BAliRY (1".1).) SCHOOL BOARD. FORTNIGHTLY MEETING AT CADOXTON. APPOINTMENT OF HOLTON SCHOOL STAFF. The fortnightly meeting of the Barry United District School Board was held at the Board Schools. Cadoxton, on Monday nitrht. There were present Mr. John Lowdon (chairman). Dr. P. J. O'Donnell. Captain It. Davie?. Rev. J. Price. Mr. E. F. Blackmore. and Mr. W. II. Lewis (clerk).— Tho minutes of the previous meeting were con- firmed. HOLTON-EOAD ST >•> APPOINTMENT?. It was reported that a sub-committee of the Board had gone through the list of applications for the head teaching staff appointments at the Holton-road new schools. Several meetings had been held for the purpose of g-oinsr throng hrend reducing the list of applications. They now made the following recommendations :—(1) That Miss Eva Llewellyn, head-mistress of the Cadoxton In- fant School, be appointed head-mistress of the Holton-road Infant Department (salary +1100 per annum, rising to £120) (2) that Miss Wilcox, of the Helton temporary Infant Department, be transferred to the Cadoxton Schools, in the place of Miss Llewellyn (3) that Mr. Thomas Higman. headmaster of the Barry Schools, be appointed headmaster of the Holton Schools (salary £200, rising to :£230): (4) tint Mr. John Edwin Rees. of Llanarth (one of the applicants for the Hel- ton vacancy) be appointed head-master of the Barry Schools in the room of Mr. Hitman (5) that Miss E. Mary Smith, of Peckham. London, be appointed headmistress of the Holton-road Schools, crirls department (salary £ 130. rising to £ 150).— The Chairman, referring to the appointment of Mr. Higman to the Holton. Schools, said they were of opinion that none of the candidates were better qualified for the post. As to the appointment of Mr. Rees, Llanarth, to the Barry Schools, he could only say that they would be very lucky if they could get him to come. For the information of the press he thought he should say that Mr. Rees was one of the most renowned educationalists in Wales. The Llanarth schools had been mentioned for excellency four times in the Education Depart- ment Blue Book. His pupils had obtained over 3DO hundred certificates. Three of his pupils passed direct from the school to the first division in the London University, in June. 1891, being the only successful pupils from any board schools in Wales. Five scholarships had been won by Mr. Recs's pupils at the colleges at Cardiff. Aber- ystwith, Brecon, and Llandovery five had passed direct to the preliminarjr medical examination in the University of Edinburgh eight had passed the preliminary law examination twelve had passed the preliminary pharmaceutical examina- tion and twelve had been successful in obtain- ing Queen's scholarships at different colleges. — The recommendations of the committee. were, after a short discussion, agreed to. with the exception of the appointment of Mr. Rees to the Barry Schools, that gentleman (who now attended before the Board) having applied for the appoint- ment at Holton. which has a higher salary attached to it.—Mr. Rees, in reply to members, said his object in applying for the Holton School appoint- ment was that it would afford better scope for better work than in a smaller school: but if the salary at Barry was very much lower it would rather handicap him.—A discussion ensued, and Ttfter Mr. Rees had retired, the Chairman moved that Mr. Rees be offered a salary of £18,) (rising to £ 200). the Board also offering every facility for the holding of eveiling classes.—Mr. Rees ac- cepted the appointment, and promised to come not later than the 1st of December. PRESEN'T EFTCATIOXAI. FACILITIES AT HOLTOX TO BE INCREASED AT ONCE. On the motion of Mr. E. F. Blackmore. it was decided that as soon as the infant department is opened at the Holton New Schools, that the pre- sent temporary school be used as a mixed depart- ment by Mr. Higman. so that a nucleus would be ready for the new schools. MISCELLANEOUS. At the suggestion of Mr. Blackmore. it was decided to communicate with Mr. Higman with a view to certain Standard II. chil- dren. who. owing to the lack of accommodation, are taught in the infant department, being kept there for the present, as otherwise they would have to be excluded from the school, it being contrary to the regulations of the department. It was decided that the transfers of the head- mistresses of the Cadoxton and Holton infant departments should take place on Monday next. Various arrangements were made in regard to the opening of the Holton Schools. The following bills were passed :—Two pianos, £40 15s. 4d. J. Milner, Barry, stationery, £1416s.; Clerk, petty cash, £ 10: David Da vies. Cadoxton Schools contract. £400; W. Symonds. Holton Schools contract, £ 1,500. Mr. John Penglase, of the Cadoxton Schools, having failed to obtain his Queen's Scholarship, it was pointed out that he could only now be con- sidered as an ex-P.T. (fourth year), and not as an assistant-master. It was decided to defer further consideration until the next meeting. The seal of the Board was ordered to be affixed to certain bye-laws which have received the sanc- tion of the department. It was decided to advertise in the Smith Wa ;<v Star and several other papers for an attendance officer at a salary of :£ 90, rising :£ 5 yearly to ;it 100. He will be expected to devote the whole of his time to the duties, and must have had at least three years previous experience of the work. In reference to the site of the proposed new schools at Barry parish, it was stated that it was anticipated that an arrangement satisfactory to the Board would be come to with the Barrv Estate Co. for the purchase of the necessary land for the school. It was unanimously agreed to advertise for a first trained assistant for the Cadoxton Girls' De- partment at a salary of £ 75 per annum. TEACHING STAFF AT THE HOLTON SCHOOL. It was decided after considerable discussion that the following should comprise the teaching staff (in addition to the head-teachers already appointed) for the Holton bchools :—-Bovs' Department. 1st certificated assistant, salary £100 second do.. £80, rising to £90; two ex-P.T"?, £60 each Girls' De- partment, 1st assistant, £ 85 second do.&SO one ex-P.T.. £50 ( second will probably be appointed) and one female assistant, £30: Infant Depart- ment, 1st trained assistant. £ 75 1st certificated assistant, £ (0 two ex-P.T.'s. and one female assistant. TENDERS FOR COAL. The following tenders were received for the supply of coal to the schools :—David Paulett. Cadoxton. International best large, 18s..per ton George Adams and Co.. Barry Dock. Garth Merthyr house coal, £1. Monmouthshire Red Ash. 19s.. Rhondda Xo. 3, 18s. E. Hutchins and Co.. Barry Dock Chambers. Forest of Dean or Lydney coal. 21s.: Cadoxton Coal Co.. 2nd Nixon's. 17s Ordi- nary No. 2 Rhondda, 16s.: Taff Vale Coal Co.. Barry, best International large, 15s; J. H Powell. Cadoxton, Wyndham Red Ash. 13s.—Dr. O'Donnell proposed, and ths Rev. J. Price seconded, that the tender of Mr. David Paulett. at 18s. per be accepted.—This was unanimously agreed to. This concluded the business.
