BARRY (ltD.) SCHOOL BOARD, — FORTNIGHTLY MEETING. The fortnightly meeting of the Barry United District School Board was held on Monday after- noon at the Holton Board Schools, Mr. J. Lowdon in the chair. There were also present :-General Lee (vice-chairman), Drs. O'Donnell and Lloyd Edwards, the Rev. J. Price, Mr. J. Rees, Mr. W. H. Lewis (clerk), Mr. Treharne Rees (clerk's deputy), and Mr. A. Seig (Attendance Officer). ATTENDANCE OFFICER'S REPORT. The Attendance Officer's report from September 28 to October 10 was read. It showed that 620 absentees had been visited, 48 notices had been ser/ed. 14 prosecutions, two of which had been fined 5s. each, two fined 2s. 6d. each, five cases, attendance orders one cautioned, four adjourned. Out of 8G5 boys on the registers of all the schools, 770 were present at the drawing examination 31 were absent through sickness and only four were absent without reasonable excuse. Three days had been devoted to census work in the Holton dis- trict. The average attendance during the last month had been 82-4 per cent. The Board was advised to give the teachers instructions to close the schools when the attendance was very low. The report was adepted. with the exception of the last suggestion, General Lee remarking that the Board's duty was to see to the teaching, and not to keep up the average attendance by artificial means. At the same time. the Board wished to leave it to the discretion of the teachers to open or close the schools. EVENING CLASSES. The sub-committee which had been appointed to confer with the teachers with regard to the even- ing classes submitted a report. It was recom- mended to start boys' classes at Berry, Holton. and Cadoxton Schools, and girls' classes at Holton. The following teachers were recommended to take charge of the classes :—Holton Boys, Mr. E. T. Williams girls, Miss J. M'Nab Cadoxton, Mr. Whitehouse Barry, Mr. R. T. Evans. The session was recommended to be 12 weeks, from October 24 to April 30, the classes to be held from 7 p.m. to 9.1)0 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays a fee of 3d. a week to be charged, and the time-table to be drawn up after consultation with the teachers. The Board was also recommended to join the Recreative Evening Schools' Association.- Dr. O'Donnell proposed, and the Rev. J. Price seconded, the adoptiorrof the report, which was carried unanimously.—On the suggestion of General Lee, a committee of the whole Board was formed, with power to add to their number, to look after the evening classes. THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. A letter was read from Mr. Harris, the Clerk of the Cardiff Board of Guardians, fixing Wednesday, November 16th. as the date of the School Board Election. Polling booths will be placed at Barry. Holton, and Cadoxton. BARRY DOCK" SCHOOL. General Lee drew attention to the absurdity of calling the Barry Schools Barry Dock Schools"; and Dr. O'Donnell gave notice of a motion to change the name to that of Barry Schools," the Clerk in the meantime to write on the subject to the Education Department. STANDING ORDERS. Dr. Lloyd-Edwards pointed out that the Board had no standing orders, and after some discussion, the Clerk was instructed to draw up standing orders for the appnoval of the Board at the next meeting. MISCELLANEOUS. Mrs. Corbin, of David-street, Cadoxton, com- plained that a teacher at the Holton Boys' School had punished one of her children too severely. The teacher was brought before the Board and stverely reprimanded by the Chairman, who said that the Board's orders on the question were strict, and that on the next complaint the teacher would be asked to send in his resignation.—The question of school accommodation at the Barry School was adjourned to the next meeting in consequence of Captain Davies' absence.—A complaint was made by a mother that one of her children had lost a cloak from the school. — The Chairman said that the Board would do its utmost to pre- vent the recurrence of such incidents, but advised the mother to complain to the police.-Miss Hesther Davies was given leave to take Miss Harrison, the Government Inspectress of Cookery Schools, over the Barry Cookery Schools on Wednesday.—Letters were read fiom the Rev. G. Llechidon Williams and Mr. Lowe on behalf of the Barry Dock Welsh Baptist and Court- road Methodist Chapels, agreeing to the Board's request that Sunday School treats be held in future during the holidays.—Mr. D. Griffiths' estimate of £ 7 for a cupboard for Holton Schools was accepted. —Miss Marietta Evans, of Barry, was stated to havo been placed in the 3rd division in the Queen's Scholarship list, and Miss Jane Williams iu the 2nd class.-Several requisitions were passed.—All the members of the Board were asked to make a special effort to be present at the annual examina- tions.—This was the principal business.
