I IRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS 1 I There will be no alteration in the T*ff Vale Railway Company's trains for the ensuing month. A The parishes of Stembridge and Sker, in the county of Glamorgan, have a population of six and nine respectively. Petitions against the Barry Railway Bill have been lodged in the Private Bill Office of the House 0 of Lords by the Ystradyfodwg Local Board, and against the Taff Vale Railway Bill by the Merthyr Local Board. s* There is no one, I think, in the Barry district. tfjut who will be glad to know that the members of the Bible Christian Church, Barry Dock, intend I -appealing to conference in Angust in favour of the re-appointment of the Rev J. Honey, the zealous and popular pastor, for the fifth year. This has no interest whatever except for the •gaudy sex. The new shades in lace this season are Tuscan and deep lemon. Cream, white, and coffee are nowhere in fashion's rage. if Several football friends have asked me to sug- gest that a return fancy dress match. gentlemen r. ladies," should be played in connection with the ¡ Barry Town A.F.C. before the close of the season, a suggestion in which I heartily approve. A contingent from Cadoxton-Barry was present at the Salvation Army demonstration at Cardiff last Monday, when General Booth, Prince Galitzin, Col. Lawley, and others delivered addresses. n There were more drunken women than drunken men to be seen in the Barry district during the faster holidays. I. The new official decorations of the chief of the I dock constabulary at Barry are of the most im- posing type, taking the gilt completely off the gingerbread of the county officers. » ¡ When General Booth, the head of the Salvation Army movement, visited Porthkerry last Monday evening he was struck with astonishment at the marvellous transformation the district had under- gone of late years. Fifteen years ago," he said, ..¡ why there was nothing here to be seen but a. few rabbits and an occasional human being. Wonder- ful wonderful! lit The tea in this district must be very strong, for I saw a large number of persons caressing their foreheads on Saturday morning. o o Seeing the barque Vanduara lying in Whitmore Bay on Good Friday a. visitor remarked, It's a funny place to shuv her," as he cast his eyes round looking for the tips. No wonder the company doesn't pay a divi- dend." remarked a man last week in Holton-road to another as he was carrying a load of timber on his back. # Mr D. T. Alexander is the hero of a brand new fttory, containing a happy reference to a certain lay bishop. Miss E. P. Hughes, Training College, Cambridge, daughter of Dr Hughes, of Barry, and sister to Mr J. A. Hughes, solicitor, Cadoxton, has been nominated by the Crown as member of the Court of the Welsh University. The honour is one of which the women of Wales ought to be justly proud. Barry footballers are very considerate. After the Loco. c. Traffic match at Barry on Good Friday several members of the team would not have their faces represented on paper for the sake of the camera, and then got behind the trees. » Several persons were Bun-stricken at Barry last Monday, but the tifect could not be perceived until after dusk. # A member of our staff has a dog of literary tendencies. Whenever he comes into the office he walks straight into the W.P.B. Fickle fashion again. It is suggested that every respectable woman should be entitled "Lady," instead of the prosaic Mrs or Miss." # The shorthand class at Holton-road School, Barry Dock, will meet for the last time this session this .evening (Thursday), at seven o'clock, and all mem- bers are specially requested to be present. The conduct of those who so inconsiderately forced a piano through the crush at the entrance to Barry Market Hall, for the railwaymen's concert last Friday evening amounted well-nigh to a positive scandal. If an accident resulted there- from and there were several narrow escapeB- the imprudent carriers would possibly wonder who would be to blame—themselves or the piano. The incident, to my mind, was one more calculated to ,drive people away than to further the interests of the orphan fund. Mr T. Ewbank, Cadoxton, the retiring president of the Barry District Teachers' Association, was unable