FUNERAL OF MISS EDWARDS, LATE OF CADOXTON SCHOOLS. The funeral of Miss Mary Ellen Edwards, third daughter of Captain 0. Edwards, of Waunlwyd, Penbryn, Cardiganshire, and late head-assistant at Cadoxten-Barry Girls' School, took place on Wed- nesday afternoon at Penmorfa Welsh Calvinistic Methodist .Burial Ground, amid every demonstra- tion of sympathy and respect towards a young lady whose invariably bright and genial disposition had won for her a place in the affections of all who knew her. The funeral was very largely attended, amongst those present being friends from Cardiff, Barry, Swansea, and the Rhondda Valley. The Rev. Daniel Lewis, C.M., Penmorfa, im- pressively conducted, the Burial Service in Welsh. The coffin, which was literally covered with floral tributes, was borne from the house to the grave on the shoulders of farmers and others who had known the deceased frem birth, and several appropriate hymns were sung. Work was suspended in the neighbourhood at noon, and the local school (where Miss Edwards was trained) was closed in order to enable the children to 'attend the funeral, the entire proceed- ings being of a very affecting character. At Pen- morfa Chapel a sermon was preached by the Rev. D. Lewis. The principal mourners were Captain and Mrs. Bdwards (parents of the deceased), Miss Rachael Edwards (sister), Mr. J. R. Llewellyn and Mrs. Llewellyn, Cadoxton (brother-in-law and sister), Miss Elizabeth Morris (cousin), Miss M. J. Morgan, Cadoxton-Barry Mr. J. H. Rees (Pen- rheol Board School, Gorseinon, near Swansea and Mrs. Jones, Wauninorfa, Miss Edwards, who was only 22 years of age' was a lady of much promise in her profession, and had gained several prizes. i WREATHS WERE SENT by the teaching staffs in the employ of the Barry District School Board Miss Phalp (head-mistress) and the teachers and children of Cadoxton Girls' School; the Misses Williams, Penooytre, Cadox- ton Miss Annie Watldns (an old fellow-student at Swansea Training College, resident at Machyn- lleth) and from the following old fellow- students resident at Cardiff :—Miss M. J. Vaughan, Miss M. G. Roberts, Miss A. Radnedge, Miss M. Jones, Miss L. McEachram, Miss E. Brain, Miss A. Jones, Miss L. Hemming, Miss Lana Davies, Miss Nellie Thomas, Miss a.te Edwards, and Miss Annie Evans. Shortly before Miss Edwards' death, the following lines were written by Mr. David Griffiths, 73 years of ago, a neighbour to whom she was much attached :— O! Mary Ellen Edwards, Yr encth ieuanc hvyn, Dolurus i fy nheimlad Yw'ch pe'swch eas a'cli cwyn 0 bob genet,hig deiaid Ti faes i'n teulu ni, Wnaeth neb ei nhyth moi ddyfned 0 dan fy mron'a ehwi. Gobeithio na. cha'dd angeu Ddim gwys i'ch eytaud 'ua,wr 0 dan fath guwd o liodau A ffrwythau per eu sawr Ond os rhaid rhoddi flarwel Yl1 awr i'n daear ni, Bydd hyny, mae'n ddiogel, Yn elw manT i chwi. Ar ol i'ch gwraidd gael myned I .wil y nefol wlad Chwi ifrwythwch ary ganfed Fry yn nhrigfeydd eich Tad, Yi). iigliwmni'r I)atriarchiaid A'r hen broffwydi fu, A chyda'r apostolion, A'r hen fyrthyron lu. Yn gylch o amgyleh lesu « Ar orsedd wen ei Dad, Yn dadleu gwaith achubol Ei ddynol-ddwyfol waed; A phawb yn canu Iddo, A'u tànau oil yn dyn, Wrth feddwl am yr hoelio Fu ar Gaifaria fryn. Ond tyatiaf glywed cenad, Wrth basio ar ei hynt, Yn dweyd y cewch adferiad, Fel Hehemiah gynt; Ac nid am bumtheg mlynedd, 'Ran modd a hwnw, 'ch\va,it.h, Ond fiyd bendraw hir ddyddia.u Estynir hyd eich taith. Amen," medd fy scrchiadau A'm holl deimladau i gyd, Gobeithio na chewch fyted O'm blaen i'r Ganaan glyd; Rhag, on rnai, chwi aiti. gyntaf, Cewch fyn'd rhy bell yn mlMn I mi gael golwg arnoch A chlyvved l:tin eich can.' Rwyf bron dymuno wieithiau Gael myn'd ciu dau 'r un pryd Trwy ddyffryn cysgsd angeu, 0 Bwn helbulon Hyd, Yn droed-syeh trwy'r loridonen, I froydd y Ganaan rad, t Cael gwledda ar rawnsypiau A piiomgranadau'r wlad. 'Rhyd glanan'r afon hyfryd Sy'n lloni dinas Duw, Lie plyga pren y bywyd Dan Jfrwyth o ddeuddeg rhyw Mor ddedwydd fydd y teulu 'Nol dyfod oil yn ughyd, A'u dagrau wedi en Bye ha Byth mwy O gwyn eu byd.
