BARRY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a 1 ll meeting of the above Council held on the 13th day of March, 1906, the following resolution was passed The Surveyor submitted Specifications, Plans, Sections, Estimates, and Pro- visional Apportionments for Private Street Works to be carried out in LAURA S IREET." Resolved that the Specifications, Plans and Sections, Estimates, and Provisional Apportionments submitted by the Sur- veyor be approved." NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that the approved Specifications, Plans, Sections Estimates and Provisional Apportionments will be kept deposited during One Month from the date hereof at the Offices of the Urban District Council, and will be open for inspection at all reasonable times. Dated this 16th day of March, 1906. By order of the Council, T. B. TORDOFF, Clerk. District Council Offices, Holton Road, Barry. BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, COURT ROAD, CADOXTON. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. PUBLIC TEA AND SALE OF WORK On WEDNESDAY, MAY 9th, 1906. T £ 3?- PARTICULARS LATER. XS Tibbetta THE GROCER "BARRY DOCK NEWS," With which areincorporated the "SOUTH WALES STAR" and "PENARTll STAR AND COGAN NEWP." Friday, March 16th, 1906. gZr NAT TEL.0378.
BARRY EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY. VISIT OF MR. HILAIRE BELLOC, M.P., NEXT WEEK. ONE of the most important and interest- ing events in the life of Barry this winter is the approaching visit of Mr Hilaire Belloc, the newly-elected Liberal Member of Parliament for South Salford. Mr Belloc, though still young, being only 35 years of age, has rapidly leaped into the front rank as an author, and he has been described as one of the three cleverest young men in London, the other two being Max Beerbohm and Gilbert Ches- terton. Mr Belloc is of French extrac- tion, but he -has lived in this country since he was three weeks old. After a brilliant career at Oxford University, where he was in residence at Baliol College, and his personality, it is said, is still a tradition at the Oxford Union Society, he devoted himself to journalism and literature, and is recognised as an authority upon the French Revolution period. He has just written the intro- duction to Carlyle's book on the Subject for Dent's Everyman's Library, and also monograms on Danton and Robespierre. A new volume by him is shortly to be published by Messrs. Methuen on "Marie Antsinette." Mr Belloc has been a great traveller, having worked before the mast and as a stoker. His books on travel are most interesting, The Old Road" and the "Path to Rome" being their titles. Another of Mr Belloc's varied experiences has been in the French Army, where he served for twelve months as an artilleri&t. Mr H. W. Massingham recent- ly described Mr Belloc as one of the most brilliant of the younger writers, and one of the most remarkable personalities of modern Oxford." Of the writers of the present, Mr Belloc most challenges Mr Chesterton in the ardour of his attack upon all that is meant by the reaction. He possesses in singular combination the capacities of rhetoric and of satire the whole conveyed with a kind of elemental energy which is the perpetual wonder of his friends. No one in the new Parlia ment will be watched with livelier ex- pectations. Mr Belloc is an orator with almost a Celtic declamatory manner, and his recent maiden speech on the Address in the House of Commons was said, by its brilliant fluency and ease, and even richness of style to attract and hold the House. He is on his mother's side of an old Catholic family, well known in the Midlands, and the Bishop of his Church have done him the honour of appointing liim as their representative on the Catbolic Education Council. Though a thorough J)emocratj Mr Belloc has expressed his hostility to Collectivist ideas, as well as to Women's Suffrage. He is of opinion that it was possible to make a woman a domestic being, but not a political being. The subject of Mr Belloc's lecture, which is to be illustrated by lantern slides, is "The Influence of Physical Geography on the Destiny of Nations," ought to be peculiarly interesting to Welsh people. Many of our readers will remember Mr O. M. Edwards' brilliant introductory chapter on this subject in his History of Wales." The lecture is to take place at the Congregational Hall, Barry, on Wednesday evening next, under the auspices of the Barry Educational Society.
