BRIDGEND DISTRICT NEWS. BRIDGEND. THE FOOTBALL CLUB.—The attendance at the. annual meeting of the Bridgend Football Club showed very clearly that many in the district take a deep interest in its welfare. The financial statement was satisfactory, and the only incidents of note occurred when the business of electing officers was proceeded with. It was a matter of great surprise and regret to most of those present that Mr. E. Emery, who had captained the team last year, could not see his way to act in that capacity this year, but it gave some satisfac- tion when he consented to act upon the Match Com- mittee. There is no doubt that the new captain (Mr. Fell) will do his best, and the same may be ex- pected from the new secretary (Mr. Graham Verity). We hope that the club will have a prosperous and successful season. A FALSE RUMOUR.—About eleven o'clock on Saturday night it was rumoured in the town that a man up Nolton-road had had his eye knocked out by another man in a fight, and large crowds gathered about the scene of the alleged occurrence. Police- constables Sloley, Brown, Brinson, and Sandford were quickly upon the spot, and maintained order. Upon enquiring further into the matter, the police judged that it was a case in which the injured party should be left to take proceedings himself if he thought proper, and they consequently did not take the aggressor into custody. It was found that the man's eye had not been knocked out, as rumoured, but that Lis face had been cut—it is alleged-with a spur. POACHING.—It is stated that a number of persons have lately been violating the game laws. This is known to the authorities, and unless the offenders cease their misdoings, it is possible they will get into trouble. THE POLICE COURT.—A large number of persona visited the Police Court on Saturday, attracted by the important cases which it was known would be heard. The magistrates very properly ordered all women and young lads out of court during the hearing of one of the cases-those to whom this order referred leaving the court with manifest reluctance. COMIC OPERA.—The Drill-hall was well filled on Friday and Saturday evenings last week, when the comic opera, "Paul Jones was given by a company engaged by Mr. P. R. James, of Pontypridd. The musical portion of the programme was excellently rendered, the songs being especially good. The piece was well rendered throughout, and the many ludicrous incidents evoked much laughter. The acting was of a very high quality, and where so many excelled it would be invidious to mention only a few names so we refrain, but content ourselves with saying that all present thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment, and the only regret expressed was that the company was making such a short stay in the town. Amongst those present on Saturday evening were Mr. County Coun- cillor T. J. Hughes and Mrs. Hughes, and Colonel Turbervill, J.P. THE LATE MR. TOM COOKE.—At the Nolton Church on Sunday morning the Rector (Rev. F. W. Edmondes, M.A.) made reference to the death of Mr. Tom Cooke, who, he said, had regularly attended Holy Communion, and had discharged the duties of sides- man of the church in a highly satisfactory manner. He could assure the relatives of the deceased that they had his heartfelt sympathy. He urged his hearers so to live that they would at last be found at the right hand of God, and pointed out that Christ, by his death, burial, and resurrection, had deprived the grave of its victory, and that no Christian need fear death. REPAIRS ON THE RAILWAY.—A large number of workmen were engaged on Sunday repairing the railway line in the vicinity of Bridgend. DOG AND BICYCLE.—As Mr. E. Emery, mounted on a safety bicycle, was proceeding along Nolton-road on Friday evening last about seven o'clock, ho turned a little to the left to avoid some children who were playing in the street, when a large black dog, choosing that particular moment to cross the street, the machine ran straight against it, causing the rider to dillID6unt rather hurriedly. Fortunately, no damage was done to either man, machine, or beast, and the latter jogged off musing (?) upon street dangers. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—At the ordinary weekly meeting of the Bridgend Board of Guardians, held at the Bridgend Workhouse on Saturday last the Rev. F. W. ffidmoudes, M.A. (chairman), presided, the others present being Mr. Edward Lewis and Mr. T. L. Roberts (vice-chairman), Colonel J. P. Turbervill, Messrs. Wm. Jones, John Thomas, Thomas Thomas, William Howells (Pencoed), Edward John, William Howells (Wick), Thomas Richards, John Rees, Thos. Jenkins, Robert Thomas, Paget, Richard Williams, D. Bowen, and R. H. Cox (clerk).—It was reported that the balance in the bank waa £787 12s. lid.—The relief given during the week had involved an expendi- ture of £ 80 16s. lid., as compared with £ 93 3s. for the corresponding period last year, the number of persons l'elieved this year being 788, as against 862 in the corres- ponding week last year. SANITARY MEETING.—A meeting of the Rural Sanitary Authority was held at the Bridgend Work- house on Saturday, the Rev. F. W. Edmondes in the chair. Messrs. Paget, R. Williams, Colonel J. P., Turbervill, Wm. Street, Thomas Richards, Edward Morgan, William Hopkin, T. Bowen, and R. H. Cox (clerk) were also present. Mr. Randall, Medical Officer, and Mr. Miller, Medical Officer for the Cow- bridge District also attended. ALLEGED INDECENT ASSAULT.—At the Magis- trates' Clerk's office on Tuesday, before Mr. Charles Price Davies, a collier from Margam, named David Davies, was brought up in custody charged with assaulting Clara Bartle. From the statement of pro- secutrix it appeared that whilst she was engaged in a shippon milking cows belonging to Mr. Jenkins, farmer. Ynisygwas, on Monday I?st prisoner, who had been standing near the door watching her, came in, and indecently exposing his person attempted to assault her. Prosecutrix, however, struggled with him, and eventually got free and ran into the house. She informed Mr. Jenkins of what had occurred, and he at once went after the prisoner, and catching up seized hold of him. Prisoner resisted, but being secured gave a false name and address. Prisoner was remanded until to-morrw, bail being allowed. PORTHCAWL. CARDIFF NATURALISTS' SOCIETY. — The third! field meeting of the Cardiff Naturalists' Society took place on Thursday afternoon at Newton Nottage, near Porthcawl. The party, numbering about 30v proceeded to Porthcawl hy the 2.5 p.m. special excursion from the Great Western Station, and on arriving there found the weather very favourable, though it had been rather threatening at starting. They proceeded to Newton Nottage and inspected the church, where there is a. very curiously carved pulpit and a massive saddle- back tower. They then walked down to a very curious well, which has the remarkable property of being full at low tide, and of being empty when the tide runs ill. Mr. T. H. Thomas thell pointed out the spot where he made the discovery of the slab, now built into the Car- diff Museum, on which were the footprints of Broitto- zoiim Thomci* Next the party proceeded to Nottage Court, a most interesting old mansion, containing some excellent carved oak and inlaid fu,miture. A Jacobean four-post bellstend was much admired. In the nooks about the ancient structure many objects of interest were observed, and the tapestries attracted consider- able attention. The visitors next made their way to the Esplanade Hotel, where an ample meat tea was provided, and to which it mè1Y fairly he i;1Íerrerl the fullest justice was done. After a stroll on the beach the members returned, arriving in Cardiff abont 10 o'clock, after having had a most enjoyable excursion. THE VISITORS.