LIQUOR SELLERS AND CHURCH MEMBERSHIP. On Thursday evening, the 19th inst, the Salvation Army Fort in Thompson street, Barry Dock, was crowded, the Rev J. C. Honey presiding. Mr Tennyson Smith took for his subject "A Clarion Call to a Holy Crusade: the Church against the Liquor Traffic," the lecturer dealing at great length with the much vexed question as to whether those engaged in z, the drink traffic should be allowed to hold office in the Christian Church. A resolution was also passed, with regard to which some mis- apprehension has arisen, it being contended that thereby the meeting pledged itself in favour of none but prohibitionists becoming members of the Church, whereas the reading of the resolution \\as to the effect that (1) It was inconsistent for persons engaged in the liquor traffic to hold office in the Christian Church, and (2;, That the Church should seek to create in itself such a healthy sentiment on this subject that it should be felt to be inconsistent for peis ms who were not total abstainers to be church members. THE FIRST MEETING AT CADOXTON. Mr Teiiriyson Smith was received with great clltbnsiaSIII" 011 the occasion of his appearance at Calfaria Welsh Baptist Chapel, Cadoxton, on Fwday evening in last week. The well- appointed and convenient edifice was crowded to the door, notwithstanding the boisterous weai i i r that, prevailed. The chair was occupied by Mr J. E. Levers, hay and corn merchant, who made an appropriate introductory speech. Personally, he did not desire to be infallible in his opinions, and would gladly receive correc- tion if it could be afforded him in many phases of the temperance question, but he viewed with "rpat concern the effect of the evil as indicated by the state of the town of Barry. If they must have dnnkshops—and he would not say that they must-then he believed in some system oi aiunicipalisition in their control, and in .order that the profits might be utilised towards the removal of the misery which was catted by the drink traffic. With regard to the. speculative character of these applications for new licenses, a gentleman had told him that the magistrates in grunting a single license had dojie as much as put their signature to a cheque for £ 20,000. (Shame).—The Rev. J. C. Honey having read the announcements, and a solo having been rendered by a lady member of the Teiuperance Choir, who was accompanied by Master Albert Hazel, Mr Tennyson Smith pro- ceeded t) deliver an address in his own inimi- table and appreciative manner. Referring to the chairman's statement, Mr Smith did not aoree with the municipalization of the liquor traffic, because then the evil would become one that would be participated in by the whole community, who, whether members of C-idox- to Churches or not, would be directly inter- ested in the tr;tffi(-a very objectionable and execrahle proceeding and one which they should shrink from and combat against as far as lay in their power. As a consequence the people would in time oppose the suppression of the traffic as likely to reduce the rates by the removal of the revenue, although be did not agree that it would. In fact, it could be proved by an instance he related in New Zealand, that where there was no public-house, no police would be required, and the rates saved this amount, besides the avoidance of great discomfort. At the close of the meeting, a number of pledges were again taken. MONSTRE DEMONSTRATION ON SATURDAY. Under the auspices of the various temperance societies and the local corps of the Salvation Army, a demonstration was held at Barry on Saturday in connection with Mr Tennyson Smith's mission. About five hundred total abstainers turned out, and, after assembling in Dock View-road, withstood the storms of winds and rain and (headed by the Roath and Barry bands of the Salvation Army) marched in processional order through the principal streets, the members of the Friendly Societies being attired in their regalia. The procession was of an unusually effective character by reason of the striking representations of the evils of intemperance afforded by the presence of apparent victims on a lorry in charge of a policeman and following this, in great contrast, came the family of a Salvationist, neatly and cleanly dressed. Mr Tennyson Smith, together with the Rev. J. C. Honey, Rev. L. Toil Evans, and other prominent teetotalers, took part in the procession, besides the local lodges of Good Templars, Recbabites, and Sons of Temperance, the cavalcade as it passed up Thompson street, and wended its way through Holton-road, being watched by thousands who lined the streets. In the evening, notwithstanding the incle- mency of the weather, there was again an excellent meeting at the Welsh Baptist Chapel, Caduxton, Mr lennyson Smith dealing with "Our opponents' arguments," and the Rev Morris Isaac ably filled the chair. A PACKED AUDIENCE ON SUNDAY. The Romilly-hall on Sunday evening pre- sented quite an unusually animated appearance, every corner in the vast building being occupied and the platform and aisles used as standing room. It is questionable when the hall has been so well filled since it has been in use, many persons being forced to beat a retreat owing to the crowd that thronged right out to the door way. The Temperance Choir were arranged on the platform, and under the leadership of Mr Hicks, to the pianoforte accompaniment of Master Albert Hazel, they rendered "Ob! Father, whose Almighty power," with thrilling effect. Mr W. J. Flowers led the vast audience in prayer, after which the Chairman (Mr S. R. Jones, Cash Supply Stores), delivered an appro- priate address, in the course of which he pleaded earnestly for the salvation of the children from the evil influences of many a home in the locality. Mr Tennyson Smith chose as his subject "Arrows from a Warrior's Quiver In the course of a few prefatory remarks the lecturer extended his hearty and sincere thanks to the splendid committee that bad seen no labour too exacting m the course of his visit, and the energetic secretary (Mr J. Panniers), and the magnificent choir, whose admirable efforts had lent so much towards the brilliant success that had attended their efforts. He expressed his great sense of sorrow at his impending departure from their midst, es- pecially now that he had come to the West- end. (Laughter). He also announce a a branch of the Temperance Ironsides commenced, and intending members could give in their names and obtain any information desired from the Rev L. Ton Evans. The proprietor of the Barry Herald was, he ob- served, publishing the notices of such societies free of charge, and this was an advantage that they should readily appreciate. (Applause). Such kindness as this and the generous treat- ment of the journal in the course of his mission was exceedingly gratifying, and be personally thanked the Herald for it. (R' newed applause.) Mr uiiti-i then proceeded to state that although there were 150 millions of drunkards in the country, statistics such as these created little im- pression on the public mind, because were sufficient of the slain at the very doors of the peo- ple, many of whom were utterly disregardful of the extent of the evil. Even ministers of religion who were not prohibitionists, and magistrates, were gui;ty of having assisted to slay the 60,000 people annually that died as a result of excessive drinking. If no more drunkards were made drunkenness would die out in 30 years, yet this alone could not be done. In the eonr«e of an eloquent and able description of the dis- regard of young men when warned against taking the first glass the speaker's impressive styU greatly affected the audience, many of whom were moved to tears, and be subsequently resumed his seat amid torrentous applause, a number of pledges being taken at the close.
