MRS. GRUNDY'S JOTTINGS I "Hullo!" said an official of the Barry Local JBoard to a little girl, who had walked into the inspector of nuisances' office the other day, what do you want ? the small pox ? Oh, no, if you please," responded the little one, I want a Jba'porth of lozenges ♦ » The following day the surveyor's office was mistaken for a public-house, or a shebeen, for a woman walked in about noon, inquiring very mysteriously where the cootch was. On being asked for an explanation, she replied with some asperity, The beer, I mean where do you keep the beer?" She was politely informed that she had made a mistake, and was told there was a respectable hotel at the Wenvoe." Verily, it is .time the Board went in for new offices. Preaching at the English Baptist Chapel, Bary Bock, last Sunday evening, the pastor, the Rev Tandy John, offered a special prayer on behalf of the police. A whisper from Barry Dock Police Court last -week. The proverbial" cakc" for drunkenness was taken by women from Gueret-street and else- where, who won in a canter. The Rector of Cadoxton made a pressing appeal to the congregation at St. Mary's Church, Barry 11 Dock, last Sunday evening, for increased liberality jjy way of offertories. 'II A certain resident of Barry has had one of his hats now for about five years, and he tells me that during that time it has several times been in •'fashion. „ What is Mr Mooney ? asked Mr T. H. Belcher, the solicitor, at Penarth Police-court last Monday, in connection with a case from Barry Dock. Mr Mooney is a woman, sir," was the witness' withering reply. Whenever he took away the clothes, he did so serrlpishusly,' declared a witness at Penarth Police Court last Monday. « The Rev W. George Davies, B.D., rector of Llan- vihangel, near Abergavenny, is at present in Cadoxton on a visit to his son, Mr Wallace W. Davies. I hope he will have pleasant weather during his stay, and will take back with him only pleasant recollections of the district. The ratable value of Merthyr Dovan parish has decreased to some extent during the past year. m oil The proposed new works at Barry seem, to govern the love of a young tradesman in the dis- trict. He says he is going to take unto himself a wife as soon as the new dock is commenced. m Mr Benjamin Lewis is a gentleman of quaint ideas. His latest opinion is that two o'clock in the afternoon is a most unreasonable and un- righteous time to hold meetings in connection with the Barry Local Board. It is, he says, neither dinner, tea, nor supper time." As soon as the new deck at Barry has been constructed, and an additional railway run across the new dam over the Barry ,H«:bpur, it is the intention of the Barry directors to cater ex- tensively for the Atlantic trade, not only by means of the bunkering of liners, but also for the shipment of passengers, mails, and general traffic. I heartily congratulate both Br O'Donnell and the ratepayers of the Barry district upon the unanimous re-election of that gentleman as chair- man of the Local Board and Port Sanitary Authority this week. Police-constable Hill, of Barry, deserves to be bighly complimented upon the presence of mind and smartness which he displayed upon the occa- sion of the arrest of the impostor captain last Monday evening. Correspondents will please not send me any more intimations that the cuckoo has been heard -and swallowe seen this year. The announcements Are by this time a trifle stale. » N At an influential meeting of the inhabitants of Treharris, held last Monday evening, a resolution 'was passed pledging support to the Barry Com- pany's East Glamorgan Railway Bill. ♦ No sooner did Mr J. Harrison, the secretary of ,the Barry branch of the National Seamen's Union, go to London this week than it was announced that a branch of the Shipping Federation is again to be opened at Barry. A good story is told of Mr T. H. Belcher, the popular Cardiff solicitor. One of the last new batch of county magistrates, making his "first appearance" in his august capacity at a certain court in the Dinas Powis division, did not know his way to the "wool-sack." Mr Belcher, seeing his opportunity, conducted the J.P. up the stairs -to the bench, afterwards whispering to a learned colleague," "It is well to keep in with these -young recruits Fancy dress football matches are becoming con- tagious in the Barry district. To-morrow ,(Saturday) afternoon Mrs Grundy's" team will try conclusions with Ally Sloper's team at the Witchili Athletic Grounds, Cadoxton, in connec- tion with the Barry District A.FC.; and in the evening a smoking concert will take place at the Witchill Hotel. Mr Arthur J. Williams, M.P., Mr J. H. Wilson. M.P., Mr H. Slatter, J.P. (general secretary, Typo- graphical Association), Mr E. Harford (general secretary of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants), and