MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS The Cadoxton Presbyterian Cricket Club chal- lenge the whole world-of course, within a radius of twelve miles—to a tussle for supremacy. At the annual meeting of the Glamorgan County Council, at Pontypridd last week, it was decided to oppose the East Glamorgan, Taff Vale, ;and Barry Railway Dills now before Parliament. The annual meeting of the Barry and Cadoxton 'Local Board will be held on Tuesday, the 3rd proximo. Fool's Day this year falls on Sunday. Da y by Day" trusts there will be no mauls in connection with the association football match. ( Ladies v. Gentlemen, at Barry next Monday. The number of marriages performed throughout the world each day is estimated at three thousand. And yet there are many old maids at Barry with heaving, longing hearts. The Prime Minister is an old footballer. Lord Rosebery is a patron of the Scottish Football Association, and some years ago presented a challenge cup for the charity competition among the Edinburgh clubs. :1:: Mr Justice Day declared last week that the Liverpool ruffians" (many of whom infest the Barry district) were the most cowardly scoundrels he had ever met. Mr J. F. Proud, of Barry Dock, the conductor of the Cardiff Blue Ribbon Choir, has the sympathy of many friends in the family affliction which has this week befallen him. 5? My wish is that the readers of the Barry Dork JVeuw may enjoy a pleasant holiday at Eastertide. Walevhas been honoured by the appointment of Mr Thomas Morgan Joseph, son of the late Mr Thomas Joseph, of The Buttrills, near Barry, to a post in the Heralds Office. The two favourite games at Penarth, says the Wcxteiii Jtail, are golf on Sundays and smashing street lamps on week-nights. # About 150 sailors were paid off at Barry Dock last Saturday morning, and business generally at the Shipping Offices was more active than had been the case for the previous three months. Last Saturday being St Patrick's Day, the green was popularly worn in the Barry and Penarth districts. The Health Committee of the Barry and Cadox- ton Local Board have decided to recommend the acquirement of additional land at the Calcott for the erection of a fever hospital for the district. The Barry Company will run eight trains each way daily between the Riverside Station and Bute Docks, Cardiff, commencing on the 2nd of April. Transport says that vessels of larger tonnage can enter Barry Dock with perfect ease and safety than can possibly approach the Bute Docks, Cardiff. Mr J. Rees, the labour member of the Barry School and Burial Boards, has suggested—and not without ample grounds for justification-that a clean-lips or clean-tongue society be established amongst the children of the district, whose state of morality has become quite depraved. A gentleman who attended the Barry Chamber of Trade meeting last week said it would be unhealthy to erect the Local Board offices on the gas works site. It would be too gassy—there would be gas from without and gas from within. £ An improved system of ship lighting has been devised, and it has been adopted by a large steam- ship company, who expect to save £3,000 per annum by its use. It is said to be of such a character that it can be easily adapted to ships which are already fitted, at a small expenditure. (.: The Rev R. Usher, M.A., curate of St. Mary's, Barry Dock, left the Barry district last Tuesday for 'his new rectorial charge in the diocese of Salisbury. w The gorilla scare has been transferred from Penarth to Porthkerry Park, Barry. I welcome Mr Superintendent Giddings upon his arrival in the Barry district this week. There was a great deal of fluttering of the 'heart at Barry during the early part of the week on hearing that thirty-three new county magistrates had been appointed. Everybody seemed to ask Is it I ? Is it I ?" Miss Fleming, head mistress of the Holton-road -girls' school, and Miss E. V. Llewellyn, head mistress of the Holton-road infants' school, have just been made the recipients of tokens of kind appreciation on the part of members of their respective staffs, the former being presented with a valuable handbag and purse, and the latter with .a set of Tennyson's works. SIC It is estimated by the engineers of the Great -Western Railway that a sum of 1901,513 will be required for the new works, powers for which are -sought in their bill. Of this sum £4:38,387 will, it is estimated, be expended upon new railways in Wales, of which £409,635 will be spent upon new railways in