congregational (Dh-Uireh. They were learn- ing that Congregabionalista had a right to do a good many things,, and they intended to make good uee. of that right. (Cheers.) He advised the young people to hurry up-and contribute towards the cost of the new building, or they would soon be deprived of the honour,, as the church would, he believed, ere long be fully paid for. (Cheers.) The debt on his chapel in. Tottenham Court-road was only Z-IG;000, and it would not be long before it waa all wiped off. They were getting down to the t im-o f democracy, and were begin- ing to .undocstaAd that the church belonged to them. Anything that belonged to Christ belonged to many and all the best histofy of Christendom* belonged to the Free Churches. He advised them to; pub their: hands on shythil, that, wafr worcfh'hai'irrg, andf keep, all the history that was of any value. The history of Free Churches began when they had faith enough to make it. The church, in Barry, amidst a great and growing populatian". should: do much, to permeate the population- with the doctrine of the God they worshipped. Be believed. they were a force to be reckoned with, and that any public-house in the Barry district that wa& not well-behaved would find that they had firm. foes in the members of the Barry Congregational Church. Wales, he heard, was- the object of much, anxiety just now- to the Government, (Laughter.) He said, Good luck to Wales." (Cheers.) He was glad that the people of the Principality were a spirited people, and was also glad that they had a character of their own, and. some real individuality. Wales owed its traditions to men who were too big for the systems-in which; they were brought up. They still wanted men of spirit,, and they wanted them ih Nonconformity a» much, as anywhere else. (Cheers.). There was a real downright individu- ality about the people- of Wales, and he hoped that churchess where tho&-Ianguage used was not Welsh, would not cause any break in this love of freedom —the noblest traditions of the Welsh people. (Cheers..)} He (Mr Home) bad some admiration for the old religious warriors, but he believed in living in the present, and in giving praise to men who were even now fighting one of the world's greatest battles, He thought much of Oliver Cromwell, and his great spirit, but what about John Clifford I (Cheers.) People said everyone had some interest in the Churoh, yet if one asked an ordinary man in the street the way to any well- known looal church or chapel, he could not tell you. It was a good thing to study one's funda- mentals. He had spent three years writing a book on the history of the Free Churches, and he was now firmly convinced that Puritanism was logical Protestantism. Some people put a great deal of faith in the Government, and went to them for any advice they wanted. He said Never mind the Government; go to God for your orders, and when you have got them go and execute them." God honoured all men alike there was no slavery with Him. (Cheers.) His religious principles were political principles, but they were also character principles. He prayed that God would bless the young people, and make them strong in their principles and noble purposes before they fell asleep. (Cheers.) The Rev W, G. Jenkins also spoke; and Captain F. Murrell proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the Chairman and speakers, and Mr Tribe suitably acknowledged. Rev C. J. Clarke pronounced the benediction, and another most successful and impressive meeting concluded. On Friday afternoon Mr Amos Keay, the organist of Queen-street Congregational Church, Wolverhampton, gave an organ recital at the new church to a large audience; and the opening services were continued on Sunday, when the pulpit was occupied both morning and evening by the Rev H. Arnold Thomas, M.A Bristol. Next Sunday the special preacher will be the Rev J. A. Mitchell, M.A., London, the secretary of the Congregational Union of England and Wales.
A SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES TO BE OPENED AT BARRY. We understand that Mr R. Bretter, well known in PenarthJ as a successful teacher of foreign languages, has decided to open a Branch School in Barry, provided he can obtain a sufficient number of pupils. To insist nowadays upon the importance of the knowledge of foreign languages would be obvious the matter interests in the same way all those who belong to our intellectual classes, whether businessmen, doctors, lawyers, clergymen, or teachers. It interests as well all those ladies and gentlemen who are accustomed to spend their holidays on the Continent. The method employed by Mr Bretter does completely away with the deadly drudgery heretofore inevitably connected with the study of a foreign language. From the first lesson the student learns and speaks only the language he wishes to learn, and a lively intelligent interest is maintained throughout the entire course. We trust that many of our readers will communicate at once with Mr Bretter, his efforts being worthy the largest sup- port from the public generally. Further particulars may be gleaned from a special advertisement which appears in another of Qur present issue.