MRS. G RUNDY'S JOTTINGS. Full reports of the grand performance of the musical work Samson (Handel) by the Barry Dock Wesleyan Choir, at the Romilly Hall, Barry, on Wednesday evening last, together with the annual dinner of the Barry Butcher's Association, held at the Castle Hotel the same evening, have been crowded out through pressure of space, but will appear in the Barry Dock News next week. Mr W. Brace. M.P. "for South Glamorgan, delivered his maiden speech in the House of Commons last Monday. •» It is the intention of Mr F. W. Poole, of Messrs Joseph Rank, Limited, Atlantic Flour Mills, Barry, to pay a visit to the United States of America during the coming summer. 4- Mr J. Lowdon, J.P., Barry, is at present on a visit to the Continent. •* The sailings of the Barry passenger steamers Gwalia, Devonia, and Westonia will, I understand, commence for the coming season about the second week in April. Mr John Ward, M.P., formerly of Barry, has been appointed Labour member of the Select Parliamentary Committee, to inquire into the position and pay of postal servants. The counsel for the Treasury in the Barry Island murder case and the Barry Dock man- slaughter case at the forthcoming Glamorgan Assizes will be Mr Ellis Griffith, M.P., and Mr Llewelyn Williams, M.P., and for the defence in the former, Mr B. Francis Williams, K.C., and Mr J. A. Lovat-Fraser, instructed by Mr T. P. Prichard, solicitor, Barry. At a meeting of the Glamorgan County Council Local Government Committee last Thursday, Alderman Morgan Williams and Councillor Gwyn Morris (Barry) deprecated the small penalties imposed by the Barry magistrates in cases of milk adulteration. Mr Morris stated that the matter was all the more serious in view of the large child population at Barry. He characterised the penalties as "ridiculously small" considering the position in which the people of Barry stood in having to be subjected to this special risk. The Barry Railway Parliamentary Bill, for the construction ot new railways into the Sirhowy Valley, came before the examiners for compliance with standing orders last Thursday. Mr Edgar Jones, M.A., head-master of Barry County School, in an article in "The Welsh Leader" last week, expressed himself as being strongly in favour of the establishment of a Welsh National Council rather than a Board of Education for Wales. Mr Carlyle, managing director of Messrs Cammell Laird and Co., Sheffield, the well known and extensive manufacturers, informed a Press representative this week that Barry, together with Port Talbot and Swansea, is in the running for the establishment of their new works on the seaboard. #" Mr W. Brace, M.P., will be a guest of the Devon and Cornwall Society of the Barry district at th(ir annual dinner at the Barry Hotel on the 24th instant.
CORRESPONDENCE. INCOME TAX GRIEVANCES. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-As the time approaches for the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make his Budget speech, the interest of Income Tax payers is being awakened, and amongst those who have given any attention to the report of the Departmental Committee appointed by the late Goverment to enquird into certain matters in regard to the Income Tax there is not unnaturally considerable anxiety as to whether the present Chancellor will adopt any of the views expressed in the very one-sided report of the Committee. All careful readers of the report must have been struck by the fact that the Committee seem to have acted as though they had been appointed solely in the interests of the Revenue, for it is difficult to see that any of their recommendations would be to the advantage of taxpayers. Perhaps one ought not to have expected any other result from a committee constituted as the Departmental Committee was, and it is to be hoped that their report will not be the last word upon the subject. Had the Committee called some of those who are daily engaged in assisting taxpayers to resist the too often unjust demands of the Inland Revenue Authorities there can be no doubt that their report would have been less one-sided. For, while there is in their report a great deal concerning the evasion of their liabilities by Income Tax payers, they had no evidence tendered of the arbitrary actions of many Inland Revenue officials and of their illegal methol of extorting fromtaxpayeralargeauma which theyare under no liability to pay. I am continually having cases of this kind brought to my attention, and I think it is a very unsatisfactory feature of the present method of administering the Income Tax Acts that the Inland Revenue Authorities do not hesitate to employ means to obtain payment of considerable sums from taxpayers which they iii°'i recover by any legal machinery. I snail be glad to hear from any of your readers who are asked to pay tax alleged to be due from them in respect of duty said to have been insufficiexitlv paid. Y In regard to claims for the reduction of assessments or for repayment of Income Tax it cannot be too widely known that Inland Revenue Officials are not expected to give taxpayers the benefit of their knowledge as to any abatements, allowances or deductions they may be entitled to, but which through ignorance of their rights they do not specifically claim. Your readers should remember that no time must be lost iu lodging claims which have to be made within three years of April 5th 1903.-Yours. etc., A. M. SCARFF, F.S.A.A. Poultry, London, E.C., 21st February ,1906. I MR. HILAIRE BELLOC, M.P.