the counties of Monmouth and •Glamorgan. :I: General Lee is a loyal subject, believing as he .does that her Majesty is a good queen and a good woman. f # Mr D. T. Alexander did a quiet bit of canvassing ffor public honours at the Hearts of Oak dinner at Barry last Saturday. And he did it very success- fully. Messrs L. Molineux and Company, Holton-road, Barry Dock, and Glebe-street, Penarth, have in stock a fine collection of boots and shoes to suit all classes during the spring and summer season. Messrs Hutchins and Company, of 102, Holton- road, Barry Dock, have opened business as auctioneers, &c. Under the new Parish Councils Act, the chair- man of a district council, unless a woman or personally disqualified, shall be a justice of the peace. The Barry b'irglar was very cleverly captured by Sergeant Weeks last Sunday evening. The public of the Barry Dock district offer their congratulations to Sergeant W. Gammon and I Acting-sergeant Herbert Evans (both smart dutiful officers) upon their merited promotions this week. Last Saturday, the s.s. Cookham, of London, a steamer well-known at Barry Dock, took in a cargo of coal and bunkers, amounting in all to 1,956 tons 19 cwt., within the short space of 6 hrs. 5 mins. Only one tip was used. ■jf Dr O'Donnell, Cadoxton, Mr J. McDonnell and Mr E. English, Barry Dock, attended the St. Patrick's dinner at Cardiff last Saturday evening. Mr J. Jewel Williams, Tynewydd, Cadoxton, was amongst the gentlemen who attended the funeral of the late Captain Homfray, of Newport, at Bassaleg last Saturday. The Rev Father D'Hulst, Barry Dock, takes a practical view of Christian life. It is, he says, useless to go to confession in the morning when the afternoon is spent at the drinking club. X The export and import shipments at Barry Dock last week amounted to 97,597 tons 10 cwt. Sergeant Gammon believes shebeens in the Barry district will never be wiped out till the system of grocers' licenses has been done away with. I agree with the officer. The Rev R. Usher, M.A., preached his farewell sermon as curate of St. Mary's Church, Barry Dock, last Sunday evening. As much as 754 tons 10 cwt of general merchan- dise were exported from Barry Dock last week. A post office official at Pontypridd, a resident of Cadoxton, is known by his colleagues as Barry Jones. •* A certain resident of Barry puts away" twenty-five buns every Good Friday, and the fact is more strange when it is understood that the buns are made by his wife. nt Pleasant for house agents. On certain vans which come to Barry very often appears the sign keep moving." The Barry Garrick Dramatic Society intend holding a ball on the 20th of April. Mr William Thomas must have been startled last Monday evening when one of the speakers at the St. Patrick's celebration dinner at Cadoxton described him as the Rev Mr Thomas." For some reason or other the authorities decline to supply the Press with a report of the shipments at Penarth Dock until after the Easter holidays. ♦ The local preservers of the peace look quite taking in their new helmets. In the House of Lords last Monday evening, the Barry Dock and Railways Act (1888) Amendment and the Barry Railway Bills were read a first time and referred to the examiners. O O The Barry and Cadoxton Conservative Club and Institute will be formally opened on an early date. Barry is specially interested in two of the new county magistrates, one of the gentlemen being County Councillor Clifford J. Cory, of St. Lythan's Down, the Liberal candidate for South Monmouth- shire, and chairman of the Barry Dock News Company, and the other, Mr John Lowdon, chair- man of the Barry District School Board. The other local gentlemen appointed are Mr Phillip Morel, Mr Gibbs, and Mr John Cory, all of Penarth. I Disappointment is alleged to be felt that Mr W. Thomas, The Hayes, Sully; Mr W. V. Huntley, Welsh St. Donats; and Alderman E. John, Cow- bridge, have not also been chosen. They are not alone by any means. Under the new Parish Councils Act infants are not eligible for membership. Major-General Lee, J.P., The Mount, Dinas Powis, has promised to present, with other gentle- men, silver medals to efficient members of the Barry police ambulance class. sfe In the fancy dress football match in connection with the Barry Town A.F.C., to be held on Easter Monday, Mrs Grundy intends captaining the ladies' eleven, and has managed to get a good team together, including three of my nieces. Daisy Bell will keep the goal, and Martha and May" will play