THE FATALITY AT TREORKY CHAPEL. On Friday afternoon an inquest was held at the Stag hotel. Treorky. on the body of Thomas Chal- loner. mason, who lodged in the locality, and was killed on the preceding day by a large stone fall- ing upon him whilst at his work at the new Cal- "vinistic Methodist Chapel. which is being built in the neighbourhood. It appeared from the evi- dence of one of the workmen employed at the new building, that the scaffold gave way whilst the deceased and other workmen were adjusting a heavy stone which toppled over. A number of the jurymen stated that the scaffold had not been pro- perly erected, and this elicited indignant exclama- tions from the witness, who protested vehemently that the temporary structure was strong enough and had borne six or seven tons a few days pre- viously. The scaffold had been erected under the supervision of the foreman of the works, and it seemed quite satisfactory when the deceased and other workmen ascended or stood upon it. One of The supports of the structure was pushed away by the men's feet as they heaved the large stones for- ward. and this caused the whole scaffold to col- lapse.—The coroner remarked that the foreman who was absent, should certainly attend to give evidence respeeting the construction of the scaf- fold.—It was stated that the foreman did not reside in the district, and had not received suffi- cient notice of the holding of the inquiry. The inquest was, therefore adjourned till Wednesday morning next. — The man Palmer, who was seriously injured by the accident: is progressing favourably.
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BRIDGEND" PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY.—Before Mr. R. W. Llewellyn (chair- man). Col. Franklen. Messrs. C. P. Davies, W. S. Powell, and R. L. Knight. SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A YOUNG WOMAN. —Sarah Jane Thomas, a young- woman, living at Aberkenfig, was charged with stealing a purse, containing 13s.. the property of Charles Frederick Collins, a neighbour.—Mr. L. C. Thomas. Neath, appeared for the prosecution, and Mr.T. J.Hughes defended.—Ann Collins, wife of Frederick Collins, platelayer, deposed that on Saturday evening. 12th September, defendant was at her house. Witness was absent from the house for a time, when she missed the purse. It was subsequently recovered from a person named Crusilla.—Johinna Kenslew, a little girl 12 years of age, stated that she received the purse from defendant's sister, but afterwards defendant came out crying and said she would give her 2d. to take it back to Mrs. Collins and say that she (witness** had found it. When she got into Mrs. Collins' house she was followed by the defendant and her sister, who were crying. After Mrs. Collins threatened to send for the police Elizabeth Thomas gave her 9s. and and asked Sarah Jane (defendant) to give her the rest, and there would be no more said about it.—Police- constable Button deposed to receiving information as to the loss in the presence of defendant, and in answer to a statement by Mrs, Collins as to whether she had taken it. she being the only person in the house, prisoner said," Xo. I admit seeing your purse on the mantelpiece, but I did not see it afterwards." Prisoner admitted being in the house alone, and said that no person could have taken it without her seeing them.— Mr. Hughes, for the defence, said it was one of the most extraordinary cases that he had ever had to deal with, for the reason that defendant would not have lost anything at the time if she would have said she had taken the money, as nothing would have been said. It was not a question of money, because JS, had already been returned, and for the life of him he could not understand, assuming that she was guilty of taking it, she did not then say so at the time, and prevent consequent trouble, ex- posure, and punishment, but she had not, even in the box that day. instructed him to plead guilty. But she had instructed him to say that whatever had been said that she had done, she did not steal it or take any money. Circumstantial evidence was against her, but as defendant would be prevented from giving her statement on oath, he asked them to give credence to what he would say on her behalf. She says that she is positive that Mrs. Collins did place the purse in her pocket after giving change in the shop to the last customer. He asked the Bench to bear in mind the fact that nearly the whole of the money had been returned. —Police-constable Button, who said he had known defendant for eight or nine years, said she was respectable. He had never known anything against her.—The Bench retired to consider the case, and after a short absence the Chairman said they had not the slightest difficulty in coming to the decision that defendant was guilty. Being a young girl. they were inclined to be as lenient as possible, by not sending her to gaol, which cer- tainly would have been the case had the testimony of character been against her. Therefore, they would proceed under the First Offenders' Act, and defendant must appear to answer her name in that court in six months' time, and if they found anything whatever against her during that time, and there was anything said against her, they would then proceed to punish her for this present offence. She would be bound in the sum of £5 to do so.—This case occupied over two hours in hearing. PUP.LIO-HOUSE THEFT.—John Williams, described as a collier. living at Blackmill, was brought up in custody charged with stealing Is. 9d. in coin from a drawer in the counter of the bar of the Ogmore Junction Hotel. Blackmill, the properly of Hopkin Jenkins, landlord.