CLUB PROSECUTION AT BARRY DOCKS. SERIOUS IRREGULARITIES ALLEGED BY THE POLICE. LONG HEARING AT THE POLICE COURT TO-DAY (THURSDAY.) There was a special sitting of the Barry Police Court to-day, to hear evidence upon a summons issued by the police to show cause why the Unionist workingmen's Club and Institute, situate in Holton-road, Barry Docks, should not be struck off the register of clubs on the ground of alleged irregularities. The ease was the outcome of a raid made by the police on the premises of the club some time ago, and a large amount of interest was evinced in the hearing of th-e evidence by a full court during the day. Mr George David, solicitor, Cardiff, conducted the prosecution on behalf of the police and Mr B. Francis Williams, K.C., instructhd by Mr F. P. Jones-Lloyd, solicitor. Barry, defended. The justices who occupied the Bench were Mr T. R. Thompson and Mr J. C. Meggitt. In opening the case, Mr George David said the proceedings were taken under section 28 of the Licensing Act, 1902, the terms of complaint in the summons against the Club, and its secretary (James Johnson, 12, Regent-street, Barry Docks), being as follows:— (1) That the club was not conducted in good faith as a club (2) That there was frequent drunken- ness on the premises; (3) that illegal sales- of- intoxicating liquor have taken place on the premises and (4) that the supply of intoxicating, liquor to the club was not under the- control of the committee appointed by the mem- bers^ The Club, Mr David stated, was formed on the 23rd of October, 1896, when rules were formed,- new and revised rules being adopted ili 1900 and 1902. The first minutes of the club contained an incorrect and misleading entry, that the first meeting of the promoters of the Club was held at 22, Holton-road, whereas such meeting was held in the house of a man named Stroud, in Thompion- street. Stroud was the first steward of the Club, and all the people who attended the initial meet- ings were people who would, in different ways; benefit by the formation Of the Club. On Snnday, the 6th of March of the present year, the police p paid a surprise visit to the club premises, and during nearly two honrs the police remained there, no less than 137 persons entered the premises, which were comparatively small, containing* absolutely no facilities except for drinking purposes. There was a piano on the premises, but this was used at smoking concerts which were from time to time held, and these naturally afforded additional inducements to the consump- tion of drink. There was also a bagatelle table, but it was used for ordinary table purposes. There was supposed to be a library, but it contained no books there was also a reading room, but it was entirely devoid of newspapers or magazines of current date, only one or two magazines of a month or two old. When the police visited the club on the the 6th of March there were one or two persons there under the influence of drink, and no attempt was made by anyone responsible for the management of the club to have them ejected till their attention was called to the men by the police. The original rules of the club provided that all disputes were to be referred to the final arbitrament of a certain solicitor named therein. Mr B. Francis Williams So that whatever you way say of the club, it had at least a bona-fide solicitor. (Laughter). Mr David Yes, who was evidently determined behave a bit out of it. (Laughter.) Resuming his remarks, Mr David said the original rules specified that the club was formed for the bona-fide consumption-whatever that might mean-of pure and wholesome intoxicating liquors at moderate charges. Mr B. F. Williams: The members were evidently free fooders. (Laughter.) Mr David: I would rather call them free drinkers. (Laughter.) Mr David said in the revised rules of 1900 it was shown that the object of the club was to afford rational enjoyment; and in the rules of 1902, which were at present in force, it was to provide for working-men social intercourse, mutual help- fulness, mental and moral improvement, and rational recreation, but no reference whatever to the sale or consumption of drink was made therein. Mr David described the mode of election of members, and amount of entrance fee and sub- scriptions, and said, according to the books of the club when they were seized by the police, there were various serious discrepancies apparent under these heads. Of the 137 persons who were present on the club premises during the police visit on March 6th, there was scarcely one who had been elected in a regular manner according to the rules, consequently it was illegal to supply any of these men with intoxicating drinks, in fact the place was con- ducted with an utter disregard of its own regula- tions. During their visit the police were informed that the committee provided one loaf and some choem every day for the members, and twice this quantity, with pickles, on Saturday and Sunday. but the published balance-sheet for 1903 showed that no less than 448 had been paid during the year for bread, cheese, pickles, and matches. There were at the close of the year 561 members on the books, but a large proportion of these had not paid their subscriptions, and of the amount received by way of subscriptions only a portion had been transferred to the treasurer and paid to the bank. Mr David added that there had been a large amount of drunkenness and disorderly conduct on the club premises. This he could prove by the beoks of the club themselves, but more had come under the observation of the