BARRY RAIL 117A Y.—TRAFFIC RECEIPTS. Week ending 10th September, 1892 £ 4.002. Accountant's Office. Ba-rv Dock, 14th September, 1892.
In the eighteenth century the Welsh Church bad become in very deed part and parcel of the Church of England, and the supremacy .of Canterbury was complete and fatal. Wales, alienated from the historic Church, was easily won by a Nonconformity that adapted itself to the peculiar circumstances of the country. Bishop Edwards claims to be.a purer and more enlightened patriot than.his opponents. Every true Welshman," he said, is proud of his country, and eager to develope its gifts and talents to the very utmost, not in the stifling atmosphere of an unwholesome provincialism, but in the free and open air of close and friendly competition with England." These are wise words, with which we are in entire sympathy. Had the Bishop weighed them well, he would have found that they furnished the best and most convincing argument for Disestablish- ment. The Nationalism of Young Wales is not parochial, nor is it the ambi- tion of our leaders that Welsh talent should be developed in the "stifling atmos- phere of an unwholesome provincialism." The leaders of the national movement in Wales are men who lived in the free and open air of close and friendly competition with England," and in many cases they have come well out of the contest. No lesson has been taught with more persistence by Mr. Tcm Ellis and others than that the claims of our nationality must not make us forget the noble heritage which is ours in common with all the subjects of the British Crown, and which our fathers with their blood helped to acquire. Welsh Nationalism of to-day is a self-reliant and self-respecting sentiment. We hear no more of the old and cowardly maxim, Tri chynyg i Gymro." Young Wales is willing to enter into a free and friendly competition among themselves, and with men of other nations and the Church, if it is to thrive, must nl,0 t e prepared to stand on her own merits, and not shield herself behind antiquated privileges. The Bishop deplores the fact that Welshmen wish to break up the ecclesiastical unity which centuries ago mainly achieved the political unity" of Wales and England. But also sticklers for historic con- tinuity as Bishop Edwards should remem- ber that the ecclesiastical and political unity of Wales was achieved by force or by threat of force. It was with the greatest reluctance that the Welsh Church submitted to the usurpation of supremacy of Canterbury, and Giraldus Cambrensis spent his life in try!ng to win back the independence of the Welsh Church. The Church in Wales to-day can never become a national one until the domination of Canter- bury is broken, until the Church in Wales gains what is the right of every truly national Church-the right to adapt her form of worship and government to local circumstances, and until the officers and dignitaries of the Church are appointed by others than the political officers of the Crown. The Bishop is sceptical as to the advantages to Welsh Nationalism that will result from the disestablishment of the Church. Religious bitterness will not be removed, he says, by faithlessness to a sacred trust, or by the infliction of an injustice. As long as that is the temper of Churchmen, we are afraid that religious bitterness in Wales will not disappear. But we are glad to think that the temper of Churchmen will change after the event. It is one of the misfortunes of Welsh Church- men that they have either to fail in their duty to their country or risk being called faithless and unjust by one of their own bishops. After Disestablishment this will all be changed Churchmen of the next generation, at all events, and many of the best Churchmen of to-day, will co-operate heartily with the efforts of patriotic Welshmen to raise their country. Let Churchmen and Church dignitaries frankly, accept the inevitable and the Church, freed from the shackles which bind it to the earth and from the unjust privileges which have alienated it from the greater portion of the nation, and which have, at the same time, demoralised the Church itself, will rise once more to a better sense of its mission on earth, of bringing peace and goodwill among men.