—Margaret Jenkins stated that during her temporary absence from the bar. she heard a fall of glass. She immediately went thither, and saw defendant, who had been left there a! one. leaning over the counter, with his hand in the drawer. He over-balanced the other side, and witness took two sixpenny and three threepenny pieces from his hand.—Police-constable Evan Evans proved arresting defendant on the previous Saturday night.—Defendant now ex- pressed his sorrow, saying that he had forgotten himself.—Sent to gaol for seven days with hard labour. ASSAULTS.—Richard Owen, sinker. Penprisk, Pencoed, was summoned by John Goss, collier, Pencoed, for assaulting him on the previous Sunday afternoon, whilst the latter and his wife were taking a walk.—Complainant stated that de- fendant kicked a dog belonging to him, and when his wife remonstrated with him defendant came towards her to strike her, when he warded off the ¡ blow and received two more himself.—Defendant said stones were thrown at him by complainant and his wife.—Fined £2, inclusive of costs. ASSAULT ON A FARMER'S SON.—Thomas Rees and William Underbill, labourers, living at Bridgend, were both charged separately with assaulting William Cornelius, son of Mr. Thomas Cornelius, farmer, Tyla, Ogmore, on the 1st October last. There were also summonses against defendants for trespassing on Mr. Cornelius' farm.—Mr. T. J. Hughes appeared for the prose- cution.—William Cornelius said he was on the Slice land, near Pandy, on the 1st October last, when he saw two men working down the hedge, with a greyhound, whilst two others were walking on the pathway near. They were about 100 yards distant from witness, and he recognised the two men with the greyhound as being defendants. Witness watched them, and they saw him. They called out, You had better go home, or you will get killed, you b Witness remained in the same place for a time, and then followed them towards the road that led to Pandy. When witness got half-way down the four of then rushed for- ward to him. but he (witness) did not move. They only came about 10 yards forward, and then re- turned down the field. The two defendants subsequently came towards witness, and Rees asked him who he was watching. He said You," whereupon Rees asked him if he wanted a pill." They came up to him then, and Rees struck him on the lip, which bled, and also gave three or four more blows. Underhill then hit him down, and while on the ground both defendants hit him. Witness managed to scramble up, and ran away, defendants following him for about 80 yards.—The Bench thought it had been a very unprovoked assault, and sent each of the defendants to gaol for seven days with hard labour.—Mr. Hughes asked for the other case against the defendants to be withdrawn, that their end was gained, upon payment of costs, which was allowed, the defen- dants to serve three days' extra imprisonment if the amount of the costs were not forthcoming.
INDECENT ASSAULT AT BARRY DOCK. At Penarth police-court on Monday—before Mr. James Ware and Colonel Guthrie—George Knill was charged with indecently assaulting a young woman, named Emma Ward, a domestic servant, on Saturday, the 10th inst.—Mr. W. Lloyd Meyrick, solicitor, Cardiff, appeared to prosecute.—The complainant stated that on Saturday night she met rhe prisoner at Holton. Barry Dock, and he asked her to go for a walk. She consented, but said she could not be long, as she was only out on an errand. She had only been in the neighbour- hood a fortnight, during which time she had previously walked out with the prisoner on two separate occasions. After proceeding some dis- tance she said she must return, whereupon he com mitted the assault complained of. She screamed and fainted away. Her skirt was torn off and her hat and her dress were damaged.—Police-constable Smith deposed to hearing screams on the night in question. Hurrying to the spot he discovered com- plainant in a fainting condition leaning against the wall. The prisoner was standing close by, holding" her with his right hand. Prisoner ap- peared to be somewhat under the influence of drink.—In answer to the charge by the Magis- trates' Clerk, prisoner said, I met with Miss Ward and went for a walk with her. I should not have insulted her if I had been sober. I had never done so before."—Prisoner was then committed to take his trial at the quarter sessions. Bail was allowed, himself in £50 and two sureties in :£ 25 each.
BURGLARY AT BRITON FERRY. At the Neath county petty-sessions, on Friday— before Messrs. C. Evan Thomas (chairman). T. S. Sutton, and J. Edwards Vaughan-John Davies. who said he was a marine fireman, was charged with feloniously breaking and entering into the shop of Mr. W. D. Jones, Briton Ferry, and stealing six pairs of trousers, two coats one vest, and four silk pocket handkerchiefs.—Police-constable Lewis, of Briton Ferry, arrested the prisoner at the Sailors' Home. Swansea, and found some of the stolen property in his possession, other parts being found in different pawnshops.—The prisoner, who was committed for trial, appeared to have a good knowledge of police-court procedure, applied for bail.—The Chairman thought it might be granted, whereupon the prisoner promptly asked that a memorandum to that effect should be endorsed on the commitment.—It appeared, however, after con- sultation with the learned clerk, that prisoner's record was not too satrsfaotory. p.,nil tho Bench ordered him to the court below. ordered him to the court below."