¡ Dinas Po wis Jottings. CALVINISTIC METHODIST BAND OF HOPE. I The members and friends of the above were on Monday evening entertained by the friends of the Barry Presbyterian Band of Hope by a lecture on "The Life of Christ," illustrated by limelight views. Mr. Williams having been voted to the chair, he called for the first view, which was the beautiful hymn, Stand up for Jesus," the words of which were heartily sung by all present; then Mr. Griffiths, of Barry, conducted the party through Palestine, and explained the views and instances of the subject. At intervals the programme was enlivened by a few solos rendered in the following order :—" Seeking for me," Miss L. Miles Be- yond," Mr. J. Howells "Is my name written there," with chorus, Miss M.J. Miles. Coming to the last of the excellent views, which all much enjoyed, some remarking that the time was too short, as they would like to dwell a little longer with the" Friend of Sinners," Mr. Griffiths and party were unwilling to part with so orderly a comnanv. and so fintert.i.inpd thpm unf/h A FEW SECULAR VIEWS, conducting them for a short trip the Emerald Isle. -A-fter giving a few glimpses of the magnificient scenery of that beautiful country with historic facts, the party were left with a deeping longing for another personal tour to the land of the Shamrock and many there were who would say God-speed to the Grand Old Man with his earnest to give peace and prosperity to ould Ireland. It is i.ow 9.30 p.m.. and with that beautiful hymn, Sun of my soul," on the screen, inviting a diat. play of the vocal organs, the proceedings closed with the usual vote of thanks to all present. These were hea,rity recorded, the hymn beiiix sung, and the Rev. T. R. Lloyd pronounced the Benediction. A very pi easant^ evening was then brought to a close. The takings at the door amounted to £ 1 6s. 6ld. We are pleasant to say that the total 2 number of the band is now about 50 members.
Ilantwit-Iajor Notes. :— CRUELTY TO A HORSE. At the Bridgend Police-court on Saturday, William Owen, haulier, Llantwit-Major. wan fined A:2 for using- a horse in an unfit state at Bridgend. Inspector Warr (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) prosecuted. i
ORIGINAL POETRY. FAITH. • "Thøùgh I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I'll fear no evil, for Thou art with me." Doctor, is there then no hope Can your skill no longer cope With the Ang-el Death, to save My bonnie boy from an infant's grave ?" But the old man shook his head: To-morrow morn he will be dead The father, blinded by his grief, Sought his Lord for sure relief Then with faltering footsteps slow, Entered he the darkened room, Where, in fever stricken low, Fast approaching now the tomb, Lay his only son. Bending o'er the little bed. Tenderly the father said, As he took the wasted hand j Willie, by to-morrow morn, You will he with us no more From this world you will have yone You'll have reached the distant shore, And have gained the Heavenly Land, Where all sorrow is no more. Tell me, Willie. do you fear To cross the river death, so drear I" Pondering a while the child Looked into his father's eyes Then, he said, in accepts mild, "Will the cold, dark waters rise Over mother's head ?" Tears sprang to the father's eyes, Which he vainly strove to hide And his voice was choked with sighs As he to the boy replied Yes, my son," he said. Father," quoth the dying ehiM,— And his voice now shook with fear,*— Is the River, dark and drear,— Is the River fierce and wild,— Is it over your head ? Is it over your head ? But the father, overcome By the jrrief which none can know, Only they who have a home, Into which Death strikes it Mow, Answered with a gesture sad, Which convinced the dying' lad,! That the cold, cold waves would spread, Even over father's head. Willie gazed with anxious fear At his father's face so dear, And a silence like the tomb, Seemed to fill the darkened room. Then the child, with bated breath, Turning to his father, said, II the cold, dark River Death,- Is it over Jesu's head ?" Sobs now shook the father's frame, And a grief which nought could tame, Overwhelmed his aching heart At the thought that they should part. But be cried, "Oh, no, my boy." Glad that he could answer so There's no place in Heaven or earth Where he may not freely go." As he listened, from his face Passed away that look of fear, And there shone forth in its place One of hope, so bright and clear, That it soothed the father's heart, Yearning for his dying boy And all doubts were set apart By that radiant look of joy. Father. then I know no fear."— And his voice was firm and clear— Since the River, dltrk and deep, Is not over Jesu's head; I'll remember what lie said, That He careth for His sheep. By the promise He has made. He will take me safely o'er, And upon His shoulder laid, I shall reach the distant shore. Father, do not weep for me, We shall meet in Heaven above, And will spend eternity, In that land of light and love. —WALLACE W. DAVIES.