police. Members' wives had also frequently gone to the club in search of their husbands, and there had been dis- turbance when they could not be found; Amongst the members of the club were men. of known drunken habits, and these had been admitted and re-admitted notwithstanding the fact that they had been convicted at the police-court- or expelled from the club. Police-sergeant R. H. Thomas C2.03) was the first witness called in support of the prosecution Sergeant Thomas detailed the circumstances of the visit paid by Inspector Morris, himself, and several constables to the club on Sunday, the 6tb of March, when they took the names, of 137 men who entered the premises during the time they were there. Drink was being supplied in abundance, and it was as much as the waiters could do to serve the crowd. With the exception of two all the men present were on the ground floor, and there was no provision made other than for drinking. Witness corroborated the statement of Mr David as to the almost entire absence of facilities for- games, reading, &c. He had been informed by the steward that a loaf of bread, with some cheese and pickles, were pro- vided for the members everyday, with double the quantity on Saturday and Sunday. The last entry in the daily takings book was on the 29th February, and when the attention of the secretary was called to the fact, he produced a slip of paper on which the takings had been entered for the previous week. The original promoters of the club were men who would financially benefit, either directly or indirectly, thereby. He found 125 forms of application in which the dates had been altered; 32 of these had paid their subscriptions for the present year, and 91 had not paid. The alterations of dates, he believed, wepe made by the secretary. Witness produced 243 proposal forms, a large number of which had been made out irregularly he also produced 1,182 proposal forms the dates on which had been filled in by the secretary, and not according to the rales, and 176 forms in which there was not the required three days' interval between the date of nomination and election whereas in a number of oases, forms were produced which showed that the persons had been elected several days before they were nominated. The present secretary (the defendant Johnson) was elected member on the 5th of February, 1898, and he (witness) was of opinion that the handwriting o&> the nomination form was that of Johnson hisg^lf, Witness proceeded! to give evidence in pjfoof of other various similar discrepancies, yfekk' tfee qonrt adj^g^ JqT luncheon. | At the resumption of the sitting the justices proceeded to fxaip.ine in dtraiJ thp jar.re number of forms which bad, ori diffcsciit grounds, been irregularly made out. There were twenty forms pertaining to members who hLd not paid their subscription for the present year. Mr B. F. VViliiams contended that there was no evidence to show that these persons had enjoyed the benefits and privileges of the club. Mr David replied that their names were on the register. Mr B. F. Williams Those who have not paid their subscriptions are not members. Mr David said their names should not be on the register at all. Witness produced 491 proposal forms the sig- natures on the whole of which were in the handwriting of a former secretary of the club. During the police visit the men present were requested to produce their cards of membership, but 43 out of the 137 failed to comply with the request. Mr B. F. Wiliíams pointed out that there was ne^rule calling upon members to carry their cards with them. Witness added that he found some of the cards and their duplicates behind the bar in the posses- sion the steward. On examination of the books Shere were numerous discrepancies between the amounts alleged to have been received as sub- scriptioas-and those paid to the bank. PROCEEDING.
TWENTIETH CENTURY CLUB, BARRY. As the proceedings of the last business- meeting of the Session Were of unusual interest, a more detailed report than usual is given,, and iN con- tinued from last week. ART NEEDLEWORK SECTION.—The report of this section was read by Miss Mountain- Gratifying progress ha? been made by this section. The average attendance has been good', amd members have pursued their work with great vigour and energy, as testified by the exhibition held that evening; which included some of the actual- work of the members. Occasionally a, chapter from Raskin's Art in England was- enjiDy--ed'. and also an occasional glimpse into a very beautiful book, Tfi-e History of Art. Needlework," lent by. Miss Masterman. The patience, perseverance, and steady application brought to* bear on all good1 needle- work mwst have been beneficial to one's- character, and very restful in this- age of hurry. and excite- ment. The members- look. forward- to. the com- mencement of the second'sessioni and wish. great success to the Club. THE EMPIRE SECTION.