ALCOHOL SENTENCED TO DEATH. THE TRIAL AND VERDICT. ADDRESSES OF COUNSEL. Mr Tennyson Smith concluded his successful temperance mission in the Barry district on Monday last, when the popular and thrilling representation of the "Trial ot the notorious Criminal Alcohol," was performed at t' he Barry Market Hall. The spacious building was packed long before the time for commencing the meeting, the Rev J. C. Honey occupying the chair. The lectures of Mr Tennyson Smith have aroused an earnest and deep interest amongst the inhabitants of the district, and tn EXCITEMENT HAD RISEN to a high pitch by the night of the "Trial," a large number of seats having been booked before-hand. The Barry Temperance Choir, conducted by Mr J. P. Hicks, who have taken a most prominent part in the various meetings of the mission, were in attendance, and ren- dered several suitable selections. The position of judge was fulfilled in a most realistic manner by Mr E. B. Smith-Jones, in the absence of Mr R. Cory, J.P., the counsel for the prosecution being Mr Tennyson Smith, and Mr Gardener, an eloquent gentleman from Cardiff, appeared for the defence. The empanelling of the jury was a most impressive function, the gentlemen who had been selected to discharge this UNIQUE AND GLORIOUS PREROGATIVE being Messrs David Howell, David Edwards, David John, John Cruise, John Davies, Joseph Robins, David Morgan, Thomas Jones, William Darnell, Edward Edwards, William James, Sperrell, Capt. Jones, and C. Moss. Mr D. Edwards was appointed foreman of the jury, but an objection was raised to one of the jury- men, Mr Robins, on the ground that he was an extreme prohibitionist.—After some discussion between the contending counsel, the Judge came to the conclusion that the name of Robins should be struck off the jury list. The prisoner "Alcohol," in the shape of a pint bottle of beer, was then brought in, and the charge against him having been read over, viz., "Robbery and murder," the Judge also read the charge to the 11 jury, who listened intently throughout. MR TENNYSON SMITH, in opening the case, stated he did not wish the representation to be considered as a lllertJ burlesque. He had a very serious, deep, and earnest purpose in view, viz., to bring the drink question before the bar of their consciences, in order that they might arrive at a right decision on the matter. He also relied on the jury, as men of honour, to give a true and just verdict in the case. Mr Smith then proceeded to address the jury for the prosecution, and in eloquent, stirring, and convincing terms de- nounced the prisoner at the bar. He gave several instances of the deceptiva power of strong drink, and produced documentary evi- dence to show that it robbed men of their will, their prospects in life, their happiness, hope, and wealth. His vivid description of the difference between the HOME OF THE TEMPERANCE MAN and the home of the drunkard produced a deep impression on the large audience; and in warning young people against the evils of intemperance the lecturer declared that he considered a young girl who wedded a profli- gate or a drunkard in order to reform him afterwards was mad.—Mr Smith then called two witnesses, Mr Boyett and the Rev L. Ton Evans, to give evidence in support of the charge of robbery and murder, the former stating he had been robbed of his prospects in life through alcohol, and the latter related a case in which a young man brought up in a Sunday School, and whose father was a deacon in a place of worship at Pontypridd, had fallen into the gutter while going home from the Bassett Hotel in a state of intoxication one night, and was found dead the next morning.—Mr Gardener then made a lengthy address on behalf of the prisoner, and called a number of IMAGINARY WITNESSES, concluding by stating that drunkenness, insanity, and crime were produced outside the cognisance and knowledge of prisoner by the introduction of other things.—Mr Tennyson Smith having briefly replied, the judge summed up the evidence, and the jury having retired to consider their decision returned to court and brought in a verdict of "Guilty"; which was received with loud applause.—The Judge then announced the sentence: "That prisoner's neck be broken," and this interesting ceremony was performed by means of a hammer amid continued cheering and great excitement. —The Chairman, in moving a vote of thanks to Mr Tennyson Smith, said the mission had done a great deal of good to the temperance cause in the town, and be begged to move the following resolution That this, the last meeting of the series of this gospel temperance mission, hereby presents to Mr Tennyson Smith its heartiest thanks for the SPLENDID SERVICE he has rendered the cause of total abstinence in this town. The district has been deeply stirred, crowds attending night after night, many signing the pledge, and the Christian churches aroused to a healthier and more aggressive attitude against the traffic in intoxicating drinks. We pray for him many years of able service in this most important work, which lies so near his heart, and of which there is so much need." The Rev L. Ton Evans, in seconding, said Mr Tennyson Smith could bear testimony that in no other town had his temperance campaigus been initiated by the Christian churches. The resolution was then carried with accla- mation, and Mr Smith, in acknowledging, said this was the first time in the history of the movement for the churches to take the initiative part. The speaker thanked the ministers of the district, the Temperance Choir, and Mr Smith- Jones, for the assistance they bad rendered him during the campaign, and votes of thanks were a'so accorded the members of the various bauds that had taken part in the demonstration, as well as to Mr Panniers. The gathering then terminated with the singing of the Doxology.
