BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. ORDINARY MONTHLY MEETING. TRANSACTION OF IMPORTANT BUSINESS. The monthly meeting of the above Board was held on Tuesday afternoon last, at the Clerk's Offices, Cadoxtou-Bavry, when there were pre- sent:—Mr J. Cory, J.P. (chairman), Rev Canon Allen, Messrs E. D. Jones, J. Robinson, P. J. O'Donnell, Jenkin .Jones, J. C. Meggitt, Edward Hughes, Lewis Williams, J.P., and VV. Thomas; with Mr J.C. Pardoe, surveyor; D1" Neale, medical officer; Mr J. A. Hughe. clerk; and Mr C. Howe, collector. The minutes of the previous ordinary meeting and two special meetings were read by the Clerk, and duly signed by the Chairman. THE SEWER ON BARRY ISLAMO. Mr Meggitt remarked that at the special meet- ing of the Board held last week, he gave notice to move the rescindment of a resolution passed in connection with the proposed purchase of the existing sewer on Barry Island. The Clerk had since informed him that, according to the stand- ing orders of the Board, he could not do so that day, because a month's notice would have to be given. However, he wished to explain that he was not opposed to the Board taking over the sewer, but felt that it should not be paid for until 150 houses had been erected on the Island. If the purchase was made on the same basis as the Wenvoe Estate sewer, and the words of equal rateable value omitted from the present stipulations, his views would be met. THE Pl'BLIO WORKS COMMITTEE'S REPORT. Drainage. The Clerk read a lengthy report submitted by the Public Works Committee of the Board, which commenced by dealing with the matter of Mr Walker's proposal to construct drainage in connection with certain new property near Holton, and recommending that the permis- sion of the Board be given thereto. Plans were also submitted, and it was explained that Mr VYralker would accept payment for the work when the sanction of the Local Government Board was obtained for the general scheme. -It was agreed that the offer be accepted. of a large number of proposed new houses, and the laying-out of several streets, in the district were approved of, together with those of a new Methodist Chapel in Pontypridd- street, Cadoxton-Barry. fn one case, that ot the Holton Estate, the required sanction could not be given, inasmuch as a proposed road had not been passed by the Court of Quarter Sessions. The (fas Main*.—A letter was read from Mr F. M. Harries, engineer and secretary of the Barry and Cadoxton Gas and Water Company, pointing out thaf the trunk mains of the gas scheme, could not be laid until the company had received some definite information from the Board as to the line of roads which were to be made.—In reply to Mr E. Hughes, the Surveyor said plans of the pro- posed new roads had been prepared.—Mr E. D. Jones thought that the company had already had all the information the Board could give them.— The Surveyor: Yes. The Chairman enquired what reply could be sent to the letter.—Mr Jones They may come to the Surveyor's ollice to see the plans for themselves. — Mr Lewis illiams pointed out the difficulty the company was in- they could not lay the pipes until they knew the exact line the road would take. He thought they had better have a copy of the plans to submit to the com- pany.—The Clerk said he had already placed before the company the exact position of the Board.—Mr Williams Can we not give them a copy of the plans '!—The Clerk it is very unusual for a local authority to tnrnish plans.—Mr Williams: I think we ought to get these public bodies as much towards one another as possible. Mr E. I). Jones We have done so. — Dr O'Donnell pointed out that it would mean two or three days' work for the sur- veyor to prepare supplementary plans, and said they could come' to the surveyor's office to copy them if they wished.—Mr Jones That will not be supplying them with a copy. — Mr E. Hughes thought they had better meet the company as much as possible, because it would be very incon- venient to be without gas for another winter again. -The Chairman fully agreed.—Mr Robin- son If any alterations will be made in the line of road the company will be in the same position as the board.—The Chairman Yes I think it is a pity we cannot give them definite instructions.— Aftea a few further remarks, on the motion of Mr Robinson, seconded by Mr E. Hughes, it was resolved that the board furnish the company with a copy of the plans of the proposed line of roads. The Railway (,'ricmnce. — A letter was read from Mr O. H. J one*, J. P., Fonmon Castle, enclosing a copy of the resolutions passed at the public meeting lately held at Cadoxton-Barry in favour of a system of through tickets and commu- nication to all stations over the different lines of railway between Cardiff and Barry and rice versa, and asking the Board to support- the same with its approval.—The Chairman expJainert that the concessions sought, except I..IHough carriages, had been granted.—Mi: Robinson:Yes.—The Chair- man: Through communication will come by-and- bye.—Mr Williams did not think it would be advisable to go to the Railway Commissioners, as threatened in one of the resolutions. The Chair- man I dout think it will be necessary now, because some of the facilities have been granted. -Mr Robinson: I think these resolutions were only intended to strengthen the hands of the Barry Directors. The Chairman:! think so, I don't think anything was intended against the Barry Company. The Clerk The second resolu- tion was asomewhat peremptoryfone.—Mr Meggitt moved, and Mr \Y. 'Thomas seconded, that they resolutions be approved of.-This was agreed to unanimously. Tender. -The report recommended that a tender for J38, for mounting the plan of the district, be approved of. The Board awl the. County (Jonncil.- The Public Works Committee suggested that the Board should accept the duties delegated to them by the County Council with reference to granting of licenses for explosives, &c., within the district, under their jurisdiction.Mr Jones: Have we any option in the matter?—The Clerk thought they had. -The Chairman agreed, although he did not believe the would exercise any option in the matter.— Mi" Jones: 0, no; I thought it was only a mild way of their putting it, and we were bound to accept the duties.- It was then resolved to undertake the work. Application for m Theatrical Licence.—The report recommended that the application of Mr Johnson, of the Prince of Wales' Theatre, Penarth, for a theatrical license, available for Cadoxton, be granted.- TheCleik said he had consulted Mr Morris, the magistrates' clerk at Penarth, and he had informed him that certain forms were to- be filled as to the applicant's good behaviour, &c. He had written to Messrs Shaw and Sons, London, for the necessary forms.—The Chairman: Then the application had better come before the Board again.—The Clerk: You may grant a license temporarily. The building will only be a wooden one.—The Chairman: Can we giant licenses before the buildings are put up ?—The Clerk: Yes.—A conversation then took place with regard to the applicant's character.—Mr E. I). Jones thought the Local Board at Penarth had almost refused to grant a license in some case the other day. — Mr E. Hughes: Only two members of the Board objected to the application. 1 have heard that Mr Johnson is a good man, and his place of entertainment well conducted.Mr Lewis Williams: Perhaps, before we grant a license, enquires had better be made. At Cardiff, last year, some difficulty was experi enced in cases where licenses had been granted, and the licenses were almost withdrawn. Mr Jones said he had made enquiries himself to Superintendent Wake, and he said Mr Johnson's place was well conducted, and he was a very respectable man.Mr Williams pointed out that in some places of this kind songs of a low order were sung, and this should not be allowed.—The Clerk replied that this case was not a music hall —only a theatre.