full back. Oh Eliza," Nancy Lee," and Darling Clementine will appear as half-backs, whilst the forward" ladies, who will surround Mrs Grundy will be Dorothy," Louisa," Mary," and Judy," who are all in fine form. This eleven, comprising, as it does, such fine, healthy girls, will take some beating, and a good game may be expected. Kick- off at 11 a.m. It is now officially. announced that the Barry Railway Company will commence running their trains to Clarence-road Station, Cardiff Docks, on Monday, the 2nd April. The corrected time table will appear in our next is-ue. COMMUNICATION FROM THE REV CANON ALLEN. May I be allowed to offer a word of explanation on one of "Mrs Grundy's" amusing jottings? What I spoke of as li putting my monkey up was not the grave and interesting question to what saint our Parish Church is dedicated, but the spelling of the scriptural and historical name Nicolas with an h," ingdefiance of all scholarship and etymology. Our church may be dedicated to St Nicolas, the deacon, or to St Nicolas of Myra (Santa Clans), or to St Nicolas of Bari, but emphatically to no Nicholas of Vox Barbara. To this little piece of, perhaps, pedantry, What will 'Mrs Grundy' say?"—E. E. ALLEN.
THE CONTINUITY QUESTION To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,—It would require the whole of your paper to answer the various and very muddled side- issues raised by your three Protestant correspon- dents. They have been replied to in various works, some explained, others refuted. As to the Un- divided gentleman, surely an instructed Catholic knows what is the doctrine of the ICathol;c Church better than an outsider. I have explained infallibility, as we Catholics believe it, as clearly as I could, and if he has a mental cataract, which prevents his seeing it, I cannot help that. Mr Kirk appears to be in the same plight. I may observe we Catholics are only willing to accept the Pope as infallible, and when teaching the whole Church we do not consider Mr Kirk's views as to faith and morals binding on us. nor do we even imagine St Hilary was sitting in the Chair of Peter when he spoke of Pope Liberius. More than this, neither Liberius nor Honorius were teaching ex cathedra Petri in the cases he quotes. They were certainly not teaching the whole Church, but each dealing with a patriarch and a bishop merely. Infallibility does not come in at all. As to his case of the law of God being set aside by a dispensation for uncle and niece to marry (I presume he alludes to the late Duke of Aosta), it is on all fours with the case of Henry VIII. and Catharine of Aragon, not God's law, but one made by, and. therefore, capable of being abragated by the Catholic Church. One would imagine the Church depended on the character of one man, from the continued attempt to blacken certain popes. One might as well say because Judas was a traitor there was no apostolate. Among the 259 popes, 77 are canonized saints, and several are" Beati," but Mr Kirk is only concerned to ferret out any real or imagined fault. The case of Henry VIII.'s badness stands on quite other grounds than that of any pope (even allowing, for argument's sake, that three or four popes may have had serious moral faults). Henry was an example of a bad man permitted by God to become a per- secutor of the Church. The popes were the vicars of God, charged by Him with a special office, which was not affected by their personal character, as I have explained before. I assure the Undivided" Catholics know there is no universal bishop; it would be heresy to maintain it. The Pope is Bishop of Rome, not, for instance, of Newport and Meuevia, and as to his implying the pope had nothing to do with Britain for 600 years after Christ, there were three British bishops at the Council of Arles (A.D. 314), where the Pope presided by four Legates, and the decrees of the councils were sent to him for approval. In 425, Pope Celestine sent Saints Germanus and Lupus to this country to suppress the Pelagian herself. The errors in the false (not forged) decretals are chiefly chronologi- cal, they were not collected in Rome, but in Rome their true nature was discovered. I will now point out a few of the chronological errors into which your correspondents have fallen. Mr Collette says Cranmer and Latimer were Edward VI.'s bishops. Cranmer became primate in 1533 under Henry VIII.; Latimer was bishop of Worcester in 1538, when, on May 22nd, he preached at the execution of blessed John Forest, confessor to Queen