Mr J. Curle (secretary of the Bristol Trades' Council), have already signified their intention of attending the demon- stration to be held under the auspices of the Barry '-District Trades' and Labour Council in the second week in May. e- b o Mr W. Thomas (Cadoxton) heads the list of at- tendances at the general meetings of the Barry Local Board last year, Mr R. Forrest and Dr Xreharue wrestling for No. 12 honours. Mr G. Garnett made an astounding statement at the Barry Chamber of Trade meeting last Thursday evening. He said Mr Benjamin Lewis was the only public man in the district who represented the people. Q Drunkards, the dregs of society, are punished in a very practical way in the Argentine Republic. They are made to sweep the streets for eight days. The pathetic reference made by Mr Benjamin Lewis at the Local Board meeting at Cadoxton this week to the protracted illness of Mr J. Barstow, a late respected member of that body, created a deep impression on the members present, and Mr Barstow was unanimously re-appointed member of the public libraries committee. My deepest sympathy goes forth for Mr Barstow, and I hope he may speedily be restored to good health. The Welsh Congregationalists, Barry Dock, have made by their concert held a few weeks ago at Barry Market Hall, the sum of £32 nett, towards the building fund of the new chapel. The Barry Local Board have entrusted the con- tract for the publication of the official records of the general and committee meetings every month to the Barry Dock News Company, the minutes to be in future presented in volume form. Notice has been given by the Barry Railway Company that a third and final call of 42 per share has been made on the £10 four per cent. Preference shares created 9th February, 1893, payable on the 7th of May next. There will be no alteration in the Sunday trains nor up week day trains on the Barry Railway next month but the down trains have been re-arranged. The handsome sum of £ 11 14s has been raised by the members of the R.A.O.B. Institute, Barry Dock, for the benefit of the widow of the late steward of the ill-fated steamer "Allonby," and this amount has been duly handed over. Die-stamping has been successfully accomplished at the Barry Bock News Offices this week. Am- bitious Barry SJC Sir E. J. Reed, M.P., has promised to bring the matter of the proposed signalling of wind-bound vessels in Penarth and Barry Roads before the admiralty authorities at an early date. # Mr J. Cory, J.P., Mrs Cory and family Porthkerry, have arrived at their residence, 4, Park-Crescent, Portland-place, W., from Glamorgan. According to the returns made at the last March quarterly meeting there is a membership of 11,752 in the Cardiff and Swansea Wesleyan Methodist district, being an increase of 269. 48,576,COO glases of beer are drunk every year. German throats accommoadate the largest quantity of it, and the United Kingdom comes next. Llantwit Major folk only read this.—A story is told of the Llantonians. A party of twenty-four of them left that place for Cowbridge on the occasion of some local gathering, a fair, or a revel, and wishing to find out on their returnhom6 (some say on the occasion of a game of ball) that they were all there, they began to count there number. Probably on account of the quantity of beer they had drunk, each enumerator failed entirely to make up the right reckoning. They could in turn only discover twenty-three persons present, there was always one a wanting," and who he was remained a mystery to this day. The mistake arose, of course, from the simple fact that each enumerator omitted to include himself in the calculation. The Llantonians" are not quite proud of the nickname, but generally try to turn off the joke when called one a wanting by answering two a looking." An informal intimation has been conveyed to the Welsh members that the Welsh Disestablishment Bill will be introduced next week. A propos of the many smokers held in the Barry district it may be interesting to know that George Augustus Sala saya I detest smoking concerts; first, because the smoke must be offensive to many among the audience and injurious to the voices of many of the vocalists, and next, because a thorough smoker ought to be ashamed of himself for not being able to undergo a temporary deprivation of his beloved pipe or cigar when he goes to place of public entertainment." Lord and Lady Windsor and their children are at present staying at Florence, where they are the guests of Sir Augustus and Lady Paget. In a few days Lord and Lady Windsor will start on a driving tour through some of the older provincial towns of Northern Italy. Amongst the first subscribers to General Booth's £ 50.000 Jubilee Fund are Mr John Cory, who promises k 1,000, and Mr Richard Cory, for 4 500.