THE BARRY RAILWAY COMPANY. IMPORTANT MEETING OF DIRECTORS. THROUGH PASSENGER TRAINS TO PONTYPRIDD. On Friday morning a. deputation from the Ponty- pridd Local Board. the Pontypridd Chamber of y Trade. Cardiff Rural Sanitary Authority, the Barry Local Board, and the Barry and Cadoxton Chamber of Trade, waited upon the directors of the Barry Railway Company, at their monthly meeting, held at the General Offices, Barry Dock, with a view to the establishment of a through passenger service of trains from Barry to Pontypridd. The directors present, were Lord Windsor (chairman). Mr. Archi- bald Hood (vice-chairman), Mr. R. Forrest, J.P. (St. Fagans). Mr. Edward Davies (manafring director). Mr. T. R. Thompson, Mr. F. L. Davies. and Mr. Webb, with Mr. Richard Evans (general manager), and Mr. W. Mein (secretary). The following gentlemen formed the deputation :— Mr. D. Leyshon (chairman), Mr. Gordon Lenox, and Mr. H. LI. Grover (clerk), represented the Pontypridd Local Board Messrs. W. Williams and J.Coombes. Pontypridd Chamber of Trade: Mr. D. T. Alexander and Mr. Hopkins, the Cardiff Rural Sanitary Authority Mr. W. Thomas and Mr. B. Lewis. Barry and Cadoxton Local Board; and Mr. D. T. Alexander, for the Barry District Chamber of Trade. Mr. W. Llewellyn Williams and Mr. J. R. Llewellyn, the editors of the two local papers, who had been appointed to represent the Barry Chamber of Trade, were refused admission on the ground of their connection with the Press. Mr. Alexander introduced the deputation to the meeting. Mr. Lenox and Mr. Leyshon spoke on behalf of the Pontypridd Local Board, the former remark- ing the running of passenger trains would bring Barry in contact with the teeming population of the 'Rhondda Yallev. The Barry Company, he said, had been using the line for mineral traffic for the past four years, and Mr. Archibald Hood had promised to a previous deputation to consider the matter of running through trains. The speaker then instanced the case of the Chester Railway, in which Mr. Justice Wills had held that a company received powers from Parliament for the public convenience and benefit as much as for their own profit. Therefore, the fact that the running of passenger trains would not be profitable to the company would be no argument in Parliament against the enforcement of the provision, as in the Barry Company's Act and in the Railway Act of 1854 it stated that passenger traffic must be run over lines where mineral traffic ran. Mr. W. Williams and Mr. Coombes then spoke on behalf of the Pontypridd Chamber of Trade. Mr. AlexandS, speaking for the Cardiff Rural Sanitary Authority, said the fact that an import- ant body like the Cardiff Rural Sanitary Authority should have sent a deputation on the question to the directors of the Barry Railway showed what importance was attached to this matter. Mr. Hopkins pointed out the importance of the question from the point of view of the rural parishes which would be brought into direct com- munication with ? growing town like Barry. Mr. B. Lewis and Mr. W. Thomas followed, setting forth the claims of the Barry district on behalf of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board. Mr. Alexander, speaking for the Barry and Cadoxton Chamber of Trade, said from his know- ledge of the directorate of the Barry Company he felt sure they would not look upon the matter altogether from the point of view of profit, but that they would recognise the moral responsibility thac was attached to them for calling into exist- ence such an important town as Barry, and that they would consider it their duty to do the utmost in their power to secure a profitable return to those tradesmen and others who had invested their capital in the district. The running of -passenger trains from the Rhondda Valley, Mr. Alexander said, would bring thousands of visitors to Barry, and would materially aid the prosperity of the trade of the district. 