Catherine, and was told by that holy martyr seven years ago thou durst not have made such a sermon for thy life." Mr Kirk makes the Council of Florence depose Pope John XXIII., whereas he had been dead twenty years, having died 1419, and the Council opened April 8th, 1439. I am very familiar with Mr Collette's name, owing to the pains taken by Catholic writers to correct his misrepresentations. Before the change of religion the bishops and priests of this country were recognised as such in the whole world. The Univeral Church has rejected Anglican orders from the first. The tradition of the delivery of the instrumerts, which Mr Collette mentions, is not the same thing as the Sacrament of Order. The matter of that sacrament is held to be the imposition of hands, the form the words which accompany it. In the Greek Church there has never been any tradition of the delivery of the instruments, yet its orders are acknowledged by the Catholic Church. When he talks of Archishop Rossuet believing in Anglican orders (which even if Rossuet had made such a mistake would amount to nothing, as he was a single bishop, not the Catholic Church) I am reminded of the remark said to have been made by Rossuet to one who spoke to him of the Arch- bishopric of Canterbury, Nons ne connaissons pas cet epescopat la." Where sacraments are involved there must be certainty. Cardinal Newman studied the question of Anglican orders most carefully, and his conclusion was that if the Catholic Church defined they were valid he would believe in them, but nothing short of that weuld make him do so. Surely, Mr Collette knows that if the Archbishop of Canterbury became a Catholic to-morrow he would be received into the Church as a simple layman, like all other Protestant parsons. It would make this letter too long were I to reply now to Mr Kirk about St Augustine and the British bishops, but I am not at all afraid to tackle that subject, I assure him, and hope to do so before this correspondence ends. As to the Undivided denying about the Pilgrim Fathers, &c., that will not alter facts, and I am sure our Dissenting friends, who have read the history of their founders, are better acquainted than myself, and far better than he is, with what those founders bore in the persecution line.-I am, Sir, faithfully yours, A. E. P. Ross.
POLICE CHANGES IN THE BARRY DISTRICT, As anticipated by the Barry Dor-1: News last week, Captain Lindsay, the chief-constable of the county, has just promoted Acting-sergeant W. Gammon, of Barry Dock, to the rank of sergeant, and he will be stationed at Porth, Rhondda Valley. Police-constable Herbert Evans, Barry Dock, has been created acting-sergeant in place of Sergeant Gammon. Inspector E. Rees will continue in charge of the Barry Dock Station for some time but Superintendent Giddings arrived at Barry on Tuesday, and assumed supreme charge of the Barry district and neighbouring stations.
A MAN CRUSHED TO DEATH AT CARDIFF. DECEASED A BROTHER TO A RESIDENT OF CADOXTON-BARRY. On Thursday morning last a fatal accident occurred on the low-level railway at the Bute Docks. A young man named John Pearce, of 14, Bertram-street, a ship carpenter's apprentice. while working on the steamship Cadoxton, had occasion to cross the low-level railway at the East Dock when he was caught between the buffers of a couple of wagons. He was at once conveyed to the infirmary in a cart, but the poor fellow died before he reached the institution. Deceased was a brother to Mrs Saunders, of Kenilworth-road, Cadoxton-Barry.
BARRY'S NEW MAGISTRATE. MR. JOHN LOWDON.
BARRY NEW DOCK WORKS. THE GATES ACTUALLY READY. THE OTHER WORK WILL SHORTLY PROCEED. Although Jthere has been a certain amount of delay, which has caused a good deal of uneasiness in the public mind as to when the Barry Dock and Railways Company intend proceeding with their new dock works, we are quite satisfied, on our part, that the delay is fully justifiable, and we believe that in it short time, as we have already announced, the initial portion of the work will be actively in hand. As a guarantee of this. we are pleased to be able to announce this week that Messrs R. Stephenson and Co., engineers, of New- castle-on-Tyne, have just completed a number of new hydraulic dock gates for the Barry Company, the firm named being prepared to deliver the same at a moment's notice. There is. therefore, every ground for belief that a good deal of commercial re-action and activity will be experienced in the Barry district in a short time.