HEALTH COMMITTEE. The monthly meeting of the Health Committee of the Barrv District Council was held on Thursday evening, the 19th inst., at the Council Offices, Barry Dock. Present—Mr W. Pater- son (chairman), Mr W. Thomas, J.P., Mr J. L. Davies, Mr J. H Jose, Dr Neale, J.P. (medical officer), Mr J. C. Panioe, A.M. I.C.E. (surveyor), Mr G. F. Willett (deputy clerk), and Mr A. E. Leyshon (sanitary inspector). BATHING AT BARRY ISLAND. A lengthy report was presented by Inspector Finlay with regard to bathing at Whitinore Bay, Barry Island, and the committee decided to prosecute a local man for disregarding the bye-laws with regard to dress. The inspector also explained the circumstances connected with the case of drowning at the Bay on Bank Holiday, also stating that on the occasion named the Council's boat had been instrumental in saving six persons who had ventured out too far. Complaints were alsc made with regard to bottles being broken on the sand, and a suggestion was made that notices be erected prohibiting bathing outside the two points. Mr Finlay also drew the attention of the Council to the gallant conduce of Mr Fred Cooper, who had assisted him in rescuing a lad from drown- ing.—The committee decided to compliment Mr Cooper for his action, and also to bring the case before the Royal Humane Society with the view to recognition.—The whole of the other recommendations of the Inspector were referred to a special committee for consideration. SANITARY INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The Sanitary Inspector, in his monthly report, stated that 37 nuisances had been iH- spected. all of which had been rectified, with the exception of four. The collection of house refuse continued satisfactory, while the slaughter-house, milk-shops, cowsheds, dairies, bake-houses, and laundries bad been inspected and found in a sanitary condition. Four house drains had been tested, and three found defective, and notices served on the owners to remedy the same. There were nine infected houses in the district, to which 36 visits had been paid; 15 houses had been dis- infected and also 45 articles of bedding and clothing and six library books. Seventy-nine vessels entering the port had been boarded, and 35 found in a more or less unsatisfactory state, the masters being served with notices to remove all nuisances.—There were complaints against certain licensed boarding-house keepers for not complying with the bye-laws, and the clerk was directed to caution these persons.—The com- mittee also agreed to summon Mary Long, 76, Thompson-street, Barry Dock, for lodging a seaman without being licensed. LEAVE OF ABSENCE. A fortnight's leave of absence each was granted Mr Leyshon (sanitary-inspector) and Mr Rees Howells (slaughter-house caretaker). cl A PRIVATE DETECTIVE. Mr Jose having raised a complaint as to nuisances in back lanes, the committee agreed to recommend the Council to appoint a private detective for three months, or longer, if thought necessary, for the purpose of securing evidence against, persons who threw house refuse into the back lanes. OFFENSIVE MAN-HOLES. The Medical Officer having complained of the offensive smell arising from man-holes in various parts of the district, which he con- sidered was a positive source of danger in many cases, the surveyor was directed to report on the matter and also do all in his power to remedy the evil iu as many cases as possible. MORE LIGHT. It was decided to erect three lamps at Hilda- street and one at Castle-street, Barry, and a suggestion by Mr J o"e to place a Bray's lamp at the Cadoxton end of Court-road was deterred to the next meeting of the committee.
GAS AND WATER COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Gas and Water Committee was held at the Gas Works, Barry Dock, on Friday last. Present—Alderman J. C. Meggitt, J.P., (chairman), Mr J. H. Jose and Captain F. Murrell (members), Messrs F. M. Harris, E. W. Waite, and C. B. Brown (officials).— Mr Harris (engineer and manager) presented his report, in which he stated that since the last meeting 55 ordinary and prepayment gas meters and 61 cooking stoves had been fixed and 35 houses fitted up; also that 53 gas ser- vices and 61 water services had beeii l(ild.-Mr Waite (water engineer) reported that the quan- tity of water used during the month of July was 18,623,000 gallons, and that the rainfall during the same period was 1'24 inches, against 1-39 in 1896. -Tile question of providing addi- tional offices' accommodation for the Gas and Water Department, rendered necessary by reason of increased business, was considered, and a Sub-committee, consisting of Messrs J. C. Meggitt, J. H. Jose, and Captain Murrell, n'9 was appointed to go into the matter, and to report thereon to the Gas and Water Com- mittee.