CORRESPONDENCE. CATHOLIC, RITUALIST, AND PROTESTANT. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. DEAR SIR,—As I was unable to write last week, I hope you will even now spare me a little room to thank your reviewer—who is evidently a scholar and a gentleman—for the able and kindly notice of Father Anderdon's book, Britain's Early Faith," he gave in your issue of the 2nd inst. His manly and straightforward admissions that our Christianity first came from Rome, and that the present Catholic Church and that of ancient Britain are identical, as far as "racenlotal" suc- cession and continuity" go. contrast most re- markably with the false and ill-mannered sneer of the Archbishop of Canterbury about the New Italian Mission." This is one of many everyday occurrences which go to prove that while the genuine Protestant, rightly or wrongly, feels secure in his position, the High and Ritualistic Anglican feels the Catholic house of cards, so painfully built up during the past half-century, already tumbling about his ears. If Parliament does not by some kind of continuity inherit the prerogative which Anglican Bishops (ridr Jacob's "Life of Bishop Morgan") used to ascribe to despotic sovereigns—that of being the vice-g-erent of G od "—then the Establishment has lost the best leg it had to stand upon. Your reviewer, taking his survey from a standpoint so unlike ours, is liable to misunderstand the attitude of Catholics towards certain doctrines. Let me explain. 1. When Anglicans declare We have con- tinuity," they only mean to say, with as little offence as possible to Protestant ears. We have preserved unbroken the Apostolic Succession." The only way they try. or hope, to connect them- selves with the Catholic Church is by claiming this succession. We Catholics have no motive for rejecting this claim, if it was well-founded, for were their succession proved to-morrow, we should consider them as far as ever from the one true Church. With us. unlike Anglicans, the Apostolic Succession, though absolutely necessary, is not everything, but one of many things which we hold can never fail in the true Church. I doubt if we are not on better terms with many British sects than with some of the schismatic bodies of the East, whose succession we do not question. 2. The office of the Bishop of Rome as visible and earthly head of the universal Church rests on Divine authority, and is wholly distinct from the office which the Bishop of Rome came by ecclesias- tical arrangement to hold as patriarch of the Western Church. When the latter office is spoken of. it is generally with the view of proving to those who profess belief in the power of General Coun- cils or other Catholic authority, that, even if the Bishop of Rome were not ruler of the whole Church, still no part of the Western Church could deny his patriarchal authority without separating themselves from communion with the Catholic world. Many Ritualists feel this difficulty, and in their usual quibbling fashion acknowledge that the Pope is entitled to a certain obedience which they never give him. 3. Your reviewer's opinion that the Pope's power grew and spread might, in a certain and very real sense, be conceded by Catholics without injury to their orthodoxy. The question rather is whether or not certain powers were divinely contrusted to St. Peter and his successors for the good of the whole Church. As several centuries elapsed before many large bodies of Christians in different countries knew v.-hat New Testament books they were to accept as inspired Scripture, I should certainly not be surprised to find that many of them lived and died without knowing how far. if at all, they were obliged to obey the voice of the Pope. There are records to show that most of the great early missionaries who were successful in spreading the faith in lands far off from Rome went out to preach by the Pope's order or with his blessing and authority. Their voice was sufficient for their own disciples for the time beiiitr. How is it at the present day We have missionaries now evangelising idolatrous nations as we had then, and do all our converts in Africa, China, and North America realise their relation to the Pope ? I have no doubt that during the past year some of these converts have died and reached the abodes of the blessed without having ever heard of the Pope, Probably their religious instruction in many cases had not reached that point. It may seem strange to Evangelical Pro- testants, but I can assure them that when we commence to instruct people wholly ignorant of Christianity we are obliged to teach them many things before we think of introducing them to any knowledge of the Pope's prerogatives or even his existence. In speaking thus I do not dream of making excuses for those who ought to know the whole doctrine of the Christian Church, and yet do not avail themselves of the means of knowing it. In conclusion I would as a Catholic layman respectfully ask your learned reviewer not to be too sure that these questions do not concern Non- conformists or other Evangelical Protestants. I think few will nowadays dispute that Christ in- tended His Church to be one, and to present a united and unbroken front to all His enemies. As a well-known Protestant has said, His main object was to establish throughout tho world the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. Can there be a brotherhood of man without the most complete religious union, inward and out- ward When sects, divided in doctrine, profess to be inwardly and spiritually one, does not the odium thei'logicum thus smothered burn more fiercely than ever ? Everyone who has experience of the inner life of Wales will feel, if they 'do not admit, that this question should be answered in the affirmative. Then I would ask all who love Christ, and look forward to the age of Human Brother- hood, what can excuse dissent from the one ancient Church ? The Evangelical will possibly answer. The ancient Church was corruptible, and has been grossly corrupted." I don't say what the worth of this excuse would be if it were true, but I should like to know how a follower of Christ can believe such a thing possible. "W hen Christ banded his followers in one body, and was going to leave them, He promised that the Spirit of God should abide with them for ever, and teach them all truth. He did not promise that they would all be virtuous, but all truth was to be theirs for ever. Then Catholics believe with St. Paul, that Christ chose for himself a bride, pure, holy, and unspotted, free from every stain. The Evangelical Protestant says. "That is just where Paul and I differ. Chiist chose for His bride a harlot^—one who was already a harlot in heart, for she yielded to the tempter, and put on scarlet robes on the first opportunity that offered." This, I take it, is the fundamental point between us, and I hope I have not stated it unfairly.—Truly yours, Carmarthen. October, 1891. D.R. LLANTWIT-MAJOR v. BRYNCETHIN. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SlB.—Permit me a small space in your valuable journal to correct a statement as concerning the above match. In your last is?ue it was reported that Bryncethin were beaten by 8 goals (2 dropped) 2 minors, which is entirely misleading, and in justice to the visitors, who have only just com- menced operations in the football world, the right score was 1 converted goal 1 drop goal 2 minors to nil. I do not know where the error lies, whether with the reporter or with the printer, but anyhow it is altogether wrong, and therefore I trust you will give publicity to these few lines.