—The-Chairman suggested that a license be granted for six months, and if the theatre would be properly conducted, that it be extended to a longer period. This was unani- mously agreed to. Seamen's Hoardiinj Hon-■(,s. nu-Mr I). J. Austin having applied for a license to keep a seamen's boarding house at. Cadoxton-Barry, the public works committee could not recommend that the sam be granted, inasmuch as the Board had yet no code of bye-laws to regulate the same. —Dr. O'Donnell felt that it would be well to keep the men in the "neighbourhood as much as possible.— The Board concurred in this view, and urged that bye-laws be framed as soon as possible.—Mr W. Thomas said he had seen Supt. Wake last Satur- day, and he had promised to render any assistance in his power to the Board with regard to the matter of boarding houses.—The Chairman It would be advisable, perhaps, to obtain his assist- ance in framing the bye-laws.- Mr Thomas Yes. -The subject then dropped. Inspectorate of Loebjuuj Houses.—The appoint- ment of Police-Sergeant Gill was recommended as inspector of common lodging houses, at a salary of JB5 per annum. Hydrants.—A letter was read from Mr J. A. B. Williams, consulting engineer, suggesting the fixing of 45 hydrants in the district by the Gas and Water Company. The. Tele//hone.—Application was made by the Barry Dock and Railways Company for permission to erect telephone poles between Barry Dock Station and the residence of Captain Davies, the doekmaster. A Public Petition.—A letter was read from Mr David Jones, of the firm of Messrs D. Jones and Co., Cadoxton-Barry, asking the Board to support an accompanying petition to the Barry Dock and Railways Company praying that their new private road leading from Cadoxton co Barry, via Barry Dock, be thrown open for omnibus traffic. The petition urged that such concession would be a great convenience to the public.—Mr Robinson did not think the directors would allow 'busses to run under the tips.—Mr E. Hughes agreed that the public, especially those of Barry Dock, would benefit by the arrangement asked for.- In reply to a question, the Clerk pointed out that, accord- ing to the petition, the 'busses would run under the tips. Mr Hughes thought that must be a mistake; he believed that the petition only applied as far as Barry Deck. -The Clerk The petition says from Cadoxton to Barry Dock. —Mr E. D. Jones The Cadoxton people, as usual, do not know what they want—they are not agreed. (Laughter.)—A suggestion was made that Mr Da, id Jones be called in to explain.—The Clerk He will come if sent for.—Dr. O'Donnell: As there seems to be a doubt in the matter, I think we better ask Mr Jones to come in. —Mr Thomas concurred.—Mr Jones was then sent for, and on his arrival said, in reply to the Chairman, that it was intended to start the 'busses from the Witchill Hotel, through Barry-road, Main-street, Iddes- leigh-street, Vere-street, thence along the com- pany's new road, alongside Barry Dock, to East Barry.The Chairman: You intend going through to Barry?—Mr Jones: Yes, sir; that is in the petition.—The Chairman: Under the tips?—Mr Jones Yes. The company is not formed, but that is the intention of the promoters.—Mr Edward Hughes: Was it not intended to go to dock only ?—Mr Jones No, it was considered advisable to go through to Barry, so that both ends might benefit by the 'busses—both Barry and Cadoxton.—Mr Meggitt: Do you propose running to the dock gates ?—-Mr Jones: No.— The Chairman How often will the 'busses run ?— Mr Jones That is not quite decided yet. —Mr E. Hughes It is hoped that the 'busses can run II every hour, and, if necessary, every ten minutes. -The Chairman What is the entire distance you intend running ?—Mr Jones: From the Witchill Hotel to East Barry—about two or three miles.— Mr Robinson said if it was only to the dock they wanted to go, they need not disturb the company's metals, but if they intended going through to East Barry he did not think the com- pany would allow it, because it would be both inconvenient and dangerous.—Mr Jones: If we cannot have consent to go to East Barry, I hope we shall be allowed to go to Barry Dock.—Mr I Robinson As member of the Board I might say that I do not think there will be any objection on the part of the company to the omnibuses running as far as the graving dock and the entrance to the dock, but if they went through the metals would be interfered with. —The Chair- man We are only considering this as a Board the company may do as they like.—Mr Robinson Certainly.—Mr E. Hughes then moved that the seal of the Board bt affixed to the petition.—The Chairman If it is for the benefit of the district I think there can be no harm in it.—Mr Meggitt pointed out that it was a private enterprise, and, perhaps, it was not for a public board to interfere in the matter. The Chairman If it will benefit the public generally it does not matter whether it is a private or public enterprise.—Mr E. Hughes: Hear, hear.-After a brief desultory conversation, Mr E. D. Jones suggested that the object of the promoters might he met by passing a resolution asking the company to throw open the road for public traffic, and then if private money-making concerns chose to use the road the Board would have nothing to do with them. Let them throw open the road to the public, and any rival companies might use it in the same way. It would appear like giving a monopoly if the dock company granted a right to one company only.— The Chairman did not think any monopoly was intended.—Mr E. Hnghes: No; it is only the public benefit is intended.—Mr E. D. Jones: Then I will move that representations be made to the Barry Dock and Railways Company as to the desirability of throwing open to the public such portions of their road as they thought fit, with a view to their being used for 'bus and general traffic. We would not in this way be supporting any par- ticular company or petition.—The Chairman: If this resolution is passed to-day, it will come before the directors this week.—Mr E. Hughes That is the intention. -The Chairman: Very well.—Mr Hughes And I hope you will support the appli- cation, Mr Chairman, at the meeting.—The Chair- man 0, certainly I will do all I can to support it.—Mr Hughes Thank you.—A resolution was then framed embracing the remarks of Mr E. D. Jones, and asking the company to throw open the road.—Mr Meggitt Would you not introduce the word "suggests" instead of "asks."—The Chairman suggested the word "requests."—Mr E. D. Jones We cannot request, Mr Chairman, we can only ask. —Mr Meggitt pointed out that it might be explained to the directors that the esta- blishment of 'bus traffic to the dock would be advantageous to the public of the district of Barry and Cadoxton. —The Chairman agreed.—Mr E. D. Jones But they cannot go under the tips. u-A qnestion was asked as to the liahility to repair the road if the concession asked of the company be obtained, and the Chairman said it would be only fair for the Board to do any repairs required if the public used it. Mr Robinson did not think that the company would ever hand over the road entirely to the public. —-Mr E. D. Jones' resolution was then agreed to unanimously. The Surveyor. -The public works committee re- commended that the surveyor (Mr Pardoe) be granted a month's holiday. On the motion of Mr Robinson, seconded by Mr Jenkin Jones, it was resolved that the public works committee's report be adopted as read. FINANCE. The report of the collector (Mr Howe), for the month was read. MEDWAL OFFICER'S REPORT. Dr Neale read his report for the month of July, which showed that the number of births during that period was 27, 13 of which were males and 14 females, which was at the rate of 40'5 per 1000 per annum of the population. The number of deaths was seven, representing a rate of 10'5 per 1000 per annum. There had been an epidemic of measles of a mild type in the district, but it was rapidly disappearing. There had also been one imported case of typhoid fever. He wished to re- port a very great nuisance in connection with a leakage in the scavenger's tumble cart, and also desired to inform the Board that the scavenger commenced his rounds in some of the principal streets of the town at an early hour in the even- ing. --Mr Jones Our attention has been drawn to this before.