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Public Works Committee of the Barry District Council was held on Tuesday evening last at the Council Otfic.s, Birry Dock, the members present being—Messrs W Thomas, J.P. (chairman), D Morgan, W Saunders, Ald. J C Meggitt, J. P., S Barnett with J C Pardoe, A.M.I.C.E. (surveyor), and G F Willett (deputy- clerk). The Surveyor reported that the wall at the coruer of the garden of Weston Farm, Cadoxton, had been set bick in accordance with the plans sub- nutted to the Council. In connection with the proposed sewer to Merthyr Dovau, and the objection raised by Mr Robert S Thomas, Gibbon's Down Farm, through whose lind it was intended to take the same, it was reported that the chairman had interviewed Mr Thomas, allil that gentleman had stated that no objection would be raised provided the sewer was taken in another and more direct way. The members agreed to the new arrangement, and directed the surveyor to prepare fresh plans and specifications. It was decided to insist upon having a proper water service laid to Lloyd's signalling station on Barry Island. The surveyor was authorised to take proceedings against a lad, named William Marsh, aged 12, living at Thompson-street, Barry Dock. for de- stroying one of the trees in Llantwit-street. Mr Pitfall, the Council's clerk of works, having sent in his resignation, it was decided to advertise for a successor. The sub-committee, Messrs D Morgan anl J Thomas, presented a report with regard to the pro- posed party wall between the Fire Engine Station and Mr E B Smith-Joni s; house in Court-road. Barry Deck, and the committee agreed to t e arrangements arrived at and the terms suggested by Mr Smith-Jones. The Surveyor announced that the provisional apportionments with texpect to the private im- provements in the following streets and lanes had been prepared-High-street. Flor.i-stieet, Hilda- street, lanes rear of Dek View-road and Fryatt- street, Castleland-street, Holton-road and Newimd- street, and also rear of Gutln ie-street. Mr Panlo:: also submitted the final apportionments of the cost of carrying out the private improvements in the lane at the ivar of the Parade, Barry. The Surveyor stated that at the next meeting of the Council he would present certifiers for work done by Mr (I. Rutter, Messrs A. W. Baker and Co., aad -Ilr R,.es, with respect to the infectious 'i, as. s ho:'pital, public abattoirs, street cross- ings, &c. Tee Plans Committee, which had met the pre- vious evening, recommended the adoption ol' the following plans of i-e%k, buil(Iii-igs --Hotel, Wi ston Hill, Cadoxton, Mrs Forsdyke 22 houses, Lewis- street, Mr Gaen 13 houses, Palmerstown, Mr C. R. Davies; four houses, Hirvey-street, Mr Bickf .rd additions to Barry Duck Hotel, Mr R. P. Culley hotel, Quarrella-street, Barry D. ck Laud Syndicate hotel, Jewel-street, Mr A. Sea ton 16 houses, Harbour-road, Messrs Jenkins and Williams, The Deputy-clerk stated that the three following applied ions had been received for the post of of works of the Barry outfall sewer :-Joseph I Evans, 17, Caen-street, Barry Alexander P. .\I'DLII'[I)Ott, Aviiigtoi), North Devon and D. R. \Y. Powell. 3, Glenrhondda-street, Cardiff :-It was decided t'J submit the names to Mr C. R Walker, the Council's engineer, and a-k him to make any observations he thought fit on the same, and also to rCG Immelld any etoer suiahieposo.. he might know of. An application was made by the Hatch quarry- men for an increase of wages from 5x>d to 6d an hour. — Mr Saunders enquired what was the cost of the stone crushed at the quarry, as compared with the old method.—The Surveyor replied that he had prepnreda rougb estimate, but it included the cost of a large number of new tools, which it was necessary to buy. Mr Barnett enquired whether the men were receiving tlH tiails union rate of Surveyor replied that they were paid the same as the men who had been employed on the Buttrills- and he believed that was the trade union rate.— Mr Barnett proposed that the men have the additional halfpenny per hour. — Mr Saunders, however, contended they should first of all know the cost at. whieh the stone was raised therefrom. -Mr Barnett s i(I that had nothing to do w i'h the men's labour.—There was no seconder to Ir Barnett's motion, but a resolution by Mr Saunders that the surveyor be directed to take steps to ascertain the cost of the stone raised from the quarry, and whether men doing the same work were paid more than the present rate, was carried. The Llandaff and Dinas Powis District Council gave formal notice, in accordance with the Barry District Council Act of 1896, that they would now dtain the sewers of the parish of St. Andrew's into this Council's sewer at Biglis. The Deputy-elerk read a letter from the Local Government Board sanctioning the borrowing of J:1,000 for works of street improvements. At the suggestion of Mr Meggitt, the suiveyor was directed to report at the next meeli:it>; of rhe committee on all roads in the district win re the private improvements can be carried out. The surveyor was also directed to advertise for tenders for carrying out the work of const'-uctini: the new road, to be known as Avenue-road, from Harbour-road to the proposed Romilly Park, at Barry, and also to request the Vale of Glamorgan Railway Company to complete and put in proper form the new roads near the Barry Railway Station.
FINANCE COMMITTEE. The monthly meeting of the Finance Committee was held on Wednesday evening last at the Gas and Water Offices, Barry Dock. Present—Mr J. H. Jose (chairman), Captain F. Murrell, Alder- man J C. Meggitt, J.P., Mr J. C. Pardoe, A. M.I.C.E. (surveyor), Mr G. F. Willett (deputy- clerk), Mr A. E. Leyshon (sanitary inspector), Mr T. W. Lewis (collector), and Mr E. F. Blackmore (private improvement collector).—A large number of bills were submitted to the committee and recommended to the Council to be paid, and the books of the ofticials were examined, the Collector reporting that during the past month he had col- lected 1:4,069 15s Sil of the general district rate £ 69 of tin private improvement account, and £ 25 from other sources, there. being A:3,000 outstanding on the general district rate.—The Deputy-clerk reported that the burial fees at the cemetery la"t month amounted to f30 3d, and the expenditure in caretaker's and grave-digger's fees £ 21 7s 9d.—A communication was read from M. ssrs Dagnall and Co., London, offering to negotiate for a loan of £ 5.000 to the Council at the late of 3 t}-6ths per cent., but it was decided that the clerk report on the matter at the next meeting of the committee.
DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT OF CADOXTON. We regret to announce the death of an old inhabitant of Cadoxton, in the person of Mr Jenkin Jones, Weston Farm, which took place at his resi- dence oil Friday last, at the ripe age of 71 years The deceased gentleman, who was much respected, and had some years ago taken a prominent part in the public affairs of the district, being a member of the now defunct Local Board, had been in tailing health since July of last year, during which time he was attended by Dr C. F. G. Sixsmith, Barry Dock, in consultation with Dr Fred Evans, Cardiff. The funeral, which was of a semi-private character, u' took place on Tuesday last at the burying ground of the Baptist Chapel, Twynyrodin, Wenvoe, amongst the mourners and friends being Mrs Jones (widow), Miss C Jones, Miss M Joues (daughters), Mr D .Jones, Mr L Jones, Goldsland (sons) Mrs Morgan, Castle Farm, Barry, and Mrs Jenkins, Biglis Farm (daughters); Mr Morgan and Mr Jenkins (sons-in law) Mr Francis, Pontypridd Mr, Mrs, and Misses Frances, Merthyr Mrs and Miss Roberts, Merthyr Revs E Morris (rector of Cadoxton, M Isaac, L Ton Evans, R Goring Morris (Birmingham) Dr Sixsmith, Councillor J L Davies, Messrs E Thomas (Caerau Farm), G Thomas (St. Lythans), J Emerson (Swelldon), E Hughes, C Howe, I Thomas, J Meikle, Evan David, &c. The Revs L Ton Evans and M Isaac officiated at the chapel and at the graveside, the former delivering a touching address, and the latter giving the committal prayer. We offer our sincere sympathy to the bereaved widow and re- lations in their affliction. We might add that the funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mr W Spickett, Barry-road, Cadoxton.
LAUNDRY VAN ON FIRE. EXCITEMENT IN HOLTON-ROAD. On Saturday afternoon last a covered van belong- ing to the Cadoxton Steam Laundry Company, in charge of a driver, was discovered to be on fire, when it had reached the bottom of Holton-road. The tire had taken good hold of the upper portion of the van, and its contents, as well as the van, were destroyed. The horse was detached from the shafts in time to prevent its being injured, but the incident created a great deal of excitement never- theless.
LARRY AND CADOXTON FLOWER SHOW. AN EXCELLENT DISPLAY. The fourth annual Barry and Cadoxton Flower, Fruit, and Vegetable Show and Indus- trial Exhibition were held under most favourable circumstances on Wednesday last at Cadoxton Market Hall, the proceeds being in aid of the English Presbyterian Chapel, Court-road. Beautiful weather prevailed throughout the day. and the display of fruit. vegetables, &c., was far ahead in point of excellence than that of any of til" preceding shows. The president this year was Major Wyndham-Quiii, M.P. The airangements had been faultlessly carried out by a committee consisting of Councillor J. L. Davies (chairman). Messrs E. Rees, J. Coie, T. Chivell, T. Davies, C. Howe, E. J. Llewellin, W. Meikle. W. Howe, W. R. Lowe, C. Coles, G. H. Spinks. and W. Walters, with Mr J. Meikle, treasur er, zjiid Messrs Dudley Howe and D. II. Hees indefatigable hon. sees., ably assisted by the Rev J. W. Matthews, Gelli, Ystrad (late pastor of the church). Mr W. Tre seiler, florist, Cardiff, adjudged the fruit, flowers, and vegetables; Mrs D. 11 T. Alexander, Bryneithe: Dinas Powis, the butter, bread, &e.; and Mr J. E. Rees, Barry, the hand- writing. In the unavoidable absence of Major Quin, the show was opened by Dr K Treharne, J.P., Cadoxton, who, in doing so, said grtat credit was due to the exhibitors of Barry and district fur the excellent qiiality of the stuff they had sent to the show, which, Mr Treseder had informed him, was first-class, and the people of Barry, he considered, ought to be proud of that. The committee also were to be congratulated upon the admirable arrangements they had made in order to make the show a success. In conclusion, Dr Treharne said the esteemed president (Major Quin) regretted very much that he was unable to be present that day owing to another very pressing engagement. I I I 11 I, 1 tie, therefore, had much pleasure in declaring the show open. (Applause).—Mr Meikle moved a vote of thanks t,\ Dr Treharne, which was heartily carried.—At intervals during the after- noon songs and pianoforte selections were given, and the washing compstition, for which Messrs Lever Bros., the proprietors of Sunlight Soap, had offered two substantial prizes, caused endlesss amusement. The prize list was as follows :— CLASS I.