—A huge number of visitors left Porthcawl on Saturday last, there being quite a rush for tickets by the 2,20 train. A great many also left by the 6.0 train, there is no apparant lessening, though, in the numbers which seem to be walking and enjoy- ingly lounging about in typical visitor fashion, as a great many came in on Monday. Scveral excursions came in to Porthcawl last week, including one from Aberdare, viz., the members and friends of the Welsh Methodist (Bethania) Sunchy school. There was also an excursion from Aben1<tre on Monday last. the visi- tors being the members and friends of the Baptist School. It is expected that Monday next (Mahon's day) will practically end the season as far as large ex- cursions are concerned. FAREWELL CONCERT.—On Monday evening last a farewell concert was given to Mr. E. H. Davies, who intended leaving Porthcawl on the following day .after a lengthened stay. He had made a very facetious chairman at thc miscelbneons eetertainments which have been held in and out of doors. There were, amongst other things, somc singing competitions, the sopmno solo being won by Miss A. Austin, K ewton. CONCERT.—The concert held last week in aid of the building funds of the new Zion Church was so suc- cessful that it was decided to have a repetition con- cert 011 Tuesday evening last. Madame Williams- Penn was again the chief vocalist, and her songs were much appreciated. OBITUARY.—We very much regret to record the death of Miss Matilda. Pearce, youngest daughter of Mr. James Pearce. pilot, &c., Porthcawl. Deceased, who was quite young l24), was well (known and highly respected, and deep sympathy is felt for her sorrowing relatives. The funeral took place on Tuesday amid every token of respect and sympathy. DEATH AND BURIAL.—We much regret recording the early death of Miss Pearce. Miss Pearce was well- known in the neighbourhood. She was the youngest daughter of Mr. James Pearce, pilot, Porthcawl, and was in her 25th year. She died, after a long sickness, patiently borne, on Thursday night last, her death j casting a gloom over the village. The funeral took place nit Tuesday, and every token ot respect was paid that can be shewn to the dead. Elegant and superbly pretty were the wreaths and crosses that were sent to the funeral. Mr. H. and Mrs. Rogers, and Miss John sent across; Miss Bessie Wessendorf, a wreath; Mrs. Leyshon, Pontypridd, wreath Mr. and Mrs. David, Sunny Side House, wreath; Mr. and Mr. Thomas, chemist, wreath Captain and Mrs. Short, Cardiff, j wreath; the Misses Lewis, Glantivy House, wreath the Misses Jones, Poplars, cross; Miss Mably, Pen- twyn, Cornwall, wreath Mr. and Mrs. Bullen, Swan- sea, wreath: Rev. R. N. Gordon and Mr. Gordon, wreath; Rev. W. Jones, rector, and Mrs. Jones, wreath Mr. and Mrs. Couch and Son, Neath, wreath parents, brothers and sisters, wreath and cross. The Rector officiated at the funeral. The family beg to thank their friends for the sympathy shown them in their bereavement, and further beg them to accept this as an acknowledgment. NANTYMOEL. THE ELECTRIC LIGHT.—The work in connection with the electric lighting of the district is being rapidly pushed forward, and it is expected that it will be suf- ficiently advanced to allow the lamps to be used in the coming winter. COITY. SCHOOL EXCURSION. — The scholars and their parents and friends who attend Mr. Peter's Private Day School at Coity paid a visit to Southerndown on Monday-: A large number went in breaks and traps, and the procession was headed by the Coity Brass Band. LLANTWIT-MAJO R. VISITORS.—The town is full of visitors. It is many years since so many have taken advantage of the fine weather to visit our ancient town. While the beach is improving yearly for bathing, the sand is gaining in extent, and in a few years the beach is likely to be one sheet of sand. THE EARTHQUAKE.—The shock of earthquake which passed over part of South Wales on Thursday morning week was felt at Sea View, near St. Athan, and several dishes were broken on the kitchen shelves Also at Gilstone where some china was thrown down at Mr. Joseph Spencer's and broken. Some of the household were very frightened. WEST ABERTHAW. FlRE.—On Monday last a mow of hay, valued at £100 was burned down. The mow was the property of Mr. Edwards, and was not insured. The mow took fire by one. of the harvest hands throwing down & match with which he had lit his JfÏpe. A valuable mow of barley close by was saved by the energy of the neighbours. ABERKENFIG. SERVICE OF SONG.—The service of :song, entitled The Battle of Life," was repeated in the Carey English Baptist Chapel on Sunday evening. Mr. Jessie Hurley presided, the conductor being Mr. W. E. Colman. The Tondu String Band, under the leader- ship of Mr. J. H. Lewis, accompanied, and the service was much enjoyed by all present. It is said that many were unable to gain access to the room as so many were present. ANNIVERSARY DINNER.