0 Lord Windsor then called upon Mr. Archibald Hood to reply. That gentleman said in the last Session of Parliament the company had promoted a Bill to enable the company to have greater faci- lities for running trains to Pontypridd, and greater Z, station accommodation at Cadoxton. Had this Bill been passed the company would be in a posi- tion to carry out their promises. The company, however, intended to promote a similar Bill in the coming Session, and if the Bill was passed the company would then be in a position to carry out the promises that had been made in accordance with the views expressed by the deputation. Mr. Gordon Lenox pressed the directors to mention some definite time by which passenger trair-s would be run, but the directors refused to be drawn, saying that that would be a matter for the engineers. Mr. T. R. Thompson said that the Barry Local Board had opposed the last Bill of the company, which had subsequently been withdrawn. He trusted the next Bill would be passed without opposition. Mr. W. Thomas said that the Board had to safe- guard the interests of the ratepayers, but that it wished to do nothing to oppose the general scope of the company's Bill. The proceedings of the meeting subsequently, as usual, were conducted in private, but our repre- sentative was afterwards informed that a large amount of business was transacted, one of the chief questions being the acquirement of the Cadoxton Moors (about 20 acres in extent), for which the company have purchasing powers under their Act of 1383. Notice of treaty and a plan of the proposed purchase were submitted to the meeting, and it was stated that the lady of the manor (Mrs. Jenner, Wenvoe Castle) and others who hold common rights had been served with notices to attend the public meeting of commoners to be held on Monday evening at the Royal Hotel, Cadoxton. at which meeting the directors were invited to be present. It is Lot yet definitely known whether this land will be utilised for dock .extension works or whether it will be let as sites for the erection of manufactories and other indus- tries. Several applications were received for the appointment of resident engineer in place of Mr. John Robinson, M. Inst. C.E. (whose resignation was accepted at the last meeting. After due deliberation upon the claims of the different candidates, some of whom possessed excellent qualifications, we are informed on good authority that the choice fell upon Mr. James Bell, M.Inst.C.E., Cardiff, who will consequently, com- mence his new duties at the close of the year. Mr. Bell is an engineer of considerable experience and reputation, and his appointment to the engineer- ship of the Barry Company will, no doubt, give general satisfaction. It will be remembered that Mr. Bell was associated with Mr. J. Wolfe-Barry, Mr! Robinson, Messrs. Forster Brown and Rees, Cardiff, and other engineers, in the original survey of the Barry Company's railway system between Barry and Cogan, and stood second on the list for the post of resident engineer when the ap- pointment was first made. Mr. Robinson, it was understood, being then elected by one or two votes over those recorded for Mr. Boll. FORECAST OP THE NEW BILL. Definite information with respect to the contents of the Bill which the Barry Company intend pro- moting in the next session of Parliament have not yet been made known, but it is evident (from the remarks of Mr. Archibal Hood to the deputation on Friday) that the railway system will be widened and extended at Cadoxton land will be sought for the same purpose, both at Cadoxton and°Pontypridd. as well as for stations along the. mainline. It is also believed that the new dock and railway extension schemes of last year will be revived.