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. 11TH COMPANY, 2ND GLAMORGAN ARTIL- LERY VOLUNTEERS. COMPANY ORDERS.—Drills for the week com- mencing 23rd April, 1894 :—Monday and Wednesday, Gun and Recruit Drill, at 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. Friday, 27th—Annual Dance at the Public Hall, Cadoxton. Members attending must appear in undress uniform. Tickets can be had from the Sergeant-instructor. By Order, (signed) J JUST HANDCOCK, Capt., Commanding 11th Company, 2nd G.V.A., Barry Dock. SEVERN VOLUNTEER DIVISION-ROYAL ENGINEERS. Honorary Colonel, Major-General H. H. Lee, R.E. Battalion Orders by Major A. Thornley, Command- ing. For week ending 28th April, 1894 :—Drills as under —Monday and Tuesday-Defence Practices Parade at Submarine Mining Establishment, 8 a.m. Wed- nesday and Friday—Submarine Mining, 7.30 p.m., Drill Hall. Detail of Duty—Orderly Onioer Lieutenant W. H. D. Caple. There are vacancies for a few Recruits. By order, (Signed) W. GIDDY, Lieut., C.B., R.E., Acting-Adjt.
LAST WEEK'S DISESTABLISH. MENT MEETING AT BARRY DOCK. REPLY TO THE LECTURE ON CHURCH DEFENCE COBWEBS. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-In perusing the columns of the last issue of your valuable paper, I came across the account of the Disestablishment meeting, held at Barry Dock on the previous Wednesday, at which the Rev J. Matthews, Swansea, was the speaker. The report reads as if the arguments of the reverend gentleman were so conclusive that they could not be gainsaid, and as if the Church had nothing to say in her defence. The report ended by stating that the resolution was put to the meeting and carried unanimously." Where were the Church people of Barry on this occasion ? Had they lost faith in their cause, or where they afraid to meet this redoubtable champion of misre- presentation and spoliation ? Far different from this was the result of a Dise,stablishment meeting held at Llancarfan on the following night. The Rev J. Matthews came there to sweep away the cobwebs which he fancied he had swept down the previous night at Barry Dock; but he found his task not quite so easy to accomplish. During the course of his speech I interrupted at places where he glaringly misrepresented facts. Let me give one or two instances. He stated in the course of his remarks that there was no Church in Wales, but that it consisted of four legs of a foreign body." He then asserted that the Archbishop of Canterbury had said the same thing. This I challenged, and asked him to read the words of the Archbishop. When he did so he refuted himself for what the Archbishop said was that in Wales there were four dioceses of the province of Canterbury-not four dioceses of the Church of England in Wales, not "four legs of a foreign body." This is quite right; for the Church in Wales and the Church in England have been amalgamated, but neither has lost its identity. As Mr Gladstone himself admitted, when he said in the House of Commons on February 20th, 1891, We might really speak with as much justice of the Church of Wales in Eng- land, as of the Church of England in Wales." Again, Mr Matthews spoke of the Church of England as being established." This statement I challenged, and asked him to give the date when, and the Act by which the Church was established." He promised to do so before clos- ing his speech, but, as a matter of fact, he never did so. After Mr Matthews had finished his speech, the Chairman very courteously invited questions. I accepted his offer, and ascended the platform. After putting my questions, some of which I shall enumerate and deal with later on, the speaker began a reply. But instead of answering in a straightforward manner he commenced to quibble. I then appealed to the Chairman, but Mr Matthews gave me the consolation of permitting me to com- municate with the Press if I was not satisfied with his answers. I will, therefore, with your permission, Mr Editor, give the substance of my questions and his replies, and leave your readers to draw their own conclusions. Mr Matthews in his address spoke pityingly of the State-fettered Church. I asked him" Is it not a fact that Dissent is also State bound J Can any Dissenting body meet for Divine worship with closed doors, or can it refuse to admit any person without rendering itself liable to a fine of £ 20—a fine imposed by Act of Parliament ? This, he quietly passed over. Next, Can a Nonconformist minister marry a couple without a registrar being present—an ar- rangement demanded by Act of Parliament 1" Mr' Matthews tried to evade the point by saying it was a pity that reverend old divines like Dr Sanders, of Swansea, were not allowed to do what the youngest curate was permitted to do, viz., marry without a registrar being present. No doubt it is a pity, but that was not the point. His confession proved my contention that Dissent is State-bound. Next, Can Dissenting bodies alter their Trust Deeds without appealing to Parliament ?" Mr Matthews granted they