AT MOOSE. BAND OF HOPE. On Thursday, the 20th inst., the Band of Hope children, in connection with the Jubilee-hall tmdei the leadership of Mr, Harding, Colporteur, went through a very interesting programme of songs, solos, and recitations. Taking into con- sideration the extreme youthfulness of the mem- bers their endeavours merited praise, and evinced great patience and perseverance on the part of their teacher. The solo, Throw out the life line," was sung by Miss E. J. Hopkins. Stirring addresses were made by Mr. Lenton (Porthkerry Gardens), and Miss Gwladys Adams (Cwm Barry Cottage), the latter dealing con- spicuously with, and deploring the growing proclivities of her own sex to the depraved habit of imbibing, inebriating beverages, and particularly the temptation to which children are exposed, not only to form drinking habits by their mother's example, but in the conveyance thereof from7 licensed houses to their parents' homes. Prayer closed the meeting.
THE TAFF VALE RAILWAY AND ITS-FREIGRTER& I IMPORTANT TEST ACTION. £ 30,000 AT STAKE. f I, [FROM THE Although the directors of the Taff Vale Railway Company have been able, principally by economic [ management, to give the shareholders an increased dividend for the past year, there are very serious troubles ahead of which it is only fair that the proprietors should be made acquainted. Certain information which we have received is of so start- ling a nature that it is astonishing that the chair- man of the company did not at the last half- j yearly meeting make some reference to the matter, It is well known that A DISPUTE HAS ARISEN WITH REFERENCE TO THE TOLL which should be charged for the carriage of coal from various collieries in the RhoPdda Valley to Hafod and Treforest Junctions for shipment at Barry. The. disagreement extends back to the time when Barry Dock was opened, and it has been supposed that the matter would come before the Railway Commissioners on a petition of the Barry Company. Colliery proprietors have bee» complaining seriously of the delay in settling the question in dispute, as it prevents their accounts being closed. As the Barry Company have not taken- action the Taff Vale directors have been compelled to commence proceedings against the colliery proprietors to recover lanre sums of money which thej' allege are due to them. In order to make the nature of the claims clear to the public, it is necessary to state that the Taff Vale Company are compelled, under the Jhny Dock and Railway Act, to carry coal to the Hafod and j Treforest Junctions at the lowest rate per ] mile at which they convey coal to Car- j diff. For the purpose of preparing a j tariff for the whole distance they took the distance from each colliery to the West Bute Dock, but the total freights to Roath Dock and Penarth are the same, notwithstanding that the mileage is greater. It follows, of course, that coal is carried to the two last-named docks • at a lower rate per ton per mile. To give an example, we will take the Maritime Colliery, which is situated twelve miles from the West Bute Dock, and we will assume, for the purpose of easy calculation, that the toll is one penny per ton per mile. The Tag Vale Company, arguing upon this basis, would claim one penny per ton per mile for coal canied to Hafod of i Treforest for shipment at Barry." But." sa.y!o\ the freighters, '• vou will also carry coal from the Maritime Colliery to Roath Dock and 1 tinni'tli. two milys further, for a shilling per ton, and therefore, we are not going to pay you more to Hafod and Treforest than the rate per ton per mile for the longer I distance." This small difference, we are assured. means to the Taff Vale Company front July, 1889, WHEN BARRY DOCK WAS OPENED, to the present time something like £2&,000, and although the colliery proprietors have not paid that amount, it has been credited in the books of the company as an asset. In order to test the question, the Taff Company have taken proceed- ings against the Ocean Steam Coal Company to recover ±,2,000, and the decision in this case will rule the other claims against colliery proprietors. The question has given the directors the greatest concern, and on Tuesday Mr. Beasley. the general manager of the Taff, and Mr. J. P. Ingledew, the solicitor to the company, had a long consultation with some eminent barristers in London. As far as we can gather the plaintiffs in the action claim that they have a right to group the docks in the port of Cardiff and give one distance for the whole. If this contention fail, the loss will be a serious one to the proprietors, and must considerably reduce their dividend for the current year. IT TAKES ABOUT £52,000 TO PAY 1. PER CEXT. per annum, and if £ 30,000 has to be struck off the II books for bad debts, the prospects of the company are not so rosy as many people imagine. It is I expected that the test case will be heard in the Court of Queen's Bench next week. Unfortu- nately, this is not the only financial trouble with which the directors have to contend. The com- pany is now involved fn litigation with several large freighters, and the actions which have been decided hitherto have not been, of a