—Ih the absence- at tiw representative, Miss Gilpin. undertook, the- report, This section was started for the purpose of study- ing the Life and Customs- of the Women. of the Empire. As the subject was such a wide one, iit was decided to limit it for'the present to the can- sideration of'the women of India. The Geography and Religions-of -liadia have been under disoussioa. It was aaggeated that members-should correspond with Hindoo women who are mostanxious to coaae into touch with: English1 women; A resident 6-f Colombo had already seziti a fall1 and interesting account of the characteristics- and' manner of living, Jtc., of the Singaleee woment Mrs Jackson, as-representative of the PHILAN- THROPIC SECTION) states ;i' I have to report that the work this section. has- undertaken ilt- the, practical teaching of cutting-out and> making-up. garments of all kinds for childrenv and1 also for the mothers themselves. It was-ascertained that several women were anxaous-to learn.the.art of cut- ting out clothes,and witb that object in view a rbova was hired in York-plaoe belonging to.,the Y-.W.C.A. Fortnightly meetings have- been. held, which have proved very successful: andibenefiaial Then followed the official report; of the Secre- taryThe Club held its- inaugtiral meeting on October 7th, 1903, at Penrheol, when Miss Hughes consented to become the 20th member if IS-others were enrolled. This being;arranged; it was decided to hold a meeting at which Miss Hughes should leoture on Japan. We all thought it would be successful, but I think. the most optimistic- of as would hardly h ve hoped-for the nmnbers reached. There were 80 present at the meeting, and before the first month 60 members bad been, enrolled. The total has now reached 75. We have had eighst executive meetings, all; of which have been well attended, and six meetings of the Club have been held, and the following lectures given :October, "The Women of Japan," by Miss E: P. Hughes November, a Social Meeting and Oriential Ex- hibition December. "Cardiff University Settle- ment," by Mrs Burrows- January,The Study of Literature," by Mr Ivor B, John, M.A. Fobt u ary, a Meetrng of Women Citizens, when all Barry y women voters were personally invited; April, The Southern States," by Miss Shipp, of North Carolina; May, Social Meeting and Art Needle- y work Exhibition. All these meetings with, one exception have had very good attendances. We hope another year to have the sections in better working order. This- will be dealt with in our. President's addressi The. election of officers for the coming session, was then proceeded with.. Miss E. P. Hughes- was- unanimously, and with acclamation re-elected president; Mrs- Pardee and Mrs Jackson, vi-ee- presidenta-; Mrs- Jones Lloyd, treasurer Mr& Pardoe andiMisa Murrell, secretaries Mrs Meggitt, Mrs Downing, and Mas Bray were elected as members. of, the Executive Committee Mrs Irving, Miss Meredith, and; Miss Budge as roll-keepers Miss Hughes and Mrs Edgar Jones as correspon- dents to the Bu,2,ry, Dock Aews and Me-rald' respectively. Several interesting discussions took ploce during the- election. The Secretary then read the report by the President, which: will be published- next week.
EMPIRE DAY. Empire Day is. being celebrated for the first time in many, towns in the British Isles,and, among other places, in Barry. For convenience June 2nd has been selected as Empire Day for this year. The embryo citizens. of Baawy are going to do much to increase their knowledge, and intensify their sympathy with their fellow subjects all over the Empire. It is earnestly to be hoped that the adult citizens of Barr.y., on whom rests the responsibility and privilegeof self-government, and some share in Imperial government, will also show their interest in our great Empire. If every home in Barcy mounted at least one flag during the day, andi plaeed one candle in every window from &,p.m to 10 p.m., our young town. would show its appreciation of the honour and responsibilities of British subjects. It is especially to be desired that all public buildings in the town, which of course, are public property and belong to all of us, will be duly decorated and illuminated by those to whom we have given the honour and responsibility of governing our town. E. P. HUGHES, President.
BARRY COASTGUARD STATION. TO BE REMOVED TO BARRY ISLAND. ADJOINING LLOYD'S SIGNAL STATION. We are informed on good authority that it is the intention of H. M. Admiralty Board to make Barry a port War Signalling Station. With this object in view they will take over the jurisdiction and working of Lloyd's Signalling Station. It is also intended to transfer the Coastguard Station from Cold Knap to a site adjacent to Lloyd's Station a.t Nell's Point, when both establishments will be worked under one head.
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to the health of the children, and unless something of this sort was done the nation would certainly deteriorate.—The idea, Mr R. N. Davies considered, was an excellent one, because diseases were con- tracted in schools and were often unnoticed.— There was, in Mr Blainey's opinior a difficulty to be met. When a nurse found a Id suffering, and ordered it home and continued ittend there, the doctors might think that t were being slighted.-Mr Hughes thought tin ;ald be over- come, thinking that the nurses would only attend to minor ailments, and for more seriou9 complaints a card would be given to the parents stating that a doctor was required.—Miss Hughes comidered that in this way the teachers would become experts in detecting a child sickening for anythiiig.-On the motion of the Chairman, seeonded by Mr R. N. Davies, it was decided to make ac offer to this effect to the Education Committee. REQUEST TO TEACH ESS. At the suggestion of Mr T. Williams, it was decided to write to the local branch of the National Union of Teachers, with a view to inviting the teachers of the town to subscribe to the Nursing Association Fund. PIANO AN ATTRACTION FOR THE HOME. It was resolved, at the suggestion of Mr Blainey, to ask the Superintendent to report as to whether a piano would be an attraction to the Home. Mr Blainey thought it would. This was all the business.