LOCAL NOTES. THE ACQUISITION OF GAS AND W ATEll. On Tuesday next a special meeting of the Local Board will be held to determine whether the undertaking of the Gas and Water Company should be taken over by the Board. It is a great and momentous question, on the solution of which will largely depend the future of the Barry district. Time was-and that not so very long ago—when men were afraid to see anything done by Government or by a munici- pality or local authority which could be done by private companies. Many of "the Man- chester School of Politics "-able men, but who only saw one side of the truth—predicted all sorts of evils because the Government took over the telegraph and the post-office but, in spite of many faults, we think that no sane man will to-day deny that the Government has, on on the whole, done its work thoroughly and well. "We are all Socialists now," as Sir William Harcourt once said, and there are few, if any, who will deny that the provision for such necessary articles as gas and water-on the supply of which the health, wealth, and prosperity of a town so largely depend- should not be left in the hands of a private company, but should be in the hands of a re- presentative body of ratepayers so that the interests of the providers of gas and water and the interests of the district should be identical. NISTORV OF THE GAS AND WATER COMPANY. Before our readers can hope to understand the question aright, it is necessary for them to know the history of the Gas and Water Com- pany's undertaking. By the Bills of 188G and 1889 the Barry and C:i,doxtor- Gas and Water Company was empowered to raise £43,000 for water, and £ 42,000 for gas. In 1889 the com- pany offered to sell their undertaking to the Local Board. The Board at the time refused, as the first scheme of the company had failed, and had left the company practically without a scheme; and as there was litigation pending, which eventually cost the company over JE 1,000. The Board, we consider, were perfectly right in refusing to buy at the time for if they had bought the company's undertaking they would have, at the same time, laid themselves open to ■ the uncertainties of the law, and let themselves in for an unknown amount of costs. At the beginning of the present year the Gas and Water Company gave notice of their intention to promote another Parliamentary Bill, by which powers were sought to raise an addi- tional sum of £ 35.000 for water and £ 40,000 for gas. If this Bill had been passed, the total of the capital and the borrowing powers of the company would have been increased to £ 170,000. The Local Board determined to oppose the Bill. They contended that jthe failure of the company to provide for the requirements of the dis- trict after obtaining the two previous Bills proved the company's want of business capacity. They also demanded that a clause should be inserted in the Bill providing for the transference of the company's undertaking to the Board on fair and equitable terms. A QUESTION OF TIME. Rather than accept these amendments, the Gas and Water Company withdrew their Bill. By doing so the company has been awkwardly placed. Their capital is well-nigh exhausted, but the demand for gas and water in the district is still on the increase. If the company is to make due and adequate provision for the demands of the growing district of Barry more capital is imperatively necessary. But the more capital is raised, the higher will be the gas and water rate, and it is feared that if the company is allowed to raise more money, all hopes of a reduction in the rates will for ever disappear. At the same time the Local Board must see to it that we have a plentiful supply of gas and water. The Board next Tuesday will therefore have to decide this question Is it better for the district that the Gas and Water Company should promote a Bill for raising more capital and for increasing their borrow- ing powers, and so increase the price of the undertaking when it comes to be taken over by the Board or is it better that the Board should take the matter in their own hands at once ?" It should be noted that every member of the Board is practically agreed that the acquisition of the Company's undertaking by the Board will be beneficial and necessary at some time or other. The question is, Is this the time or not to make the acquisition ? HAMPERING LOCAL INDUSTRIES. We venture to think that the time has now come for the acquisition of the gas and water supply by the local authority. We will not trouble our readers with general arguments in favour of the municipalisation of gas and water. The general expediency of this is no- where questioned, but there are some members of the Board who believe that there are circum- stances in the position of Barry which render it inexpedient that the Board should take over the undertaking at the present time. Of the future they say nothing in the future—dim, shadowy, and unreal-it may be expedient for the Board to do this. We confess we cannot see the force of this argument. If it is conceded that the municipalisation of gas and water is a good thing, it seems to us far better that the Board should buy up the undertaking before its price will have been doubled. The circumstances of the case seem to point to the fact that the pre- sent, of all times, is the right time to take over the gas and water. The gas and water rates are already very high in the district, and there is every prospect that they will be still raised. The water also is not good—it has barely passed the analyst's test. Dr. O'Donnell on Wednes- day night said that it was a well-known fact that the Dowlais Works would have been brought to Barry and not to Cardiff had the water supply been better. That in -itself is a serious charge against the Water Company. It points to the fact that as long as the present water supply is in use, it is hopeless to expect the development of industries on the Moors. THE TIME HAS COME Even the few and small industries that we already have