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OUR PUBLIC MEN. 0- [BY DARIUS DARE.] IV. MR. JOIlS LOWDON, M.I.N.A., M.I.M.E. In these days, when there are constantly new departures in our educational methods, there is no more important post that a public man can aspire to, or one that carries with it more weight and responsibility, than that of Chairman of the School Board. It is being more and more clearly recog- nised that the education of children is not a thing to be lightly undertaken or haphazardly carried out. Education has been raised to the level of an art. and it is now admitted on all hands that even the best-intentioned man, whatever may be his zeal for and love of education, can never guide the coarse of our education as efficiently or as truly as even the coldest and least sympathetic educational expert. Barry is, therefore, exceptionally lucky in possessing in the Chairman of the School Board, not only a man whose soul is fired by a red love of education, but also one who from his intimate knowledge of our educational system may, with justice, lay claim to the title of an educational expert. Mr. John Lowdon, the chairman of the School Board, was born of Scotch parentage in Sunder! land, in the County of Durham, more years ago than be is always willing to remember. He has told us that elementary education at that time was not what it is now. He was first of all sent to a dame's school, where he was kept more to save his family trouble than to make any great progress in learning's thorny path. Whether the old dame died or whether young Lowdon grew too mischievous, we are not told; but it is certain that he was sent at an early age to a school kept by a Scotch dominie-one of the real old type, a Carlyle without genius. The dominie was a man highly educated, but with a profound faith in Solomon's views as to the rod and the child and in his confidential moments Mr. Lowdon says that the old dominie's faith was not a faith without works. His stout leather tawers were dr.ily applied impartially both to the just and the unjust for the good of their souls, and the stimulation of their intellects. Mr. Lowdon's engineering education commenced under the North Eastern Railway Company at Hartlepool. Thence he proceeded to Messrs. Thomas Richardson, and Sons. After that he was employed under Palmer's Shipbuilding Company at Jarrow-on-Tyne and then again under the North Eastern Company at Darlington. A restless desire to see the world caused Mr. Lowdon to take to marine engineering. In his capacity as marine engineer he saw a g-ood deal of the world, especially of the far East, and was in India during the whole period of the last great famine. On his return to England, he was engaged for some years in super- intending the building of steamers in shipyards on the Tyne and Tees. His first connection with South Wales commenced several years ago, when he was selected by the Directors of the Tyneside Engine Works, Cardiff, to become their manager. He liked the country of his adoption so much that be determined to penetrate further into it, and when. the Graving Dock was started at Barry, he accepted the post of General Manager. In his own profession Mr. Lowdon is remarkably clever. He is a member of the Institution of Naval Architects, and a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. He holds besides the Board of Trade extra first class engineer's certificate. In religion, Mr. Lowdon is a Wesleyan Metho- dist, and in politics he is a geutle and consistent Liberal. He is an educationalist even before he is a Wesleyan. He does hot share some of his brethren's faith in the efficacy of religious teach- ing in elementary schools. He is an earnest believer in the faith of his fathers, and there is nb one that more honestly endeavours to seethe young community of Barry growing up a moral and God- fearing people than Mr. Lowdon. His clear mind, however, detects the impossibility of teaching religion by means of secular teachers, who would, in most instances, do so because it was compulsory and not because they loved their work. Cromwell once wrote to a friend, I had rather have a plain russet-coated captain that knows what he fights for and loves what he knows than much more pretentious individuals. Mr. Lowdon is similarly of opinion that it is far better that religion should be taught by men who know what they teach and love what they know. He is no believer in the interference of the State in religious matters, and he is at once the gentlest and the firmest advocate of religious freedom in the district. Mr. Lowdon is an ideal Chairman of the School Board. Every Act, bearing on our educational system, nay, almost every clause in every Act, is at his fingers' end. Most men have their hobbies, and education is Mr. Lowdon's hobby. The little time that he can spare from