—I am, &c., W. LEWIS. Hon. Sec. Bryncethin Cricket and Football Association. ♦- BARRY (U.D.) SCHOOL BOARD AND THE iTRADES' COUNCIL DEPUTATION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOCTH WALES STAR. Sill.—It was not my intention to trouble you further on this subject, but seeing the novel re- ply of the deputation in yours of the 9th instant, I certainly think they call for some comment. In the first place these gentlemen now say that, they had no intention of castimr any reflection or aspersion on me as a contractor or as to the character of the work, and that they did not wish to attack any individual employer. Now, assuming that to be correct, why was the Holton-road Schools' contractor pointed oat as having sub-let £2,0(1) worth of joinery? Why was greater supervision requested if they did not suspect that scamping was going on ? Why should such speeches be delivered as was made at the Labourers' Union Dinner, when Mr. Harper said "thesweatingcarried on at the Holton-road Schools was equal to anything ever heard of in London— (sensation)—and that he did not wish to rake up the fire." Surely there must be fire somewhere. These are facts that have appeared in the public print, and in the face of them their answer is pre- posterious. Again, these gentlemen now say no mention was made of Mr. Codd's name, or of my paying train to bring men down from Cardiff. True, it was not said in the exact words, but it was in substance, and in a manner no one could fail to know the meaning. Though they were not manly enough to speak plainly, hence the reason of accusing them of dealing in generalities. They clearly pointed out that I was employing men who did not reside in the district consequently money was carried out that should be spent there, and that these men would not do their work like local men. I, on the other hand, say I do not pay train fares to bring men from Cardiff if I can obtain what I want on the spot. Again, as to letting contracts to local men, Mr. Rees says he draws the line at — I,' having taken the contract, should have done the greater part of the work on the job. This I submit I have done. If Mr. Rees expects me to put up a little shop under the hedge, speculating builder fashion, and make the joinery of a job of that dimensions, I fear his knowledge of the building trade is very crude indeed. Surely he (Mr. Rees) will give me credit for building the walls, roofing, plastering, fixing and painting, and all other work on the job except the joinery, or does he expect me to make the bricks and grow the timber also ? These gentlemen have also a very ingenious method of proving I am not a ratepayer, and can- not have any interest in the district. They say, "True his name is down as the owner of nropertv assessed at £490, but does that constitute a rate- payer ? No; emphatically no." According to that way of reasoning, a person may go to a town, employ labour, and invest the savings of a life- time. Having done that, he hands over his interest in the place to the men that happen to live in the houses for the time being. Surely this is queer reasoning. If either of these gentlemen happen to live in a house where the landlord pays the rates as I do, may I ask him if it will make one farthing difference to him' if the rates next half- year is tenpence or a shilling It will make a vast difference to me. These gentlemen jump and shout, We arc the people," and utterly overlook the law of supply and demand, and though they see the rents going down as at present in Barry and undoubtedly the rates will go up. And yet in this enlightened age you find people who will openly assert that the whole of the rates are paid by the tenant, and that the owner has no interest if he do not happen to live in the district. I have not the pleasure of knowing either of these gentleman, but from the tone of their letters and speeches, I venture to surmise that when the depression comes, as assuredly it will come, to Barry, as well as all other fast-grow- ing districts, they will be among the people who will call in the furniture van and seek fresh fields and pastures new, and hand over their interest and responsibility in the district with the key of their empty house, while they go to build up another prosperous colony elsewhere, as they never thrive in a declining market. In conclusion, I would remind them that the work has gone on most harmoniously between the men and myself; and, as far as I know, the greater portion of the men belong to Trades Unions. Union rates of wages are paid, and in many cases more. That being so, why should I be attacked as a sweater ? It must have originated with some gentlemen who, having come on the job, expected a sinecure, as it was a public job, but get disappointed, and hence the spite. Thanking you in anticipation. I am, yours, &c., W. SYMOXDS, Contractor, H. R. Schools. THE OFFICIALS OF THE OGMORE AND GARW LOCAL BOARD. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,—As a constant reader of your valuable journal, I have noticed the letters of two cor- respondent, one from the Ogmore and the other from the Garw Valley, casting a very serious aspersion on cur Local Board officials. As a rate- payer, I have taken a little interest in this matter. and I had a conversation with a few other rate- payers in reference to this affair. We came to the conclusion that we could not get a better lot of members on our Board than we have. from the chairman down to the lowest official. As to the chairman, everyone knows that he is a perfect gentleman in every sense of the term. I think we are well blessed, having such a generous states- man as chairman. We have seen his generosity in connection with the English Baptists at Ponty- cymmer. Such men as your correspondent is enough to poison the minds of such gentlemen, were they not luckily above taking notice of such rubbish. As for the Surveyor, we can say, the right man in the right place," and considering the state of these valleys when he took office and what it is now, we can easily see what sort of man he is, that he is a man who understands his work. With all the new works, the roads, buildings, &c., and the great drainage scheme staring him in the face, anyone with an atom of common sense can see that he has no time to spare, and that the Board would be quite justified in giving him a little more consideration. The Sanitary Inspector ought also to have an advance in his salary according to the good times and the heavy work which he has to perform. He should be allowed to keep a horse which would do away with the necessity of having another inspector. If these correspondents were elected officials, no do j bt things would turn out differently but everyone can't get these posts, and the Board doubtless appointed those they though to be the best men. '• Wisdom is justified of her children," and the wisdom of the Board has been shown by the succcess of their appointments. Let these men come out under their right names and they will hear more from Bryncethin. A RATEPAYER.