to be present at the annual conference of -the National Union of Teachers held at Oxford this week. There were, I am informed, over three hundred members of the Barry and Cadoxton Conservative Club and Institute on the opening day last week. Why are the members of our police force like -furniture vans ? Because they continually keep moving." Among the private bills which passed the stand- ing orders stage in the House of Lords, on Monday last, and which were ordered for second reading, ■were the Barry Dock and Railways Act. 1888 (Amendment) Bill, which is explanatory of certain provisions in the Act of 1888 the Barry Railway Bill, which sanctions the construction of railways in Glamorgan and the Taff Vale Rail- way Bill, which empowers the company to con- struct new railways and other works, and vests in that company the Cowbridge and Aberthaw Rail- way Company. A welcome boon. Mr John Jones, of the Dock Hotel Mews, Holton-road, Barry Dock, has ,tr arranged to run two well-appointed brakes, at strictly moderate fares, daily, at two and four p.m., from Cadoxton to Barry Island, via Barry Dock and Barry. The members of the Cadoxton Section of the Typographical Association are jubilant over the smiling prospects of a most successful dinner to be held under their auspices at the Royal Hotel, Cadoxton, on Friday evening, the 6th proximo. The guests who have already accepted the invita- tion of the committee include several of the leading public men of the district, and a highly interesting and enjoyable company is confidently anticipated. Those who hava not already replied to the invitation of the secretary will kindly do so within the next two or three days. At the annual grand session of Good Templars, held at Portsmouth this week, it was reported that the large number of 35,000 members had fallen out of compliance during the last year. It was decided to increase energy in the various districts. » Many would wish the same custom prevailed in Wales. Kissing is the order of the day in St. Petersburg. On Easter Sunday the Czar kisses the cheeks of his courtiers, and they in return kiss his Majesty's shoulder, as being a little less familiar salute. Everybody kisses the hand of the Czarina, and she kisses her relatives and friends on the cheek in return, and then every man, woman, priest and child present kiss one another, exclaiming between the smacks, Christ is risen He is risen, indeed I" » A tit-bit for my fair readers. A small bonnet just brought over from Paris consists almost entirely of an enormous jet buckle, the two sides of which are curved gently backwards from the centre, and filled in with loops of moire ribbon. These loops are continued in duodecimo edition in a long line which completely surrounds the coiffure. This bonnet looks very extraordinary in the hand, but is charmingly becoming when set upon the head. The Cadoxton tradesman, the sender of the Place not known package addressed to Peny- bont-ar-Ogwy, suggests that the post office authorities should be sent bag and baggage to Bridgend » This is how the Mail referred to an incident contained in one of the Barry Dock Aews editorials last week :—A Wales for the Welsh Cadoxtonian has come out at the wrong end of a lesson in Welsh. He sent a parcel of perishable matter to a friend some days ago, and addressed it to Peny- bont-ar-Ogwy." The parcel has now come back, covered with postmarks, and labelled, 4; Place not known." The language of the sender was almost as loud as the odour of the parcel. Mr C. S. Baird has just been elected vice-chair- man of the Pembroke Dock School Board in suc- cession to the Rev T. Pandy John, removed to Barry Dock. < oil "Let not thy right -a-ifiew what thy left hand doeth." Mr H. Chappell, of the Wenvoe Hotel, Cadoxton, is entitled to thanks for his kind thoughtfnlness in sending magazines, periodicals, &c., to the small-pox patients for their entertain- ment during confinement at the infections hos- pital at Barry Dock. • FROM CORRESPONDENTS. DEAR AUNTIE GRUNDY,—I was Eorry to see the Barry Dock Xrwn last week without a verse, either in English or Welsh. But you must be excused at present, as you are so busy trainirg your female team of footballers. I hope you will give the boys a right good beating. I am glad to see your pluck. Auntie. I hope to see you make a good stand in front of the wickets through the summer, and topping the score with double figures every time. Youraffeetionate nephew,—MAC. I