in our midst are hundred and impaired by the quality of the water provided by the company. For instance, the Cadoxton Steam'Laundry has to use an expensive process for softening the water, which has a very in- jurious effect on the prosperity of the under- taking. In the water woiks of the Gas and Water Company itself the same process has to be used, in order to save the machinery. We are all looking forward to seeing Barry a town as important for her manufacturing industries as for her shipments. We are constantly hearing rumours of the establishment of proposed industries on the Moors but until we have another water supply no such industry can or will be started. On Wednesday the Cardiff Corporation opened a new reservoir, and the supply of soft and excellent water at Cardiff is now so plentiful that Cadoxton and Barry could easily be served therefrom. Cardiff already supplies Dinas Powis, and it would be but a step further to come to this district We are of opinion there- fore that the time has now arrived when the Local Board should acquire the Gas and Water Company's undertaking, and take steps to procure other and better water for our use than that which is now supplied by the Gas and Water Company. THE QUESTION OF FLUSHING. An important letter from Dr. Ultonnell on the question of flushing apparatus will be found in another column. Dr. O'Donnell has raised one very important point which we over- looked in the article we wrote on the matter in the last issue of the SOUTH WALES STAR. One of the members of the deputation from Holton laid great stress on the fact that it would be better for the Board to flush the main sewers instead of asking the pro- perty owners to put up a flushing apparatus in each house. We pointed out last week that by doing this the Board would be doing at the expense of the ratepayers what the property owners ought to do. Dr. O'Donnell has further pointed out that this would leave untouched the sewers which connect the mains with the houses, and after all, the connecting sewers aie quite as important as the main sewers in the matter of sanitation. The question, therefore, resolves itself into this will the Local Board consent to do in a partial and inefficient way, at the expense of the ratepayers, what the property owners ought to do at their own expense, and which they -can do more effectually and efficiently than the Board has the means of doing. THE YOUNG "WALES SOCIETY. On Tuesday night last the preliminary meet- ing of the Barry and Cadoxton Young Wales Society was held at the Vestry of the Court- road Methodist Chapel, and judging from the very fair number who attended what will pro- bably be the least interesting meeting of the session there seems to be every ground for believing the society will be most popular. The debates in the last session now and then reached a very high level, and many promising young speakers were discovered. The society provides a healthy and intellectual pleasure to many young men in the district, and as the debates are thrown open to all, irrespective of creed, race, or language, they deserve the support of all our townsmen. At the same time it should be remembered that the main object in forming the society, as apart from the debat- ing section of it, was to organise Welsh opinion in the district, and to secure the return of men -who need not necessarily be iwelshmen-on our public bodies who are in full and entire sympathy with the aspirations of Young Wales. The coming School Board election will be a very important one. The dream of the best Welsh educationists is to see Wales bilingual. Educa- tional experts like H. M. Inspector Edwards, of Merthyr, who had a brilliant career at Oxford as well, are of opinion that it is possible to keep Wales bilingual for many years to come. If it is possible for two languages to exist side by side, even for a few generations, the educational value of it will be inestimable. It is time that the example set by progressive School Boards —especially in English districts-all over Wales should be imitated at Barry. There are Welsh- men already on the Board, but before they can do anything their hands must be strengthened by a mandate from the electors. We trust that the proposed visit of Mr. T. E. Ellis, M.P., will have the effect of maturing public opinion on the question. A WELL-DESERYED TESTIMONIAL. A very pleasing feature of the after-dinner proceedings at the Picnic Hall on Wednesday night was the presentation of a handsome marble clock to Mr. Ewbank, the excellent secretary of the Barry Dock Lodge of the Grand United Order of Qddfellovrs. This was a graceful recognition of Mr. Ewbank's invaluable services to the lodge during the last four years. As long as we have men of Mr. Ewbank's stamp who give their services to local branches of friendly societies gratuitously or at a very inadequate remuneration, friendly societies may consider their position secure from any Government schemes of Old Age Pensions. If the Goverment took in hand the work that is now being done by the friendly societies, the esprit d" coi-jm and pride in the Order, which now animates members to work for the love of the thing, would be for ever lost, and no one would do the slightest service without being paid for it. No scheme that we have as yet seen seems to us to be workable the management ex- penses in every case would be too great, and no provision has been made to keep alive and vigorous the voluntary efforts of our great friendly societies. TIIE CHOLERA. We have come into close relations with the cholera. A vessel, the Setubal, had just touched at Hamburg, and while on sea. one of the crew sickened and died. Our escape speaks volumes of the care and excellent arrangements of our Sanitary Authority, and especially of our In- spector of Nuisances and Medical Officer, as well as the cleanness of the vessel. We con- gratulate the district on its escape from the epidemic, and the officials of the Local Board on their promptness and general efficiency.