-OPEN. ]'-F,A.NT,(,'reen house plants 1, J G Proger, Barry 2, D Sibbering Jones, Barry. Ivy-trained geraniums 1, W Miller, Dinas Pow is 2, W Francis, Dinas Powis. Ferns 1, J G Proger; 2, D Jones. Geraniums (Zonale) T Cram. Be- gonias 1, J G Proger 2, Alderman J C Meggiit. Fuchsias 1, C Denning, Barry. CUT FLONN'ERs-Rosfs 1, Llewellyn Williams, Dinas Powis; 2, T Edwards. Asters: 1, W Francis; 2, T Edwards. Dahlias: 1 Llewellyn Williams 2, W Francis. Conations 1, Gwilyin John, Dinas Powis. Yasf of floweis: 1, J Moore, Courtyrala 2, W Miller. Best bouquet W Miller. FrwIT-Bunch of grapes 1, C Denning, Barry. DesLi-t apples: 1, T Edwards 2, T Richards, Pea- arth. Cooking apples 1, T Edwards 2. Aid J C Meggitt. Pears 1, E John, Dinas Powis 2, T Richards. Plums 1, C Coombes, Dinas Powis 2, T Richards. Blackcurrants 1, E John. Goose- berries: 1, E John. Raspberries: 1, Alderman J C Meggitt. VEG FTABLEs -Best, collection 1, Henry James, Cogan 2, T Edwards. Potatoes 1, T Edwards 2, T Richards. Ciiuliflowers 1, T Spear, Dinas Powis 2, Alderman J C Meggitt. Cc-lery 1, H Jam's; 2, W Miller. Carrots: 1, T Edwards; 2, W Francis. Parsnips 1, A Redwood, Cogan 2, D Rees. Onions (autumn): 1. C Coombes 2, T Spear. Onions (spring) 1. T Edwards 2, A Redwood. Turnips 1, W Francis 2. W Miller, Michaelstone. Beet 1, Henry James, Cogan 2, T Edwards, Dinas Powis. Tomatoes 1, Charles Coombes 2, T Richards, St Andrews. Cucumbers: 1, T Edwards 2, Gwilym John, Dmas Powis. Peas 1, T Richards 2, S B Somertield. Beans (runner) 1, Henry James 2, W Nicholson. Beans (dwarf) Alderman J C Meggitt; 2, Henry James. Beans (broad) ], T Richards 2, C Coombes. CLASS 2—AMATEURS. PLANTS—Window plants 1, D Sibbering Jones 2, Alderman J C Meggitt. Fuchsia 1, D Sibbering Jones 2, F C Griffin, Barry. Ferns 1, D Sib- bering Jones 2, G Curtis, Cadoxton. Musk 1, \V Francis; 2, W Miller. Mignonette 1, W Miller 2, C Tutton. Ivy-leafed Geranium I, J Berry, Eastbrook. CUT FLOWERS.—Stocks I, T Cram, Dinas Powis; 2, W Howard, Barry. Asters: 1, T Ed- wards 2, S B Somertield. Dahlias 1, LI Wil- liatns 2, W Miller. Roses 1, D Sibbering Jones 2, Robert Harry. Pansies 1, W Howard 2, C Tutton. Carnations: 2, G John. Bouquet of wild flowers 1, W Moore 2, Jonathan Greitrex. Annuals 1, Alderman J C Meggitt 2, T Cram. Phlox 1, T Edwards 2, H. Wright. Marigolds 1, T Howard 2, G John. FRUIT.—Black currants 1, E John. Goose- berries 1, E John; 2, T Richards. Peats: 1, Edward John: 2, T Richards. Cooking apples: 1, W Miller; 2, R Harry, Desert apples 1, T Edwards 2, E John. Plums 1, C Coombes 2, T Richards. Red currants 1, E John. VEGETABLES.—Tomatoes 1, W Miller 2, C Coombes. Potatoes (kidney): 1, C Coombes; 2, R Harry. Potatoes (round) 1, C Coombes 2, T Cram. Parsnips 1, D Rees 2, J Berry, Carrots 1, Thomas Spear; 2, Charles Coombes. Turnips 1, T Spear; 2, W Miller. Onions (spring): 1, T Edwards 2, T Spear. Onions (autumn) 1, J B< rry, 2, T Spear. Cauliflower: 1, T Sptar; 2, J Berry. Cabbage (red) 1, T Richards 2, L Edwards. Cabbage (white) 1, LI Williams 2, T Spear. Leek 1, C Coombes 2, T Richards. Be-An:, (runner) 1., T Richards 2, C Coombts Belns (dwarf) 1. Alderman J C Meggitt 2, W Miller. Beans (broad) 1. T Richards 2, C Coombes. Celery: 1, C Coombes 2, D Rtes. Peas 1, T Richards 2, E John. Lettuce 1, W Miller 2, Thomas Spear. Marrows 1, LI Wdl- iams 2. T Spear. Rhubarb 1, Alderman J C Meggitt 2, F Burgess. Cucumbers 1, T Edwards 2, L Williams. Beet 1, T Spear 2, S B Sununer- tield. Parsley 1, W Miller 2, T Spear. CLASS 3.—COTTAGERS. PLANTS GROWN J WT.Niyow.-Window plants 1, W How ard 2, T Cram. Fuchsias I, H C Griffin 2, G H Curtis. Begonia 1, W Millr 2, Mrs Evans. Specimen of any other plant 1, J Webb 2, G H Curtis. Mignonette: I, W Miller 2, E E Hole. Barry Dock. Ferns 1, C Denuiug, Barry 2. W G Davies, Barry Dock. CUT FLOWERS.—Best collection 1, L Williams 2, W. Miller. Asters: 1, C Coombes; 2. W Howard. Pansies 1, W Howard 2, G John. Dahlias 1, C Coombes 2, T Cram. VEGETABLES.—Best basket (grown in railway allotments) 1, C Coombes 2, F Burgess. Pota- toes (kidney): 1, Ll. Wil iams 2, D Rees. Pota- toes (round) 1, Lt. Williams 2, Robert Harry. Carrots I, W Miller; 2, F Burgess. Parsnips: 1, F Burgess 2, G Sutton. Cabbage 1, G Sutton: 2, D Rees. Cucumbers: 1, C Coombes 2, G John. Marrows 1, W Miller 2, G John. Beans (runner) 1, E Kees 2, E John. Beans (dwarf) 1, E John 2, W Miller. Beans (broad) 1, C Coombes 2, D Rees. Onions (autumn) 1, T Spear 2, T Cram. Onions (spring) 1, T Spear 2, W Miller. Leeks 1, C Coombes; 2, T. Spear. Turnips: ], T Cram; 2, D. Rees. Cauliflowers 1, E Rees 2, T Spear. Eschalots 1, T Spear 2, D Rees. Peas 1, S B Somerfield 2, C Coombes. FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12.—Collection of moss and wild ferns 1, Miss M J Mo(re 2, Mias Edith Cr i in. Bouquet if wiid flowers: I, Miss M J Moore 2, Christines Williams. Three plauts 1, Miss Edith Cram 2, Chri-tmas Williams. Basket of musliroonis 1, Miss E Cram. Basket of water- cress 1, Miss E Cram. Dish of blackberries: 1, A Spear 2, Edith Cram. ART AND INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION. Hand-made 2. Mrs Lark. Sofa cushion: ( qual), B Giegor and B Matthews. Cosy M;ss A Loughor, Llancarvan. Novelty in fancy work 1, Miss B Morris 2, Mrs Halford. oollen petticoat 1, S Jenkins. Child's hand-made knitted soclis No entry. Pinafore 1, Phoebe Hern 2, Miss Norris. Specimen of plain needlework No entry. Crocheted wool wrap: No entry. Crochet bordered d'oyleys 1, B Gregor 2. S Jenkins. Woollen lamp mat 2, J H Mos. Hand-knit'e 1 socks: ], Mrs G Snook 2, Mi.