—On Saturday Last, the 20th inst., the members of the Cadair Fir Farll Lodge of True Ivorites assembled at the Ansel Hotel to celebrate their anniversary. At one o'clock a pro- cession was formed, headed by their magnificent new banner, followed by the world-renowned Tondu Brass Band, under the leadership of Mr. J. H. Lewis (Uew Aber) then came the juveniles and adults. Having reached Jerusalem Chapel a short and practical dis- course was delivered by the Rev. R. Johns. Service being over, the procession wended its way to Tondu, Brynmenin, and Bryncethin, returning to their head- quarters about four o'clock where an excellent spread had been prepared by Mr. and Mrs. Kingdom. Great praise is due to them for the beautiful things that had been prepared, to which all did justice. Amongst the company present were the Rev. E. Davies, Rev. R. Johns, Dr. Jones. Dr.' Thomas wrote stating his inability to be present owing to illness. Dinner being over the members assembled at seven o'clock when there was an excellent programme provided. Mr. J. Lloyd was voted to the chair who proved to be the right man in the right place. The following programme was gone through in good style:—Address, Chairmnn: selection. Band: song, "Y Milwi dewr, Mr. J. H. Lewis (Llew Aber) competition, reading first sight, five competitors, prize divided between E. and T. Hopkin; song, Mr. T. Hopkin; selection, Band; competition, spelling-bee, five competitors, prize divided between Robyn ddu and E. Hopkin; recitation, Mr. Dan Jones: song, "Y bacligen dewr" (by special request), Mr. J. H. Lewis (Llew Aber); competition, singing any Welsh song, three competi- tors, best, Mr. Wr. Edwards: selection, Band. The singing of Mr. J. H. Lewis was grand, his rendering of "Y bachden dewr" was a treat: while the band eclipsed all their former performances, especially in their selection of Welsh airs. After the usual thanks to the chairman and others, one of the best anniver- saries was brought to an end. SOUTHERNDOWN. THE COUNTESS OF DUNRAVEX and family are expected at Dunraven Castle in a few day?. The greater portion of the domestics arrived on Wednes- day with the luggage. VISITORS.—Southerndown was again visited by a great number of visitors on Monday from Coity and Aberkenfig, the band of the latter place coming with the Aberkenfig party for their outing to the sea- shore. OUTING.—Mrs. Thomas, of Glanmore, Southern- down, invited her employees at the Heath, Cardiff, to her residence at Southerndown to enjoy a day's outing at the seaside on Tuesday. The party arrived about 11.30 a.m. in the Southerndown brake from Bridgend. After enjoying a good spread at Glanmore, they spent the remainder of the day 011 the beach, then had tea at the house, returning to Cardiff with the mail, well pleased with their seaside trip.
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BAIffiY DISTRICT NEWS. BARRY. AETI/.AXS' OCTING.—On Saturday last the em- ploye's of the Locomotive Department (Barry Railway), together with their wives and friends to the number of about 200, hud their animal excursion, leaving Barry Station at 7.30 a.m. for Tintern Abbey via St. Pagan's Junction and Cardiff, and arriving at Chepstow at 9.30. Here the majority got out of the train, and then went off in gronps to visit the various places of interest in the neighbourhood, including the fine old ruins of Chepstow Castle, the Reel Factory, and, not the least interesting sight to the British mechanic, the Chepstow Bridge (Railway). After partaking of refreshments, conveyances were secured, and the party drove to the top of the Wyncliff. The view from here on the most fanciful scenery is delightful, and was much enjoyed. Next came the descending with zig-zag steps to the bottom. Here the little moss cottage was Admired for its quaint and rustic appearance. Nearly at the door conveyances were in waiting to continue the jonrney to Tintern. Then came in view the majestic structure of the Abbey, which met with universal praise for its rare beauty. Alighting here refreshments were again needed, and^ after partaking of the same, the various groups wandered in different directions for enjo\ meiit i and being favoured with charming weather there seemed to be no lack of sights suitable to the respective tastes. After a very enjoyable day, the return journey was made. the train leaving Tintern at 7.40 p.m., and arriving at Barry at 10 p.m.. all seeming to feel exceed- ingly pleased with trip. The committee representing the different shops were Messrs. H. Lorimer, E. Da vies, J. Cload.C. Heathtield, R. S. Robbins, T. Hawes, and W. D. Stradling, hon. secretary. The committee, on behalf of the many, tender their thanks to Mr. J. H. Hosgood (locomotive superintendent) for interceding and securing the train, and especially for securing a through train. LO.G.T.—The weekly session of the Star of Barry Lodge was held on Tuesday, 23rd inst., at the Sea View Restaurant, Barry. Business being disposed of the members sat down to a very nice tea, provided by the hostess (Mrs. Wallis), to which all did ample justice. During the evening the following programme was very creditably gone through :—Address. Bro. Iteddaway, P.D.C.T. flute sole, Bro. H. Bishop: aolo, Bro. Lusconib solo, Bro. D. E. Davies: solo, Bro. H. Bishop. Sister Robins (senr.) accompanied throughout. Next Tuesday, a very enjoyable evening may be expected Bro. Vaughan responsible. 0 EARTHQUAKE SHOCK.—On the night of Wednes- day, the 17th, Mrs. Morgan, Harbour Cottage, Barry, and Mr. Hawkins, Barry Cottage, were awakened bv a peculiar trembling of the earth, which, no doubt, was the same as was experienced in various parts of the county. COLLIERS OLTIXG.—A special Taff train leaving Ynysybwl at 8.30 a.m. brought down about 600 colliers of the Lady WinJsor Colliery to the Island, and after spending a thoroughly enjoyable day returned at 7.30 with the same special train. SCIENCE AND ART COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Science and Art Committee was held at Barry Schools on Tuesday night, when there were present Messrs. J. Lowdon (chairman). J. C. Meggitt, W. Llewellyn Williams, Dr. Lloyd-Edwards, D. Roberts, J. Davies, J. S. Hosgood. and E. T. Blackmore.—The following grants were made according to results :—Mr. Pullen (100 per cent. passes in steam), £ 8 10s.; 75 percent, in applied mechanics). £ 9 Mr. Hosgood (750 per cent. in machine drawing and construction), 17 Mr. Higman (50 per cent. in freehand drawing), £3 iOs.—This was all the business of importance. LIBRARIES' SUE-COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Libraries'Sub-committee was held at Barry on Tues- day night, Mr. D. Roberts in the chair. The chief business was the adoption of a supplementary list of books which had been prepared by Mr. Llewellvn Williams. 'l'hA Mm WELSH JL> dependency .—ine new independent place of worship—the building once used as a Public Hall, and before that as Mr. \Valker's Mission Room- was formally opened 011 Sunday and Monday last, when the Revs. Silyn Evans, Aberdare. and E. Evans, Lam- peter, preached excellent sermons to large and appre- ciative* congregations. Collections were made during the two days, and a substantial sum was realised. The building has been thoroughly renovated, and looks most handsome, and is quite one of the most commo- dious and pleasant place of worship in the district. QUOITS.