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ST. DAVID'S DAY CELEBRATION…

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\OPENING OF BARRY PUBLIC LIBRARY.

IALLEGED HIGHWAY ROBBERY AT…

INDEPENDENT ORDER OF RECHABITES.

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MS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS.

--BARRY COUNTY COURT.

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THE CANDIDATURE OF THE REV. T. PANDY JOHN. To the Editor of the" BABRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-I read your comments in last week's Barry Dock News, on the forthcoming District Council Election, in which it was stated that the Rev. T. Pandy John had again been chosen, by the unanimous vote of the members of his church with one exception, as candidate for the Castleland Ward. This is obviously an error, and being the exception referred to I consider it is my duty to lay the facts before the public, and allow them to judge for themselves. On Monday evening, the 26th ultimo, the annual members' tea of Holton-road Baptist Church was held, when about half the members of the church, comprising a majority of ladies (and non-voters) were present. During the proceedings, without any previous intimation, a deputation from the Progressive Electoral Committee, was introduced to the meeting (without the sanction of the members, which was a direct violation of ths church rules), with a request that the church should relieve their pastor of his promise not to seek re-election. I objected on the ground that the interests of the church had suffered owing to Mr John being unable, in consequence of his duties as councillor, to devote the time and attention necessary to his duties as pastor. Notwith- standing my protest, in which I expressed the feelings, not only of myself, but of many other members of the church, a show of hands was-- called for, and the alleged unanimous vote Was declared to have been given, whereas, if a ballot were taken of the whole of the members, I am quite certain that a large number would express themselves in the same manner as I have done. These are the facts, and I am sure none will attempt to controvert them. In justice to my- self, and to the members of the church generally. I would ask you to give this letter the same publicity as was given to the comments last week. —yours faithfully, F. J. CRATES. Corner of Evans-street and Spencer-street Barry Docks, March 6th, 1906.

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