—Mr E. Hughes said it was a most disgraceful thing to see the scavenger's cart out' so early as it was. Only on the previous evening he saw it going along Vere-street between twenty minutes and a quarter to nine, when there were scores of people about, and the stench was most shocking and disgusting.—The Surveyor: The scavenger says he does not go out until nine o'clock.—Mr E. Hughes Scores of people can prove it. The man defies us, and it is high time that something should be done to put a stop to this horrible nuisance. —I)r O'Donnell said he was out one evening, and met the scavenger's cart. The man had occasion to raise the shafts, and several gallons of foul liquid flowed out of the cart on to the road. (A sensation.)—Enquiry having been made as to the time at which the scavenger was supposed to commence his rounds, the Clerk explained that, according to the terms of the contract, he was subject to instructions from the Board, through the surveyor, but a time table submitted by the scavenger had been agreed to by the board, and this specified that he was to start at nine o'clock. -Mr Hughes: Something ought to be done at once in the interests of de- cency. Mr Thomas asked, if the man was in- structed to go out at a later hour, could he finish his work before morning. Soveral members were of opinion that that could be done.—The Chair- man If there is a leakage in the cart, you cannot blame the scavenger; it is the Board are to blame. The Surveyor said he had tried to get the cart repaired by a local blacksmith.—Dr O'Donnell gave notice to move at the next meeting that the present arrangement as to time be rescinded, and that the scavenger should not commence his rounds in future before ten o'clock in the summer, and nine in the winter. -Mr Jenkin Jones was not surprised at the position they were in. When the present contract was made he advocated that it be given to the old scavenger (Jones). They had no trouble with the old one, and he did his work very well. He told the board of it at. the time.— Mr E. 1). Jones We had no trouble at all with the old scavenger.—Mr E. Hughes said this man persisted in going out before the time arranged, it was of no use telling him not to do so.— After some further remarks on the subject, it was agreed that the matter be considered by the public works committee, and that the clerk be re- quested to write officially to the scavenger direct- ing him not to go out until nine o'clock, and not to visit the principal streets until eleven o'clock at night. -A suggestion to appoint a deputation of members to see the scavenger elicited from the clerk the remark that the scavenger would feel honoured if a deputation from the board waited upon him.—Dr O'Donnell repeated his notice to move at the next meeting a resolution rescinding the present arrangement as to time with the scavenger.—The subject of the "odoriferous" nuisance then dropped. "lORE POLICE WANTED. Mr Meggitt gave notice to move "That the seal of the Board be affixed to a memorial asking the Joint Police Committee for the county of Glamor- gan to station additional police at Barry and Cadoxton, and to provide cell accommodation in each place." There was, he said, never too many police in Barry or Cadoxton, and at the present time they were in need of an additional number in the district. Now the dock was open, a large number of sailors came to the neighbourhood, and a larger number still would come as the trade at the dock increased. As they all knew seafaring men, when they came ashore, often got under the influence of drink, and a police cell was required in Cadoxton-Barry. They had a branch in Barry certainly, but he thought they ought to have prosier cell accommodation both in Barry and Cadoxton. He, therefore, would move that a memorial be sent to the police committee, and that copies of the same be forwarded to the Chief Constable and Mr Supt. Wake. He had seen Supt. Wake in the matter, but had not been able to see Colonel Lindsay.—Mr Thomas: What num- ber of additional police do you suggest ?—Mr Meggitt: I don't suggest any number.—Mr Thomas proceeded to say that he had also seen Supt. Wake, and he had suggested that two men men be stationed at Barry, and one at Sully (who could also have supervision over Palmerstown, thus relieving the Cadoxton-Barry police of some of their present duty.) He felt that a policeman was required at Sully, because sailors 'often passed through the village to the dock. It was about the only place with a railway station in the district that had no policeman stationed there.— The Chairman Do you second Mr Meggitt ?—Mr Thomas Yes, I will.—Mr E. Hughes asked why should they have two new policemen at Barry and only one at Cadoxton-Barry ?—Dr O'Donnell did not think that would be fair.—Mr Hughes: There is a much larger population in Cadoxton than in Barry.—The Clerk said that Police-sergeant Gill had charge of the Cadoxton-Barry district, and Police-sergeant Evans the Barry district. The latter had only one man to assist him, and when he was on duty during the day, Barry was practically unprotected at night.—The Chairman suggested that they should name some definite number, so that the police committee might know what to consider.—Mr Meggitt said the police were agreeable to the proposal of having two for Barry and one at Cadoxton-Barry, and that a cell be provided at each place.—The Clerk again made a remark, pointing out that the police liked to remain at the police-station.—The Chairman: We must not listen to the police always.—It was eventually agreed to petition for two additional constables for Barry, two for Cadoxton-Barry, and one for Sully (who would also have the super- vision of Palmerstown), the Chairman remarking they might as well ask for enough at once, be- cause they might not get all they asked for.-On the suggestion of Mr Meggitt, it was also resolved that the Clerk should draft a copy of petition, and that signatures be obtained from outside with the view of strengthening the application, it being remarked that the police would take the petition round the district for signatures.—Messrs E. Hughes and Dr P. J. O'Donnell were told off to witness the affixing of the Board's seal to the petition. THE BOARD IN SECRET CONCLAVE. The Clerk said there was another matter for con- sideration, in connection with the proposed infec- tious diseases hospital, but he thought it advisable that this should not be made public, and it was for the board to determine whether the reporters should be allowed to remain, or requested to leave.—The Chairman The business of the board is over with this exception, I suppose?—The Clerk: Yes.— The Chairman Then the reporters can be in- formed to that effect. THE PROPOSED CIFT OF SEATS ON THE COMMON. Dr O'Donnell: I have a question to ask with regard to the seats proposed to be erected on the Common. I should like to ask the Clerk whether a reply has been received from Mrs Jenner in con- nection with the application for permission to place them there.—The Clerk No I have re- ceived no reply.—Dr O'Donnell said the press had accused Mr Chappell of withdrawing from his offer, and he had felt it very keenly. [This re- mark the speaker repeated, apparently with the view of giving it due impression upon the minds of the members]. Continuing, Dr O'Donnell said I beg to propose that the gift be accepted by the board, and that the seats be placed on the Common at once.-Mr E. Hughes: I will second that. The Clerk did not think there would be any objection offered by the lady of the manor.—The Chairman agreed that there would be no difficulty. —The motion was, therefore, carried. The journalistic representatives of the public had then to beat a retreat, and the board was left to consider the sacred secret of the infectious diseases hospital in camera.