THE COST OF COLLECTION OF LOCAL RATES. REPLY BY THE SECRETARY OF THE BARRY RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,—The Chairman of the District Council evidently seems to be labouring under the delusion that the Ratepayers' Association consists of only one or two dissatisfied individuals, and are merely taking up the work of the Association for the pur- pose of gaining notoriety, and that they can be effectively disposed of by a display of cheap witticism. How far this is from the truth the District Council will learn in due course. The Chairman mentioned the fact that no rate- payer had commented upon our statement of cost. That, sir, is for the very reason that no figures are available for the ratepayers. The Council have a very simple way of putting salaries (excepting chief officials) through as petty cash in the minutes, with the result that it would be much easier to find a needle in a bundle of hay than to find the cost of collecting the rates from the minutes and accounts deposited in the Library. The District Council have had our figures before them since January, and [so far have failed to dis- prove them in total. They are able, I believe, to alter them in detail, but cannot disprove the total. for the very simple reason that we have under estimated the cost for Barry. Our purpose as an Association in publishing the figures is to put before the ratepayers of this town in as simple a manner as possible details which are not placed before the public, and which we consider they have a right to knuw. We hope next autumn to be in a position to place before them details of the cost of collecting rates in several other towns. We had hoped the Council would have been able to explain the reason why the cost of collecting has so enormously increased during the last seven years. We are quite willing to be educated on that point, but we hope the Chairman of the Council will bring a little more logic to bear upon it than he did recently on a certain picture- framing contract. The remarks he then made were deliberately offensive to a ratepayer of the town. I fail to see if one man can be a builder, stationer, and tobacconist, why another man may not be a picture frame maker and a postman ? It seems rather like the old tale of the crock and the kettle. Evidently some of our councillors thought the Ratepayers' Association had died a natural death, but I can reassure them. We are in a very healthy condition, and can stand any amount of sitting on. In conclusion, 1 would remind the Council of the words of Lord Rosebery—" Every town which has an elected body to govern it should have its has an elected body to govern it should have its Ratepayers' Association. It must be a real and active body."—Faithfully yours, GEORGE SPEKE, Secretary Barry Ratepayers' Association. 110, High-street, Barry, March 13th, 1906.
