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BARRY MAY SHOW AND HORSE PARADE.

THE ANNUAL DINNER.

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THE ANNUAL DINNER. The annual dinner of the Show was held in the evening at the Windsor Hotel, Barry Docks, when Mr W. Thomas, J.P., The Hayes, occupied the chair. There was a large gathering in attend- ance, amongst those present being Colonel Wyndham-Quin, C.B., M.P.. the president of the show; Messrs D. Jenkins, Oliver Williams, and John Slade (judges), W. E. Singer (Penarth), W. Morgan (Cardiff), R. W. Hall (hon. secretary), F. B. Wilkins, (assistant secretary), C. W. Vine (general steward), W. Fowler (treasurer), Alder- man E. John (Cowbridge), Messrs W. J. Travers (secretary of Cardiff May Show), G. Wareham, James Price, H. L. Jones, Sidney Davies, J. Marshall, G. H. Burnett, J. Reynolds, Corbett Price, Rees Jones, W. Farmer, W. Jeremiah, A. Jeremiah (Pontypool), J. Williams (Pontypool), J. Monk, W. H. Monk, H. Vine, G. Whitby, D. Housden, R. Powell, C. B. Griffiths, E. D. Monk (Taunton), James Webb, &c. The large assembly- room had been tastefully decorated for the occasion, and an excellent dinner was provided in a manner which reflected credit upon the respected host and hostess, Mr and Mrs Osborne Jones. After dinner, an interesting toast list was gone through. The Royal toast, given by the Pre- sident, was heartily received. Mr J. Reynolds proposed "The Houses of Parliament," which he described as the finest institutions in the world, and they were glad to have a member of one of the great assemblies with them that evening. (Applause.) Colonel Wyndham Quin, M.P., on rising to respond, was accorded a hearty reception. He thanked the company for the cordiality with which they had received the toast. He regretted there was not a member of the Upper Chamber present also, and hoped they would be more for- tunate on a future occasion. The question of the House of Lords was a delicate one, but whatever their views about the Lords might be, he could not help feeling that they sent from Glamorgan to that Chamber some worthy and able representa- tives. Lord Windsor, whom they were all glad to see promoted to an important place in his Majesty's Ministry—(cheers)—was a very capable gentleman as was also his (Colonel Quin's) kins- man, Lord Dunraven. (Cheers). Again, there was a nobleman who, while not residing in Glamorgan, had large interests in the county, a gentleman whom he considered was an ornament to the House, and an excellent example for everyone to follow. He referred to Lord Tredegar. (Loud applause.) It did not fall to the lot of everyone to occupy a position like Lord Tredegar, whom he was pleased to see was to be the recipient of a testi- monial from the inhabitants of the three counties. The people were coming forward to show their admiration and appreciation of the noble lord's life's work. Glamorganshire intended to present Lord Tredegar with an equestrian statue of himself. Referring to the House of of Commons, Colonel Quin said he considered its present composition decidedly good. (Applause.) He believed that the members did their respective duties to the best of their ability, and he en- deavoured in every way to carry out the wishes of his constituents in Barry and South Glamorgan. (Cheers.) It was not generally known that between all the parties in the House of Commons there existed the utmost cordiality and good feel- ing, and it was one of the great blessings of public life that while they fought as keenly as they liked, still they were good friends. It was a privilege that the British nation alone could claim, for political and social strife existed in every other country. He again thanked them for the cordial reception given to the toast, and hoped it would be his privilege on another occasion to return thanks in the same terms. (Applause.) Success to the Barry May Show," was sub- mitted in felicitous terms by Mr W. J. Travers, who claimed to have had some experience and taken a deep interest in shows of this description. This year, not only Cardiff, but Barry also had had a very successful show. The fact that a district championship cup had been offered for competition by tradesmen at Cardiff, Barry, and Penarth, would add additional interest to these shows, and there would probably be a keen com- petition for the trophy next Wednesday at Penarth. Mr Travers said if a Barry horse did not succeed in winning the prize, one if Dot two would probably receive prize money. He wished the Barry May Show continued success, and coupled with the toast the name of Mr W. Thomas, the popular chairman of the committee. The toast was drank with enthusiasm and the Chairman, in responding, said he was glad the show had been so successful. He was proud of the honour of having been chairman of the com- mittee since the commencement of the show, and much of the success was due to the capable com- mittee. They had had a few storms, but happily not so many as the members of the Barry District Council had. (Laughter.) Mr R. W. Hall, the hon secretary, then read the list of prize winners, and Colonel Quin presented the handsome silver champion cup to Mr G. H. Burnett, and the silver cup for the best single turnout plying for hire to Mr W. J. Rees, in each instance amid the heartiest applause. Mr W. E. Singer, Penarth, proposed the toast of the health of "The President, Colonel Wyndham Quin," which was received with musical honours. Colonel Wyndham Quin, in reply, congratulated the committee upon the fine weather which had prevailed that day. Referring incidentally to the good feeling which prevailed towards him in SoutV Glamorgan, the Colonel said he remembered with gratitude the almost touching reception accorded him at Barry on returning from South Africa, and he greatly appreciated the fact that the toast of his health was at the time proposed by the presi- dent of the Liberal Association. (Cheers.) It afforded him (Colonel Quin) great pleasure to act as President of the Barry May Show, believing that shows of this description were of the utmost importance. It was desirable also that the repre- sentatives of the county families should attend these interesting and useful functions. (Cheers.) The next toast was that of The Judges," given by Mr Edward John, and Messrs Slade, Oliver Williams, and David Jenkins acknowledged, each stating that they had done their work to the best of their ability, and expressed a hope that they had given general satisfaction. (Cheers). "The Successful Competitors" was proposed by Mr H. L. Jones, several of the winners speak- ing in response. The next toast was that of "The Chairman, Vice-chairman, Treasurer, and Hon. Secretaries," given by Mr James Price, and duly responded to. Mr R. W. Hall was entrusted with The Visitors," and Messrs Corbett Price, W. J. Travers, and E. D. Monk suitably replied. The Stewards was then proposed by Mr Rees Jones, who coupled with the toast the names of Messrs C. W. Vine (the general steward), G. Whitby, R. Powell, and W, Farmer, who acknow- ledged in appropriate terms. Mr W. Monk submitted the toast of the Host and Hostess," and Mr and Mrs Osborne Jones acknowledged. The musical programme was an excellent one, songs being sung by Messrs W. J. Travers, J. Price, J. Lloyd, A. Blainey, E. D. Monk, W. H. Monk, W. Morgan, and D. L. Davies, Mr E. Ryan pre- siding at the piano. The enjoyable gathering concluded amid the strains of the National Anthem.

BARRY EDUCATION COMMITTEE.

CONSERVATISM IN SOUTH GLAMORGAN.

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