couldn't. But he tried to oTjscure the issue by explaining what a TrtiSt Deed was. During his explanation, he made a very wild statement. He said that the TrustrDeed of the Church of England-the Prayer Book-was 'n't(J:de by Parliament. I challenged him to prove it. He declined to do so, and for a vefy good reason-because he could not. He then verified his assertion, and spoke the truth. He said it was a Schedule of the Act of Uniformity. This is quite right. It is a Scedule to the Act of Uniformity, but no Parliament ever composed a line of the Prayer Book proper. When Mr Matthews ad- mitted that Dissenting bodies cannot alter their Trust Deeds without appealing to Parliament he proved my point to the hilt, viz., that if the Church is State-bound so is Dissent. Next, Was it not a fact that the Wesleyans themselves confessed they could not. alter their poll deed, by which ministers cannot stay in the same place more than three years, although they wished to do so, without appealing to,Parlia- ment ?" Mr Matthews did not come to this point. I claim, therefore, to have proved conclusively that Dissent is State-bound, and that it would be more fitting for Mr Matthews and his party to turn their attention home and break that un- hallowed, unnatural, and unholy link" that hinds the State to Disfeent. hinds the State to Dissent. I asked again for the date when, and the Act by which, the Church of England was established." Mr Matthews did not give it, and for a very simple reason—because he could not. The Church never was created or established- for Liberationist lecturers use these as convertible terms-by the State. Several other questions were asked but never answered. When I saw that Mr Matthews was bent upon quibbling-which, however, is his usual custom-I publicly challenged him to debate the question then and there, or to name a place and time in the future for a public debate. He accepted neither of these. I also asked the chairman to take a vote of the meeting, but he refused. He evidently saw that more than half the meeting was against Disestablishment. Mr Matthews had the courage and good manners to call me a boy several times during the pro- ceedings. He adopted the method described in the old adage, If you have no case abuse the plaintiff's attorney." Yet, when attacked by a boy," he, the redoubtable champion, is beaten ignominiously. And this is the man who has the audacity to say that he will debate the question with no less a personage than a bishop. He knows full well that no bishop would condescend to meet him on the same platform. If he is afraid to debate the question with a boy," what would happen if he were met by a bishop 1 I merely write this letter in order to remove an impression which must have been created, and to show your readers that the Old Church of the Cymru has yet something to say for herself. LEWIS DAVIES. 11, Woodland-street, Mountain Ash, April 18th, 1894.
LOCAL CRICKET. ) BARRY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH v. BARRY COMPANY'S OFFICES' C.C.-This match was played at Barry on Saturday last, and after a splendid game ended in a victory for the former club by an innings and 27 runs. The following were the scores: — Congregationalists, 49 (for one innings) Barry Offices, 8-14 (22). TO-MORROW'S FIXTURES. BARRY CONGREGATIONAL V. DINAS POWIS C.C. —This match will be played at Dinas Powis, when the Congregationalists will be represented by the follow- ing team :—J. VV. Cant (captain), J. Rces, T. Saunders, J. P. Gabe, W. Murphy, T. Davies, H. Roberts. C. Munn, R. B. Miller, P. Kavanagh, and W. J. Williams. Reserves, W. Ashmore and J. Inglis. Train leaves Barry at 2.20 p.m.
BARRY CHAMBER OF TRADE AND THE BARRY COMPANY'S BILLS. IMPORTANT STEPS IN FAVOTJR OF THE MEASURES. THE PRESIDENT ASKED TO GIVE EVIDENCE ON BEHALF OF THE DISTRICT. A special meetingjof the Barry District Chamber of Trade was held on Monday evening last for the purpose of considering the desirability of passing I a resolution in favour of the bills promoted in Parliament this session by the Barry Dock and Railways Company, the one for the construction of the proposed East Glamorgan Railway, and the other for the formation of new railways and other works at Barry. The chair was occupied by the President, Mr D. T.'Alexander, and amongst those present were-Captain F. Murrell, Messrs G. Garnett, B. Lewis, B. G. Davies, E. S. Johnson, J. E. Levers, junr., James Price, Edward Hughes, J. L. Davies, H. C. Griffin, senr., F. P. Jones-Lloyd, J.R. :Llewellyn,R. J. George, B. T. Pomeroy, J. Bateman, J. R. Stephens, R. Treharne Rees (secretary), &c. The President, in opening, explained the object of the meeting, and said no doubt all present would readily concur with him that whatever steps were taken by the Barry Company in the direction of the promotion of new works would .receive the active support of the trades people of the Barry district, for the welfare of one meant the welfare of the other. (Hear, hear.) Mr Benjamin Lewis thereupon