promising character. In the case of the steamship Sneyd, belonging to Messrs. Osborne and Wallis, the com- pany lost heavily. They could have- settled for Z200, but fonglit the action, lost, appealed, and again lost. and it is stated that altogether this little bit of business will cost them not much short of A 1,300. We are not aware of a single case in which the company has been successful, and the mischief of the whole business is that several of the freighters are becoming disgusted, and are not likely to give any more traffic to the Taff than they are compelled to. An arbitration case in wirch a ¡ heavy claim is made against the South Wales Wharf and Transit Company has been heard, but the award has not yet been given. For the current half-year there has been a decrease in traffic receipts to the amount of nearly £ 7,000, and with only £ 20.000 in the reserve fund. the prospects of the Taff Vale Company are certainly not by any means promising. THE TAFF VALE RAILWAY AND THE COAL FREIGHTERS. A correspondent writes As one who takes a somewhat different view from you on the question of the dispute between the Barry Dock freighters and the directors of the Taff Vale Railway. I hope. with your usual fairness, yotpwill permit me to express an opinion that the.shareholders of the railway company have little cause to be under any apprehension respecting the results of the legal proceedings commenced by the directors against one of the largest colliery compa,niesf in the Rhondda Valley, with regard to the charge to be made per mile for carrying coal to Hafod Junction. As far as I remember, THE PRESENT RATE WAS FIXED BY THE RAILWAY COMMISSIONERS when they decided the question whether the Taff had any claim under the short distance clause in bringing down coal to Hafod for the Barry Rail- way Company. The three dosks at Cardiff and II the one at Penarth were then grouped together to form the port" to which a uniform charge should be made. Up to that time a difference of charge was made for coal carried to the Roath Dock. This was evidently an injustice to the freighterer. To avoid this and so prevent in- jurious rivalry between docks in the same port, a ¡ group was formed, including Penarth, to which a uniform charge should be made. and a straight line was drawn east and west* from the Cardiff terminus of the Taff Vale Railway, and this I formed the base line for the calculation of distance. leaving the mileage beyond out of the question. THE SAME PRINCIPLE IS APPLIED ELSEWHERE. The Liverpool Docks extend for miles along the e Mersey, but the railway companies charge the same rate for the carriage of merchandise whether it is collected from the dock the furthest away or the one nearest to the Liverpool terminus. The word "port" is used, and whether by rail inward or by steamer outward, I the charge is the same. No one ever con- tended that the rate should be reckoned from I the extreme point. The base line is the terminus at Liverpool, and the base line at Cardiff is the Taff Vale terminus, and it is from this point that the distance must be calculated. It is, however, a matter of regret that the settlement of the question has been so long delayed. The charge the question has been so long delayed. The charge made by the Tag Vale Company to the Barry freighters is the lowest per mile to the port of Cardiff, and I think the judges will hold that that is the base line fixed by the commissioners.
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| CORRESPONDENCE. I The Editor does not hold himself responsible for | the opinions of his Correspondents. j THE LOCAL HISTRIONIC SOCIETIES: I TO THE EDITOR. SIR.—Will you kindly allow me, through the medium of your valuable paper, to correct an error which appeared in your contemporary's last issue. In that issue he describes the Barry and Cadoxton Histrionic Society as the only local society. This is incorrect, as there are two societies—the Barry and Cadoxton Histrionic Society and the Barry (rarrick Histrionic Society. The" Garrick" Society, which is composed entirely at local people, will give a performance on the 10th, at the Theatre Royah of The Trial Scene from the Merchant of Veincc," und a comedy. My Wife's Maid, and the proceeds of the performance will be giren to the land now being raised for the relief of the sufferers by the l'ecent deplorable col- liery disaster at Pbntypridd. A full house is anticipated, as the performance will certainly be above the average, and its object will meet with the approbation of every kindly-hearted person.