NOTICE. We regret that owing to pressure on our space we have been compelled to hold over a report, which is in type, of the East Glamorgan (C.M). Monthly Meeting
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. 11TH COMPANY. 2ND GLAMORGAN ARTIL- LERY VOLUNTEERS. COMPANY ORDERS.—Barry Dock, 16th Sept., 1892. Drills for the week commencing 19th Sept., 1892 :— Gun drill every evening during the week except Saturday. Hours of Drills, 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. The following have passed the signalling examina- tion:-C.S.M. Wakeham, Sergeant Burbidge. Cor- poral J. Lark, Gunners Miles, Denbury, Martin, Ellicott, and Jordan. By Order, (Signed) J. JUST. HANDCOCK. Capt., Commanding 11th Company, 2nd G.A.V.. Barry Dock. SEVERN VOLUNTEER DIVISION ROYAL ENGINEERS SUBMARINE MINERS. BARRY DETACHMENT. Orders for the week ending Sept. 24th, 1892 :— On Duty Lance-corporal Freeman. Drills as under :— Monday 19th September") T% Wednesday 21st lAt the Markct :lt Friday, 23rd J 7.45 p.m. By Order, J. ARTHUR HUGHES, Lieut, S.V.D.R.E., Commanding Barry Detachment.
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ROUND THE TOWNS. [BY MR. GAD-ABOUT.] Captain Davies gave some very good advice at the Barry concert on Wednesday evening. if Read" Darius Dare's" character sketch of General Lee in another column. ■i- The Rev. W. Tibbott preached at Swansea on Sunday, and has not yet returned. Good old Barry First in everything Even in cases of cholera, thou would'st not be second. The Clerk of the School Board says that he has seen boys who are now dukes blacking boots at school. It is said that Mr. Gladstone never suffers from headache. Then he hasn't attended a Buffalo dinner. There was but little business of importance to be transacted at the Penarth Police Court on Monday. » The Medical Officer's peas have ripened and gone, but the Local Board chairman's dinner is still a thing of the future. In this week's number of the United Kingdom Alliance JYeic* I notice a letter from the Rev. Ton Evans upon the licensing question. I am glad that the Standing Joint Committee on Monday recognised Acting-sergeant Ben Davies's services in a proper way. 0/; The School Board has determined not to appoint any of its bachelor members as school visitors. The practice is feared to be too dangerous. Police-constable John Phillips has gone to his home for a few days' change of air. I am pleased to hear that he is rapidly recovering h:s health. Inspector Leyshon uses a most ancient kind of medicine for disinfecting himself, and it seems to have a very reviving effect upon his overtasked spirits. If anyone wants to have a treat, let him, her, or it, go to see the way the Holton Schools are con- ducted. I was there one day this week, and was charmed. Acting-sergeant Ben Davies is the first police- man who has been granted any reward for gallant conduct since the Standing Joint Committee was formed, four years ago. A local sprinter was one day rushing past the Wenvoe towards the station. Ii Training for a race 7" asked a friend. "No." was the breathless reply, racing for the train." ♦ Man never is, but always to be blest," says Pope and this is what everyone who expected to be asked to the chairman of the Local Board's dinner is at present quoting. A temperance friend wishes me to draw the attention of the Reading-room Committee to the fact that there is not a single temperance paper placed at the reading-rooms. A large dog invaded the sacred precincts of the Barry Dock Police-court on Friday morning. The dog threw a mingled look of disgust and defiance at the police officers, and retired. # ♦ Since the commencement of this summer season over one thousand nine hundred persons (male and female) have bathed from the vans on Barry Island Beach without one single accident. ♦ A Cadoxton man one day last week proudly showed a new silver watch he had bought to a friend. Hallo," said the friend pointing to the case, is this lead ?" "I don't know v/as the reply, Whether it's led or driven, but I know it goet all right." ¥ Several of the singers at the Barry concert were much put out by the squalling of infants whilst they were singing. When I was young I was left at home until I knew the way to conduct myself at a public assembly. A correspondent writes :—" Servants at Cadox- ton A certain young woman, in a certain street at Cadoxton, went to ask for a week's lodging. At the week's end she gave Mrs. D- threepence for her food and lodgings and hoped that would satisfy her Mr. T. Morgan. captain of the Cadoxton District Football Club, would feel much obliged to see a. larger number of members, and also intending members, turn up at the practice match to be held on their new football ground adjoining the Barry- road. Mr. J. H. Jones talked on Monday last at the Penarth Police Court of drunkenness in musical terms, Running through the gamut of drunken- ness," he said, "they started from being in drink,' and finally arrived at the crescendo of beastly drunk. ♦ A young lady was noticed at Sully Island on Saturday last moving disconsolately about