PENCOED NOTES. [BY ROVER. ] REGISTERED SLAUGHTERHOUSES. I am no lawyer, and know not whether it be necessary that all slaughterhouses should be regis- tered. I know, however, that a slaughterhouse situated in the midst of a neighbouring village is the cause of a very lively commotion just now. A school was recently opened near the slaughter- house in question, and it is alleged that the stench arising from it is simply intolerable, and that some of the youngsters who attend the school have already nearly totally lost their appetites. All, I am sure, will agree in pitying the young ones, and it is to be hoped that the powers that be will forth- with move in the matter, and see that the slaughter- house is removed or the nuisance abated. A ROW OVER A PARISH MAP. Parish maps are not to be had for whistling, and the rule is that they are paid for out of the local rates, and are therefore common property. Generally the custody of these maps is entrusted to some one man, and occasionally this man turns around in years and claims the map as his own. and of course a local squabble ensues, and everybody knows that a local squabble, like a civil war, is a very bad thing indeed. Now I think these local squabbles over parish maps and other parish properties could be easily avoided by providing a parish box, in which all such properties should be deposited. r The keys of the box would be naturally entrusted to the overseers for the time being. LOST IN THE FOG November fogs came in September this year as two local sinkers found to their grief one Sunday evening recently. At six p.m. sharp they walked forth like two giants full of hope from Penprisk to visit their fair ones on the southern declivity of Mynydd-y-Gaer. They met old friends, and reached not this destination till the shades of night had fallen. This grieved them not, how- ever, for was there not still time enough to reach the little chapel on the hillside before the service would be over, especially if they took the shortest cut over the fields. They took the fields, but gentle reader, then they blundered egregiously. A heavy fog came on, and, sad to say, those two young men, good as gold, and true as steel, were on the mountain all night long, and had the sun not risen since, they would have been there still, not as three brare young men, 'tis true, but as a couple of corpses in an advanced state of decomposition. True to nature, the sun rose next morning at his appointed time, when the young men found themselves knocking for admis- sion ot the door of a tenautless pig-stye. The fair ones, who were thus unwittingly disappointed, pouted, and sent the young men, bag and baggage, about their business when next they offered their services. This was hard lines, but fate is sometimes cruel. The young men have remained home every Sunday evening since to suck their thumbs but I am glad to add, in conclusion, that two large lan- terns and two large foghorns arrived at Pencoed Station yesterday addressed to the ycung men. and next Sunday evening they will again resume their peregrinations. I wish them all luck. IRISH, BUT TRUE. The following was the oration of which an Irish navvy unburdened himself of the other night at a local hostelry :— If a gentleman breaks a horse's heart, he's only a bowld rider,' while a poor servant is a careless blackguard for only taking a sweat out of him. If a gentleman dhrinks till he can't see a hole in a ladder, he's only fresh,' but' dhrunk' is the word for a poor man. And if a gentleman kicks up a row, he's a fine spirrited fellow,' while a poor man is a disorderly vagabone'for the same; and the justice axes the one to dinner, and sends the t'other to gaol. Oh, faix, the law is a dainty lady she takes people by the hand who can afford to wear gloves, but people with brown fists must keep their dissance." Three cheers for the navvy, gentle reader; he deserves them. TO CORRESPONDENTS. Those kind correspondents who have sent me notes which are not given above will please exer- cise the virtue of patience till next week. I have come fully to the. end of my tether to-day, and must, therefore, bow and make my exit.
For seven years I suffered from Asthma, tried all known remedies, and LEWIS'S PECTORAL BALSAM is the best of al1.ls. lid. per bottle. FoLLICK'8 is the Gentiine Shop for all kinds of Clothing. Corner of Barry-road and Main- street.—Advt.