his engrossing labours at the Graving Dock is cheerfully given to the cause of education. It is very seldom that Mr. Lowdon is absent from a meeting, either of the School Board or the Science and Art Committee, or the Public Libraries Committee. The other day he missed a Public Libraries Committee meeting, but that was because he had, while running to meet a train on his way to visiting the Cadoxton Board School, fallen down and injured his side. This is about the only meeting that he has been known to miss. Not only, however, is he in- defatigable in his attendance, he makes careful preparation before every meeting. If it is pro- posed to start evening classes, Mr. Lowdon is sure to come to the meeting primed with facts about the powers ef the Board in the matter. He knows intimately what the Board has to do in each meet- ing, and how it should be done. He is well up in the latest educational "tips." What the yellow back novel is to the frivolous, blue books and re- ports and the School Hoard Chroniclr are to Mr. Lowdon. No book is too dull, and no subject is too dry for him, if it has the slightest bearing on education. Never has there been a chairman of a School Board who is so popular with the teachers. Mr. Lowdon is not one of those who bolieves that a person must always be in the right merely because he is in the employ of the Board. Nor is he one of those who rashly suspect a teacher merely because he is accused. He holds the scales fairly and imparti- ally, and both parents and teachers repose implicit confidence in him. It is his proud boast that he not only knows the name of every teacher under the Bcard-and this is no light task when it is remembered that they are over 80 in number- but he is also familiar with the teaching capabili- ties of each teacher. When the rest of the Board are floundering about and confusing two teachers of the same name, Mr. Lowdon never mixes up little Miss So-and-So with pretty Miss So-and-So. The teachers have unbounded confidence in him, and treat him with mingled respect and affection. When it is his duty to inquire into an alleged case of severe punishment by one of the teachers, he proceeds with so much tact and judgment that even thei most morbid jealousy is not ruffled, and it is even said that he has charmed some of the ],e.d mistresses into delivering into his hands for examination—under a seal of the strictest privacy —an instrument of torture in the shape of a leathern strap. Mr. Lowdon is, perhaps, seen at his best when in the chair at the School Board meetings, he sits in judgment over the parents brought before the Board on account of the non-attendance of their children at school. It is then that he puts on a grave judicial air, and Deep on his front engraven Deliberation sat, and public care," while he impressively lectures a too voluble matron on the benefits of education and the responsibility of mothers. Nothing at such a time is allowed to ruffle the chairman's dignity, and although it is often hard for one with so keen, though quiet, a sense of humour, to preserve a grave countenance, it is seldom that Mr. Lowdon on such occasions forgets the dignity due to his position. The old Irish lady who, one day, appeared before the Board, and addressed the chairman as Your Worship," was not very wide of the mark. It was only, as Lord Chief Justice Coleridge remarked when the prisoner addressed Mr. Bowen Rowlands as "lVIy Lord," premature." At any rate, there is not a single man or woman in the Barry district who wonld dispute the wisdom of the Lord Lieu- tenant's choice should he add Mr. Lowdon's name to the roll of the Great Unpaid. Happy, indeed, is the district, and fortunate the Board, that has such a gentle-hearted and single-minded gentleman as Mr. John Lowdon to preside over its fortunes. NOTICE. Next week will be published a portrait and character sketch of Alderman J. C. Meggitt.
REVISION OOURTS. COGAN AND PENARTH. Mr. Jeffreys continuad the revision of the voters' lists on Thursday at the Police-court, Penarth. Councillor T. J. Hughes and Mr. W. T. Lee I appeared for the Liberals, and Messrs. R.C. Griffiths and D. LI. Lougher for the Conservatives. The proceedings occupied about four hours. Six new lodger claims were ordered to stand over until Friday at Cadoxton. Independently of these the result of the revision was Liberal. Conservative. CI. Obj. CI. Obj. Penarth 79 0 74 5 Llandough 13 0 7 7 Cogan 3 0 7 0 Total Liberal claims and objections sustained 95 Total Conservative claims and objections sustained 93 Net Liberal gain 2 The revision was continued at Cadoxton on Fri- day, and concluded at the Town Hall, Cardiff, on Saturday morning. BARRY. Mr. Jeffreys sat at the Police-court, Barry Dock, on Friday, to revise the voting lists for Barry, Cadoxton, and adjoining districts. Councillor T. J. Hughes and