-s B Norris. Baby's woollen ill es 1, Miss No-ris 2. Mrs Sui-niliet-field. Speciiiiens of handwriting (girl) 1, Rose Copp (10) 2, Mabel H Davies (8). Specimen of handwriting (boys) 1, Tom Thomas 2, John Evans. Specimen of handwriting (28th Psalm in Welsh) 1, Lizzie Rogers 2, Winnie Howells. Map of Scotland No entry. Specimen of model ship or steam boat: No award. Model house 1, W Howard. Best-cut walking stick 1, J Thomas 2, G Rimron. Best home-made loaf: (equal), Eva Graniter and Mbs A Evans 2, Jane Loughor. Best cooked till dinner 2, Mrs Summer- field. Best Welsh cheese 1, Mis- A Loughor 2, Jane Loughor. Bt st pound of butter 1, Miss A Evans 2, Miss A Loughor. WASHING CO M PETITIONS. In the washing conipetitio, s there were a large number of competitors, Miss Harry, Cadoxton, securing the first prize—a case of silver spoons—in the ladies' class, and Mrs Nipper the second prize. In the gentlemen's class the first prize*, was a arded to Mr Dudley Howe, and the s cuiid to Mr Richard Edwards, Ha try. V\ e id i on Id mention that the Mioses Williams, Miss Seward, Mii-s Roberts, and Mr Lrkiu rendered everal enjoyable musical selections, during the evening. Also a pianoforte duet by Misses Ethel Evans and Annie Jeremiah, Main-street.
DISTRICT NEWS. CADOXTON. BARRY DISTRICT A.F.C.-Tlle members of the above club will hold their first pracice match next Saturday at the Witchill Ground. Cadoxton, when all members and intending members are requested to attend. Kick off at 3 p.m. GEORGE F. HASKINS, Upho'sterer and Polisher, 60, Main-street, Cadoxton-Barry. All kinds of Furniture made and re-made to order. Dining and Drawing Room Suites re-covered from 35s. Spring Mattress and Hair or Wool overlay made and re-made on the shortest notice by experienced workmen. N.B.-Orciers by post promptly atteu- ded to. IN AID OF THE NAVVIES.—On Sunday evening next the Barry Trades Council have arranged to hold a sacred concert at, Cadoxton Market Hall, the proceeds of which are to be devoted in aid of the families of the navvies on strike at Birry New Dock. Mr T. Evans, president of the Council, will occupy the chair, and the programme w ill be sus- tained by several popular a tist* s. The concert will commence at 8 15, and admission will be by silver collection. WESLEYAX CHAPEL ANNIVERSARY.—On Sunday, September 12th, the Rev J. H. Watson will preach in the morning at 11 and in the evening at 6.30 at the English Wesleyan Chapel, Cadoxton, in con- nection with the anniversary services. On the following AVednesday a public tea and meeting will be held, when addresses will be delivered at the latter by the Revs T. Wheatley, W. Sarginson, J. H. Watson, and Mr N. Hughes. Chair to be taken at seven p.m. by Mr J. Lowdon, J.P. Col- lections at each service in aid of trust funds. THEATRE ROYAL.—The "Trail of the Serpent" is the attraction this week at the local theatre. The piece abounds with strong and thrilling sensations. In Act 1 there is a novel mechanical change from the giouuds of Braydon Hall to the chamber of death. In this scene Sir Gerald Kingston" is poisoned by Ralph Hammond the Serpent," and he tries to throw- on the guilt to Geraid King- ston," who is the son and heir of the murdered man, and causes him to be imprisoned in Tenton Crib. Mean while Ralph Hammond claims the fortune left by the, murdered man to his son, but an unseen witness (a gipsy girl) frustrates him, and exhorts a promise tlO,n him to marry her, or else she will denounce him as the murderei of the old man. Gerald Kingston is still kept a prisoner in Teuton Crib, and a diabolic d plot is hatched to murder him by the "Serpent and his companions in crime. They decide to blow up the Crib by dynamite and cause "Gerald Kingston's" death. Gerald Kingston is rescued by Will Higgius just before the explosion takes place, and escapes by boat. The Serpent shows his fangs again by trying to dispose of Gerald Kingston's wife, and induces Mrs Kingston to the smelting works by a letter purporting to come from her husband. Having got her in his power he fastens her to the steam crane, and sets the crane in motion, and is drawn up high in the air. He reverses the lever and lowers her into the fiery furnace. Old Jack" comes to her rescue and saves her life, and in the excitement the villain makes good his escape. This I is one of the most thrilling and exciting scenes we have ever witnessed in auy theatre. BARRY DOCK. RUNAWAY.