— Believe me, yours, Sec., F. W. CORNISH, -Hon. Sec. of the Barry Garrick" Histrionic Society, Cadoxton. SUN DAI SCHOOL UNION FOR THE DISTRICT. TO THE EDITOR. felK, "iome time ago, at the Ministers' Fraternal L nion, the question of establishing the above- named Union was considered also an united demonstration of all Sunday Schools in the dis. trict on August Bank Holiday, and the Rev. J. H. Stowell, hon. secretary, convened a meeting at the Bible Christian Chapel, Barry Dock, inviting re- presentatives from each school in the district, and a large number of Sunday School worKers met, and, after considering the question from its various aspects, it was resolved that each one present be requested to explain to his or her fellow-teachers the nature of the project, and at a subsequent meeting, to-be held at the same place, reports from all schools be griven, and desiring the presence of all teachers to take part in the meeting. At this large meeting several reports were given, which seemed favourable towards the proposed Union, but after a lengthy discussion it was decided to elect twelve teachers (represen- tative) to draw up a scheme and report to a general meeting later on. Now, sir, out of the twelve gentlemen elected at the first committee meeting five were present, together with the secre- tary at the next meeting only three. So the latter gentleman desires me to explain to the public, through the medium of your paper, that for the want of interest the Sunday School Union and united demonstration in the district will fall through. Thanking you in anticipation of your giving insertion to the above.-t am, yours truly „ w- E. CLARKE, Secretary. 30, Robert-street. ■ OH, THAT I WERE DEAF TO THE EDITOR. DEAR SIR,—As a humble ratepayer of Holton, I write to ask how it is that strangers are allowed in this neighbourhood to destroy the peace of mind of the residents. Every evening until a late hour our ears are saluted with a pandemonium uoise, hurled forth from the brazen throats of barrel organs, steam whistles, and-I hardly know what. I have been told that ail this was to be heard just outside a place of worship where, on Saturday night, a competitive meeting mis to have been held. But it did not corne off. Just imagine a young lady endeavouring to sing Sleep. g«ntle lady"; When peace likea river": or even "The lost chord," with all the tumult and discord out- sirte. It would, indeed, have been a case of losing the cord-or temper, and all this at the end of the nineteenth century, with its boasted civilisation. But let me draw the curtain, and only hope that when the competitive meeting is held a fortnight hence quietness will reign supreme.—By giving publicity to these few lines you will win the grati" tude of A HUMBLE RATEPAYER. | Holton, April 25, 1893. [ WAN TEJJ-A CYCLE-REPAIRING ESTABLISH- MENT. TO THE EDITOR. SIR,-Will you allow me through the columns of your widely circulating journal to call atten- tion to the entire absence in the Barry and Cadox- ton district of an establishment where cyclist can have their machines repaired or purchase accessories. Although Barry is ahead in most things I am sorry to say it is sadly lacking in this respect. At the present time there are upwards of 100 cyclists in this locality, and in addition to the two clubs already in existence I understand that another will be started next week. Now, Sir it does seem strange that with so many cyclists in a district—and they will provide a considerable amount of work during the season—it is neeessarv for them to go to Cardiff to have their machines repaired, or if they desire to purchase accessories. Cannot some enterprising nutehauie start a cycle repairing establishment in Barry or Cadoxton. Thinking you in anticipation.—I am, &c., CYCLIST Barry Dock, April 25th, 1893. .-d .!P"
BONVILSTONE. TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT AT CARMEL. On Tuesday, the 18th inst., the friends of the above-named congregational Church had a very successful Band of Hope tea and entertainment. The tables were bounteously spread, and decorously waited upon by the kind and generous ladies of the Church prominent among whom we noticed | Miss Griffiths (Village Farm), Miss Lewis (Leach t Castle), Miss Morgans (Llantrithyd), and Mrs. Smith (New Wallace). After all had partaken of the good spread, the multitude retired to the adjoining field, where, as usual, the friends had prepared a scram for the little ones, while the others amused themselves with innocent games and bracing recreation. In the evening a feast of another nature had been prepared when a long and edifying programme was gone through, pre- sided over by Mr. Evans. the pastor. The pro- gramme consisted of solos, duets, dialogues, recita- tions, &c., assisted by the choir, under the leader- ship of Nir. 'P, Davies (Llancarfan). The principal contents were as follows -Itecitations, The chuckling hen," T. Griffiths Jesus loves me," M. J. Thomas; A soldier's life," party of children The crow and the cake," J. Jones The voice of spring." M. A. Mazey "Two little kittens." Messsrs. T. Evans and G. Hole Where there's a will there's a way," D. Williams The burial of Sir J. Moore," T. Griffiths; '• Elihu," M. Davies prayer and iiotatives, A. John; dialogue, King Alfred," Miss Morgan and Party song, "Land of the Blessed," L. Hole; duet. "There is none righteous," S. and L. Hole quartette, "Through the Valley," Mr. Griffiths, &c. Two competitions in singing and reciting, the prize in the former was won by Miss E. Davies (Llancarfan), and that of the latter being divided between the competitors. To close Miss C. Loughor (Llancarfan) who adjudicated the eing- ing, favoured the audience with a song, which was well rendered, and heartily applauded, thus terminattd a most successful and enjoyable meet- ing.