PERMANENT PUBLIC OFFICES FOR BARRY. THE FREE LIBRARY SITE. IMPORTANT ACTION BY A LOCAL BOARD COMMITTEE. A special meeting of the Sites' Committee of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board was held on Tuesday afterdoon last at Cadoxton, present- Alderman J. C. Meggitt (in the chair), Major- General Lee, J.P., Dr O'Donnell, and Mr J. Jewel Williams, when it was decided to recommend the Local Board to take steps to lease an acre of land at the corner of Cross ways-street and Tynewydd- road, Barry Dock, for the erection of permanent public offices and free library for the district. The Surveyor (Mr J. C. Pardoe) was also instructed to prepare plans and specifications for the con- struction of additional public offices on the gas works' site.
RESTORATION OF THE ANCIENT CHURCHYARD CROSS AT BARRY. A very beautiful cross has been erected in Barry Churchyard, replacing the ancient cross, of which, for many years, only the steps and basement socket have remained. The restored cross is erected by the children of the late Colonel Frederick Romilly and Lady Elizabeth Romilly, To the glory of God and in loving memory of their parents." The head of the cross is in richly ornamented carved stone, with fieur-de-lh in high relief, and is supported on a lofty and graceful stem of Irish limestone. The worn has been very tastefully executed by Mr Clarke, of Llandaff.
BARRY TRAINS TOiCARDIFF DOCKS. COMMENCING RUNNING THROUGH NEXT WEEK. The Barry Company's trains will commence running through to Cardiff Docks on Monday, the r 2nd of April. Eight trains will run through each way per day. GOVERNMENT INSPECTION OF THE BRANCH LINE. A Board of Trade Inspector was conducted over the branch line of railway from the Riverside Station at Cardiff to the Bute Docks on Wednesday afternoon with a view of the Barry trains com- mencing to run through on the 2nd of April. The officer expressed himself satisfied with the arrange- ments. The inspector was accompanied by Mr R. Evans (general manager of thejj Barry Railway Company), Mr H. J. Vincent, Inspector Butler, &c.
SUDDEN DEATH OF A WENVOE FARMER. W Ei On Saturday night last Mr William Thomas. aged 76, of Ty Luke Farm, Wenvoe. went to bed in his usual health, but on Sunday morning he was found dead in bed. Deceased, who was well- known and highly respected in the district, was the father of Mr Oliver Thomas, of Greave Farm. Wenvoe. guardian of the parish. An inquest was held.
ST. PATRICK'S CELEBRATION DINNER AT CADOXTON- BARRY. AN ENJOYABLE GATHERING AT THE WITCHILL HOTEL. The Feast of St. Patrick was celebrated on Monday evening last by the annual dinner of the Irish community of the Barry district held at the Witchill Hotel, Cadoxton, when Mr and Mrs Hoddinott. the much esteemed host and hostess of that well-known establishment, placed upon the tables one of those welcome repasts for which they enjoy such a worthy reputation as popular caterers. The chair was occupied by Dr. P. J. O'Donnell, chairman of the Local Board, who was supported on either side by the Rev E. D'Hulst, Barry Dock Rev J. H. Brady, Cardiff Alderman Carey, J.P., Cardie Mr E. Grogan. ditto Dr Kelly, Barry Mr and Mrs O. McCann, Barry Dock and Mr W. Thomas and Mr D. Roberts, Barry. Amongst the general company were Mr and Mrs J. Westacott, Mr J. McDonnell. Mr and Mrs Kennedy, Mr J. Harrison, Mr C. H. Lewis, Mr J. Price, the Masters O'Donnell, Master McCann, Mr O'Dee, Mr J. Webh. Mr J. Jeremiah. Councillor E. W. Shackell (Cardiff). Inspector A. E. Leyslion, &c. The decorations of the room were most tasty, and were much admired. After dinner, the Chair- man submitted the first toast, that of The Queen and an Irish Parliament," and in doing so said he hoped the Queen would live to re-open the Irish Parliament in Ireland. (Cheers.)-Letters of apology for absence were read from Major- General Lee, J.P., Dr. Mullen, Dr. W. Lloyd Edwards, Rev. J. W. Matthews, and Captain R. Davies.-In submitting the toast of Ireland a Nation," the Chairman observed this toast usually occupied the first place after that of the Queen at any assembly where Irishmen met for the celebra- tion of their national festival. And as it was the first on the toast list so it occupied the first place in the hearts of Irish people, whose thoughts and aspirations were bent upon the one goal of a national parliament, and Ireland once more included amongst the nations of the world. (Cheers.) Last year they seemed assured that within another year they would be enjoying Home Rule. The prospects then were so good that they felt the long weary struggle would soon be at an end. But, unfortunately, they were again doomed to disappointment, an experience by no means new for the people of Ireland, particularly in their object of seeking Home Rule, for ever since the fatal day when the Act of Union became law, and Ireland