—A horse, attached to a light dog cart belonging to Mr Lubbock, contractor, bolted in Holton-road, and, galloping down the street, greatly endangered passengers. In turning the corner of Castleland-street, however, the ati Iin,, Ifell to the ground. Dr O'Donnell was proceeding in his trap towards the runaway when it fell, otherwise a collision is inevitable. WORKMEN'S OUTINGs.-On Saturday last the employees of Messrs Meggitt and Jones, timber merchants, Barry Dock, had their annual outing to Weston, when. although the weather was not all that could be desired, an enjoyable day was spent. On the same occasion the men employed by Mr Hodges, marine engineer, Barry Dock, spent a plessant holiday at Llantwit-Major. SALYATlúN ARMY A.NN IV F.RSARY. -Anniversary services in connection with the Salvation Army Fort, Thompsfln-street, were held on Saturday and Sunday last, whi n Staff-Captain and Mrs Kendall paid a visit to Barry Deck. On Saturday there was a large demonstration, headed by the band of the toit, to welcome Mr and Mrs Kendall, and on Sunday the Roath Brass Baud were in attendance. Open-air meetings were held during the day, and the services throughout were attended with much success. BARRY. JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS.—TO do this right Royally, t)ie System must sustain a certain amount of loss ill tone, energy, and vigour, and, consequently, unfit to face the real battle of life which follows the fun. But never despair, for a dose or two of Hopkins' Health Saline will put you right again. Try it for yourselves. We confidently recommend it as a cooling, refreshing, and invigora- ting preparation in 6d and Is Packets, of W. R. Hopkins, Pharmaceutical Chemist, Barry. FOUND DEAD IN BED.—At Barry Police-court on Monday last Mr C. Evans, deputy-coroner, held an inquest on the body of Lucia Locatelly, aged five months, daughter of an It dian, named Battista Locatelly, mason, living at 1, Victoria-road, Barry, c;1 who was found dead in bed the same morning. Evidence having been taken, and Dr Powell having attributed the cause of death to natural causes, the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the meaical testimony.
<•- < oHi '5fr.<; } r STILL GOm; AHEAD! A'I' n i i?Y D. L. EVANS & CO. Ladies' and Children's Hosiery Department. SPECIAL PURCHASE. 0 ê.. ¡ .0;;> ] PË :.[ [ x2 .= 8 rx Ladies' 4-Button Fine French Kid GLOVES. In Black, Tan, and Bro\\ll Shades, with I t -er self-coloured Braided Points, 1/ll^d per pair, regular retail price, 2/6. Ä it' A < 0 < o 0 > BETTER VALUE LM POSSIBLE. The Stock has been bought in the most favourable terms, and this is pre-emiuently a great opportunity f. r buying. OUR TRADE IS EXTENDINC DAILY, tyOURLY. EF R,10 REWARD. n. L. E. & Co. s Customers are Cash Buvers, and those who may doubt this are invited to accept the above Reward who can prove to the contrary. TRADE MOTTO: HONEST VALUE SMALL PROFITS NO CREDIT One Price and Justice to all. D. L. EVANS & Co., 104 & 106, H0LT0N ROAD. "To accept Credit is to Sell your Liberty."
SMART CAPTURE AT BARRY DOCK. NEWPORT THIEVES MAKE A BIG HAUL. Two men, named Gordon Morgan and James Smith, the latter with several aliases, were arrested by Police-Inspector Williams and Police-coustable Harris, of the Barry Dock police force, on Thursday evening of last week, charged with being implicated in extensive robberies at Newport committed during last month. Morgan was engaged in disposing of some of the articles when he was overtaken by the police, and after inquiry Smith was arrested at his lodgings in Sydenham-street, where he has resided for the past nine days. At the time of his capture with was in his bedroom, and on his person were found a quantity of valuables, including several watches, chains, and a revolver, which had been stolen from the Barracks, and were the property of Lieuts. Carrand Malswrrtii, with whom he had previously acted as officer's servant. Accused, at the time, gave the name of "John Jones," and endeavoured to set the police off the track by declaring that he was an American gentleman, and had purchased tlio whole of the articles at New York mid t. Louis, but his identity was established immediately after his removal to the police station. A further search being made disclosed the fact that brides valuable silver plate, which Morgan was endeavouring to sell, a quantity of jewellery and clothing was dis- covered, the value of which is roughly estimated at considerably more ilian £100. Both men were handed over to the Newport police on Friday. At the Borough Police Court on Monday, the two men were charged before the magistrates when Smith was r.-man i in custody for a week, and Morgan WiS remanded on his own bail.
BARRY R AIL WAY TRAFFIC RETURNS. The total returns from passenger, goods and mineral traffic for the week ending Aug- ust 25th, 1S97, amounted to £ 7,97o, as com- pared with £ 9,015 iu the corresponding week of last year.
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