THE FINANCES OF BARRY. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,-Referring to the so-called Rate Collecting myth, and the remark of Councillor Manaton that no ratepayer has commented there- on, the figures and comparison given by Mr Speke, the secretary of the Ratepayers' Association, are so damning that comment is needless. Our only regret is that the Committee would not meet us it would indeed have been an eye-opener for them (the Committee). In the first place, I wish to state that no information can be gained from the minutes. Having been asked by the Ratepayers' Associa- tion to investigate and report on the Gas and Water Accounts, I beg to submit for the benefit of the Ratepayers how we stand. I use the figures published by the Council for the year ended March 31st, 1905, as a basis for the year's working, making a proper reserve for depreciation and renewals. The Council themselves estimate a loss of £ 1,057 on the year, without providing anything for renewals, The figure given, £ 1,114, is about correct:— Capital expended, £300,000; receipts, £33,954 expenses, £20,068; balance of receipts over expenses, £ 13,886; sinking fund and interest on capital cost at 5 per cent., £ 15,000; net balance from which has to be deducted depreciation, profit nil, loss £],114; estimate for depreciation and renewals at 2 per cent., £6,000; profit or loss after reserving for depreciation and renewals, profit nil, loss £ 7,114. It will be seen from the above the proper loss on the year is A7,114, and taking this for the 15 years we have had these Works there is a total loss of £106,710, and I am not overlooking the high rates charged for Gas and Water. Mr Brown, the Accountant, reported there was a balance in hand of £ 10,000, but he did not report that this is made up principally of contributions to the sinking fund, and should have been invested -the auditor has pointed this out from time to time-and the Council cannot use this for other purposes. What I cannot understand is that, whilst all this waste of ratepayers' money is going on there is an extraordinary apathy concerning municipal affairs generally. The large shopkeepers and others, groaning under the enormous increase in the rates and continued increase in assessments, to me, appear not, to raise their voices and call a halt to futher expenditure. I hope, Sir, that this letter will be the means of convincing some of the apathetic ratepayers to look after their interests, and make effective that con- trol over expenditure which the law has placed in their hands.-Thanking you in anticipation, yours truly, G. H. W. ROBERTS. Penybryn, Tyne wydd-road, Barry Docks, March 13th, 1906.
The traffic receipts on the Barry Railway, including the Vale of Glamorgan Railway, last week amounted to £14,703, an increase compared with the corresponding week of last year of £ 2,936. Aggregate increase, £ 12,331.
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TWO DAYS' BAZAAR AT BARRY DOCKS. TO REDUCE THE DEBT ON HOLTON- ROAD BAPTIST CHAPEL. Holton-road English Baptist Chapel, Barry Docks, had its origin in 1892. Since that period over £4,500 has been spent in various ways for church buildings and extensions, the rapid growth of the congregation being remarkable and unique amongst the religious movements of the town. The present fine commodious building cost £3,800, and to-day there remaius a debt of £2,800 thereon, which the respected pastor (the Rev T.Pandy John, and Church members, with great faith and zeal, are making a noble effort to liquidate. With this object in view a grand Bazaar was opened at the Schoolroom on Wednesday last. For weeks, aye months, the members of the Church-the ladies especially—had toiled with unabated energy and willingness to endeavour to crown the event with success, and as the result the Schoolroom on Wed- nesday afternoon was occupied by heavily-laden stalls. Well arranged, decorated with artistic taste, and bearing an abundant quantity of useful and fancy articles, the miniature business places proved very attractive and tempting to a large proved very attractive and tempting to a large number of visitors. A feature of the