REVIVAL OF TRADE. The genuineness of the revival of trade amongst us is conclusively demonstrated in two quarters. In the first place the building trade returns show a marked progress month after month. Our trade abroad is developing steadily and satisfactorily. We know that we are not experiencing a mere spasmodic spurt, it is a continuous upward move- ment. In the second place, the reports of our railways companies, which are now before the public, amply confirm the indications of the Board of Trade returns. Traffic on our iron highways has increased. More goods have been carried, and more passengers have travelled than was the case in the corresponding six months of last year. This means that more goods have been sold, and rhat business generally is brisker. We have dis- tinctly turned the corner of the recent period of depression. Taking the reports of the twelve principal English railways we find that, their receipts for the half-year have been £ 1,432,000 more than they were during the corresponding period last year. Every one of the lines shows an increase. Of course the working expenses has increased also, but not at the same rate as the receipts. There were few of the trains running before which could not have carried more goods or more passengers without involving any extra expenditure. Those goods and passengers have now turned up, and more besides. Of course, there has been addi- tional outlay. Beyond a certain point additional traffic does involve additional cost. Further, as trade improves the cost of materials used in- creases and wages tend to advance. Nevertheless the margin of profit on traffic increases as the traffic grows. We have already said that the receipts of these twelve railways have increased £ 1,432,000. Ths increase in the working expenses has only been L632,000, so that there is a very acceptable in- crease of £800,000 in the balance to the good. The result is seen in the increased dividends that are being paid. The London and Brighton and the Manchester and Sheffield Companies pay ij per cent. more, and as in the one case the previous dividend was only 3 per cent., and in the other nothing whatever, the increase is a very marked and acceptable one. The Great Western and the North-Eastern pay 1 per cent. more. The Chatham and Dover pays the same increase on its Arbitration Preference. The North-Western, the Midland, and the South-Western show an im- provement of | per cent., and the South-Eastern, is the only line on which the dividend is not in- creased at all. •* A movement which is worthy of notice is the increase which is being reported in the receipts of first and second class passengers. As trade improves, people travel more, and have more money to spend. Some of the additional means at their command they seem to be disposed to lay out in more comfortable travelling. Several of the chief lines report an appreciable growth in their higher class receipts. We all know that in hard times the trades which deal in luxuries suffer first. People naturally cut down the least necessary expenditure first. It appears as though a number of persons have, during recent years, been travelling third class, not solely because they preferred it at the price, but because they did not feel justified in incurring the cost of the more luxurious carriages. Now that their means are improving, they are manifesting a disposition to indulge themselves a little. A more significant fact it would be difficult to find. Business is improving, and people are already feeling better off.
MORALITY OF NATIONS. It has often been said that wherever Ceremonial- ism, Ritualism, and Priestism are on the increase, there morality is on the decrease. Anyone who doubts what may now be regarded as an historical truth, will profit by the following table of statis- tics, published by the" Amico di Casa," an Italian almanack BIRTHS. London, 24 legitimate for 1 illegitiiriate-100 for 4 Paris 2-1/19 1 100 48 Brussels 1| 1 100 b3 Vienna 1 1-1/16 100 106 Rome 1 23 100 266 4 MURDERS AND ASSASSINATIONS. England. 1 for 178,000 persons. Holland 1 163,000 Prussia 1 100,000 Austria 1 77,000 Spain. 1 4,113 Naples 1 2,750 Roihan States 1 750
THE STEEL PEN TRADE. [From Ironmongery. ] The steel pen trade of Birmingham is buoyant. The weekly average production exceeds 160,000 grosses. This production absorbs 16 to 18 tons of steel, of which only eight tons appear in the article, the rest being loss or waste. The number of girls and women employed in this trade is 3,500, and the number of men as tool makers, rollers, engineers, &c., hardly exceeds 500.. Bir- mingham maintains its pre-eminence as the centre of the steel pen trade. No new pen manufactories have been established since 1865, except in the United States, where there are now four pen factories, but of these only one is of importance. In France there are only three factories, and the total production is less than it was five years ago. Germaly has only one pen factory. One was established in Russia, but it was burnt down a few years ago, and no attempt has been made to rebuild it.