—The match between Barry and Cardiff was played on the Barry Grounds on Saturday last, and resulted in a substantial majority of 64 points fo)- Barry. Scores Barry—W. Martin, 10: F. Ward, 21 R. Unwins, 21: C. Owen, 21 J. Sainsburv, 21 J). Morgan, 21: F. Mattraves, 15: T. Davies, 21 E. J. Roberts, 21 total, 193. Cardiff—D. Lewis, 21 S. Kdtuonds, 5: S. Griffin, 19: B. Jenkins, 15: A. Thompson, 13: E. Lobb, 14: S. Hodge, 4: J. Neale, 21: H. Tainish, 7: S. Cooper, 10: total, 129. "I FEAR my child will never get well! said a fond mother. Don't be disheartened," replied a neigh- bour. "Try ót course of Gwilym Evans' Bitters; it has cured many when all other means had failed. There is nothing like it for strengthening the weak, and bracing up the system." See advt. page. [11 IS YOUR WATCH WRONG ? IF 80, and you wish it put in reliable order, why go to town: when you can get any olass of Watch, repairs done equally well at Sirry by W. COOMBS. Market Hall Buildings, late with Mr. J. Hettich, 60, Queen-street, Cardiff. [301 BARRY DOCK. ALLEGED THIBET.—Herbert Coles, a respectable looking youth, was charged at the Office of Mr. Morris, clerk to the- Penarth magistrates, on Thursday—before Major-General Lee-with stealing £1 18s. 6d., a silver watch, a ring, a scarf pin, and hair brush, belonging to Edmund Edwards, a waiter at the Barry Dock Hotel, between the 5th and 11th of July. Police-constable Boulton stated that he received the prisoner into custody from the Bristol police, on the 16th instant, and on charging him with stealing the money and other articles mentioned he admitted taking the watch and selling it. to a man between Cardiff and Newport for Is. Id., and also stated that he spent the money on 'the road. He denied, however, having seen the ring or the pin but he might have taken the brush by mistake.—The father of Coles said that his son was half-witted, and not responsible for his actions. He had never done a stroke of work, and was a source of much trouble.—Prisoner was remanded on bail to the Barry Dock police-court. NEW FOOTBALL CLUIJ.—A meeting of the foot- bailers of Barry district was held at the Victoria Hotel, Barry Dock, on Thursday evening, 18th inst., at which Mr. J. H. Woodward presided and Mr. J. Dyer acted as hon. sec. pi u tnn. A good number attended, including Messrs. R. Ashton, G. Williams, T. Gooclier. G. Parry, T. Jones. D. Bdnmnds, E. Whatly, W. and H. M'Cormaek, J. M'Clantock, W. Price, W. A. Nottingham, T. Bilson, D. It. Evans, and T. Sceed. The purpose of the meeting was to confirm rules, <ifc., that were drawn up at a meeting held on July 22nd by the General Committee, and to elect officers for the en- duing football season. It was decided at the previous meeting to form an Association Football Club, for mlthongh there are already Rugby teams in the district a good number of the young men prefer the Associa- tion game, and it was considered necessary to start an Association Club, and thereby give the young fellows from the Lancashire and Yorkshire districts an oppor- tunity to indulge in their favourite game. There is everv reason to expect the club will be a success both in number and match playing, and an excellent rule of the club is that a member may be expelled by the committee for any misconduct during a game. The club is to be called the Barry District Association Football Club, and the subscriptions are for ordinary members 3s., and for honorary members 10s. 6d. Many local gentlemen have promised their support, and Mr. Hood. Travis-street, has already become an honorary member. After the minutes of the last meeting had been read and confirmed, the election of officers took place, and the following gentlemen were chosen :—Hon. sec., Mr. J. H. Woodward; treasurer, Mr. J. Dyer; captain. Mr. Roberts, and vice-captain, Mr. R. Ashton; on the executive committee, Messrs. Evans, Williams, Nottingham, M'Clantock, Edmunds, Stewart, Bilson, Parry, and Jones It was decided to hold a committee meeting on the followiag Tuesday, and also to leave the election of president and vice-presidents until a later date. A vote of thanks to the Chairman for pre- siding concluded the business.—At the committee meeting on Tuesday Mr. Stewart was elected-president of the committee, and it was decided to commence practice at once on a field near the Buttrills till a more suitable ground be found. The secretary, Mr. J. H. Woodward, was instructed to send for ball and posts, &c., to be ready for Saturday evening's practice, at which Mr. M'CJantock will be in charge. As the club is entirely new it it intended to get as much practice as nossible whiie the evenings are long, and in a short time a trial match will be played among themselves to select the different players for the positions they would be most suitable for. A general meeting will be held in about a month's time to elect the/president and vice-presidents. The secretary is at liberty to make fixtures with any other association teams in the vicinity, and will be pleased to receive all communica- tions from other secretaries. SJIOKIXG CONCEPT.—On Thursday evening a .smoking concert was given at the Buffalo Institute, Thompson-street, under the auspices of the Buffalo Club. The concert was got up for the purpose of rais- in" a fund for the widow and children of the deceased boatman John Ainsley, who met with such an un- timely death a short t time ago. That the Buffaloes sympathised with the objects of the concert was shown by the kind way in which they proffered songs, and by their numerous attendance, accompanied in the majority of cases by their Buffaloesses." Sir D. Jenkins, the popular Primo of the lodge, presided, and Bro. C. J- Welsh ably superintended the carrying out of the programme. The most enjoyable items of the programme were Mr. Poweli s Barry Handbell' "Ringers^ who manipulated their bell. in a manner which betokened long practice. Mr. W. Lewis's parodies on popular songs! evoked roars of laughter, and Mr. Whittler's rendering or Ine schoolmaster, by special request, was an exceedingly good one. Miss Patty Transfield was well to the fore, and Miss Alice Metcalfe and Mr. Stuart, of the" Sweetheart" Com- pany kindly gave their services. Mention must be made' of the skilful way in which Primo Ford per- formed Caradoc's" Farmyard," a very difficult violin shetch, his imitatian of the cocks acrowing and the donkey bellowing, the bagpipes, playing calling forth applause for the veteran violinist. The theatrical sketch was a very weak affair, unfit for even a juvenile entertainment. Mr. Rees Jones ably accompanied the songs and a most enjoyable concert was brought to a close 'at midnight by the singing of the National Anthem. The foi'-r-' -was the programme:— £ OAG I'm iple body," Miss Pattie Transfield (encore, "Over the left"); sketch, Mr. W. Lyle; selection. Mr. Powell's handbell ringers; song, The song that reached my heart," Mr. Biddell; (encore. "Leave me not in anger"); song, am si) shy," Miss Alice Metcalfe duet, concertina and whistle, Messrs. Powell and Hill (eneored) song and dance, "Down by the garden," Mr J. Hewett; duet, from My Sweetheart," Miss Alice Metcalfe and Mr. Stuart; song, "The cows are in the corn," Miss Metcalfe song (in character)," Then Masso said' Ah! Ah Mr. W. Butler (encore, stump speech): song, A, Country girl," Miss Pattie Transfield (encore, "Don't, don't"):" selection, Mr. Powell's handbell ringers: parodies on Sweet Violets and Jack's yarn," Mr. W. Lewis song, True, true till death," Mr. Biddell song, The schoolmaster," Mr. Whittle song, The death of Nelson," Mr. Jones (encored, The maid of Athens"); violin solo, "The farmyard," Mr. Ford; sketch, theatrical agent, Mr. Stuart negro policeman, Mr. Lyle; negro boxer, Mr. C. J. Welch: song. Minding it for uncle," Miss Pattie Transfield (encore, "At the races"); song, "Far away," Mr. Butler, &c. DISTRICT TEMPERANCE Co UXCIL. A meeting was held at the Bible Christian Chapel, Court-road, but the proceedings were of a private nature. ACCIDENT.