Bazaar was the excellent musical entertainments, given under the direction of Mr F. Farr. A splendid programme of instrumental and vocal selections was rendered by Mr W. D. Cornwall and Party, Penarth Madam Alliene, Barry Miss Arthur, Penarth; and others. The Barry Dock Male Voice Party, con- ducted by Mr D. J. Thomas, and the Church Choir, also sang several beautiful choruses. Much interest and amusement was created by the hat- trimming, potatoe peeling, and nail-driving com- petitions. The bill of fare at the refreshment stall was a very tempting one, and was well patronised. At the opening ceremony on Wednesday after- noon there was a large attendance. The Rev T. Pandy John read a letter from Mr J. A. Manaton, J.P., chairman of the Barry District Council, expressing inability to be present, and enclosing a donation of P,5 5s. In the absence of Mr Manaton, the Rev Ben Evans (Tabernacle) occupied the chair. A hymn was sung, and Alderman the Rev D. H. Williams, M.A., offered an earnest prayer. The Chairman paid a gratifying tribute to the spiritual zeal displayed by the pastor and members of the church, and expressed a hope that the bazaar would prove a great financial success.-In a few well-chosen remarks, Mrs K. Walter Morgan. Forest House, Pontypridd, then declared the bazaar to be open.-In proposing a vote of thanks to Mrs Morgan, who was accompanied by Miss Morgan, the Rev T. Pandy John said this was not the first visit of this respected lady to Barry, Mrs Morgan having laid one of the foundation stones of that building. When the contract was signed for the erection of the building, the South Wales coal strike set in, and for six months they were under a dark cloud. However, Providence had been with them through- out.—Mr E. A. Mathews seconded, and the vote was accorded with acclamation, Mrs Morgan being afterwards presented with a handsome bouquet by Master W. Gardner.-The Chairman having been also thanked, the bazaar was opened. At each stall there were a large number of assistants, the holders being as follows :— Duffryn" Drapery Stall.—Mrs Pandy John, Mrs C. Gamble, Mrs W. B. Gardner, and Mrs F. J. Crates. Gwalia" Drapery Stall.-Mrs E. Miles, Mrs E. A. Mathews, Mrs J. Ireland, and Mr F. J. Crates. Violet" Fancy Stall.—Mrs Cook, Miss E. Wickenden, Mrs W. Jenkins, and Mrs W. M. Radcliffe. "Primrose" Fancy Stall.—Mrs M. A. Evans, Miss M. Moss, Miss T. Kane, and Miss E. Whittle. Fruit and Flower Stall. -Mr A. Barnett, Miss I. Mathews, Mr. Marley, and Mr W. M. Radcliffe. Grocery Stall.-Mrs Curtis, Mrs Hughes, Mrs Phelps, Miss E. Morris, Miss E. Lewis, Messrs F. J. Crates, A. Davies, E. Gardner, E. Jones, S. R. Jones, Phelps, D. Watts. and J. Williams, Artificial Flower Stall.—Mrs Moncriffe, Miss Moncriffe, and Mr R. Moncriffe Temperance Bar.-Mr Tom Haworth. Sweet and Ice Cream Stall.-Mr Pullen, Miss F. Hart. Mrs Crisp and Mr G. Barnett. Miscellaneous Stall.—Messrs C. Camble, T. Williams, E. Mills, and E. Blackmore. Refreshment Stall.-Mrs J. Lloyd, Mrs W. H. James, Mrs Farr, Mrs S. R. Jones, Mrs W. H. Crane, Mrs E. Rees, Mrs T. Morgan, Mrs J. Williams, Mrs Atwell, Mrs David, Mr and Mrs Rees (caretakers), Mrs Wickenden, Mrs Lewis, Miss Jones, Mr J. Meredith, and Mr J. Dodds. Museum and Art Gallery-Messrs W. H. James, Alec Evans. W. H. Crane, and W. J. Williams. Bran Dips, Electric Battery, Weighing Machine, %c.—Miss M. Jones. Mr R. J. Thomas, Mr A. Marley, and Mr T. Roscoe. The bazaar was continued to-day (Thursday), being opened by Mrs W. Graham, Rockcliffe, Barry Island.
BARRY DOCK TYNE ENGINE WORKS' C.C. The annual meeting of the Barry Dock Tyne Engine Works' Cricket Club was held at Fenny's Restaurant, Holton-road, on Tuesday evening last. Mr A. Hill presided over a large attendance. The treasurer's report showed a balance in hand of nearly j62. The following officers were elected for the ensuing season :-Captain, A. Hill vice-captain, W. Westall treasurer, J. Hogg; secretary, J. Miles, 26, Everard-street, Barry Docks committee, J. Tresider, W. Woodgate, J. Quinnell, S. Tresider, and A. Williams. The captain and secretary were selected to represent the club on the Barry District Cricket League.