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GRAND CONCERT AT THE MARKET-HALL. BARRY. RAILWAY BRASS BAND. On Wednesday evening one of the most success- ful concerts even held at Barry took place at the Market-hall. The concert was held under the auspices of the Barry Railway Reed and Brass Band. for the object of providing instruments aad music for that body. i?, γ- j There was a very fair attendance. Mr. J. JI. s Hosgood presided, there being also present dpt. and Mrs. Davies, Mr. D. and Mrs. Roberts. Mrs! Dr. Powell, the Misses Williams (Tynewyild), Mr. J. O. Davies, Mr. Butler, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Vincent* Mr. and Mrs. Rees (Goods Department), Mr. Percy Haigh, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Chapriell. and Miss Leicester, Mr. and Mrs. Butler. 'M' and Mrs. Horton, Mr. Cochrane, Mr. A. J. Medcroft. Mr. Thomas, &c. In his opening' add res? the Chairman stated that the band, on behalf of which the concert was held, was composed entirely of men in the employ of the Barry Railway Company, The first band practice was held about a twelvemonth ago. and he was sure from several opportunities he had had of hearing them perform that the band had worked very hard. 1.he band numbered 19 members, and with the exception of three members, had found their own instruments'. The oi ject of that concert was to start a fund for suppling the band with instruments. There was also a standing debt of about £ 3. The subscriptions raised during last year was £ o 14s., which he hoped would be Ll. augmented, so that the debt could be wiped off at the close of the year. (Hear. hear.) THE HAND WERE ALWAYS READY TO GIVE TKEIR SERVICES on behalf of any charitable object. The room they practised in was not at a!l suitable, and might noc be much longer available. He hoped the band would be put in such a position as to hire a. suitable room. During the summer months the band would perform every Wednesday evening on the Knap. (Hear, hear.) This. he was sure. they would be all pleased to hear, and it was for the inhabitants of Barry to go down of a nice summer s evening, and nor, only to listen, but to help the finances of the society. (Hear, hear.) The programme opened -with a march. "My sweetheart when a boy." which was rendered in fine style by the band. Later on in the programme they gave a capital rendering of a selection of Scotch airs. and finished up with a fantasia, "Reve d Or.' The faultless style in which the pieces were rendered shows that"much real good work, as the Chairman stated, had been done by the band, and they reflected, not only much credit upon themselves, but upon their indefatigable conductor. Mr. Arthur Lewis. But rarely, in places of the size of Barry, is such a good railway band to be met with, and we trust the residents will recognise thot fact, and more liberallv sup- port the band in the future. Miss Emily Francis, of Penarth—-a winner of eisteddfodic honours- made her ii'rst appearance at Barry, and the ren- dition of her song presages for her a career of great success. Her KiHarnev was well received, but her "Poor wandering one," a. composition of some difficulty, met with the warmest applause, and in response to a well-merited encore, she ga\ • a tasteful rendition of By the fountains." Mr. Hopkin Hill, who sang" The children's home "and the Garonne is the possessor of a wonderfully good tenor voice, of good compass, and his songs were encored each time. Mr. J. F. Proud, of Penarth, the possessor of a well-developed bass voice of good quality, sang I fear no fOb," and in response to a pressing encore he obliged with The King's Own." Then by special request he sang True, true till death" in a manner which delighted the audience. His duets with Miss Francis, The Sol-fa Lesson," met with a rapturous reception, and had to be repeated. Mr. H. Protheree, who has attained the front rank as an euphonium player performed two euphonium solos, and his wonderful manipulation of this instrument fully justined all the enconiums which have been given him. Mr. C. Lewis's picolo solo. The wren polka," was a very good one. and, in fact, not a single flaw could be pointed out in the whole of the programme. Mr. A. J. Rees, conductor of the Barry String Band, acted as accompanist in a very creditable manner, and Mr. J. Oload and the other gentlemen who had the making out of the programme must be complimented on the success tneir ettorts, met. The full programme was as follows :— March. My sweetheart when a bov .The Band Song, Killarney," Miss'Emily Francis Song-, "The Long Shoreman," .JIr..J. Thomas Clarionet solo, "Concertino lir. Arthur Lewis Song," The-chiJdren's home Mr. Hopkin Hill Song," I fear no fee "Mr..J. F. Proud Euphonium solo, Sehnsucht Mr. Harry Protheroe Duet, Excelsior Messrs. Hopkin Hill and J., ThomaR Selection. Scotch airs." The Band Pianoforte solo, -1 Ivanhoe" (Grand March) Mr. A. J. Rees. aong. • Poor wandering one Miss Emily Francis Song, True tilt death" Mr. J. F. Proud (by special request) Picolo solo, "The Wren Polka." (baud accompani- ment) Mr. C. Lewis Song, "The Garonne," Mr. Hopkin Hill Duet, Sol-fa lesson," Miss E. Francis and Mr. J. F. Proud' Euphonium solo, Air Vane," Mr. Ilarrv Protheroe- Song," Storm fiend. Mr." J. Thomas- Fantasia, "Reve De or,' .The Band- God save the Queen."