—On Saturday afternoon, about two o'clock, whilst the Glamorgan gang were loading the Ratho under No. 19 tip. the hydraulic steampipe. from too great a pressure, broke, and the Hatho was obliged to be shifted to No. 1 tip. NATIONAL LEAGUE.—At a meeting hold on Sun- day at the School Chapel, Mr. Dooley proposed the following resolution should be forwarded to the labour leaders with regard to Mr. Joseph Ctwen's attitude in the approaching Newcastle election;—" That we, the members of the John Mandeville Branch of the National League of Barry Dock, being found with the Labour party in the past appeal to you to give that support to Mr. John Morley which he deserves, and we deplore theattitude taken up to the present towards him by some of the labour party. Mr. O. M Cann seconded, and the secretary, Mr. McDonald, was in- structed to write to the different Labour leaders and to the Newcastle Chronicle It was decided also to make arrangements for an entertainment for the benefit of the Mission, and Mr. McDonald, Mr. J. Fulford, and Mr. J. Keating were elected as a committee to do what would be necessary in the matter. BANKRUPTCY.—A meeting of the creditors of Edward Morgan Hind, builder, of 1, Newland-street, Barry Dock, was fixed to take place at the Bankruptcy Offices, Queen-street, on Monday afternoon. The creditors assembled at the proper hour. but the debtor failed to put in an appearance. Aftertheyhadwaited for some time an adjournment was agreed upon until Tuesday in next week. Within a few minutes of the separating of the creditors, Mr. Hind arrived, but the creditors had then dispersed. The debtor's affairs show a gross liability of £ 2,519 19s. 2d., of which £1,202 19s. 2d. is expected to rank. while the assets are esti- mated to produce f50, so leaving a deficiency of £ 1.152 19s. 2d. Mr. T. H. Stephens, the official re- ceiver, made the following observations upon the case -The receiving order was made upon the debtor's petition. The debtor, a mason, commenced business as a speculative builder in February, 1887, by taking plots of ground at Saltmead, Cardiff, where he erected ten houses for himself, and by contract, 22 for his wife, who has independent means. In August, 1889, he re- moved to Barry Dock, and after erecting 14 houses in Newland-street, Bany Dock, which he sold for £ 200 per house, he took several heavy contracts for the erec- tion of houses for one or two public companies. In September, 1890, he entered into a contract for the erection of 71 villas at Kingsland-jrescent, Barry, for 1 the sum of £ 19,810, and in May, 1891, the company he 1 contracted with decided not to proceed with the con- tract the debtor built 47 of the villas, but was unable i to complete them. Upon this contract he estimates he ] lost nearly £ 1,000, but he has no accounts of any kind J m verify this. The deficiency account is not satisfac- 1 :ory, and he has been called upon to furnish an < tmended one. He has no household effects; they are t ;laimed by his wife as her separate property. The J lebtor has not lodged any terms for a composition, and I las been adjudicated a bankrupt. ] NARROW ESCAPE.—On Tuesday night last whilst one of the crew of the Cookham, now in dock, was going aboard the ladder up which he was climing broke, and down he fell into the dock, hurting himself badly by striking the side of the dock in his fall. Fortunately, he was noticed by someone on board who threw him a rope, and hauled him in. The poor fellow lost a purse containing between ten and twelve pounds, but we are since informed it has fortunately been recovered, all sate and right ANOTHER REGATTA.—Most energetic influence is at work among the employes at Barry Dock to get up another regatta to take place about the first week in September. The men themselves enter into the idea with the greatest possible interest, and contribute willingly to make a good thing of it. It is intended to make it less formal than the annual regatta, and in the duck-hunt will be used tubs instead of boats. THE DISPUTED TRADESMEN'S RACE.—The race which was disputed on regatta day was re-run on Wednesday afternoon, with the result that the same lads who won before were again victorious. No name first, Home Rule second, and Black Swan third. The young men who rowed the successful boat, were loudly applauded by the large number of spectators on the dock sides and ships' decks. The course was from near the dry dock up around the buoy, near 19 tip, and back again, the winner leading in fine style, both up and down. BUILDERS' DISSATISFACTION.—The builders of the Barry district express the greatest dissatisfaction that the contract for building the new Church at Barry should be given to a Hereford builder. They maintain it should not have been given to any builder out of this district. DISTRICT TEMPERANCE COUNCIL. — A great public meeting will be held on Tuesday next (30th inst.) at the Wesleyan Chapel, Barry Dock, under the auspices of the Barry District Temperance Council. The chair will be taken on the occasion by the presi- dent of the Council, Mr. John Cory, J.P., supported by Councillor E. Beavan, J.P., Alderman J. C. Meggitt, Mr. E. R. Moxey, J.P., Dr. Lloyd Edwards, Rev. Canon Allen, M.A., Pastor Ton Erans (secretary District Temperance Council), Mr. Seth Joshua (Cardiff), Revs. J. H. Stowell, M.A., Christmas Lewis, W. Tibbott, J. Honey, W. Williams, J. W. Matthews, Messrs. W. J. Flowers, J. R. Llewellyn, J. D. Davies (secretary Welsh Temperance Association), G. Rutter, Mrs. Inglis (President of the British Women's Temperance Association). The meeting will commence at 7.30 p.m. prompt. All Christian Tem- perance friend* and others who are interested in the sobriety and moral welfare of this district are kindly invited to be present. SCHOOL TREAT.