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I BARRY DISTRICT COUNCIL. j EXPLANATION OF THE CARDIFF CARPET" PURCHASE. APPLICATION FOR THEATRE LICENSE REFUSED. FURTHER PASSAGES-AT-ARMS BETWEEN MEMBERS. ALCOHOLISM AND PHYSICAL DETERIORA- TION. APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEERS. The monthly meeting of the Barry Urban District Council was held at the new Council Chamber, Central Library, Barry Docks, on Tues- day evening last, when there were present—Mr J. A. Manaton, J.P. (chairman), Messrs James Jones. J. C. Mepgitt, J.P., D. Lloyd, J. H. Jose, Rev Ben Evans, Rev T. Pandy John, D. Morgan, W. J. Williams, O. McCann, S. R. Jones. T. Davies, J. Williams, J. E. Levers, Dr Sixsmith, J. D. Watson, Dr P. J. O'Donnell, J. A. Lovat-Fraser, B. A.L., and W. R. Lee, with Mr T. B. Tordoff (clerk), Mr C. B. Brown (accountant), Mr J. C, Pardoe, A. M.I.C.E. (surveyor), Mr W. C. Howe (assistant overseer), and Mr T. Ross Pratt (assistant clerk). CARPET FOR THE COUNCIL CHAMBER. The Rev Ben Evans remarked that the trades- men of the town felt aggrieved that they had no chance of quoting for the carpet which was recently purchased for the new Council-chamber. He would like some explanation as to the reason why this had not been done. The Chairman said tenders were invited locally for the supply of linoleum for the chamber, but the Council decided to have carpet, the purchase of which was referred to the Rev Pandy John and himself, and they, the Chairman ventured to say, had done what every other member would do in their own private capacity. It was true, they did go to Cardiff, and local tradesmen did not have an opportunity to quote. He and Mr John went where they could get a good selection, and could see the carpet in the whole, and not merely the pattern. He considered it would be most unsatisfactory to buy the carpet from the pattern only. At the carpet warehouse in Cardiff they saw hundreds of piies of carpet, and he suggested it was in the interests of the town that the material was purchased in Cardiff. It had been said that the carpet could be bought cheaper in Barry than at Cardiff, but they had their own opinions in this matter. He was a tradesman, and was sure that even furnishers, upholsterers, and drapers at Barry were conscious that Cardiff tradesmen could supply some goods cheaper than themselves, because they had a more extensive sale. If the tradesmen were honest they would readily admit this. Rev T. Pandy John agreed that the large majority of the members had been in favour of carpet, and not linoleum, but amongst the minority were Mr Milward and himself. It had been said that no tradesman in Barry could display the same stock as Cardiff tradesmen, because local tradesmen had only small samples from which selections could bymade, whereas at Cardiff there were huge piles at hand. With regard to going out of the town to make the purchase, he believed all the members would agree with him that his actions on that Council had always been on the side of local industry, and supporting any motion which confined them to the purchase of goods locally, or the letting of contracts to persons residing in the district, so that local people might derive the' benefit that would accrue therefrom. A great cry had been made about the purchase of the carpet, a cry raised at a most opportune moment "to rub it into him pretty hard"— (laughter)-and he was practically regarded as a criminal to be thrown off the Council. As far as he was personally concerned, he had spent for his own private use no more than E10 outside of Barry during his ten years' residence in the town. (Hear, hear.) He ventured to say that not many tradesmen at Barry could say the same thing. They were only too apt if they run out of an article, to travel to Cardiff to purchase it. If it had been possible to obtain a similar carpet at Barry, even if it had been a trifle dearer, the article would have been purchased locally. But, as he had said before, it was a splendid election cry, though he could not under- stand why the chairman and himself had had all the blame showered upon them, whereas the Com- mittee were directly responsible. (Hear, hear.) He submitted he would be lacking in the discharge of his public duty if he had refused to go to Cardiff when requested. He moved that. as far as it was possible, all articles required by the Council be purchased in the town. Dr Sixsmith considered it very unfair that a charge of this description should be made against the chairman and the Rev Pandy John, but at the same time he was bound to protest against the carpet being