looking for her shoes and stockings, which some mali- ciously-inclined young man had hidden while the fair maid was diving in the usual feminine fashion. What has become of the musical instruments, the sounds of which I noticed in passing the police-station at Holton. I don't believe there is any truth in the rumour that one of the police- man, in giving a blast, blew his front teeth into the instrument. I have always thought and said that Mr. Leyshon is the best inspector of nuisances obtainable for Barry, and the way he has worked during the last month or so shows what an invaluable officer he is. And yet, some people think he has nothing to do but to set peas and grow fat I hear there is likely to be some row over one of the prizes won in the last Barry Dock Regatta. The winners, so I am informed, say they have not received the prizes, while the treasurer says they have. I don t know which is right, but will give the details of the matter next week. Mi Ephraim Harris « ith characteristic kindness, hai organ'sad a concert to take place on Monday evening next in aid of the Tondu sufferers at the St. Andrew's-liall, Penarth. Mr. Harris tells me that a first-rate programme has been arranged. and I hope there will be a large attendance. One of the picnicers at Sully Island on Saturday last made rather a mistake in his bathing sound- ings. Instead of getting into deep water he managed to get up to his waist in unmistakable mud, and it required the assistance of half-a-dozen friends to get him out: and. I am told, when ex- tricated he presented a most attractive appearance. Mr. W. H. Lewis, the clerk of the School Board, can't understand the sqeamishness of modern Board School pupils. Fancy." he said last Monday, they complain that children can't stand y the smell of the cooking. Why. I had to put up with that and lots more in school. I had to black boats, and had to pay £ 150 a year for doing so, too." During the last two weeks the average atten- dance at the Board Schools has been slightly over 80 per cent.-the best average since the opening of the Catholic Schools. This is very satisfactory. when it is remembered that 2 or 3 per cent. are absent on account of scarlet fever and it speaks highly of the energy and efficiency of the Atten- dance Officer. I he members of the Star Football Club held a practice on Saturday last on their new ground, situated at Murch. and proved by theij style of play they possessed the framework of a good second team. They cannot by any means be complimented npon their choice of field. Through the centre r"us A gutter, and if allowed to remain like this I shall feel it.an unfortunate duty to record the breaking of a few limbs during the ensuing foot- ball season. I am glad to see Cadoxton -tud IR,-trrv becomin"- more and more a residential town. Three new residents have recently settled down hero Air Xenrick (of Kenrick's pills.' fame) has taken one of the Belle Vue illas in Cadoxton, and Dr and Mrs. Hughes, Carmarthen, will live with their son Mr. J. Arthur Hughes, clerk of the Local Board, at Barry Mr. and Mrs. Proger will live next door to their two daughters, Mrs. Meggitt and Mrs. Sibbering Jones. w ft Jones, J.P., the Chairman of the Water Works Committee, who performed the of T„np C7Tr>ny 0f the new C;lrdiff water supply ^lnnrinarf ^eservoir, and was presented with *a splendid bowl and key. ^c„ is father of Mrs. Edward Rees, the wife of Mr. Rees. house, land, and estate agent, ot Barry and Cadoxton. The present Mayor, Alderman Thomas Ilees. is her uncle! and eacwTl J,acobs\J-P-' i-" Mr. liees's cousin. each ot whom took part m the ceremony. & It is amusing to contrast the attitudes which parents of recalcitrant children assume before the School Board. Some are humble and meek some arJ haughty and high some sit down in a chair opposite th" chairman, and whisper excuses con- fidentially in his ears; others stand defiantly erect and speak out boldly with a conscious rectitude of purpose some are slow and some are glib oi tongue but all agree that the Board had no business to call them up. and those teachers who ill-treat the children are to blame. ok It s been a bad year for enterprising promoters ThpP» and pleasures at Cadoxton. \vi > Saturda3'Pops, were a ghastly failure the H hit-Monday Eisteddfod resulted in a loss of £ 50 or so: the Whit-Monday Sports in a loss of zL30 the August Bank Holiday Eisteddfod in a lossof £25 the Fete and Gala in a loss of £ 50 or £60 while the failures of the schemes for bettering the position of the Barry District Cricket Club have been too numerous to mention. The Central Glamorgan Benefit Building Society, of Aberavon. is in great difficulties. Mr. James Loveluck, the secretary, has disappeared, and the deficiency is over £ 20,000. Every one will sympathise with both the shareholders and the directors, of whom our townsman. Mr. Rhys PhiLips, is one. All who know Mr. Phillips will agree in saying that his hands are clean, and that not a shadow of a stain is attached to him. I trust that but few have invested the savings of a lifetime in the ill-fated society.