I STAKKEY, KNIGHT & CO., LIMITED, MALSTERS, BREWERS, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS. CELEBRATED SOMERSET ALES. ERE STREET STORES CADOXTOX, BARRY. o SPIRITS OF WHOLESALE STRENGTH. Sold in Botles and Jars. ALES IN CASKS OF 4t GALLONS and upwards always in stock. MILD ALES from lOd. to 1/6 per Gallon. PORTER & STOUT from 1/- to 1/6 per Gallon. L. Y. OWEN, Agent FOB I JOOD CC RN, &C„ AT LOW PRICES, JL GO TO EVANS & PHILLIPS, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL HAY, STRAW, AND CORN MERCHANTS, VERE-STREET, CADOXTON. OLDEST ESTABLISHMENT IN THE WHOLE DISTRICT. LL. THOMAS, OLDEST ESTABLISHED TOBACCONIST AND CIGAR DEALER MAIN-STREET, CADOXTON, ALSO TOBACCONIST AND HAIRDRESSER, 102, HIGH-STREET, BARRY. THE WORKING MEN'SSTORES, 36, VERE-ST., CADOXTON, 0ONTINUES ITS NOTORIETY for the VERY BEST TEAS, GROCERIES, AND PROVISIONS. The only vendor of Payne's justly ^celebrated WILTSHIRE BACON and HAMS in the whole district. Unequalled for the Breakfast Table. POST ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION. Never visit Cadoxton without calling to inspect my Varied Stock. B. SUMMERS, PROPRIETOR. RECKITT'S gTARCH. pECKITrS JJLUE. RECKITrS pLACK LEAD. WATCHES; JEWELLERY WHY Go to Cardiff if you can buy equally TT Good and Cheap in your own Town by going to F. J. GREENER, UNDER PUBLIC-HALL. VERE-STREET, CADOXTON, Who keeps in Stock a good Selection of Clocks and Watches of all kinds and prices, Gold and Silver Jewellery of newest style, E. P. Spoons and Forks, Wedding Rings, Keepers, Dress and Gents' Signet Rings, at Special Low Prices. Best Place to Go for All Kinds of REPAIRS, Especially Watches of All Descriptions. THE PONTYPRIDD AND RHONDDA V ALLEYS BILL-POSTING COMPANY Have Splendid Bill Posting Stations all through the RHONDDA VALLEY, FERNDALE VALLEY, MOUNTAIN ASH, AND PONTYPRIDD. All Orders Promptly Executed. Special Attention paid to HANDBILLS. For Terms and Particulars, apply to Mr. LEW IS J. WARD, Manager. Offices MILL-STREET, POXTYPRIDD. Secretary, Mr. W. SPICKETT, Solicitor, Court House-street. Collector E. LEWIS. GREAT BRYNHILL, MERTIIYRDOVAN. LAND TO BE LET FOR BUILDING PURPOSES. At from 50¡- to £ 7 an acre, in Plots of from 2 acres to 5 acaes. For conditions apply to Mr. W. DASIIWOOD CAPLE, Architect and Surveyor, 8, Queen Street, CARDIFF. W A L T E R J. yy I N D S O R PRACTIC TAILOR & WOOLLEN DRAPER, HOLTiON-ROAD, (Near Graving Dock-street), BARRY DOCK. The Favour of Orders Respectfully Solicited. Gentlemen'sown Materials made up. LONDON. CARDIFF, and SWANSEA. REGULAR STEAM COMMUNICATION. THE LONDON and BRISTOL CHANNEL j_ COMPANY'S First Class, Full Powered STEAMERS are intended to sail (casualities ex- cepted, and as per conditions on Company's sailing bills) From LONDON, Pickle Herring Tier and or Gun and Shot Wharf, EVERY SATURDAY. From CARDIFF, East Bute Dock Basin, for London (via Swansea), EVERY WEDNESDAY. Continental and through rates arranged. Low rates hrough from London to Pontypridd, Aberdare, and Merthyr, per Steamer a.nd Glamorgan Canal. For Particulars apply to Messrs Matthews and Luff, 102, Fenchurcli-street, London, E.G.; Mr. F. H. Tucker, 13, Adelaide-street, Swansea or to WM. COLLINGS, Jux., & Co., 104, Bute-street, Cardiff. EDW. GOULD & CO. B B a B N Drapers. BARRY, ARE NOW SHOWING AUTum NOVELTIES. A LARGE AND SELECT ASSORTMENT OF LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S W aterproofs, Mantles, Jackets, Capes, Ulsters IN ENGLISH & GERMAN MANUFACTURE. Tqe Cheapest and arges t Selection in the District. THE NEWEST DESIGNS AND COLOURS IN Wool Shawls, Eryri Wraps, Snowclon Wraps, Tennis Wraps. MANTLES & JACKETS MADE TO ORDER. FIT GUARANTEED. YOUR INSPECTION is SOLICITED. 93, HIGH-STREET, BARRY. St°P- Who Lives Here ? Why, JOHN BECK WORTH, x FAMILY GROCER AND PROVISION MERCHANT, Xv Vvher? you can always depend upon getting Prime Wiltshire Bacon, C k VFresh Eggs, and the Finest Car- marthen Butter, at Lowest Mar- _\ket Price. Dealer in High- Q/Vclass Provisions. Beach's TTN"N"F!D\ A\Whole Fruit Jams and J- LJU x VBottled Fruits Hunt- ME A TS \ley's and Palmer's xu_xj.c\. _l o, X \and Mackenzie and TTTQTT P X—1' X Mackenzie's Bis- 1 lol1, &C., ^\cuits and Cakes OF THE FINEST BRANDS. NTvS. ——— All Goods Sold at Store Vs. Prices for Cash. All Orders will receive prompt an careful attention. SHIPPING SUPPLIED. FRESH POULTRY EVERY FRIDAY. > Estimates Given. ALWAYS GO TO MOLYNEUX & Co., r~ BOOT MANUF.AOfURERS. HOLTON ROAD POST OFFICE, BARRY DOCK, For the Latest Designs and the best value in the trade. SEEDS! SEEDS! SEEDS! A SPLENDID SELECTION of VEGETABLE and FLOWER SEEDS, direct from Messrs. Cooper, Taber, and Company, the largest Seed Growers in Europe. Please apply for Catalogues. and oompare with Cardiff