purchased outside the town, for it was a gross insult to the tradesmen of Holton-road. Rev Ben Evans also regretted that the two members named and not the Committee as a whole had been held responsible in this matter. He was sorry local tradesmen had not been asked to quote. Whilst admiring the carpet, he was of opinion that linoleum would serve their purpose much better than carpet. As the local authority, they should lead the way in the purchase of goods in the town. (Hear, hear.) Dr O'Donnell This is an amusing discussion— it is another white-washing dodge. Mr Jose: Let us take home some of the spirit of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and have a little less tomfoolery. (Laughter.) The matter then dropped. APPLICATION FOR A THEATRE LICEKSE. Mr T. P. Pritchard, solicitor, Barry Docks, applied on behalf of Mr John Johnson, theatre proprietor, Tredegar, for a temporary license for a portable theatre, proposed to be erected at the junction of Green wood-street and Holton-road, Barry Docks. Mr Prichard submitted a number of testimonials, and stated that should the application be granted, if Mr Johnson thought a permanent theatre would be supported, he was willing in about twelve months, to consider the question of building a per- manent structure. He had petitioned a large number of the principal residents of the town, and they were almost unanimously in favour of a theatre. Mr Jose, although a believer in theatres, strongly opposed the Erection of a temporary building. He proposed that the recommendation of the Licensing Committee to grant the application be deleted. Mr S. R. Jones seconded Nr Meggitt, although a believer in a permanent theatre, opposed the application, believing that these portable buildings should be kept out of the town. Mr Watson favoured the application, being unable to see any objection to such a building when the applicant was prepared to adopt the Council's byelaws. It was a crying shame that there was no place of amusement and enter- tainment in such a large seaport as Barry. He never knew the like of it. Mr Lovat-Fraser maintained that none was more interested in the morals of the' town than himself, At the same time he considered a theatre would be a boon to the place. He did not wish to dis- parage the town in the least, but it was a fact that Barry was a dull place in the evenings. He often regretted that people were obliged to go to Cardiff for enjoyment in such lar?e numbers. J Mr T. Davies also supported the recommenda- tion, remarking that in addition to the hundreds of sailors, there were many lodgers in Barry who required such a place as this. As a rule a lodger was supposed to clear out of the house after having tea. (Laughter, and cries of No and Shame.") There were the young men of the town whom the church could not convert and the library could not charm-at present they had nothing to do but hang about the street corners. Even the churches themselves dwelt in temporary premises at one time. Dr Sixsmith concurred. Mr McCann thought from a business point of view it was most desirable that this application should be granted. Mr W. J. Williams supported the amendment, I and referring to the remarks of a previous speaker, < said this member need not talk about sailors' wages, for he might be more generous to his servant girl, and be more charitable by charging less than 2s 6d for a bottle of water and a small quantity of powder. The Chairman (surprised) Mr Williams Mr Williams Yes, Sir. Dr O'Donnell (rising) I have something to say. Mr Williams Sit down. Dr O'Donnell I will not. Mr Lee We had better have another ballot for seats, Mr Chairman. (Laughter.) Dr O Donnell Weare not discussing the question whether a medical man should charge 2s 6d a bottle for his physic, but an application for the establishment of a theatre. The Chairman I hope Mr Williams will keep to the point. Mr Williams (to the Chairman) If you want the chair respected, you must exercise more control over a certain member. I am determined from co-night not to allow him to say what he likes. The Chairman My difficulty is to control not the members, but their tongues. (Laughter.) I have to call members to order more frequently than is pleasant to me. Dr O'Donnell agreed with those members who were in favour of the erection of the theatre, pointing out that the sanitary arrangements were of a much more satisfactory character than those of a good many dwelling houses at Barry. The Chairman said if a temporary structure were erected it would be some time before they had a permanent theatre, the plans of which were passed twelve