ODDFELLOWSHIP AT CADOX- TON AND BARRY. ANNIVERSARY DINNER. The anni/ersary dinner of the Loyal Barry Dock and the Loyal David Davis Lodges was held at tiie Wenvoe Arms Hotel on Wednesday ni^ht when Dr. O Donnell took the chair at 7.30 p.m! Among those present there were also Dr Lloyd- Edwards, Messrs. R. G. Morris, F. P. Jones-Lloyd, 1. Ewbank, Granville. F. Seldin, J. Berry, J. Gore J. Robertson W. Ribbick, H. Cox, S. Williams, J. Robbins. G. Mullington, J. Jenkins, W. L Hughes Rees Williams, R. Davies, T. Sullivan. G. R Mac- donald, T. Hopkin, Saunders (4), E. Lewis J Harris, T. H. Elkins, D. Butcher. J. Williams, J. Brown, S. H. Lewis, — Vibery, F. Press, II. Westal Sergeant-Major Atkins, Kathereus (2). Hodo-e' Police-constable Coles, McKechnie. Woodfield. P. Smith, J. Gage, J. H. Stephens, A. Smith, J. rvewton* J. Lancastle, W. Williams (James Edwards Lodge, Penarth), W. Meyrick, James Piddell. R. Whitehead, E. Jones (P.D.M., Cardiff) W. Chick (Canton). — Reed (Bute Dock)' Lieburg. Percival, J. Harris. George Mullington.' T. Sullivan, Kesto, Pendry, W. Butler, B. Walters' Paltreys, and Weild. An excellent dinner was provided by Host Chappell, and the waiting under the superinten- dence of Mr. R. Green left nothing to be desired. After the usual loyal toasts, Mr. T. Ewbank read letters of apology for absence from General Lee, Mr. J. J. Williams (District Master), Sam Williams (George Hotel, Bute-road), Mr. D. T. Alexander, Mr. S. A. Williams (Barry Dock), Captain Davies, Mr. H. C. Chappell (treasurer), and Mr. Williams (Noble Grand of the David Davis Lodge.) Dr. O'Donnell, in proposing the toast of the Trade of the District," said that the trade was not very brisk or lively at present, but they all hoped that the depression would not continue for long. They heard that soon the lower Moors would be transformed into a busy town. One thing was absolutely necessary, however, before this would be the case. The water supply would have to be much better. It was a well-known fact that the Dowlais Iron Works would have been brought to Barry had there been a sufficient supply of water. (Hear, hear.) He hoped soon, however, to change the aspect of affairs in this particular. Cardiff that day was celebrating a very remarkable period in her history, as a supply of water was being turned to it which would probably before long be turned to Cadoxton and Barry. (Hear, hear.) There was no doubt that trade was slack, but he trusted that the gloomy predictions of some for the coming winter would not be realised. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Jones-Lloyd, in responding, said that in his opinion the slight stagnation felt at present would be transitory. He thought they had by this time touched bottom, and that they would soon have better times. The Local Board had practically decided to go on with the sewerage works to Cold Knap, which would give employment to many. (Hear, hear. Mr. R. G. Morris said that the remedy for slack trade lay in a little protection. (Laughter.) They should not go so much to Cardiff, but patronise their local tradesmen. (Loud cheers.) He was glad to see that the Barry Company were setting them a good example by gradually dropping run- ning workmen's trains to Cardiff. (Hear, hear.) Mr. W. L. Hughes, who also responded, said that his trade was never slack, even when the roads were muddy. (Laughter.) Mr. E. Lewis, D.D., then proposed The Visi- tors," and said that he was glad to see so many present. It showed how their efforts were appre- ciated to save the poor rate from being much heavier. (Hear. hear.) Mr. E. Jones, P.D.M.. in response, apologised for not having been present oftener in their lodge. The flourishing condition of their lodge was mainly r- y due to the excellent, nay, invaluable services of their secretary, Mr. Ewbank. (Loud cheers.) They had not in the Barry Dock Lodge to com- plain of the neglect, dilatoriness. and want of attention on the part of the secretary, which had well nigh ruined many a lodge. (Hear, hear.) They had lately heard a lot of Government schemes for old age pensions, hut he (the speaker) could tell them that they were doomed to fail on the pre- sent lines. They would all be wrecked on the rock of expense. Highly-paid officials would have to do work that was now voluntarily done. (Hear, hear.) He advised them, therefore, to consult their own interests by propagating the principles of mutual self-help. (Cheers.) If the Government wished to help