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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.








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