suffered the indignity of being reduced from the position of a nation to that of a province, their prospects seemed to have been doomed. At the same time, the Home Rule question had made such strides that it had almost become accomplished. The House of Commons was pledged to Home Rule, and although there might be some little difficulty owing to the retire- ment from public life of that statesman with whose name Home Rule would ever be associated -the Right Hon. Mr Gladstone-still he had left his mark indellibly upon the measure, and it would, he was confident, become law. Mr Gladstone, whose retirement was the greatest blow the country had experienced for a long time, had left a legacy in the Home Rule Bill which the Liberal party were pledged to carry out. (Cheers.) Dr O'Donnell proceeded to refer to the recent utterances of Lord Roseberry, the new prime minister, on the Home Rule question, and said that at Edinburgh the other day Lord Roseberry completely dissipated the notion of the Conserva- tive Press that Home Rule was dependent on a majority in the English constituencies only. Such an argument was fatal to the very principle of the supremacy of the Irish Parliament, because in that case they must have a distinct majority of the three nations. Dr O'Donnell concluded by expressing a hope that before they met for next year's gathering they would experience more definite and tangible prospects than existed at present in connection with Home Rule, and that the prospects of Ireland being admitted amongst the nations of the world would be more bright. (Applause.) Dr Kelly, in response, expressed gratitude at the degree of enthusiasm which characterised the reception of the toast of "Ireland, a Nation." Two years ago, he said, when he had the honour of responding to the same toast, the country was preparing for the great Home Rule fight, and they knew that one of the greatest and grandest crisises in the history of the country was being approached; but they were determined to use their utmost endeavours to carry the measure, and realise the one and great desire of the Irish people. (Hear, hear.) The speaker then described the progress of the Bill through the House of Commons, and said the warmest possible support had been extended to the measure by the more enlightened representa- tives of the people of England, Scotland, and Wales. (Cheers.) These representatives, he added, had said, as it were, to the Irish people, We now give you back your national rights, of which you should never have been deprived." (Applause.) This position, he said, would never have been reached had it not been for the mar- vellous efforts of that grand old political Ulysses who had just retired from the toils of a long and unprecedented public career. (Hear, hear.) The name of Mr Gladstone, Dr Kelly proceeded, would ever continue to be identified with the restoration to Ireland of its rights. (Cheers.) He had been well seconded and aided by the chosen representa- tives of the Irish people and backed by the act-on of members of Parliament from the sister nations. The flag of liberty must be carried across the channel, and planted firmly in Dublin. (Cheers.) The check which the measure had received through the action of the House of Lords, who only represented about two hundred thousand people out of a. possible forty millions, could not prevent its eventual adoption. (Hear, hear.) The House of Lords was a relic of the feudal times, and a chamber of this description must now not be allowed to interfere with the liberties and aspirations of the people of the country. (Cheers.) The suspension of the Home Rule Bill meant the suspension of the happiness of Ireland, the check of wholesome legislation for Scotland, and the prevention of the adoption of a disestablishment measure for Wales. (Applause.) "tOr TO- Song, The shamrock, Mrs Burns. I Mr O. McCann submitted The Day we Cele- brate," and observed that wherever Irishmen found an abode, there they celebrated the feast day of St Patrick. (Cheers.) He coupled with the toast the names of the Rev Father D'Hulst and Alderman Carey. The Rev Father D'Hulst, whose rising was the signal for much cheering, said, in reply to the last toast, that they had celebrated the spiritual part of the feast on Saturday, and that evening they were celebrating the material part. It was rather difficult to speak about St Patrick, especially as he had preached a sermon on the same subject on the previous evening. St Patrick was the perfection of saints in Ireland, possessing alike the faith of St Paul and the zeal of St Peter. (Hear, hear.) When St Patrick came to Ireland. he found the people were a nation of pagans, bnt he succeeded in converting them to the truth and although he may not have shed his blood as a martyr, still no one knew the extent of prayer and intercession