RHONDDA VALLEY NOTES. [BY MORCANWG.] The scholars belonging to St. David's Church visited Llantwit-Major on Thursday last, and they were accompanied with their teachers and others. They numbered 200, and all very much enjoyed the scenery of this part of the country. After enjoying a few hours at the sea-side, &c., they re- turned home, delighted with their holiday. The company were conveyed in breaks to and fro. Llantwit-Major, I am told, is becoming a favourite watering place. Many from this Valley patronise the place annually. Sunday School members, &c., are now anxious to enjoy an outiag, and this beautiful place is often selected as one suitable for this purpose. On Bank Holiday no less than 42 conveyances passed through Cowbridge in one hour. They conveyed excursionists to Llantwit. The neigh- bourhood was thronged throughout the day. Among the visitors many were noticed from the Rhondda. A day's outing is a recreation, and must improve the taste and health of those avail- ing themselves of such pleasant opportunities. The inhabitants of Ystrad-Rhondda have been anxious to have the Bodringallt Bridge, which is situated in their locality, removed. The present structure is too narrow and feeble, and its shaky condition is an untold inconvenience to the public. The Local Board has been informed of the feeling that prevails in the neighbourhood concerning it, and they have considered the matter, and will ere ong petition the County Council to take the main roads over. Should the road from the top of the Valley to Porth be made into a main road, as sug- gested, this would prove beyond doubt a public boon. An important Valley like the Rhondda should be carefully considered, for the traffic is great daily on the main roads. It is hoped the council will take a favourable view of the question. The Yatrad Reform Society is bent upon watch- ing the interests of the public. At a special meeting held a few days since it was unanimously resolved to render Mr Jacob Rees, architect, every possible assistance in upholding the decision of the stipendiary magistrate who recently heard a complaint re the insufficient supply of water in Upper Rhondda. The matter was fully gone into, and the learned stipendiary, after a patient hear- ing, found that the case was proven against the company. It is rumoured that it is the intention of the latter to take the case to a higher court. Should they do so Mr Rees will doubtless receive every encouragement to meet them as before, for it is felt that Mr Rees has done a great public service in bringing the case forward, for the water has been absolutely unfit for some weeks past for drinking purposes. It was also very scarce, and great inconvenience thereby was caused to the residents. In my opinion the com- pany would be acting wisely in not proceeding further with a matter that has already attracted so much public comment. Dr. Johnson, of Ystrad, died last week. He had been ill for some time, and yielded ultimately to consumption. He was of quiet disposition, and very much liked in the district. The deceased was comparatively young, and unmarried. On Thursday his remains were interred at Trealaw Cemetery, and the Rev. W. Lewis, vicar of Ystradyfodwg, officiated. Out of respect to the memory of the departed, a large concourse attended the funeral. <I' It is the intention of the Ystrad Reform Society to petition the Lord Lieutenant of the County to place the name of the Vicar of Ystradyfodwg (Rev W. Lewis) on the Commission of the Peace for the County of Glamorgan. The public generally appreciate the valuable services that the res- pected and energetic vicar has rendered through- out this important parish. The rev. gentleman is held in high esteem by all parties alike, and it is the fervent wish of all that the petitioners will succeed in adding the name of the worthy vicar to the magisterial bench. I hope the memorial- ists will convince the Lord Lieutenant of the advisability of conferring this honour upon the vicar.
PENARTH POLICE COURT. Monday.—Before Mr J. S. CORBKTT (Chairman) and Mr VALENTINE TRAYES. ILLTREATMENT OF A PONY ON THE ESPLANADE. Inspector King charged Jane Evans, Penarth, with working a pony while in on unfit state on the Esplanade on Saturday, the 3rd instant.—The Inspector said the pony was very lame, and he cautioned defendant not to use it. He afterwards removed the saddle, and found one wound three inches long and another about the size of sixpence. They were not fresh wounds.—By the Bench There was no padding under the saddle. I saw the pony used after I cautioned Mrs Evans.—De- fendant No, you did not; the pony was feeding when you saw it the second time. The wounds were not there in the morning.—The Bench said defendant was before convicted on the 25th May for the same offence. They must defend dumb animals from ill-treatment in tlais way, and she must pay 10s and costs for the present offence, or 14 days' imprisonment with hard labour. AN ICE CREAM VENDOR IN TROUBLE. Henry Shoot, ice cream seller, was summoned at the instance of P.C. Herbert Evans with causing an obstruction of the highway at Penarth, on the 5th instant. The constable said he was on duty on the Esplanade on Bank Holiday, when there were about 5,000 or 6,000 present. Defendant had his cart there, and remained on the Esplanade for some time. He was cautioned by Inspector King and himself, but defendant would not go away. People had to go round the cart in order to pass.—Inspector King corroborated, and said the defendant repeatedly refused to go away. He had received iestructions to keep the Esplanade clear of all obstruction that day.—Defendant said he was quite ignorant of the place. He had never been on the Esplanade before, and denied refus- ing to go away when ordered off by the police. He was 39 years of age, and had never before been before a bench of magistrates.—Fined 5s and costs. HOW DENNIS SPENT HOLIDAY TIME AT PENARTH. Dennis Riley was charged by P. C. Henry with being drunk and disorderly at Penarth, on the 29th ultimo. The constable said he saw defendant towards midnight in company with a prostitute, and was very drunk. He wanted to fight. He saw him again an hour or two later, when he had obtained more drink.—Defendant said it was holiday time, and he had a drop to drink. —Fined 5s and costs. A COUPLE OF OLD TOPERS. Alexander Pearce and John Skinner, both of", Penarth, were charged with being drunk and dis- orderly in Maughan-street, on Saturday evening. P. C. 258 found them breaking the windows of the Workmen's Club, and were very drunk and riotous.—Pearce, ,who had been previously con- victed in April last, was fined 5s and costs and Skinner (against whom there was a record of five previous convictions) was mulcted in 10s and costs.—Same v. the above-mentioned John Skinner for being drunk and disorderly on another occa- sion.—Defendant said he had a wife and two children, and he hoped the bench would deal leniently with him for their sakes.—Mr Corbet t re- marked they had a great mind to send him to Srison without the option of a fine, as he was a isgrace to young men. They would, however, give him one more chance, and fine him another 10s and costs. JOHN THE BLUE BLACKMAN CHARGED WITH VAGRANCY. John Blue, a seaman, and descendant of Ham, emanated from the cell in response to a charge of vagrancy at Penarth. P.C. Benjamin Lewis said he found prisoner asleep on Mr Williams' lime- kilns at an early hour on Sunday morning. He ar oused him,and asked him what he wanted there, and he replied that he had no place to go to. He took him into custody, and on searching him found a penny in his pocket. Complaints were made very often of people sleeping on the lime- kilns. —Defendant said he could not get a ship to go away. —Case adjourned for a week to see if de- fendant could obtain a ship. — »
DEATH OF "HOMO DDU." Ilomo Ddu wedi mam; This is an expression which has escaped the lips of many friends of the well-known bard, Homo Ddu (Mr R. L. Lewis, outfitter, Tonypandy, Rhondda Valley), this week. Homo died on Tuesday morning whilst sitting in a chair at his own residence. As a bard he was exceedingly popular, his poetic effusions finding prominence in the leading Welsh papers of Wales and America. Deceased was highly esteemed, and his painfully sudden demise has occasioned great regret. He was a brother of the Rev. Daniel Lewis, vicar of Rhymney and the Rev. J. Wyndham Lewis, Carmarthen. It will be remem- bered that Homo Ddu addressed some English and Welsh congratulatory verses, of his own com- position, to her Majesty the Queen during the Jubilee year, but the Queen declined to accept the same, a fact which was much commented upon at the time. The deceased bard was one of the correspondents of the Barry Dock News, in the welfare of which he evinced considerable interest. He was for many years a leading figure in eistedd- vodic circles.
