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I CORRESPONDENCE. THE FEDERATION AXD THE SHIPPING OF SAILORS AT BARRY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SOUTH WALES STAR." SIR,-—Certain faces having come under my notice in reference to the engagement of a crew i of a vessel named the John Ena, of Honolulu, allow me, through the medium of your valuable columns, to ask the Shipping Federation (Limited") whether it is correct that such crew were signed by one of their prominent officials at night in a boarding lious? at Barry Dock, without the presence of a Board of Trade officer, notwithstand- ing the fact of the vessel having the British Jack in the corner of her ensign Also whether they are aware that it is reported that such official charged the sum of L')S. to men directly supplied by him to such ship, and £1 to others who were supplied by boarding masters, as shipping fees —a polite chrase for blood i-Loney Also whether it is correct that a seaman was declined employment in the said ship, after signing articles, because he objected to pay this official the sum of £ 1 as shipping fees for the chance of obtaining such employment.' I would also ask the Shipping Federation whether certain board- ing masters in their employ received instructions to steal men from other boarding- houses in Cardiff to supply the said ship, knowing full well the men were considerably indebted where they had been staying Also, why the master of the John Ena, together with their official, could only produce thirteen seamen out of a possible sixteen at the time of sailing Upon an inspection of his crew being requested, a certain part of the house 011 deck being locked, the officers refusing to open same. If the Federation officials are able to give a satisfactory reply to the above queries, I trust they will at once do so, in order to convince the public, if possible, that they are the saints they profess to be in place of being em- ployed for the purpose of not only robbing seamen by reducing their wages, but extracting blood money from their earnings after such reduction j is enforced. I may state that one month and a half's advance at £ 3 5s. per month was given, amounting co t4 17s. 6d.. yet the amount of the mens notes was only £ 3 17s. 6d., it being, of course, understood as regards th^ remaining £ 1. Yet this is applauded as a free country." and faddists cry out Britons never shall be slaves." Trusting you will give this insertion in the in- terests of justice.—I am. &c., J. HARRISOX. Sailors' and Firemen's Union, Barry Dock. P.S. — Upon application being made to the superintendent of the Board of Trade, I am in- formed he had no jurisdiction in the matter. LLEW LLWYFO. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR.—In common with my countrymen I felt a pang of sorrow when I read" last week that the ibove great man is at a financial low ebb. He had no right be in the workhouse sufficient patronage has been conferred upon him to have made him independent. But alas he is now dependent upon charity, and chanty in its most terrible and degra- ding form. Cannot something be done to "get Llew from the workhouse could not some patriotic Welsh Statesmen apply and secure a grant of money from the public purse for our able countryman! One measure could be adopted at once. viz., that some of the many loyal and patriotic Welshmen northwards should put themselves in communication one with another to have Llew removed at once. Let them secure him decent lodgings and board we have sympathy sufficient for this lying dormant in Wales yet. I have known him as a public entertainer for the past 30 years, a good writer, a sweet singer, a power- ful speaker, an excellent all-round man for public work. Wales owes him much, and it will be a national disgrace to allow this erratic son of genius to pine away in the poor man's hell. If a good working committee took the case in their own hands, and formulated some scheme to succour this poor man. they would be well supported. I'll guarantee a few sovereigns to that purpose, on one condition only, viz., that the committee administer whatever funds they may gather themselves. Now is the time at once, lest he should die in that accursed spot. I am not going to hold him up to } public ridicule. He has his faults, but the love of money is not one of them. Wishing speedy action, —I am, fcc., VULCAN. Porthcawl, August 22. i BARRY DOCK AND BURNHAM REGATTAS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. Sift—"Will you allow me a short space in your valuable paper on the above I observe that out of the many pilots who hold a Barrv license, only one entered, viz.. Mr. Woodward, with his excellent little boat '• Excel," and I think he may well be be proud of her after her creditable behaviour 011 Wednesday, against the yacht Bride," of New- port. But what I wish to point out is this I noticed more than one Newport and Barry pilot boat at Barry 011 the day of the reg-atta with their flags flying, but on looking at the programme found that none of them had entered, and when it is taken into consideration that such a great racing man as Mr. Davies. of the li J. K. Knapp fame was there, with his fast boat in the Basin flying his flags to rrake a show on his own account, and leaving it to others who were outsiders. as far as Barry Dock is concerned, to give the spectators a day's sport, it seems almost incredible to me, and I think the onlookers are greatly indebted to Messrs. Phillips. Tucker. Francis, and Richards for entering their boats for this occasion, knowing at the same time they were standing a chance of, perhaps, losing a good ship. Now, Sir. the least thing Mr. Davies could have done was to have entered and run his boat, especially as he derives great benefit from the Barry Dock, when the outsiders I have mentioned do not derive a single penny from it, but. on the contrary, are losing by it. But I do not wish to blame Mr. Davies more than the rest. I only mention his name, as he he better known to the racing public than the others. Now we can plainly see how far some people's sporting pro- pensities will carry them. They may certainly have been afraid of the Bride with her immense ray of canvas, but still they would have had the same chance as the others. So much for Barry. Now I must say that there was very great dis- appointment felt by all who went to Burnham Regatta on Thursday, at the non-appearance of the Bride. This was a race under different rules. For while the Barry allowed any sail, with the exception of racing mainsail, the Burnham allowed any sails without exception, and I, among others with whom I have been speaking, am of the opinion that if the Bride had turned up the Excel would have given her such a doing as would never be forgotten by those who saw and took part in it, and yet the Newport folks are gloating over their Barry victory. But I claim that it is a victory without credit, as the sails of the Bride were those of a yatch, while the others had sails, of a real pilot cutter. What I should like to see is for the Newport and Cardiff public to pick out their fancy boat and dress her free of cost to the owners, and subscribe also a decent some of money as a prize, and we shall soon see the sailing qualities of the ports. I hope this matter will not be allowed to drop, but that some- one will take the initiative in it and lead it to a successful issue. Thanking you in anticipation. I am. &c., A FRIEXD OF PILOTS. Cardiff, Aug. 23rd, 1892.

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