-d- CRICKET. BARRY PARISH CRunCH C.C. v MR JENKIX LEWIS'S TEAM. This opening match was played on ,?lIr,: Thomas's field, Helton Farm, on Saturday last. Mr. kewis's. team being victorious. Appended is the score :.— LEWIS'S TEAM. J. Lewis, b Hopkins o B. Willett. c and b Mium 8 W. Morse, c Ashmoft, bMiller 26 L. Willett, b Miller. i D. Griffiths, c and b Munn 2 C. Probert, b Miller Q T. Davies, b Miller 0 H. Robeits, b Ashmore n W.. M. Hodge, b Miller 7 W. Powell (not out) 0 T. Saunders, b Rutherford 3 Extras g Total. 70 HARRY CHURCH TEAli. King, b Davies 5 M. Griffiths, e and b Lewis 5 W. Ashmore, c Hodge, b Davies 0 Rutherford, c Moree, b Lewi* 0 Miller, b D* vies • 1 Munn, b Lewis 16 Bray, c and b Lewis 3 J. Ashmore, b Lewis j. K. Hopkins, b Lewis 0 E. Ryan (not out) 0 J. Cant, c Davies, b Lewis 0 Bxtras 3 Total 34
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WELSH INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION. We have been favoured with a copy of the follow- ing memorial which has been forwarded to the Charity Commissioners, Whitehall, in connection with the above Bala, April 24th. 1893. Dear Sirs,—In almost all the Welsh Inter- mediate Education Schemes which have been printed by you, the age at which a boy must leave school is laid down as 17, except in the special cases where permission is given by the school managers upon the recommendation of the head- master. in which cases a scholar may remain till he is 18. We beg to propose that in place of the clause which regulates in each county scheme the ages at which scholars shall leave, the following should be substituted — "No scholar shall remain in the school or be I admitted after the age of 17 years, except with the permission of the school managers which may be given on the written recommendation of the headmaster." 1. In many important Gases the limits of 17 and 18 would be highly injurious. (a) A Welsh boy has often to spend years in mastering the English language, and conse- quently begins his intermediate studies at a I later period than an English boy, This is in many cases an undoubted advantage, because .11 he begins them at a time when his mind is I more mature. (b) In a large number of instances the Welsh boy leaves the elementary school early, takes up a business occupation or craft, and returns to study at 16. 17, or 18 years of age. It is at these ages that this class of students begin to study Latin. Greek, and the higher mathe- matics. They are therefore unfit at that time to enter the University Colleges. Where are they to get the preliminary training for entrance into the Colleges, if the Intermediate Schools will not admit them after 17 ? Very many of the most intelligent and valuable members of society in this country have been persons of this class. (c) A strong feeling must be excited against schools which close their doors to the class which is in greatest need of them. and which has always made the greatest sacrifices to obtain the advantages they have to offer. 2. The ordinary maximum limit of age at which candidates compete for scholarships at the older Universities is 19, and at the University Colleges of Aberystwyth and Bangor no limit of age above 16 is laid down in the case of candidates for SlcholarshipiJ. It is, therefore, highly desirable that pupils should be allowed to remain in the new schools until the age of 19, and in some cases later. To insist upon the limit of 17 would be to compel many who wish to compete for scholar- ships to seek further teaching outside the schools. This, agafn, would tender to foster the growth of institutions wnich would supply the required teaching. They would, indeed, become a necessity. The fact that the training given in the schools had been proved to be incomplete would seriously lower them in the public estimation, and lead many parents to discard them altogether, and to eend their children to places where the continuity ef the training would not be dependent upon the ( precarious pprmission of the school managers—a permission which, at best, would add only one year to the scholars' stay in the school. 3. If a boy is already in school before he is 17, he may, according to the scheme, by permission of the governers, be allowed to remain until he is 18, but if a boy who is in much greater need of education and is more likely to profit by it, asks to be allowed to enter at 17, he must be refused. Strictuess in enforcing this rule could not fail in many cases to have the same effect as arbitrary iselection. 4. In a few instances, e.g. Friars, Ruthin, Cowbridge (in the case of. boys doing Greek). Carmarthen, and Swansea, by the permission of- the governing body, a scholar may in special cases remain until the age of 19. (a) These exceptions seem to show that the Commissioners consider the raising of the age to be an advantage in the case of some localities. Why should this privilege be granted to some schools,, and not to others? The circumstances which call for an extension of age are common to all parts of Wales. (b) The privilege is less needed in the case of large towns like Swansea, where educational advantages are more common and the average rate of progress is quicker. (c) If it is needed in the case of old-established and well-officered schools like Friars, Ruthin, and Cowbridge, surely It is needed in the case I of the new schools. They will have their re- putation to make, and can least afford to I neglect promising scholars, and to ignore one ef the crying wants of the country. We have the honour to remain. Yonrs faithfully, ELLIS EDWARDS, M.A., Vice-Principal of the Bala 'I C.M. College. J. C. EVANS, M.A., 1 Head-master of Bala ¡ Grammar School. Attached to the memorial are the names of the ¡' 'Bishop of Bangor, the Bishop of St. Asaph, to- other with those of the headmasters and principals of the chief educational establishments in the principality. )