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Births, Sfarriages, Deaths. BIRTHS. EFT'BANK.—On the 25th instant (Easter Day), the wife of Mr T. Ewbank, head-master, Cadoxton Board Schools, of a daughter. ENGLAND.—On the 26th instant, at Eastbrook, Dinas Powis, the wife of Mr Edward England, of a daughter. GREGORY.—Oa the 26th instant, at 51, Merthyr- street, Barry Dock, the wife of Mr William Gregory, of a sou. DEATHS. GIBBS.-On the 28th inst., at Channel View, Aber- thaw, George T. Gibbs, aged 31, son of the late Mr Peter Gibbs, of Bute Docks, Cardiff. HARRY.—On the 26th instant, at Shrewsbury, Salop, Sarah Jane, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Harry, of Stumpy Hall, near Barry, aged 21 years. Funeral for Wenvoe on Saturday afternoon next, at 3.30. HEWITT.—On the 24th instant, at 28, Regent-street, Barry Dock, Edith Winifred, daughter of Mr John Hewitt, boilermaker, aged 11 years. J ARVIS.-On the 23rd instant, .T.t 3, Brook-street Cadoxton-Barry, Alfred, son of Mr Alfred Jarvis, mason, aged five days. MUNDAY.—On the 25th instant, at 21, Burlington- street, Barry Dock, Alfred Edwin, son of Mr Frank Munday, labourer, aged 21 days. SMITH.—On the 22ad instant, at Conrt-y-celyn Farm Eglwysilan, Mrs Sarah Smith, wife of Mr William Smith, and sister-in-law of Mr J. Smith, New Wallace, Wenvoe, aged 73 years.—Funeral on Thursday at one o'clock, for White Cross Cemetery THOMAS.—On the 23rd instant, at 76, Elm-street, Cardiff, Mr Philip Thomas, aged 84 years. Funeral on Thursday at Penmark Churchyard. THOMAS.—On the 17th instant, at Ty Luc, Wenvoe Mr William Thomas, farmer, aged 76 years.
THE FUTURE OF BARRY ISLAND. ITS DEVELOPMENT AS A HOLIDAY RESORT. PROPOSED PROMENADE AND GARDENS. Now that it is an open secret that a summer residence is about to be erected on Barry Island for the Noble Chairman of the Barry Railway Company, rumour again obtains cur- rency that it is the intention of Lord Windsor to lay out the eastern portion of the Island— the whole of the stretch of green in front of the late Marine Hotel—for pleasure gardens, a grand stand for music entertainments, &c. It is also stated a promenade is in contemplation extending across a portion of Whitmore Bay from the existing pier. These improvements, it is understood, will be thrown open to the public on the occasion of general holidays, and will tend greatly to enhance the attractiveness of Barry Island as a holiday resort.
EXTRAORDINARY STEP BY THE CARDIFF GUARDIANS. HOW TO DEAL WITH ELY SCHOOL BOYS SUFFERING FROM IN- T FECTIOUS DISEASE. PROPOSAL TO SEND THEM TO THE BARRY DISTRICT. At the meeting of the Cardiff Union Board of Guardians, held on Saturday last, Mr O. tl. Jones, J.P., in the chair, a resolution was passed, we understand, on the motion of Mr D. T. Alexander, to send boys suffering from itch, ophthalmia, and other infectious diseases, for isolation and treat- ment to Cadoxton-Barry. For this purpose, we learn steps have been taken to secure one of the vacant houses in Belle Vue-terrace, but fortunately the owner would not let the house unless the entire block was taken. This, of course, the guardians would not concur in, and the Merthyr and Dowlais Building Society have since been approached with a view of securing one of their vacant houses in High-street, Cadoxton (near the residence of Mr Oliver Jenkins). Whether the guardians will be successful in securing premises in Cadoxton we do not know, but we do think, in the interests of public health, an effort should be made to prevent the wholesale introduction of in- fectious disease in this manner. The members of the Cardiff Corporation would not allow the Barry Local Board to erect a fever hospital on the Flat Holms, and we fail to see why the people of the Barry district should now be obliged to permit a hospital being established in their midst for the treatment of equally offensive cases under far more aggravating conditions from Cardiff. We further hear the guardians have also been un- successful in an attempt to,secure a house at Barry for the purpose named.