TEMPERANCE NOTES. The new Parliament of Victoria contains ninety- five members, of whom sixty are supporters of Local Option, while only twenty-five are opposed to it. Raleigh, a town in North Carolina, exchanged prohibition for high licence, and found five times the drunkenness to accrue. A Good Templar's Lodge meets weekly at Cadoxton-Barry. Nine-nine English Good Templar Lodges are now holding their weekly meetings in rooms con- nected with coffee houses. Although Toronto has a population of over 180,000, entitling it, under the maximum licensing allowance, to 500 liquor licences, there are only 150 places where drink is sold. The Castle Cary School Board Election has resulted in the return of three pledged abstainers.
MODERATING INFLUENCE OF THE BARRY DOCK AND RAILWAYS COMPANY. THE TAFF VALE COMPANY BEWAIL A SHATTERED MONOPOLY. The South Wales Daily News, referring to the circular of rates lately issued by the Barry Dock Company, pointed out that the directors of the Taff Vale Railway would at once take into con- sideration the best means of safeguarding their interests, adding—"It will be remembered that the Barry Company intend to charge Od per mile from their junctions at Hafod and Treforest, a rate that will seriously interfere with the Ojjd per mile charged by the Taff Vale Railway Com- pany. We have good authority for stating that the directors on Wednesday almost arrived at the decision to forthwith reduce the rates, but they thought it better to defer any actual resolution until they had consulted with the representatives of the Bute Docks Company."
STEALING APPLES AT LECK- WITH. WHAT PROWLING YOUNG MONKEYS" CAN DO. THE ACCUSED BEFORE PENARTH MAGISTRATES. SHE RAN AFTER HIM, BUT FAILED TO CATCH HIM. At Penarth police-court, on Monday (before Mr J. S. Corbett, chairman, and Mr Valentine Trayes), a boy named Matthew Thompson, aged 16, rag and bone collector, described as from Ascott- street, Canton, Cardiff, was charged with stealing apples, the property of Mrs Catherine Morgan, wife of David Morgan, Leckwith.—Prosecutrix said that on the 1st instant, she saw defendant in her orchard about half-past four in the afternoon. He was on top of an apple tree, and was picking the forbidden fruit as fast as he could. The orchard was alongside the road, at the back of her house. He came down on seeing her, and she ran after him, but failed to catch him. [Mrs Morgan being somewhat corpulent this remark evoked a hearty laugh from all alike—the bench, officials, and court.] Defendant had a donkey and cart with him on the road, but on running away he left them behind.—The Bench What became of the donkey and cart ?—Prosecutrix I kept them. —Mr Corbett: You took charge of them, I sup- pose ?—Prosecutrix: Yes, sir. (Laughter.)—Mrs Morgan (resuming) said she picked up a numberjjof apples which defendant dropped in crossing a ditch near the hedge of the orchard. He had his two pockets full. She valued the apples at 3d.- Mr Supt. Wake remarked that the donkey and cart were brought to him on the following day at Cardiff, and defendant's mother came for them.— Defendant had noquestions to ask, nor remarks to make. —The Bench said the boy had made himself liable to a penalty of £20 and costs for the offence, or six months' hard labour. It was dangerous to allow Young monkeys" like him to go prowling about the country stealing people's apples. He would be fined lOrf and costs, or 14 days, for he was old enough to know better.
SOME FIGURES REGARDING BARRY DOCK. A contemporary states :—" The interest on the debenture bonds and preference shares of the Barry Dock and Railways Company was payable out of capital up to Sunday. From and after Monday the debenture and preference capital will receive dividends only if earned. The debentures require something over £40,000 per annum before the ordinary shares begin to participate. As the first £100 to or £150,000 of yearly traffic will be the most costly, docks never being cheaply worked, it will probably take 60 per cent. of the earnings to pay the expenses, so that the gross traffic of £150,000 yearly, or £3,000 per week would pro- vide for the debentures and preferences. As the traffic increases the working cost will be brought down a little, and the ordinary shareholders may begin to see a glimmer of light. At present there is a good deal of lee way to make up. A careful estimate shows that a weekly shipment of 45,000 tons of coal, with the accessories of general goods and passenger traffic, pitwood, &c., is first required to pay the preference dividends."
STEALING A PAIR OF TROUSERS AT PENARTH. FOOLISH FREAK OF A DRUNKEN SAILOR. THE BENCH ON THE PRACTICE OF EX- POSING GOODS OUTSIDE SHOP PREMISES. IS SHOPLIFTING A DARWINIAN THEORY ? At Penarth Police-court, on Monday (before Messrs J. S. Corbett and V. Trayes), Thomas Darwin, alias Davies, a fireman on board a steamer, was charged with stealing a pair of corduroy trousers from the front of Messrs Davies and Shirwood's clothiery premises in Glebe-street, Penarth. — Evidence was given by Mr McDonald, manager of Messrs Davies and Shirwood to the effect that on the 1st instant he was informed by Mr Evans, the draper, living opposite, that Darwin had stolen a pair of trousers from the doorway, and had made off with it. He went in pursuit of the prisoner, in company with Mr Evans, and they caught him. They charged him with the offence, and having taken the trousers from him they brought him back to the shop, and handed him over to the police. The trousers were hanging on a rail in the porch in front of the shop, and were worth 5s lid.—Mr Howell Evans, drapler, gave corroborative evi- dence. He saw the prisoner take the trousers, and he also noticed him previously waiting for an opportunity to do so.—Prisoner said he came up to town in company with some friends, and they had some drink together. He had no intention of stealing the trousers, as they were of no use to him.—Inspector King said he had ascertained that the prisoner had absconded from a boarding house at Penarth without paying.—The accused stoutly denied this.—Nothing further was known of prisoner's antecedents, and the Bench said great temptation was placed in the way of the public by exposing articles for sale outside shop pre- mises, and it should be discontinued. However, that was not sufficient justification for prisoner stealing the trouRers and he would be sent to prison for 14 days with hard labour, but any expenses due to the prosecutors would be for- feited.