them in any way, it would not be by subsidising the unthrifty, but by investing their funds, not at 2 11, per cent., as at present, in the Savings' Bank, but at 7,1 per cent, or 10 per cent. (Laughter and cheers.) Mr. Reed and Mr. Katherens also responded. Dr. Lloyd-Edwards then proposed Success to the Barry Dock and David Davis' Lodges," and said that years ago working men worked for small pittances, and had no spare money or spare time. Now their condi- tion had changed for the better in both these respects. (Hear, hear.) It was therefore criminal, he considered, for a man not to join some friendly society, and help to save the ratepayers' pockets. In no respect had friendly societies in late veans made greater progress than in the matter of num- bers. He held that the Grand United Order of Oddfellows were the third in point of numbers. (Hear, hear.) The special advantages of the Order were the good rate of sick pay, 14s. a week, the generous payment to the widow, and the firm finan- cial basis of the Order. (Loud cheers.) At this period of the proceedings Dr. O'Donnell made a presentation of a very handsome marble mantel clock to Mr. T. Ewbank. the secretary of the Barry Dock Lodge, from the members of the lodge. In making the presentation. Dr. O'Donnell said that he had very great pleasure in making the presentation to Mr. Ewbank which had been sub- scribed for by his fellow members. It was a very small token of the great services rendered to the club by Mr. Ewbank during the last four years. Mr. Ewbank had not only made an excellent secre- tary of the lodge, but he had always been ready to help other lodges out of their difficulties, and he (the speaker) knew that a good many always took all their difficulties to Mr. Ewbank to unravel. (Hear, hear.) Dr. O'Donnell then made the presentation of the clock, on which was inscribed Presented to Bro. T. Ewbank by the Loyal Barry Dock Lodge in recognition of his valuable services as secretary. September, 1892," — After Mr. Ewbank had thanked the members in a few well- chosen words. Dr. O'Donnell called upon him to respond for the toast of "The District Loda-e- In doing so, Mr. Ewbank said that though" the Order paid a larger amount of sick fund than any other Order. he thought it might still be increased. (Hear.hear.) He had meant to bring the matter forward at Shrewsbury next Easter, and would try anti induce the Order to increase it to 15s. a week at least. (Hear, hear.) When a brother was sick he wanted the money most. and he (the speaker) did not believe in accumulating money for other purposes. (Hear. hear.) After explaining why it was the CT.U.O.O. had not taken part in the recent demon- strations of Friendly Societies, Mr. Ewbank read out the following halance-sheet — from 1st January, 1892 Sick and Benefit Fund, £ 53: Burial Fund. t2 3s. 3-Vd Benefit Fund, £ 2 2s. 3d. Management, £ 22 6s. O.d total, £ 79 12s. Id. Balance in hand last January. £158 10s. 8d. Total receipts up to last lodge meeting £238 3s. 3d. Sick and Funeral Expenses, £ 58 12s. 4d. District Levies. t21 Os. lid. Medical Fees, £10 3s.: Subscription to Benefit Fund, tl Expenses of Management. £21 9s. 5d.; total expenditure. £ 112 7s. Sd. That left a balance in hand of il25 17s. 6d. (Loud cheers.) Mr. Percival (in the unavoidable absence of the secretary, Mr. Davies, who was unable to be pre- sent through his father's death) responded for the David Davis' Lodge said that the lodge had-been formed in October 19th, that 30 members had joined then, and over 30 had joined since. (Hear, hear.) Several others were waiting for initiation'. There had only been oae member on the sick list. and he had only been for ten days. They intended shortly to remove to the Victoria Hotel, and that, would very much help the society. (Hear. hear.) Other toasts were The Press," proposed by Mr. R. G. Morris, and responded to by Mr. Llewellyn (Barry Dock Aeirx) and Mr. Llewellyn Williams SOUTH.V ALES STAR) The Host," and "The Chairman." During the evening the following songs were sung True, true till death." Mr. Piddell "Johnny Bull's Music Hall." Mr. Pendry -*As good as gold," Mr. Sullivan; Gathering in the blossoms, Mr. Roberteon Footprints in the snow," Mr. W. Shingler recitation, Mr. Katharens Merry and Wise," Mr. E. Lewis (eneorei) Mother pleading for her son," Mr. Woodfield (encored) The song that reached my hed.rt" Mr. Piddell. The singing of Auld Lang Syne" brought a most enjoyable reunion to a close.