months ago. He did not object to theatres he went to them himself at the same time he was not in favour of a temporary structure. On a vote being taken, the amendment was carried by nine votes to eight, Dr O'Donnell giving notice to move the rescission of the resolution at the next meeting. A COMPLAINT. Dr Sixsmith said droves of people had been coming to him complaining that one of the Council officials had three of his sons employed on the relief works as masons, What was the position ? Mr Jose said men had also been to him with terrible tales, but on enquiry he found there was nothing in them. Dr Sixsmith Is it true that there are four members of the same family employed ? The Chairman I don't know. At the suggestion of the Rev Ban it was agreed to make enquiries in the matter. LANE IMPROVEMENTS. The following tenders of Mr II. Rlngh&m, con- tractor, Cadoxton, were accepted for carrying out private improvements :—Lane at rear of Park- avenue, £ 90 18s lOd lane at rear of St. Nicholas- road, £ 46 Os 4d; lane at rear of Miskin-street, k,8 lane at rear of Digby-street. £ 22 73 lid. The tender of Mr H. S. Rendell. contractor, at £ 63 2s, was accepted for the carrying out of improve- ments in the lane at the rear of Pyke-street, COMPLAINT FROM THE ISLAND. At the suggestion of Mr Watson, the Surveyor was instructed to report upon the state of the io id leading from Phyllis-street to Plymouth-road, Barry Island. CORRECTION. Mr S. R. Jones said it had been reported that the annual ground rent of the Sea View Hotel, Barry Docks, was £20. This was not so, the amount being j6120. He hoped this would be noted, because many people thought the Council were slow in not taking the building as an Accident Hospital. SCAVENGING. In connection with the suggestion that the Council discontinue the system of letting- the scavenging to contractors, Mr Meggeti and Mr Watson urged the Council to take into considera- tion the advisability of doing the work bv motor power. A REQUEST. On the motion of Mr Lee, it was decided to ask the employees of the Council, who are not already members, to become members of some sick benefit or trade society. PHYSICAL DETERIORATION AND ALC JIIOLISM. Mr Meggitt moved that posters be printed calling attention to the report of the Committee presented to Parliament on Physical Deterioration and Alcoholism. If they were not legally entitled to do this out of the rates, he would be pleased to pay the cost of printing. Dr Sixsmith seconded, and remarked that tea and coffee was responsible to an extent for physical deterioration. I Rev Ben Evans supported, and it was carried. APPOINTMENT OF GYEtiSEKUS. Mr J. A. Manaton and Mr W. P. Phillips were re-appointed overseers for the parish of Barry for the ensuing year. The meeting concluded shortly before eleven o'clock.
BARRY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. NOMINATIONS FOR THE ANNUAL ELECTION. The nominations ot candidates for the annual election of the Barry Urban District Council (which will take place on Monday. April 2nd) closed at noon to-day (Thursday). There will be one vacant seat in each of the sev. n wards in au of which there will be a contest. The nominations were as follow PARK WARD. ;\Ir W. J. Williams, Parksidc, shipowner Mr George P. Luen, Charles-place, rope merchant. HIGH-STREET WARD. *Mr David Morgan, Park-avenue, builder. Mr A. T. White, Park-crescent, licensed victualler. HOLTON WARD. *Rev Ben Evans, Woodland-road, Congregational minister. Mr John James Williams, Thompson street baker and confectioner. DOCK WARD. "vlr J. D. Watson, High street; baker and confectioner. Mr Joseph Dyer, Thompson-street, batcher. Mr William Fowler, Kingsland-crescent, com- mission agent. CASTLELAND W A'U\ "Rev T. Pandy John, Kingsland-crescent, Baptist minister. Mr John Marshall, Holton-road, butcher. COURT WARD. "Mr John Williams. Barry-road, gentleman. Mr Charles B. Griffiths. Royal Hotel, licensed victualler. CADOXTON WARD. *Mr Thomas W7alters, Main-street, grocer. Mr Henry Lakin, Vere-street. butcher. Denotes retiring member.
HONOUR FOR A BARRY ARTIST. We are pleased to learn that Mr F. J. Kerr of Twynceri, Colcot, Barry, the travelling art master of the Glamorgan County Council, whose works have appeared at the Royal Academy, the Walker Gallery (Liverpool), the Qaeensgate Gallery (Manchester), &c., has had the honour of having two of his paintings accepted for exhibition at the Royal Institute of Painters and Water Colours Piccadilly, London. The works are two excellent productions in water colour, a valley farmstead and a landscape, both from the neighbourhood of Barry.