WESLEYAN METHODISM. On Monday last the Revs. David Young, Car- diff, and John Rees, Pontypridd, visited Barry and Cadoxton. At seven o'clock in the evening the former preached at the Cadoxton-Barry English Wesleyan Chapel. At the Wesleyan Conference, just held at Sheffield, the Rev. Mr. Parry, of Headingly College, Leeds, was appointed to reside in this neighbourhood, and to have the immediate over- sight of the Cadoxton and Barry societies. Mr Parry is the son of the Rev. Edward Parry, Monmouth, late of the Cowbridge circuit. Mrs Bartley, widow of the late Rev. John Bartley, an esteemed and greatly respected Wesleyan minister, who died at Holyhead a few years ago, is now on a visit to her brother, Mr. Thomas Jenkins, of New House, Cadoxton. The Wesleyan Methodists are much disap- pointed at the decision of the Cadoxton-Barry and Merthyr Dovan School Board in declining the temporary use of their school at Barry.
ALLEGED SHOP-LIFTING AT PENARTH. At Penarth, on Tuesday, (before Mr J. S. Corbett), William Hayward was charged with stealing a piece of bacon from the shop of Mr John Griilrths, of Penarth. The prisoner went in and asked for bread, the shop-keeper left the shop to procure him some, and sent him away appar- ently thankful, but shortly afterwards a piece of bacon was missed from the counter. When arrested by P. C. Evans a piece was found in his possession, but he stoutly affirmed it had been given to him by a mate. To test the truth of his explanation a remand was granted until Monday.
A DISAGREEABLE FELLOW AT CADOXTON-BARRY. HE WAS SENT TO PRISON. At a special petty sessions held on Saturday last, at the Magistrates' Clerk's Offices, Cardiff (before Mr Corbett), John Goyle, a mariner, was brought up in custody on the charge of being drunk and molesting the public at Cadoxton- Barry on the previous Thursday. The case was proved by Police-sergeant Gill and P.C. Boulton. Defendant was very drunk, and went about the streets annoying persons. He became so great a nuisance to the public that the police were sent for, and he was taken into custody.—The man was fined 5s., or five days. His exchequer having run out, he accepted the alternative.
UNLAWFULLY WOUNDING AT PENARTH. DANGEROUS SITUATION OF A LANDLORD. EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN. At Penarth Police Court,on Monday (before Messrs J. S. Corbett and V. Trayes), William Rose was brought up in custody charged on remand with unlawfully wounding Thomas Vaughan, both of Penarth, on the previous Saturday week. Prose- cutor said that about half-past ten on the night in question defendant (who lodged with him) was drunk, and would not go to bed. He was very abusive, and, getting up, struck him a violent blow on the head with some instrument, causing his head to bleed profusely. It was in the passage he was struck, but he did not know with what. — Cross-examined We were on fairly good terms before you struck me.—By the Bench The de- fendant was very drunk.—Catherine Burnald (a woman who had a decidedly Israelitish accent) said she was passing by at the time of the assault, and saw prosecutor come out and tell the crowd not to congregate in front of his house. Soon after she saw someone's hand strike Vaughan on the head with some instrument. She could not say whether it was a poker or a strap buckle, as it was dark at the time. She only saw the hand, and could not say whether it was that of a man or woman.—P.C. Robert Henry said he went to No. 66, Salop Street, Penarth, and took the accused into custody on the charge of cutting and wounding Vaughan, who was sober, and had a wound on the head. His shirt was covered with blood. Prisoner was in bed when he went there, and was drunk, but was sufficiently conscious to know what he was about. He found the buckle and poker in the passage, but the blood-stained belt he found hidden under the foot of prisoner's bed upstairs.—Cross-examined Your hands were covered with blood, and the blood on the belt might have come from your hands.—A medical gentleman from Penarth gave evidence as to the extent of the injuries which the wounded man had sustained. There was a large contused wound on the head, and one of the branches of the temple artery was cut. From the direction of the wound he did not think it was caused by the Eoker, but it might have been caused by the uckle.—By the prisoner I am not certain the wound was caused by the buckle.—Prisoner said he had been lodgiig with the prosecutor for six years, and never had a cross word with him before. He had been in Penarth for seven years, and nothing whatever was known against him.—The Bench considered the case a somewhat serious one, and fined prisoner £1 and.costs, or 14 days.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. A large number of our subscribers having re- quested us to open a column to answer general questions, we have consented to do so, and hope our friends will give us plenty of work, and we shall do our part by answering as promptly and "efficiently as we can. All letters should be addressed in full, The Editor, "Barry Dock News," Main-street, Cadoxton-Barry. Under no circumstances do we bind ourselves to return rejected manuscripts. Correspondents, not find- ing their communications noticed, may consider that we are unable, or decline, to answer them. A FRIEND OF THE "BARRY DOCK NEWS"—We are obliged for your kind references to ourselves. The members of the School Board are Dr Neale, Cadoxton, (Chairman,) Mr E. 1). Jones, Barry, (Vice-chairman); Mr John John, Merthyr Dovan; Mr Robert Spicket Thomas, Gibbons Down and Mr Joshua Barstow, Hebble House, Cadoxton. The Clerk is Mr Oliver Jenkins, New House, Cadoxton. D. D.—The Eiffel Tower is capable of holding in its different landings no less than ten thousand people. GEORGE.—No, the income tax commissioners do do not meet in Cadoxton, but at Penarth. They will probably meet here when a sufficient number of persons are anxious to appeal. DAVID J.—You have no legal remedy. JOHN JONES.—A license is necessary. A NEW COMER.—Lord Windsor is the owner of Barry Island. A. B. C. —There is no school or school authority in the parish of Barry. SCHOOL BOY.—Sailors are considerably better paid than soldiers. CHURCHMAN.—The Rector of Merthyr Dovan is the Rev. Richard Evans, who resides at the Court, Cadoxton.