BA RRY YOUNG WALES SOCIETY AND THE POSTMASTER- GENERAL. RESENTING AN OFFICIAL INSULT TO THE WELSH PEOPLE. ,v At a meeting of the Barry and Cadoxton Young Wales Society, held on Tuesday evening last at Cadoxton, Dr W. Lloyd Edwards in the chair, it was unanimously resolved, on the motion of Mr J. R. Llewellyn, seconded by the Rev W. Williams, that a communication be forwarded by the secretary, on behalf of the Welsh people of the district, to the Postmaster-General, through Mr Arthur J. Williams, M.P., protesting against the recent incident in which a parcel sent from Cadoxton to Bridgend, addressed" Pellybont-ar- Ogwy was returned marked Place not known," and requesting the postal authorities to take steps in future to recognise the linguistic rights of the Welsh people. Amongst the members present were the Revs J. W. Matthews, W. Williams, and M. Isaac, Mr D. Edwards, Mr J. R. Llewellyn, Mr J. D. Davies (secretary), and Mr T. S. Thomas.
FATHER D'HULST, OF BARRY, ON SUNDAY GAMES. Perceiving in the Western Mail on Wednesday that some of the Sunday golf-players at Penarth were described to be Roman Catholics, and indulged in the game after attending, morning service, a representative of the press called upon the Rev Father Em. D'Hulst, the new clergyman of the Barry Dock Roman Catholic Church, at the Presbytery, Cadoxton, during the day for the purpose of ascertaining his views with regard to the new Sunday move- ment. In the course of conversation, Father D'Hulst, who is a native of Belgium, and, there- fore, fully accustomed to Continental life, said he would be sorry to encourage indulgence in anything that was bad on the Lord's Day but who was to determine what was good and what was bad ? Who was to say whether golf- playing and such innocent games were sinful or not on the Sabbath ? Personally, he saw no harm whatever in games of the kind, whether played on week days or on Sunday. The gentlemen at Penarth attended Divine Service in the morning, and he certainly questioned the right of a few individuals to set themselves up as censors, and to say that it was a sin to indulge in a game of golf on Sunday afternoon. He (Father D'Hulst) was, no doubt, imbued to some extent with Continental customs, but he very much doubted the courage of those who ventured to say the Continental conscience was altogether bad so far as the observance of the Sabbath was concerned, and that the English conscience was altogether good. At the same time, he would not care to introduce practices into this country which were contrary to the customs of the people.
PRINTING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, executed with neatness and dispatch, at the Barry Duck Xeios office, Vere-street, Cadoxton, and 137, Holton- road, Barry Dock.
GENERAL BOOTH AND PRINCE GALJTZEN AT BARRY. After the monstre demonstration and field-day in connection with the Salvation Army at Cardiff, on Monday last, General Booth, the founder of the movement, and Prince Galitzen, a member of the Russian aristocracy, paid a visit to Barry, as guests of Mr John Cory, J.P., at Porthkerry House. Fifteen years have elapsed since General Booth previously visited Barry, and on noticing the phenomenal change which had taken place during that period in the general aspect of affairs in the district, the venerable General, we are informed, told his friend, Mr Cory, he was astounded at the extraordinary transformation which had taken place, converting, he said, a small thinly-populated, rural nook into a large and busy hive of commercial industry. On Tuesday morning, General Booth returned to Cardiff from Porthkerry, and proceeded to London. Prince Galitzen, who accompanied General Booth, is a gentleman who has travelled extensively in connection with various scientific and other ex- peditions promoted by the Government of his country and encouraged by the Czar. He has been all over the world on a tour extending over four years, and in Washington some time ago he was brought under the influence of the Salvation Army, with which organisation he has now allied himself. Of late he has travelled with General Booth.