SANITATION AT BARRY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR Sir,—The ratepayers ought to be very thankful' to you for dealing so exhaustively with the question of providing flushing apparatus to water- closets, and proving so conclusively the necessity for the same for sanitary and economical reasons. With your permission i should like to give the ratepayers some idea of the actual cost. During the recent dry weather the medical officer reported to the Health Committee on several occasions on the offensive smells arising from the manholes in the public roads, and the committee, after consulting Mr. Walker, determined to do all they could to abate the nuisance by flushing the sewers, and by the free use of disinfectants. I find that every 110,000 gallons of water sent down the sewers cost the ratepayers about £17. There are about 3,500 houses in the district, and if each of them had the necessary flushing apparatus containing two gallons of water and used twice a day, a sum total of 1.400 gallons of water would be used per day, or 98,000 gallons per week. If the Board had to flush the sewers and used this quantity of water, it would entail a cost of something over X15 per week, or .£780 odd per year. I have taken a very small average, and the actual cost would be probably found to be much greater than the sum I have mentioned. Another point which should be clearly pointed out is that the flushing of the main sewers by the Board would leaye the connecting sewers between the main sewers and the houses untouched. If, however, flushing apparatus were put up in every closet, every sewer in the district would be well and constantly flushed, and that not at the cost of the ratepayer or the occupier of houses—for the water has already been paid for-but at the cost of the property owners.—I am. &c., P. J. O'DOXNELL. Yarra Yarra, September 14th.
Births, flfarriages, Deaths. BIRTHS. ScADDOX.—On the 5th imt., at 16, Regent-street, Barry Dock, the wife of Mr. Scaddon, of a daughter. REEs.-On the 17th inst., at 33, Richards-street, the wife of Mr. Rees, of a son. MARRIAGES. THOMAS—FARMER.—On the 31st ult., by license, at the English Congregational Church, Bridgend, by the Rev. D. Jones, Frederic William Thomas, chief engineer, Treherbert, to Mary Elizabeth, third daughter of Mr. Edward David Farmer, Green House, Watertown, near Bridgend. J OKES-STOWE.-On the 8th inst., at Stanwell-road Baptist Chapel, Penarth, by the Rev. 1. O. Stalberg, W. Lester Jones, Llandough House, Llandough, manager of the Great Western Colliery (Cardiff offices), to Edith, third daughter of G. S. Stowe, Esq., Lynwood House, Penarth. No cards. DEATHS. MORGAX.-On the 6th inst., at Holton-road, Mabel, daughter of Mr. Thomas Morgan, aged 9 months. LOUGHOR.—On the 9th inst., at Abtrthaw, Penmark, Alfred Edward, son of Mr. James Loughor, aged S weeks. HOPKINS.—On the 9th inst., at 9, Evan-street Merthyr Dovan, Felix Jesse, the son of Mr. Alf. Hopkins aged 2 years. MAZEY.—On the 11th inst., at Rhoose, Porthkerry, David Mazey, aged 53 years. HOPKIXS-On the 12th inst., at 9, Evan-street, Merthyr Dovan, Daisy, daughter of Mr. Alfred Hopkins. aged 7 months. LEWIS.-On the 10th inst., at Hendre Wen Villa, Edwin, son of Mr. Lewis Lewis, aged 9 months. PHILLIPS.-On the 12th imt., at Llanerch, Pendoy- lan, Evan Edward, son of Mr. John Phillips, aged 11 months. HARM AN, On the 12th inst., at 3, Chesterfield- street, Cadoxton, Joseph Harman, aged 34 years.