he offered on their behalf. His work was a lasting one, and no amount of persecution had stamped out the faith from the hearts of the people — it was there still, just as it came from the lips of St. Patrick himself. (Hear, hear.) Besides, the influence of his work was universal, for the greatest of scholars and missionaries—a special characteristic of Ireland—had gone forth from Ireland and planted their spirit in the new world, and had also revived it in the old country. (Cheers.) If Irish people continued to be real sons and daughters of St. Patrick he would be their protector, both in spiritual and material matters, and the liberties they were now craving for he would be the means of giving them. (Ap- plause.) | Alderman Carey also responded. Father D'HuicU he said, had relieved him of any spiritual respon- sibility attaching to the toast. Although he much regretted the departure, through ill-health, of the venerable Father Hyland from the district —(cheers)—he cordially welcomed Father DHulst to the mission at Barry, and said he hoped the people would encourage and help him in every possible way. (Applause.) He wa-i pleased to see ladies present at that gathering, and said pro- moters of the St. Patrick's celebration at Barry set an example which their friends at Cardiff could well imitate. (Hear, hear.) They, as Irishmen, did not wish to be assertive, neither did they desire to be offensive. Yet they expected their rights to be duly recognised and respected. He read with pain that evening the list of new magistrates for the county, and said he greatly regretted that the name of Dr. O'Donnell. the chairman of the gathering, had not been included in the list. and. in the name of the Irish people, he (Alderman Carey) offered his protest, and said the public services which Dr. O'Donnell had rendered fully entitled him to inclusion in the list of the commission of the peace. (Cheers.) There were certain links connected with their social life which rendered it absolutely necessary that they should be directly represented in any social grades of the community which the authorities could confer upon them, and while they were quite willing- to serve, they were equally anxious to receive a modicum of justice while living amongst the friendly community of the British people. (Cheers.) They must, therefore, assert their voice in this matter. Merit should not be ignored, and they must not. in any possible way. be put down. All they asked for was that their nationality should be fairly recognised at the hands of the lord lieutenant and lord chancellor in the matter of the selection of magistrates, (Applause.) The Rev Father Brady, in a stirring speech, proposed the toast of ("allant Little Wales," remarking that he felt proud to be privileged to live and work among-st his fellow-countrymen in the home of their adoption in the Principality. (Cheers.) Song, The minstrel boy." Mr Grant. Councillor E. W. Shackfll, in reply to the toast, said he had, as the result of investigation, become a faithful and zealous convert to the cause of Home Rule and distinct nationality. At Cardiff, they had recognised the merits of Alderman Carey. and next year he, at any rate, was deter- mined to do his utmost to further recognise the claims of Alderman Carey by securing his appoint- ment as mayor of the county borough. (Loud applause). Mr W. Thomas also responded, and during his remarks referred to a visit paid by Dr. O'Donnell and himself to the House of Commons on the memorable occasion of the introduction of the Home Rule Bill by Mr Gladstone. Song, Kathleen Mavourneen," Mr Burns. Mr J. McDonnell proposed •' The Press," and said Irishmen could never repay the debt of gratitude they owed to the Press for the splendid manner in which they had advocated the cause of Ireland for several years past. (Cheers.) Mr J. R. Llewellyn (Barry Duck Xricx), in responding, said he concurred with the observation made by Alderman Carey, and claimed that the Welsh and Irish people were entitled to adequate representation upon the public institutions of the country. (Cheers.) Alderman Carey, in proposing" The Chairman, spoke in flattering terms ot the excellent public services of Dr O'Donnell, who, he said, finding Cardiff too small a place to exercise his energies, "came, saw, and conquered" Barry some years ago, and at present he occupied one of the highest and most dignified public positions. (Loud applause.) The Chairman having suitably responded, a recitation of The old Bridge of Athlone was capitally given by Mrs Kennedy, and the Chairman having highly complimented the Host and Hostess for the excellence of the catering that evening, Mr Hoddinott replied, and a song was sung by Mrs Burns, after which the company adjourned to the adjoining room, where a dance was enjoyably indulged in for several hours.