BARRY RAILWAY BILL AND THE BOARD OF TRADE. BARRY HARBOUR FOR REFUGE PURPOSES. The Board of Trade in its report on the Barry Railway Bill says :-By Clause 5 of this Bill it is proposed to empower the Barry Railway Com- pany to construct a railway (Railway No. 2). cutting off more than one-half or about 50 acres of the most sheltered part of Barry Harbour, and to make an embankment or breakwater in that harbour at a point about 25 chains below the site of the proposed crossing. By Clause 14 the company seek power to fill up and deal with, for the purposes of their under- taking, the area of Barry Harbour, which will be cut off by the proposed' railway. By Clause 15 it is proposed that, as from the completion of the proposed embankment or break- Avater, Section 25 of the Barry Dock and Rail- ways Act, 1884 (which provides for the mainten- ance by the Company of the depth of Barry Harbour), shall be repealed. In the year 1883, when the Barry Docks scheme first came before Pailiament, the Board of Trade required the insertion in the Bill of that year of a clause to provide for the maintenance by the company, in its then existing condition and depth of water, I of the portion of the waterway of Barry-Harbour useful for refuge purposes, and the board presented ¡ to Parliament a report, copy of which is printed in the appendix. The Bill, however, did not pass. In the following session the Barry Dock and Railways Act, 1884, was passed, and contained, in Section 25, the provisions for the protection of Barry Harbour which were required by I the board in the Bill of the previous year. The board are advised that the present free harbour of Barry is still valuable, both for refuge purposes and also as a pilot and tugboat station, and is the only natural free harbour in the neighbourhood in which small vessels can safely take shelter. The board are further advised that, even if the works contemplated by the Bill should be authorised by Parliament, the company should not be relieved of the obligations imposed upon them by Section 25 of their Act of 1881, but that they should remain bound to maintain in an efficient condition the harbour of Barry and the I entrance thereto. In these circumstances, the Board of Trade submit for the consideration of Parliament whether the proposals of the company with respect to Barry Harbour should remain in the Bill.
FANCY DRESS BALL AT PENARTH. ¡ On Wednesday evening last, at St. Andrews's Hall, Penarth, a fancy dress ball was given by Mrs Mathews, of Albert-crescent. There was a large attendance. The Penarth Quadrille Band, under Mr W. Meazey, discoursed the music, and Mr David Rees catered in his usual excellent style amongst those preseat were:—Mrs Mathews, golden marguerite; Miss Sweet-Escott, evening I dress Miss A. E. Jones, poppy Miss L. Bishop, flower girl; Miss L. Pergrin, early English Miss A. Howe, Ivy Miss B. Pergrin, Red Riding Hood Miss Alice Williams, fairy queen; Miss Lily Miss Alice Williams, fairy queen; Miss Lily Williams, Spanish Zingara; Miss Denley, heliotrope Miss Louie White, buttercup Miss Florence Holmes, Dolly Vardeu Miss A. Jones, Red Riding Hood; Miss F. Jones, Daisy Miss Pike, Violet; Miss E. Shaw, peppy Miss M. Jones, queen of roses iMiss Hird, forget-me-not; Miss Thomas, Italian girl; Miss Gertie Thomas, snow queen ) Miss F. Mathews, Ivy; Miss Hettie White, rose Miss Alice Cornwell, Folly; Miss M. Cornwell, The Lady Miss S. A. Cornwell, Carmen Miss X. Corn- well, Marguerite; Miss Mathews, Tina, second act; Miss Crissie Mathews, My Sweetheart; Miss Mathews, Queen of Hearts Miss Clarice Mathews, Little Bo Peep Miss Maude Mathews, Reaper; I Miss Laura Mathews, Folly; Miss E. Atwell, evening dress Miss W. James, harvest: Miss-James (Mer- thyr), Bohemian skirt dancer Mr J. R. Anderson, Lord Dundreary; Mr Charles Marley, evening dressi; Mr A. Sims, evening dress Mr A. E. King, evening dress Mr W. Northey, evening dress Mr McKay cyclist; Mrs McKay, Red Rose Mr Stanley Bishop, barrister: Mr Herbert Bishop, torerdor; Mr A. Lewis, Mephistopheles Mr Arthur Tonkin, matador Mr F. C. Mathews, clown; Mr J. Guthrie. soldier; Mr A. J. Conway, I barrister Mr W. E. Holmes, gondolier Mr Fred Winson, Arcadian soldier; Mr W. Cornwell, a I Mexican Mr B. W. Baker, volunteer and Mr H. J. Aubrey, Mr D. Buckland, Mr T. Griffiths, Mr Staizer, evening dress. Mr F. C. Matthews and I Mr W. Cornwall acted as M.C.'s. i±
A RECENT COLLISION IN I BARRY ROADS. RECOVERY OF A BODY OFF ILFRACOMBE. A body of a man, almost unrecognisable, has been picked up off Ilfracombe harbour, and is I believed to be that of the son of Mr Roberts, Bridge Inn, Bute-street, Cardiff, second engineer on board the Clytha which sank in collision off Barry a month or so ago.