THE DANGER OF SKY-LARKING. ALONE ON THE HOUSETOP AT PENARTH. PRISONER GIVEN THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT. On Monday, at Penarth police-court, Messrs S. Corbett and V. Trayes had before them the adjourned charge of being found on the roof of the Windsor Hotel, Penarth, preferred against a man named William Johnson, described as an oil- cloth hawker. — Miss Nellie Wheelan, in the employ of Mr Clarke, the landlord of the hotel, said on the night of the 5th instant she saw the defendant on the top of the scullery roof. He was on his hands and knees. From this roof he could obtain access to the house through a little window, and thence through the house. There were two men with him in the yard. She heard the roof crackle, and that induced her to go out and see what was there.—Prisoner said he told her his hat had been thrown up to the roof, and he had only gone up for it. —-W itness, cross-examined by the accused The men outside seemed to be watching you on the roof. You did come into the taproom after me. You told me nothing about your hat until you were taken to the police- station.—Prisoner She wont hear, gentlemen, but she did hear.—Witness added that the other men told her about his hat having been thrown up, but prisoner did not then.—Tom Clarke, a boy, testified to seeing the three men go into the hotel.—P.C. Charles Thomas (258) said on the previous Monday night he went, in company with P.C. Evans, to the hotel, and arrested prisoner in the taproom. In reply to the charge he said it was only a little skylarking, adding—" Three or four of us had thrown our hats on the roof, and when I went up for mine the young woman came out and saw me.—Prisoner pleaded not guilty."— The Bench, after a short consultation, decided to give the prisoner the benefit of the doubt, and discharged him.
AN INTOLERABLE NUISANCE AT EASTBROOK. IT WAS DANGEROUS TO GO NEAR THE SPOT. A summons was returnable for hearing at Penarth police-court on Monday last against Messrs Morgan and Scott, solicitors, Cardiff, for allowing a nuisance to exist in connection with certain nouses their property at Eastbrook. The complainant was Mr William Fraser, one of the inspectors of the Cardiff Union Rural Sanitary Authority, and his statement of the case was as i follows: — "I visited four cottages (named Chamberlain-row), situated at Eastbrook, in the parish of St. Andrews, on the 1st of June last, and found a nuisance injurious to health at the rear of the said cottages, arising from four privies and cess-pits being full, and within about ten feet of the back door to each of the said cottages. The slop-water drains were also choked, and, together, caused such an offensive smell that it would not be safe for any person to go near the place. Fortunately there was only one of the cottages occupied, but the inmates were obliged to use chloride of lime freely to keep down the smell. I served a warning notice on Mr T. Cross, 10, Cowbridge-road, Cardiff, the agent for defendant, on the 5th of June, to abate the nuisance within seven days, and on the 10th of July I reported the matter to the Authority, who authorised me to take legal proceedings against the defendants if the nuisance was not abated. I served a notice to that effect upon the defendants on the 12th of July. On again visiting the place on the 10th inst., I found that nothing had been done to abate the nuisance." Case adjourned for a week to allow the nuisance being abated, defendants to pay the costs of adjournment. j
Hotels, &r. WENVOE ARMS HOTEL, OPPOSITE RAILWAY STATION, CADOXTON-JUXTA-BARRY. EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION FOR TRAVELLERS AND VISITORS. GOOD STABLING, 4cc. PROPRIETOR— HENRY CHAPPELL. ROYAL HOTEL, CORNER OF BARRY ROAD AND MAIN STREET, CADOXTON-JUXTA-BARRY. FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL HOTEL. CENTRALLY AND PLEASANTLY SITUATED. GOOD STABLING. J. J. WILLIAMS, PROPRIETOR. THE WITCHILL HOTEL. BARRY ROAD, CADOXTON. BILLIARDS. PROPRIETOR :— B. HODDINOTT. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL WINE AND SPIRIT, ALE AND PORTER MERCHANT. Conveyences Let on Hire to Suit all Parties WILLIAM THE FOURTH HOTEL (The Old-Established House), CADOXTON-JUXTA-BARRY, (Near the Railway Station). GOOD STABLING. HORSES AND TRAPS FOR HIRE. Teas, Refreshments of all kinds on the Shortest Notice. BOWLING SALOON. PROPRIETOR :—J McGILL M.U.O.F. MAIN STREET OOPPEE TAXRCIM, CADOXTON-BARRY. Good Accommodation for Travellers requiring Refreshments. Tea and Coffee at all hours. Proprietress MRS. F. JJAWKINS. [A CARD.] "BARRY DOCK is the largest and most commo- dious single Dock in the world, and is capable of accommodating the largest vessels afloat without risk of being damaged. CADOXTON forms the chief centre of the town." G. E Y R E, WINDSOR DINING ROOMS, VERE STBEET, CAD OXTON. WELL AIR'D BEDS. Moderate Charges. CADOXTON COFFEE TAVERN, MR. JAMES HILEY Proprietor, begs to thank the Public for past patronage, and wishes to inform the inhabitants and visitowi generally that he has REMOVED to more convenient premises in BARRY ROAD, CADOXTON, Opposite the Kenilworth and Court Roads. MARINE HOTEL, BARRY ISLAND. VISITORS TO THE BARRY DOCKS and V the Seaside will find EVERY ACCOMMO- DATION at the above Hotel. ALES, WINES, SPIRITS, AND REFRESHMENTS OF ALL KINDS Always Ready. PROPRIETOR: J. DUNSCOMBE ( SHIP HOTEL BARRY, (Near Railway Station). IT GEORGE, PROPRIETOR. LONDON.—SALISBURY HOTEL, Salisbury- -t-J Square, E.C. Central, very quiet, clone to the Law Courts and all theatres. Commodious billiard, smoking, and other public rooms. Separata coffee rowm for ladles. Pas- senger lift. Hairdressing saloon. Table d'hote 5.30 to aiyht separate tables.—Telegraphic address, "Salisbury Hote London.' Telephone No. 2,557 VERTICAL JJOILERS For Every Purpose. "piNGINES Of all kinds, New and Second-hand. Largø number in Stock, for Sale, Hire, or Hire- purchase. RAYWARD BROS., WYNDHAM WOKKSy COWBRIDGE-ROAD, CARDIFF. Printed and-Published by the South Wales Advet" tising, Printing, and Publishing Company' Limited, at their Offices, Main-street, Barry, August 16, 1889.