prices. VY. R. HOPKINS PHARMACEUTICAL AND DISPENSING CHEMIST (by Exam.), HIGH-STREET, BARRY. VERE-STREET, CADOXTON. FREDERICK C. MILDER, POST-OFFICE BARRY, STATIONER, NEWSAGENT BOOKSELLER, AND CIRCULATING LIBRARY. London and other daily papers supplied. Periodicals, Magazines, etc. JOHN DAVIES, TAlLOn AND OUTFITTER, -L PARIS HOUSE, H I G H S T It E E T, BARRY. SUITS MADE TO ORDER AT THE SHORTEST NOTICE. WOODHAM AND SON, HIGH-STREET, BARRY, GREENGROCERS AND POTATO ME CHANTS. All Kinds of Fish Daily when in Season. I GENERAL HAULIERS. A Brake for Picnic Parties for the Summer Season. Dog-cart on Hire. EDUCATIONAL. DAY SCHOOL FOR G- I RL S-. HEDBLE HOUSE, CADOXTON, BARRY. Principal MISS BARSTOW. NEXT TERM COMMENCES OCTOBER 14, 1891. BARRY PREPARATORY SCHOOL, ATHER- STONE, WINDSOR-ROAD. PRINCIPAL :—MISS BURBIDGE, R.A.M., Assisted by thoroughly efficient Governesses. .Thorough English, French, Music, and ouier Accomplishments. Kindergarten Taught. Next-Term will commence September 14,1831. BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, RECTORY-ROAD, CADOXTON-BARRY. PRINCIPAL MISS SMALL. Prospectus on application. A Class for Little Boys. FRENCH, Spanish. Italian. German, Private .Tuition. Classes. Special Classes for Commercial Correspondence and Conversation. Candidates pre- paied roi-tue Medical, Law, Civil Service. Excise and Customs Examinations Scholarships through the post; Arithmetic, Ajook-keeping, Shorthand— Mr. W Haines, Public Translator, 25, Park-street, Cardiir. DMWII8- AND PAINTING IN Oil & WATER COLOURS, PASTEL, &c. B CALEDFRYN'S CLASSES meet on SATUR- J\. DAYS, at the GRAIG SCHOOLS. PONTY- PUIDD, at 10.30 a.m., and at YNYSWEN SCHOOLS, TREORKI, at 3 p.m.-For terms, apply to Ab Caledfryn. Artist, Pontypridd or. for Treorki Section, to Mr. E. R. Jones, Ynyswen House. MISS CALEDFRYN (late of the Roval Academy of Music. London), is prepared to take PUPILS for the PIANOFORTE, VIOLIN, and ORGAN.— For terms, address to No. 1, Devon Villas Ponty- pridd. J MUSIC MADE EASY.—Infallible, easy, practical method to play piano, harmonium, without knowledge of music-; no knowledge of keys required Is. Rev. WM. HUGHES, Oidbmvy. Birmingham. [473 SCHOOL ADVERTISEMENTS. — Principals of Private and other Schools will do well to adver- tise in the South Wales Star, which circulates very largely in the South, East, West, and Rhondda Di- visions of Glamorganshire. Quotations for a series may be had on application to the Manager, at the Office, Vere-street, Cadoxton, Carry, or of-the local representatives. JAMES PRICE, "U I- ;:0 < :> > » j < t: ;c « i11 ::> -I C1 :< The Modern Bakery and Restaurant, Regent-street ai|(! holton-road, BARRY DOCK. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BAKER, PASTRY- COOK AXD CONFECTIONER. PURVEYOR TO THE PRINCIPAL HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT. BREAKFAST ROLLS. FREXCH ROLLS. DINNER cone. VIENNA BREAD. DIGESTIVE BREAD. JEWS' BREAD. SANDWICH LOAVES (all sizes), And a host of other Specialities Daily. PRICE'S A 1 PORK AND VEAL AND HAMPIES An Ordinary daily at One. Private Sitting and Bedrooms. Tea, Coffee, Cocoa, Chops, and Steaks at all times. Finest Hungarian. English, and American Flour. Wholesale and Retail, at prices which cannot be beaten (for Cash), delivered at a few minutes' notice. Always a Large Stock of leading millers only to select from. I do not buy low-priced Flours. Huntley and Palmer's Biscuits—a great variety. Pattison's (the best) Sweets—a large stock. Cad- bury's Chocolate Goods—a varied assortment. Agent (either Buying or Commission), whole- sale only for fresh farm butter, new-laid eggs. home-cured hams and bacon, poultry of all kinds; &c., &c., &c. (A CARD.) MR. J I A. OWEN ARCHITECT AND SURVEYOR, 5, VERE STREET, (Opposite the Local Board Office,) CADOXTON, BARRY. W. WATTS AXD Sox, SHIPPING AND FAMILY BUTCHERS, 4, MARKET BUILDINGS, BARRY. SHIPPING AND FAMILIES SUPPLIED ON THE SHORTEST NOTICE. E. o. Eva^ V TRONM.ONGER, SHIP CHANDLER, CHINA, EARTHEN WARE, AND GLASS MERCHANT. ADDRESSES Nos. 17 AND 60, MAIN-STREET, CADOXTON, AND AT BARRY DOCK. (Close to Shipping Office). ABERNETIirS COMPOUND COUGH BALSAM.—A safe and effectual remedy for Eoughs, Colds, Difficult Breathing, and all complaints of Chest and Lungs.—Prepared by J. ABEllXETHY, Medical Hall, High-street, Cadoxton, Barry. SPECIAL SHOW IN AUTUMN AND WINTER GOODS. DRESS STUFFS FROM 2ID. PER YARD. BLANKETS FROM 4s. llD. THE PAIR. SHEETING FROM 51D. PER YARD. FLANNELS FROM 4FD. PER YARD. THE LARGEST STOCK IN THE NEIGHBOUR- HOOD TO CHOOSE FROM. OWEN MCCANN & CO., LONDON HOUSE, HOLTON-ROAD. w. H. GOULD, IRON ANDBRASSFOUNDERS, BARRY FOUNDRY, (Between No. 4 and 5 Tips.) BARRY DOCK. Estimates for all kinds of Iron and Brass Castings Old Cast Iron and Metal Bought.