SHOP-LIFTING AT BARRY DOCK. On Wednesday night Sergeant W. Gammon arrested a man named George Wilson in the act of j committing a robbery at the shop of Messrs Couzens, outfitters, Thompson-street, Barry Dock. On being searched a pair of boots was found on his person. Wilson was lodged at the Central Police Station. 1
BARRY SCHOOL BOARD AND RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION. THE ROMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL AND OFFICIAL RECOGNITION. FURTHER APPLICATION TO THE EDUCA- TION DEPARTMENT. THE SCHOOL BOARD AGAIN FLOUTS THE NOTION. GODLESS EDUCATION AND ITS EFFECT ♦ UPON THE MORALS OF THE DISTRICT. DR O'DONNELL ALLEGES RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION. The managers of the Roman Catholic School, Barry Dock, having made another application to the Education Department for recognition as a public elementary school, and consequently entitled to Government grant, the members of the Barry U.D. School Board were invited by the Education Department to express their opinion thereon. A special meeting of that body wa.s ac- cordingly held at Holton-road Schools on Thurs- day evening, the 22nd instant, but for some reason or other no intimation whatever of the same was communicated to the local Press, conse- quently the ratepayers are denied a report of the opinions of the members, with the exception of that of Dr O'Donnell, upon so important a subject. Mr J. Lowdon, J.P. (chairman), presided, and the members present were Mr J. Rees (deputy-chairman.), Dr W. Lloyd Edwards, Dr P. J. O'Donnell, Dr E. Treharne, Dr Livingstone, and Captain R. Dalles, the Rev J. Price and Mr B. Lewis being absent. The object of the meeting was explained, and a discussion took place thereon, the Chairman pointing out that inasmuch as the School Board was prepared to make adequate provision for the educational require- ments of the children of the district, it was un- necessary to admit the Roman Catholic School into the category of a public elementary school.-Dr O'Donnell, the Roman Catholic member, in the course oZ a stirring speech, said it seemed to him most inconsistent that, although the School Board maintained there was no lack of accommodation in their own schools, they were at present takin? steps to provide increased accommodation at all the schools. When the manaerers of the Catholic school made application two years ago the Holton- road school had only just been opened, and it was not known how it would fill, so that it was then felt the Roman Catholic schools were unnecessary. Now, however, they were actually in negotiation for the extension of the schools, and the fact that the Slojd room at Holton-road was at present used as a class-room proved that the accommodation thereat was insufficient. Still, it was contended that the Catholic school was not needed. The question, in his opinion, was not one of accommoda- tion at all, but simply one of religious persecution. Whatever the School Board misrht do in the matter, one thing was certain, the Roman Catholic school would be continued, and the School Board, in declining to support the application of the managers of the Catholic school, only hindered the thoroughness and efficiency of the work of elementary education in the district. By with- holding the Government grant from the Catholic school, the action of the School Board placed upon the shoulders of the poorest class of the community the duty of supporting their own school, while at the same time corf- tributing their quota towards the expenses of the existing public elementary schools. Referring to the remarks of the deputation of ministers and others which waited upon the School Board at the last meeting, Dr O'Dounell said the opinion then expressed was one of cmphatie condemnation of the godless system of education in vogue ill the j board schools. Morals, the members or the deputa- tion maintained, were not taught to the children at their homes, and one honr a week at the Sunday schools was altogether inadequate for the purpose. Yet the School Board, with characteristic narrow- ness and bigotry, again rejected the application of the managers of the Catholic School. The School Board advocated religious instruction, and had adopted a scheme whereby it was taught, and | examinations in religious subjects were held with the sanction of the Board.