moved the following resolution:— That this Chamber, having considered the proposed scheme of the Barry docks and railways, and the railway running across Barry Harbour to the Island, considers the same as required in the interests of the Lipublic, and that the portion of Barry Harbour pro- posed to be taken by the Company is of no practical value, and that the President be requested to support this resolution before both committees of Parliament if necessary. —Mr E. S. Johnson, in seconding, expressed con- currence with the remarks of the president and Mr Lewis, and said it was the duty cf the public of the district to render all the support in their power to the Barry Company in their enterprises. -Captain Murrell said the construction of another dam across Barry Harbour would prove a source of inconvenience and loss to pilot boats and other small craft coming to the port. There was no anchorage at present except in Barry Harbour forsmall boats along this portion of the Bristol Channel, and the harbour, therefore, was the place that all ran to for shelter during strong westerly winds, and he considered it was not fair to expect all small craft to make use of the dock instead of the harbour. — Mr H. C. Griffin said generally speaking he would be very glad to support the Barry Company in their under- taking, but the public of Barry should not ioae sight of the fact that there seemed to be a desire on the part of the Barry Company to secure powers which they had but little thought of carrying out. There was the main line to Ponty- pridd. Passenger facilities had long been promised, but had not yet been carried out. The Vale of Glamorgan Railway Bill had for some time been passed, but no steps in the direction of making the line had been taken; in fact, the scheme was practically a dead letter, and he felt that the present scheme, to construct another dam across 'the harbour, was not one calculated to enhance the welfare of the district. — The President remarked that plans and specifications had been completed for the construction of stations along the Barry Company's main line to Pontypridd, and the arrangements were being pressed forward as 'rapidly as possible.—Mr F. P. Jones-Lloyd hoped the people of Barry would not \cut off their noses to spite their faces by placing obstacles in the way of the carrying out of the"enterprisea of;' the Barry Company. He understood that by affording additional dock and shipment facilities, the Barry Company intended catering for the tunkering, etc., of Atlantic liners, and whatever, therefore, tended to increase the wage spending facilities of the port the public should support. (Hear, hear.)- The President said there was not the slightest doubt that the East Glamorgan Railway scheme was entitled to the support of all, for it would bring a large accession of traffic into Barry. Re- ferring to the harbour, Mr Alexander said it was well known that the place was not used for refuge purposes as often as some people alleged in fact, there had been a larger number of boats in the harbour since the Barry Company had given notice to promete their present bill than had been there previously for three or four years. (Hear, hear.) They could draw whatever inference they wished from that fact, yet he maintained it afforded abundant evidence in favour of the scheme promoted by the Railway Company. He had no doubt that eventually the Atlantic and Pacific liners would come to Barry for bunkerage, passengers, mails, and general traffic. (Hear, hear.)—Mr J. R. Llewellyn said Barry Harbour, in its present condition, was an eyesore to the district, and it was highly desirable that it should be utilised in some way. Having suggested that pilot boats might be allowed to lie inside the break- waters at Barry Dock, the speaker said it was a fact that during the past two or three months pilots interested in Cardiff had sent their boats to the harbour at Barry, although they had never lain there before for years. It was evident, therefore, that Bute interests were at the back of the Board of Trade and other opposition to the Barry Company, and he trusted that, at any rate, the representatives of the trades- people at Barry would not allow themselves to be influenced by any attempt to interfere with the development of the well-being of the Barry district. (Hear, hear.)-Captain Murrell replied that two or three years ago he accompanied a deputation to the Barry Company, asking them to dredge inside the main entrance to the dock, so as to allow of pilot boats lying there, but up to the present practically nothing had been done in the matter.—The President observed if another dam was placed across Barry Harbour small boats might still make use of Aberthaw and the entrance to Barry Dock.—Mr B. Lewis having replied to the discussion, and urged the Chamber of Trade to support the Barry Company's schemes, the President remarked he hoped an unanimous vote would be taken,—The motion was then agreed to unanimously, and amid applause.