—On Wednesday afternoon the scholars and friends of the Welsh Calvinistic Metho- dist Church, Holton-road, had their annual treat in glorious weather. Assembling at the Vestry at one o'clock, the scholars marched to the Cadoxton Railway Statiom, from whence they proceeded by rail to Sully, Walks and games were indulged in on the beach for a couple of hours. Tea was provided at Mr. John Hopkins' house by the church. About fifty sat down, and those who waited upon the youngsters were Mrs. Hopkins. Sully Mrs. Davies, Castleland-street; Mrs. Evans, Graving Dock-street; Mrs. Hughes, Morel- street Miss James, Newland-street; Miss Davies, Holton-road and Miss Morgan, Holton. After tea the scholars adjourned to the beach, where games were indulged in, the teachers providing nuts and oranges for the youngsters to scramble for. The Welsh Baptist Sunday School were next joined, and combined the two schools held a small eisteddfod. At its con- clusion the schools separated, and the Welsh Cal- vinistic School went back to the scene of the after- noon's games, and kiss-in-the-ring, &c.. was indulged in. The party turned their faces homeward at 7.30, all having spent a most enjoyable day. The Rev. W. Daniel (pastor), Mr. J. D. Davies (superintendent), Mr. D. Evans, Mr. Baker. Mr. Walter Roberts, Mr. David Humphreys, and Mr. J. Hughes were most assiduous in their efforts to promote the success of the treat, and their labours were crowned with the success which they so richly deserved. CADOXTON. FUNERAL OF A RAILWAY INSPECTOR. — The funeral of the late Mr. John, who had occupied the position of a railway inspector on the Taff Vale R.1il- way for a considerable time past, took place shortly after two o'clock yesterday afternoon. The cortege, which started from the deceased's residence, 71, Elm- street, Roath, was followed by a large number of relatives and friends, several being present from Cadoxton. the interment taking place at the New Cemetery. Several beautiful wreaths were sent, and the coffin was literally covered with choice flowers, ACCIDENT.—On Saturday afternoon a lad named Devon, living at Cadoxton, and employed by Messrs. J. Jackson and Co., the contractors of the deep'water lock at Barry Dock, was engaged in lubricating a crane. when he became giddy, and, losing his balance, fell headlong to the bottom of the lock, a depth of about 70ft: When picked up the unfortunate little fellow- was quite unc-onscious; but although one or two mem- bers of the Ambulance Association were quickly at hand, they could do nothing, and the lad was at once despatched on an engine to Cardiff for removal to the Infirmary. DARING ATTEMPT.—A sailor boarding at Webb's, Cadoxton, tried to give Webb the slip on Monday last. He had signed articles to ship witn the Eaglehorn, now in dock, and on the strength of that, Webb gave him board and lodgings on the usual terms; but it seems our sailor changed his mind and wished to dis- solve connection with the Eaglehorn, which Webb would not let him do, and so locked him up in the top bedroom till the ship would be ready for sea. But on Monday evening the captive's longing to escape became so strong that it prompted him to adopt the very romantic method of tying some sheets (of an original colour) to the bedstead and dropping out, which he suc- ceeded in doing. But, unfortunately, the sheets broke, and he fell against and smashed the shop window, which gave the alarm to Webb, who immediately gave chase, and after gome difficulty recaptured him, and ignominiously bolted him upstairs once more, there to rest till the Eaglehorn shakes the coal-dust of Barry Dock from her decks. HISTRIONIC SOCIETY.—A meeting was held at the Shaftesbury Hotel on Tuesday night to elect officers and make definite arrangements for the winter season. Among the ladies and gentlemen present were Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. Morgan (Vere-street), the Misses Williams. Miss Barstow, Mrs. Rees, Messrs. G. Willett, — Howells (stationmaster), Wallace Davies, — Taylor (schoolmaster), — Rogers (solicitor), T. VV. Elliott, and Treharne Rees (Metropolitan Bank). Mr. G. F. Willett presided. After some appropriate speaking by the gentlemen present, Mr. Stewart was elected stage- manager, Mr." Treharne Rees was elected hon. secretary and treasurer, and it was proposed that Major-General Lee be asked to accept the presidency of the society, as that gentleman takes an active interest in all the proceedings. It was de- cided to commence business at once, and the committee met at Mr. Stewart's house to select plays anil the players to take the different parts. A good number have joined the society, and on Tuesday night some more names were proposed who would like to become members, and to all appearances everything augurs well for a most satisfactory season. Full rehearsals will take place immediately, as it is intended to get up a performance as early as possible in case it should be t )eded. ANNIVERSARY AND TEA MEETING.—On Sunday last the first anniversary of the scholars attending at Bethel English Methodist Chapel. Court-road, was held. The Rev. J. W. Matthews, the esteemed pastor, conducted the services throughout the day. The attendance at each meeting was fairly good, and the collections in aid of the Sunday School funds were very satisfactory. The recitations by the scholars were much appreciated. Amongst others who took part were Masters Richard and John Edwards, Miss Beatrice Dunn, the Misses Davies. 2, Belle Vue- terrace Mr. W. C. Howe, Mrs. T. H. Morgan (Vere- street), Mr. J. Meikle, Mr. Dunn, Cardiff-road, Mr. Edwards, Miss Rees (Police-station), and Mr. Thomas. The singing, under the leadership of Mr. W. C. Howe, was excellent. Miss R. Howe presided at the organ in an admirable manner. On Wednesday the scholars had their annual treat. About 2 p.m. they proceeded in brakes to Barry Island, where a sumptu- ous repast had been provided. Various games were indulged in, and a start was made towards home. reaching Codoxton in good time. The adults proceeded by train. The weather was delightful. WELSH BAPTIST CHAPEL.—The Sunday School and Band of Hope of the Welsh Baptists. Cadoxton, had their annual outing and tea on Wednesday after- noon. The place selected this year was Sully, where about 140 enjoyed themselves to the full, the weather being most favourable and the sceneries beautiful. Soon after the arrival of the two p.m. train the children were on the beach indulging in racing and jumping. Then they were marched up to a field by the Post- office, where more racing and other games were carried on to their great delight and amusement. Here also they partook of tea, doing ample justice to the very excellent provisions placed before them. The follow- ing ladies, assisted by a number of gentlemen, served a hard turn at the tables :—Mis. James, Miss Thomas. Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Bumford. Mrs. Isaac, Miss Jones, Miss Thomas, Miss Harries, Miss Rees, Mrs. Lewis, Miss Wright, and Mrs. Morgans. After tea both children and adults had a turn at racing and other games, which were very amusing. Then an eis- teddfod was held on the field. Mr. Williams, Court House, was elected chairman. Rev. W. Williams ad- judicated the literary branch, and Mr. Williams, Cloth Hall, Main street, the musical: and prizes were awarded as follows:—For reciting the First Psalm, Miss Thomas Brickyard; for reciting The Loss of the Royal Charter," Mr. A. Richards; for the best optional song, Rev. M. Isaac; for the best four verses to The annual trip of the school," Alltnd (who did not turn up) for the best four verses upon Tea," Yr hen wraig o'r gornel (did not turn up): for the best love letter, divided between Gwen which did not turn up) and Mr. E. W. Jones: for the best im- promptu speech, the prize was withheld, not one of eight competitors knowing what "ceinach" was. Messrs. Williams, J. D. Davies, Walters, and Richards also favoured us with songs full of Welsh Swyn." Among the many friends on the field we noticed Pastor L. Ton Evans, Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Jenkins (sister of Mr. Evans), Rev. Daniels (Holton-road), Mr. Owen (chemist), and Mr. and Mrs. Jones (draper, Main-street). The party returned, all safe and found, by the 7.33 p.m. train, and the testimony of all was that a more enjoyable afternoon could not be spent. TEA MEETING.—On -Wednesday afternoon the Sunday School connected with the Welsh Independent Bryn Zion, Cadoxton, had their annual outing to Barry Island. The scholars left for the Island at 1.30, and on arrival games were indulged in. At four o'clock the party, numbering about 100. sat down to tea. The tables were presided over by Mrs. Tibbott, Mrs. Owen, Quarrella-street; Mrs. Rees, Oban-street: Miss David, bazaar: Mrs. Morgan, Barry-road: the pastor, Rev. W. Tibbott; and the superintendent, Captain Thomas. After tea games were resumed, and tarts, and oranges were given away. At eight o'clock the homeward journey to Cadoxton was taken. On the homeward journey hymns were sung, and on arriving home cheers were given for the pastor, superinten- dent, teachers, and those who had so kindly lent their efforts to make the day such a thorough success. Much regret was felt at the unavoidable absence through illness of Mrs. Phillips, of the Bazaar, a lady who by her kindly interest in the scholars has made herself beloved by all the Sunday School. I.O.G.T.—A"" the last meeting of the St. David's Lodge Mr. W. E. Davies resigned the chair in favour of Bro. Ferguson, P.G.C.T. of Wales. (The chief feature of the evening was a most enjoyable coffee supper. On Thursday, the 25th, the lodge received a iI. visit from a mission man. SUNDAY SCHOOL TEA PARTY.—On Wednesday afternoon about 100 children of the English Methodist Chapel Sunday School were treated to a tea party on the Island. About two o'clock they left Cadoxton and drove down in breaks to the Island, and, after } indulging in the usual games, tea was prepared for them outside the Marine Hotel. The Rev. J. W. Matthews attended, and also Messrs. Meikle, Edwards, Dunn, Howe, and the Sunday School teachers. The party returned about eight o'clock after an excellent afternoon's pleasure. THE WELSH TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION.—A meeting of this association was held on Tuesday even- ing at the Bryn Zion Welsh Independent Church, Cadoxton. The Rev. J. W. Matthews presided over a *ood attendance. The Rev. W. Williams opened the proceedings with prayer, and the Rev. J. M. Jones, Cardiff, gave a very stirring and interesting lecture on lemperance. Short addresses were also given by the Rev. W. Tibbott, the Rev. W. Williams, the Rev. L. ron Evans, and Messrs. J. D. Davies (Holton-road), D. Evans (Cadoxton), J. Rees (Barry Dock), D. Lewis :Cadoxton), &c. After a most enthusiastic meeting, jhe proceedings were brought to a conclusion by Mr. J. D. Davies engaging in prayer. THE TEMPERANCE COUNCIL.—The Executive of ¡he Temperance Council held a. meeting on Tuesday ;vening at the Bryn Zion Church at ths conclusion of ¡he Welsh Temperance Association meeting. The Rev. J. Honey (Bible Christian Church, Barry Dock) was voted to the chair. The business of the neeting, the preparations for the public meeting of lext Tuesday, was gone through,those taking part n the proceedings, including the Rev. Ton Evans secretary), the Rev. W. Tibbott, the Rev. W. Wil- iams, Mr. J. D. Davies (secretary of the Welsh remperance Association), Mr. Fowler, and others. rhe public meeting will be held at the Holton-roj,d Wesleyan Chapel, at 7.30, on Tuesday evening, and Mr. John Cory will preside. It is expected that iddresses will be given by the Rev. Christmas Lewis Barry), Rev. J. H. Stowell (Barry), Canon Allen, ind Mr. E. Beavan (Cardiff). The subject of the ipeeches will be the opposition to be given tw the granting of publicans' and grocers' licences at the ipproaching brewsters sessions. ANNIVERSARY.—The first Sunday school anniver- iary held in the English Calvinistic Chapel, Court-road, Cadoxton, took place on Sunday last, August 21st. In ;he morningservice a chapter was recited, the 55th of [saiah, by Margery Diamond, and prayer was offered ay Mr. James Edwards, ot Pembroke Dock. The ser- non was preached by the pastor, the Rer. J.Matthews, Erom 2nd Timothy. 3rd chapter, 15th verse. The fol- lowing young children were the collectors towards the Sunday school funds :—Katie Edwards, Edith Meikle. Gertie and Cyril Matthews, and Florie Dunn. The tfternoon service commenced at 2.30, and was com- posed principally of recitations and singing. The jhoir opened with a hymn, Come ye that love the Lord," after which the 103rd Psalm was recited by Master Richard Edwards. Prayer was offered by Mr. Meikle. superintendent of the Sunday school. The Eollowing programme was then gone through:—Solo, 1 0 rest in the Lord," Miss Nellie Howe; recitation, "The generous Turk," Miss M. Davies; recitation, For the young," Miss Eva Strong; recitation, "Little Bertie," Miss Florrie Dunn recitation, My members for God," Miss Edith Meikle: recitation, "The First Christmas," Miss Emily Dare recitation. The 23rd Psalm, Miss Annie Dare; recitation, Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven," Mr. George Meikle: recitation, "The little girl and the President," Miss Beatrice Dunn. Ad- dresses on Sabbath School work were delivered in this service by Mr. Jenkin Thomas, BOll vilstonc; lVIr. James Edwards, Pembroke Dock and the Rev. J W. Matthews, pastor. The collectors were David Henry Rees, Alexander Park Harry Hilery. Edmund Llewellyn, and John LichfieltL The evening service commenced at six p.m. by the singing of the hymn 0 worshipthe King," by the choir. Miss Nellie Howe then recited the 3rd chapter in the 1st Book of Samuel. Mr. Dunn, superintendent of the Infant