—At the close of a lively discussion, the following resolution, proposed by the Chairman, and seconded by Dr Lloyd Edwards, was carried, the whole of the members present, with the exception of Dr O'Donnell (who voted a direct negative), supporting the same :— THE RESOLUTION. With further reference to your Lordships letter of the 14th instant, I am directed by the Board to reply as follows Although the Holton- road Schools have recently filled up very rapidly they are not yet over-crowded. These schools accommodate 1,358 children. The average atten- dance for the last school year ending 30th Septem- ber, 1893, was 1.002. The average from that date to the end of last week was 1,101, but the average for last week has increased to 1,249, and the number on the registers to 1,491. The Board has seen for some time that a further enlargement of this school may now with propriety be made, and are negociating for land for that purpose, and in the extension they will make they do not propose to take into account the Roman Catholic School, but themselves to provide as they have hitherto done all the accommodation this district may l-equire. They would also draw your Lordships' attention to the fact that they have scheduled one acre of land on Cadoxton Common for the pur- pose of extendiag their Cadoxton Schools, that the Commoners have offered no opposition, and there- fore they hope soon to be able to commence these additions, which will accommodate 660 children, and jilans for which are now prepared for con- sideration by your Department's architect. Cadoxton Schools are only 1,342 yards distant from Holton Schools by the nearest public road. Should any lack of accommodation arise in any part of this Board's district before their further provision is ready, they are prepared at once to rent temporary premises to meet such want. They, therefore, submit that the Roman Catholic School is not a necessary school within the mean- ing of the Act." THE APPLICATION. The following is an extract from the Rev. Monsignor Williams' letter to the Education Department on the subject of the application "The school stands in the centre of the district. and draws its scholars from all parts of it. It has accommodation for 240 scholars, and has now over 200 upon the registers. Since its opening in May, 1892. it has been conducted in accordance with the regulations of the code under certificated teachers, and as an entirely free school. If the scholars whom it it educating were thrown into the Board Schools, ^he accommodation provided ill these schools wcmld seem less adequate than it does at present. The Barry Dock Company have obtained an Act empowering them to construct a new dock, and this work, which is to be commenced I immediately, will bring a large and permanent I increase of population into the district. In view of the fact that the board have resolved to take the necessary measures for the provision of additional accommodation for 670 scholars (not to add what will b<j necessary for Barry) it can hardly say at present that the Roman Catholic School is unnecessary, and that I the board have made full provision for the public school accommodation required for the district. I, therefore, ask that in the provision, ef additional accommodaticn the Barry Dock Roman Catholic School, which is educating, and will continue to educate, over 200 of the children, may be taken into account, and that it may be accepted as a necessary school (as it is), and receive an annual support grant." MY LORDS' LETTER TO THE SCHOOL BOARD. Education Department. 14th March, 1894. SIR,—I am directed to state, for the informa- tion of your board, that the Rev William Williams has renewed the application which he made in 1892 for annual grants to the Barry Romau Catholic School, and I am to enclose an extract from the letter which he has addressed to my Lords on the subject. I am to enquire whether, in the opinion of the board, there is at present any deficiency of public school accommodation in the neighbourhood of the Holton-road Board School, and if so. whether, in supplying the deficiency, your board propose to take into account the accommodation provided bv the Roman Catholic School, and what your Board's proposals are. I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient servant, «TO TT T • T, "w* M- Tucker. \v. H. Lewis. Esq.. Clerk to the Barry (U.D.) School Board."