BARRY LIBERAL WORKMEN AND THE LAUNDRESSES BILL. THE HOME SECRETARY AND MR A. J. WILLIAMS COMMUNICATED WITH. The following resolution with reference to the Laundress' Bill has just been passed by the members of the Barry Dock Liberal Workmen's Club and Institute, and copies have been forwarded to the gentlemen named That the secretary be directed to write to the Home Secretary and Mr A. J. Williams, M.P., asking them to use their influence for the com- plete inclusion of the clauses of the Laundresses' Bill under the Factory Act. Both gentlemen have acknowledged the receipt of the resolution, Mr Arthur Williams stating the matter should receive his careful attention. ¡, f
AMBITIOUS BARRY! REPLY TO THE WESTERN MAIL." THE BLUNIUERS OF THE CARDIFF TOWN COUNCIL. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,—The public of Barry have no reason whatever to complain of the term Ambitious Barry," with which a leading article in the columns of the Western Mail of Tuesday was headed. We admit we are ambitious—so much so that even our big neighbour, Cardiff, is becoming deeply concerned and visibly alarmed at our degree of progress. Those, however, who live in glass houses should not throw stones." The Western Mail, as the representative organ of Cardiff and South Wales, should be the last to point a finger of scorn at Barry and provoke unpleasant inferences in regard to its local authority. The blunders of the Cardiff Corporation are proverbial-they are so conspicuous that one would naturally think the I Western Mail would hesitate before rushing in with comments of aitheme whereon others would fear to tread. For instance, the t Barry Locals Board promoted a Bill in Parliament last year for the compulsory purchase of the Gas and Water systems of the district. This measure was successfully carried through. How unlike the Bill presented this year by the Cardiff Corpora- tion, which failed to survive intact even the test of the Standing Orders Committee And why ? Because the legal technicalities of the measure had not been properly attended to: indeed, to quote the H estem Mail itself, it nearly became a wreck in the preliminary stages of its progress. Let Barry, then, score No. 1. Next, a word as to the Mayors' salary blunders! The judges of the high court, as recently as one day this week, described the action of the "councillors" of the Welsh Metropolis as, at least, very ill-advised. Barry set on foot a Public Offices scheme only a few months ago, and, so far as the site is con- cerned, it is already an established fact. On the other hand, the Cardiff Corporation have been brooding and blundering over the New Town Hall project for years, and are now as far off from solution of the difficulty as ever. In Barry, we believe in the healthy theory of "Something attempted, something done." When- ever the Barry Company submit new schemes to Parliament, the Cardiff Corporation scream them- selves ill over wild ideas of an imaginary Harbour Trust, but as soon as the Barry ventures become legal facts the trusted Trust Scheme is for another period despairingly pigeon-holed. Barry is, indeed, pardonably ambitious. Ambi- tion, as in these cases, blended with prudence and determination, is a safe augury of success.—I am. Sir, yours, &c., A MERCHANT.
BARRY DISTRICT BURIAL BOARD. The members of the Barry District Burial Board held their monthly meeting on Tuesday evening last at Holton-road Board School, Barry Dock, present—Mr W. Thomas (in the chair), Messrs W. Copp, W. P. Clark, Gilead Brock, W. W. Adams, Morgan Nicholas, James Price, J. A. Hughes (clerk), and J. A. Owen (architect).- The following bills were presented :—Mr Thomas, caretaker of cemetery, petty cash, All poor rate, 18s. 8d; and Messrs Hooper and Prout, work done at the cemetery, :£11 odd, this account being referred to Mr G. Brock for approval.-The number of burials at the cemetery lost month was nine amount received by way of fees, £6 16s 6d; expended, £ 10 9s. 6d.—Precepts t were ordered to be served as follows :-Barry, jeM-TtTM; and Merthyr Dovan, £ 135 5s 2d, that of Cadoxton parish not being yet estimated, as the ratable value had not been ascertained owing tO;t^f&^we from home that day of the assistant- I .qrwe overseer, Mr Howe, the prfeeept last year amount- ing to £ :S50 12s.7—Mr J. A. Owen, architect, sub mitted plan and estimate of proposed urinal and other conveniences at the cemetery. Certain altera- tions were suggested, and it was decided to adver- tise for tenders for the same.—In regard to the material for memorial tablets atthe cemetery, Mr Copp introduced his motion to the effect that no wooden erection whatever be allowed without the written consent of the clerk, and subject to the provisions of the 8th byhtw of the Board.—Mr J. Price seconded, and it was carried.—In accordance with a suggestion by Mr Price, the Clerk promised to deal with the position of the Board from a retrospective point of view.—.Mr W. P. Clark moved, and Mr Nicholas seconded, that the accounts of the Board be published. The mover and seconder, with the Chairman, supported, but Messrs Price, Adams, Brock, and Copp opposed, the motion being, therefore, lost.