THE PROPOSED "COUNTY INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. A conference of the sub-committee appointed by the Glamorganshire County Council and the eounty boroughs of Oardiff and Swansea was held on Tuesday morning sit the County Offices, Cardiff, toconsider the expediency of establishing a county indgstrial school. There were present—County Alderman J. C. Meggitt (Barry); Councillors Frank James and O. Jones, representing Glamor- gan Alderman Carey, Mr. F. J. Beavan, the town- clerk (Mr. J. L. Wheatley),and the borough treasurer '(Mr. F. R. Greenhill), representing Cardiff the mayor of Swansea. (Alderman H. A. Chapman), Alderman Walter Lewis, Councillor J. H.John, and the town-clerk (Mr. J. Thomas), representing Swansea.—A communication was read from Mr. J. Coke Fowler, stipendiary magistrate at Swansea, who has frequently directed attention to the need -of an industrial school for juvenile offenders, and sow again emphasised that necessity.—A resolu- tion was carried sympathising with the views ex- pressed by Mr. Fowler, but pointing out that the .information supplied being at present insufficient 'the matter was not ripe for ultimate consideration, and that the committee would not be justified in arriving at a decision. It is understood that the feeling of the County Council is not favourable to the establishment of such a school at the present time, that the Cardiff representatives take a 1 similar view, but that those from Swansea are I inclined to regard the proposal in a more favour- sable light.
QUININE BITTERS. I ALLEGED INFRINGEMENT OF TRADE-MARK. The case of the, Quinine Bitters Manufacturing ^Company (Limited) v. Davis came before Justice 'Cave and a special jury in the Queen's Bench Division on Thursday last week. It was an action Division on Thursday last week. It was an action by a limited company carrying on business at I Llaneily and manufacturing quinine bitters I ■against Mr. John Davis, manufacturing chemist, Swansea. The plaintiffs claimed damages for alleged infringement of their trade-mark, and an injunction restraining further infringements. The defendant did not admit any infringement. Mr. Murphy, Q.C., and Mr. Israel Davis were I -counsel for. the plaintiff Mr. Smyley, Q.C., and Mr. Asheton Cross appeared for the defendant. After hearing the evidence, and his Lordship's summing-up, the jury asked leave to retire. On returning into court, the jury gave a verdict for the plaintiffs. Mr. Justice Oave gave judgment for the iplain- tiffs for damages to be subsequently agreed, with .costs" and granted the injunction prayed for.
REVIEWS. CHOLERA PRECAUTIONS. — Messrs. Griffiths, Farrar, and Co. have sent us some very valuable hints on preventing and dealing with cholera. They have published at sixpence a very neatly printed card, entitled '-First .Aid in Cholera," by William Murrell, M.D. It is a very useful work, and now that the cholera season is approaching our readers cannot do better thanprocuxea copy. The same firm have also published a. leaflet dealing with cholera, entitled What to do till the doctor comes." It also contains valuable information, and it would be well if copies were freely distributed. The price is Id. each or 6s. 6d. per 100 The forthcoming issue of Royal Academy Pictures (Pars 1. of which will be published by Messrs. Cassell and Company next wenk) will be by far the fullest and most complete representa- tion of the Royal Academy Exhibition which has yet bean issued. The reproduction of the pictures will, owing to improvements which have been effected in the manner of preparing the blocks, given even higher artistic results than have been hitherto attained in this publication. This year, too, for the first time, notes of an explanatory character will be added. The work will occupy a more authoritative position than hitherto, and the reproductions of some important Academy pictures will appear exclusively in its pages. We learn that a popular edition of Mr. Frank Barrett's novel, --Out of the Jaws of Death," will be published by Messrs. Cassell and Company early next month. A new serial story by Scott Graham will be com- menced in The Qviter for May, which will contain contributions by the Dean of Canterbury and the Revs. E. J. Hardy, David Burns, S. A. Alexander, M.A., B. G. Johns, M.A., J. Telford, B.A.,and others. Elizabeth B-. Custer's work. Tenting on the Plains, or General Custer in Kansas and Texas," will be issued in a few days by Messrs. Cassell and Company. ———mmmmmmm—————
My agricultural friends will be pleased to learn that endeavours are being made to memorialise the Minister of Agriculture to use his influence towards bringing in a Bill for requiring foreign and Colonial cheese to be labelled as such when ex- posed for sale. It is obvious that such a couree would be very beneficial td the country, and like the Margarine tell the public plainly what they are buying.
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