ORDINATION SERVICES AT CADOXTON-BARRY. THE PASTORATE OF MOUNT PLEASANT ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH. Ordination services in connection with the appointment of Mr S. J. Robins, late of Penarth, as pastor of Mount Pleasant English Baptist Church, Cadoxton, were successfully held on Wednesday last. Mr Robins, who succeeds the Rev L. Ton Evans, who last year left the country for the Baptist mission field at Hayti, West Indies, is a promising and energetic young gentleman. and was trained for the ministry at Harley College, London. At the afternoon meet- ing the charge was delivered to Mr Robins by the Rev J. S. Morris, principal of Harley College, who- also delivered an encouraging address There al«o took part in the service,"the Revs A. Tilley. Cardiff (who presided): W. G. Davies, Penarth D. M. Price, Riverside. Cardiff T. Pandv John. English Baptist Chapel, Barrv Dock Morris Isaac, Cadoxton, and others. Mr Robins also gave an interestinx and suitable address, and asked the blessing of God and the co-operation of the church in the groat work he was about to engage. At 4.30 a public tea. was held. at which was a. good attendance, the following lid, assistisi" at the tables. ktc. :—Mrs J. Davids. Barry-road) Mrs Dennis, Mrs J. Fido, Mrs P.;arce, -Afro T. P. John, Mrs Treleavan, Mrs Perriman, Mrs Brownjohn. Miss George, Mrs Paterson, &c. There was a large attendance in the evening, and", in addition to the gentlemen named above, there were present the Rev J. Williams. Gran-etown Cardiif Rev W. Tibbott, Cadoxton Mr Richard Cory, J.P., Cardiff, and others. The chair was occupied by the Rev W. G. Davies, Penarth. and after hymn and prayer, the Chairman referred to the kindness extended that day by the me:nhers of the chapel and -otherli in connection wi, h the ordina- tion services, and. referring to the appointment of Mr Robins, the Chairman said he had bad the pleasure of baptising him, and he had. therefore, watched his growth with a good deal of in- terest. He trusted Mr Robins' conncction with this place of worship would result in unbounded suocess. The Rev J. Williams, Grangetown, Cardiff, said it afforded him great pleasure to be present under such favourable, promising, and pleasant circumstances. He hoped Mr Robiot would be firm and faithful in his positioa. and that the members of the chapel fully appreciated his endeavours to fulfil the duties devolving upon him. (Hear. hear.)—The Rev A. Tilley referred to the duties of the pastor as most solemn and im- portant. and as the members had decided to elect Mr Robins as their leader, ho hoped they would stand by him faithfuny.—The Revs Morris Isaac and W. Tibbott, of Cadoxton, next delivered short addresses, stating they were pleased to welcome a. new worker into the district. Mr Robins was being received with enthusiasm, and they hoped the union would be a successful and happy one. (Cheers.) The Rev i\ P. John, delivering the charge to the church, said the duties of the pastor must be fully conceived by the members before they could be properly appreciated. Having referred to the anxiety of the preacher, Mr John said he trusted the congregation would extend at all times their sympathy towards Mr Robins. If there was no love there was discord, and he hoped, therefore, the members would under- stand this rightly, and endeavour to maintain a condition of peace and mutual love in the church. (Hear, hear.)—Principal J. S. Morris also delivered an address. He referred to Mr Robins as a devout, earnest, and godly young man, and it diligent worker. He was pleased to hear the encouraging remarks expressed that even- ing, which would go far. he said,, to instil hope into the young worker taking over this charge, and make the new union a power for good. (Hear, hear.)—Mr Richard Cory hiving re- ferred to the duties of a pastor, Mr Robins returned thanks to the different spaakers for the kind manner in which they had expressed themselves that day towards him and the position he had. decided to fill, and the proceedings afterwards closed with the pronouncing of the Benediction.
LORD ROMILLY'S FORTHCOMING MARRIAGE. A union which (says the St. Jame.vV Gazette) is looked upon with much interest in society circleøt. is that of Lord Romilly with Miss Violet Grey- Egerton, daughter of the late Sir Philip Grey- Egerton and the Dowager Lady Grey-Egerton, a. sister of the Earl of Londesborough, The bride is the sister of the present baronet, who was recently married to the American heiress, Miss Cuyler, of New York. The Grey-Egertons are a very old Cheshire family, their ancestral seat being Oultoa. Park. The Earls of Wilton spring from a junior branch of the family. Lord Romilly is now a, lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards, and a well- known figure in London society. He is a grand- son of Sir John Romilly, who was created first Baron Romilly after holding the ofSces of Attorney-General and Solicitor-General, and was Master of the Rolls from 1851 to 1873. The second peer, it will be remembered, recently mer, with his death in a tragic manner owing to a fire in his house caused by the upsetting of a lamp.
LAST WEEK'S TRAFFIC RECEIPTS ON THE BARRY RAILWAY. On the Barry Railway during the past week the traffic receipts were :—Coaching, £ 3<<9 goods £ 1*3; minerals, £ 2.303 dock dues, &c., £ 4.209 j total. £ 7,019. Corresponding week of last year,- Coaching, 4:323 goods, £ 107 minerals, £2,982.. dock dues, fcc., £ 2,814 total, £6,226 increase, £. 7!J3.
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