ITEMS FROM BARRY DOCKS. BARRY DOCK TIDE TABLE FOR NEXT WEEK. The following if, the tide table for Barry Doek for the week commencing to-mdrrow (Saturday):— Day. Morn. Aft. h. m. ft in. h. m. ft. in. Saturday, 21 7. 44 38. 7 8. 2 37. 7 Sunday, 22 8. 19 37. 8 8. 35 36. 4 Monday, 23 8. 51 36. 1 9. 7 34. 7 Tuesday, 24 9. 23 34. 2 9. 38 32. 6 Wednesday, 25. 9. 33 31. 9 10. 10 30. 0 Thursday, 26 10. 27 29. 3 10. 46 27. 7 Friday, 27 11. 8 2G. 9 11. 35 25. 6 LAST WEEK'S SHIPPING AND SHIP- MENTS AT BARRY DOCK. The following is a report of last week's shipping and shipments at Barry Dock :— Number. Tonnage. Steamers arrived 40 48,145 Do. sailed 34 37,929 SailingVessels arrived 12 11,180 Do. Bailed 6 5,178 Steamers in Dock 21 30.824 Sailing Vessels do. 32 44,734 Total 53 75,558 Vessels in Dock as per previous report 41 59,340 Increase 12 16,218 Vessels in Dock corresponding week 1893 51 74,443 The imports at Barry Dock last week amounted to 2,343 tons 10 cwt; ditto same period last year, 4,309 tons 15 cwt; decrease, 1,966 tons 5 cwt. The total imports for the week ended April 14th amounted to 43,539 tons 10 cwt. corresponding week ended April 15tb, 1893, 4(5,5G1 tons 10 cwt; decrease, 3,022 tons 0 cwt. The total exports last week amounted to 92,930 tons 14 cwt. Corresponding week ended April 15th, 1893, 100,873 tons 16 cwt; decrease, 7,943 tons 2 cwt. Total to April 14th, 1894, 1,393,330 tons 0 cwt.; corresponding week last year, 1,299,884 tons 18 cwt. increase, 93,445 tons 2 cwt. LAST WEEK'S SHIPMENTS AT BARRY DOCK. The export and import shipments at Barry Dock last week amounted to 95,274 tons 4 cwt., made up as follows:— EXPORTS. Tons. cwt. Coal 93,295 13 +Coke 2,635 1 IMPORTS. Pitwood 2,2S1 0 Building materials 54 0 General merchandise 8 10 Tctal 95,274 4
CORRESPONDENCE. —— Tke Editor desires to state that he does not necessar^f endorse the opinions expressed by correspondents.) "Give me, above all other liberties, the liberty to know, to utter, and to arlue freely, according to conscience. -John Milton. IS IT A SIN TO ATTEND A THEATRE 7—A WORD TO THE BARRY MINISTERS' UNION. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,—Under the above heading, in your issue of the 6th instant. Mr Wallace Davies, in, stating his opinion on the question, opposed the decision of our local ministers with a direefc- negative and I half expected it would have been met with a reply from at least one of their number in your last issue. Lest your esteemed correspondent might in consequence think his position to be impregnable, I would humbly ask space in your valuable columns to oppose this position taken up by him. In his argument that there is no sin iu. attending a theatre. Mr W. Davies scouts his friend's objection, that of the encouragement given to the practice of hyprocrisy. Perhaps he may have overlooked the fact toot" hypocrisy" as well as actor is the meaning of that Greek, word he alluded to. Indeed. upokrisi" was the word used by Christ when denouncing the leaves of Pharisees, and this is the word from which our word" actor is taken. One man who studies » worthy book has more beneficial influence over the community at large than many can possibly have who frivolously watch and applaud a play; not, mark, the moral, but the impersonating of the play. The man attending the theatre often spends for one admission treble the value of a book worthy of his study, and so much coin as well as time is wasted. He has. however, gained strength in the debasing habit of merely superficially con- sidering. This habit is one of threat Britain's snares, and we have to thank the theatre for a. large percentage of it. Brother Davies, as a Gocd, Templar, advocates the total prohibition of intoxi- cants, and rightly reasons that proof of the evil of intoxicants being recognised is seen in the fact of a certain censorship" by means of a licence being exercised over the drink traffic; and logic, compels me to maintain that the only proper censorship to be exercised over the stage is to totally prohibit it. I do not doubt the truth of the statement of one of our noted writers." but is not W.D. generalising, when he says that one can get a better idea of the sentiments and teach- ings contained in any book," &c. Take the Bible as an instance can you obtain a better under- standing of its teachings, &c.. by seeing the acting version of it performed, than by a perusal of it?" 2io, in this, as in every other study, nothing is gained without much digging. Motht r Earth yields her minerals to man only as he per- sistently