School, offered up prayer. The appended programme was rendered :—Recitation, The Heritage," Master Richard Edwards recitation, Onlya child," Marjery Diamond; recitation," X one in Hell," Willie Lich- field: recitation, How a boy became commander." Alee Park; recitation," Little Hessie's prayer," Emily Davies; recitation, Be careful what you say," D. H. Rees: recitation, "Swcet heavenly home," Johnnie Edwards recitation, Changeless," Emily Vaughan recitation, My powers for good," Edith Meikle reci- tation, How Charlie built a chapel," D Toyer reci- tation, Johnnie's death," J. Lichfield; recitation, The level crossing," Florrie Dunn recitation," Little Tommy," J. Turner recitation, "A life test," Willie Meikle; recitation, The tenement house," Miss Beatrice Dunn recitation, For mother's sake," Miss M. Davies. Two solos were sung, Nazareth," by Mr. W. Howe, and The pilgrim," Mrs. Morgan. Collec- tors, Miss M. Davies, Miss C. Rees, Mias Polly Howe, Miss M. Rees, Iddesleigh-street, Miss Stephens, Barry- road, Miss Beatrice Dunn. The subscriptions amounted to £3 3s. 9d. Miss Howe presided through- out the day most efficiently at the organ. The choir was trained by Mr. W. C. Howe. All the children acquitted themselves most creditably, awl a very good anniversary was obtained. On Wednesday the school and friends, numbering 150, visited Barry Island, and took tea there. PENARTH. FATAL ACCIDENT TO A CHILD. — David Jones. a little boy six years of age, living at No. 14, John- street, Penarth, a son of Mr. Ben Jones, berthing master at Penarth Dock, was on Saturday afternoon between two and three o'clock playing with other boys of the same age on the mnpty wagons at the ùocks. Whilst crawling over on™of the buffers he fell between the wagon" and when he attempted to get out the trucks were shnnte'1. five or "ix of them passing over the child's loins, killing him instantaneously. DINAS POWIS. THE FIRE BRIGADE.—Through the kindness of Major-General Lee, J.P., The Mount, caps and belts ) (with axes and life-lines attached) have been ordered ior the members of the recently-formed fire brigade at Dinas Powis. High poles and fixtures have also been erected at the police-station for the accommoda- tion of the hose, which will be under the charge of Police-consta.ble Herbert Evans, the officer in charge of the station. COGAX. FlRE.—On Thursday night a fire occurred at No. 8, Clive-crescent, Cogan. The wife of the occupant rushed from the house, closing the door behind her. P.C. H. Evans came on the scene and burst open the door. Inside the house he found the husband of the affrighted woman in a semi-suffocated condition. The man was dragged into the open air and restoratives ap- plied. The hose and reel from Penarth police-station was brought to the spot by Sergeants Sampson and Phillips, whose services, however, were not required, P.C. Evans having extinguished the fire. Credit is due to that officer for his promptitude. WEXVOE. OUTING.—On Thursday afternoon last the members of the Wenvoe Primrose League, accompanied by Mrs. Jenner and several of the resident gentry, had an out- ing to Lord Windsor's beautiful seat, St. Fagans. By his lordship's kind permission luncheon was partaken of in the grounds, after which Mr. Ford and Mr. Thomas Piper played some lively music for those who wished to dance. Walks and games made the after- noon pass quickly by, and at dusk the party once more returned to their homes, which they reached at about 9.30, after spending a most enjoyable outing.
THE REVOLT OF LABOUR. A RADICAL JOURNAL AND MR. KEIR HARDIE. There is a notable note on Mr. Keir Hardie in the current yntinnal It/former, edited formerly by Mr. Bradlaugh and now by Mr. J. M. Robertson. Our contemporary says :—The policy of the new Labour party is not very satisfactory to those who take a high view of politics. Mr. Keir Hardie has within a few weeks set forth four different views of the proper action to be taken by the Labour party in regard to Mr. Morley's seat at Newcastle. First it was reported that Mr. Hardie and Mr. Cuninghame Graham were planning to run a- Labour candidate against Mr. Morley. This, evidently, was true but there appeared a letter from Mr. Hardie professing his concern for Home Rule and indicating rather an intention to support Mr. Morley. Later there appeared another letter, advising that the Labour party should come to no decision till the candi- dates were before them. Now Mr. Hardie is re- ported to be pledged to oppose Mr. Morley tooth and nail. All these changes appear to be the re- sults of successive pressures applied to Mr. Hardie, and it is impossible to put any political trust in a man so variously influenced. That is the most charitable view of the case (continues the journal). But there will be plenty of people who will take a less charitable view. Mr. Hardie seems thus far to have failed to retain for long the confidence of any body with which he has been associated; and a course of un- scrupulous faction in the House of Commons will not only destroy his own position, but griev- ously injure the Labour party. It is not in volun- tary breaches of etiquette, or even deliberate follies such as driviug to the House with a trumpeter, that overthrow a democrat's influence. It is failure to convince people of his integrity and just-mindedness that defeats him, like with the masses and with the classes. Mr. Burt has from first to last retained the entire respect of the House of Commons by his absolute honesty and manly dignity. Mr. Hardie is in a fair way to destroy his character at the outset. It is con- cern for the causes of Democracy and Labour that moves these present criticisms. The real strength of both causes lies in their moral rightness. Let them be now handled on principles of mere factious strategy and they will be thrown back for 20 years. The voting strength of the hostile middle classes and the corruptible working classes is far too great to make it possible for the Radical workers to triumph with discredited leaders. Already the workers are learning to turn their backs on general political principle, such as that of Home Rule. The end of that line of action— of setting up a demand for an impracticable Eight Hours's Law and wrecking every other cause to gain it—will be that the Labour party will have no moral clnim on any other. It is high time that somebody should protest 011 the Labour side against this tactic. The democratic journals in London are fooling the Labour members to the top of their bent, forgetting that character and calibre toge- ther are needed to make leaders with staying power. It is fitting that the protest should be made in these pages, where the cause of Labour has been maintained in foul days as well as fair. and at times when democrats had no prominent London journals to flatter them.