ITEMS FROM BARRY DOCKS BARRY DOCK TIDE TABLE FOR NEXT WEEK. The following is the tide table for Barry Dock for the week commencing to-morrow (Saturday):— Day. Mom. Aft. h. m. ft in. h. m. ft. in. Saturday, 24 8. 46 39. 2 9. 3 37. 9 Sunday, 25 9. 18 37. 6 9. 33 35. 9 Monday, 26 9. 47 35. 2 10. 1 33. 1 Tuesday, 27 10. 16 32. 4 10. 31 30. 2 Wednesday, 28. 10. 48 29. 3 11. 7 27. 2 Thursday, 29 11. 30 26. 4 0. 0 24. G Friday, 30 —— 0. 39 24. 0 LAST WEEK'S SHIPPING AND SHIP- MENTS AT BARRY DOCK. w"I The following is a report of last week's shipping and shipments at Barry Dock :— Number. Tonnage. Steamers arrived 53 57,288 Do. sailed 28 31,261 Sailing Vessels arrived 5 7,460 Do. sailed 15 18,180 Steamers in Dock 40 49,392 Sailing Vessels do 16 21,261 Total 56 70,653 Vessels in Dock as per previous report 41 55,410 Increase 15 15,243 Vessels in Dock corresponding week 1893 43 57,211 The imports at Barry Dock last week amounted too 2,008 tons 10 cwt; ditto same period last year, 3.131 tons 0 cwt; decrease, 1,122 tons 10 cwt. The total imports for the week ended March 17th amounted to 30,513 tons 0 cwt. corresponding week ended March 18th, 1893, 38,226 tons 5 cwt; decrease, 7,713 tons 5 cwt. The total exports last week amounted to 95,589 tons 0 cwt. Corresponding week ended March 18th, 1893. 73,456 tons 6 cwt; increase, 22,132 tons 14 cwt. Total to March 17th, 1894, 1,061,174 tons 2 cwt. corresponding week last year, 956,767 tons 11 cwt. increase, 104,406 tons 11 cwt. LAST WEEK'S SHIPMENTS AT BARRY DOCK. The export and import shipments at Barry Dock last week amounted to 97,597 tons 10 ewt., made up as follows:— EXPORTS. Tons. cwt. Coal 94,129 10 Coke 705 0 General merchandise 754 10 IMPORTS. Pitwood. 1,224 0 Silver Sand 776 0 General merchandise 8 10 Total. 97,597 10 QUICK DISPATCH OF COAL AT BARRY DOCK. On Saturday last the s.s. Cookham, of London. entered Barry Dock two-and-a-half hours before high water, and commenced loading a cargo of Ocean large coal at 1.25 p.m. She completed &t 7.30 p.m., having taken on board, by means of one tip, in six hours five minutes 1.890 tons 12 cwts of coal and GG tons 7 cwts of bunkers, total, 1.956 tons 19 cwts.
THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL AND IMPERIAL PENNY POSTAGE. Mr Arnold Morley, Postmaster-General, was present on Thursday last at the meeting of the Associated Chambers of Commerce in London, when resolutions affecting the work of his depart- ment were discussed. With regard to Imperial penny postage, he said its adoption would mean an annual loss of £ 100.000. He would not be opposed to the principle if he had the cordial co-operation of the Colonies and the assistance of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He was glad to say that the Savings' Bank Bill of last session had been a great success, the raising of the limits placed upon the amount of depo«it.« hiving brought in a larjfa. 1 number of depositors.