digs. Superficially scratch, And dirt will be your match. And so the man's morals are not improved, his intellect is not enlarged, and his taste is 'not, purified by "the powerful medium of the stage." Apparently, I may be guilty of dogmatising a little, yet I trust this letter will he acoepted as a rational statement by rational people of views held as rational objections to tbcatre-guing. Thanking you for the space allotted me. and apologising for the length of this communication, —I remain, Sir, yours respectfully. WALTER T. MEDHTRST. fyke-street, Barry Dock, April ISth, 1894. MORE CONDEMNATION OF SUNDAY GOLFING AT PENARTH. To the Editor of the BARRY DocK NEWS." SIR,—In reference to Sunday golfing, I am surprised that such a thing should ever be for one moment countenanced or allowed in England, Scotland, or Wales. We, in whatever denomina- tion, pride ourselves in our religious principles. I maintain that, in a -great measure, we owe the peacefillness and happiness of our nation at this present moment to the good that Sunday observances have taught us. and if we abolist* these as they have done in France and elsewhere on the Continent, I take it that our Empire will be ruined and our trade and commerce gone. Sunday is called a day of rest, and people, if they wish it, can amuse themselves in a rational way without going to extremes, as these Sunday golfers have done. Surely these people have a conscience, which must tell them that this kind of thing is „ wrong in the extreme, although they try and nrgue otherwise. It seems to me that we are faefc drifting into a state of heathenism, and mea without the fear of God or the devil will surely have a tremendous downfall. I, therefore, beg cf these golfers to think once more about the terrible example they are setting, not only.to children, but also to men and women, by persisting in this game on Sunday. I am afraid that the country owes its thanks for this state of things to the veiy slack way in which religion is taught in our much boasted of and praised beard schools. —I am, eke. A CONSCIENTIOUS MAN*.
THE WAGES QUESTION AT BARRY. CARPENTERS AND JOINERS' DEMAND FOR AN ADVANCE. A joint meeting of masters and men was to have been held on Tuesday evening last at the Victoria Hotel, Barry Dock, for the purpose of conferring together in connection with the demand of the men for an advance to S £ d per hour in their rate of wages, to take effect on the 1st of May, but at. the instance of the Blaster Builders' Association, the conference was deferred for a week. The men meanwhile are perfecting their arrangements, and there seems to be no doubt as to the success of their demand, which really only places the local carpenters and joiners on the same basis as those of Cardiff. WHAT THE MEJf ASK FOR. The following is a copy of the circular embody- ing the demands of the men, served upon the employers en the 1st of November last Barry Dock, October 31st, 1893. To the Matter Builders, Contractors, and Employers of Carpenter.« and Joiner* of the Barry and Cadoxtmt Jjiftrict. RESPECTED SIR,—We beg to give you notice, in accordance to agreement signed by both pari its, on, April 28th, 1890. that the carpenters and joiners of this district require a revised code of working rules to* come into operation on the 1st May, 1894. Rule 8 —Existing code of working rules, an advance from 8d to 8A-d per hour. Rule 9.—To insert no piece work. The following new rules to be added :— That there be but one improver to five journey- men." That proper sheds or mess-houses be provided in all yards and public works, also lock-up sheds for the protection of their tools to be used, in cccomon with the other trades.—We remain, yours respectfully,, JOHN S. GOODMAX, FREDERICK PHILLIPS, FRED. WALLS, JOSEPH ROBINS, WALLACE NEATH, JORS HAMBR, United Trade Comnstttee of Car- penters and Joiners. It may be interesting to add tfcafc the code of working rules referred to which came into opera- tion on the 28th April, 1890, war, signed on behalf of the employers by William Crisp (chairman), J. Milward and Company, James James. Robert G. Thomas, and F. Small: and on behalf of the men by Arthur Davies, Henry Fisher, Owen Evans, Luige Angove, W. J. Bazzard, and Rhys Williams.
LLANTWIT-MAJOR. DEATH OF A LOCAL FARMER.—Mr Morgan Thomas, farmer, of Wilton, near Llantwit Major, died at his residenoe on Wednesday week last in his e ghty second year. Mr Thonias was one of the most successful farmers an 1 stock-breeders in the Vale, and was & large winner of prises at lcp^i I shows.