Mr. F. W. Taylor appeared for the Liberals, and Mr. R. C. Griffiths and Mr. Morris for the Conservatives. A large number of Conserva- tive claims were put in by the Tory agents for gentlemen having offices at Cadoxton. None of them were there, however, to support their claims, and as the evidence supplied was of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind, the Revising Barrister dis- allowed them all. A large number of lodger claims, put in by the Tories in the same district, were also struck off. Twenty-three owner claims were put in at Barry by the Liberals and three by the Tories, all being allowed. The assistant- overseers for -Highlight, St. Andrew's, Leckwith, St. Lythan's, Michaelstone. Porthkerry, Sully, Wenvoe, Penmark, and Merthyrdovan, submitted their lists to the Revising Barristers, and were, in most cases, congratulated by Mr. Jeffreys on the way in which they had prepared them, andjouly in a couple of instances had he to speak in strong terms of the non-fulfilment by the assistant- overseers of their duties. The following is the result of the revision LIBERAL. TORY. t s Claims. Sus- Claims. Sus- tained. tained. Highlight. 0 0 0 0 St. Andrew's 1 0 9 0 Leckwith 0 0 0 0 St. Lythan's 0 0 1 1 Michaplstone-le-Pit. 0 0 0 0 Porthkerry. 0 0 1 0 Sully. 0 0 0 0 Wenvoe 0 0 0 0 Penmark 1 0 5 0 Merthyrdovan 20 14 6 5 Barry. 29 27 9 3 Cadoxton. 15 9 45 18 66 50 76 27 Claims. Sustained. Liberal 66 50 Tory. 76 27 Liberal gain 23
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EAJRLY CLOSING MOVEMENT AT BARRY. SPECIAL MEETING OF SHOP ASSISTANTS. A special meeting of shop assistants of the Barry district was held on Monday evening at the Victoria Coffee Tavern, Barry Dock, to consider the question of earlier closing. The chair was occu- pied by Mr. Jones, who. in opening the pro- ceedings, said the meeting was called for the pur- pose of arranging a definite scheme whereby they might get all earlier hour for closing in this dis- trict than was now the custom. He considered that as the tradespeople of almost every town closed their establishments at a proper hour, he thought the same practice ought to prevail here at Barry. (Hear, hear.) The time of closing, in his opinion—and he thought all present held the same: views—should be at seven o'clock, except Wed- nesday, when one o'clock should be the hour, and on Saturday at 10 o'clock. This, he said, was tho custom now adopted in nearly all towns, and he saw no reason why it should not exist at Barry. (Applause.)—Sever.il other gentlemen spoke to the same effect, and, after some discussion, it was pro- posed fey Mr. W. H. Guest (secretary Iii-o that a committee be formed, which would have power to arrange further meetings and to draw up a oetition to be presented to all the tradesmen in the district, for the purpose of ascertaining their views upon the question by obtaining the signa- ture of all those in favour of the movement. This, he considered, would be an effectual method by which they could be made acquainted with the in- dividual opinions of the masters on the matter; and they would then be in a better position to proceed towards the final attainment of their object. (Applause.)—Mr. T. H. Hoskins seconded the proposition, and, on being put to the meeting, it was carried unanimously. The following gentle- men were selected to form the committee:- Messrs. J. Davies, J. R. Jones. T. H. Hoskins, A. E. Jones, A. E. Owen, and W. H. Guest.—Mr. Llewellyn was elected treasurer. It was decided that the committee should meet on Thursday evening, and proceed at once to business.—A vote of thanks to the chairman brought the meeting to a close.
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I ■ 1.384 DYERS & CLEANERS OF i: HATS, BONNETS, OSTRICH FEATHERS I LADIES' DRESS, AND GENTS' CLOTHING. ORCHARD'S, 35, ADAM ST., CARDIFF. Hats and Bonnets altered or re-made. New Hats and Bonnets made to Order. Leghorn Hats cleaned and made Fashionable Shapes, like New. AGÐNT AT BARRY- H. B. TAYLOR, Wool and Fancy Respository, DURHAM HOUSE, 111, HIGH ST. AGENT AT CADOXTON— M. PHILLIPS, Wenvoe Bazaar, 76] (Near Railway Station) VERE STREET. DO you desire to realise the best possible prices and secarc a numerous company when you dispose of your Landed Estate, Freehold Property, Stock Merchandise, or Household Furniture ? — See that your Advertisements are inserted in the South Wales Star. KEATING'S COUGH LOZEB%QGES- "!H. Commercial Road, Pickliam, Julr 32, J>>ar Sir,-I am a poor iiand at expresHiu* my feelings, but I should like to thank you. Your logengef* have doiw wonders in reitovjii* my terrible cough. Sinf*e 1 had the operation ot 1 Troche* otomy' (tho same as the iate Emperor of Germany, and unlike hira, thnuk God, I am stilj alive' pariorm^d at st. Bartholomew's Hospital, no one could possibly have had a more violent oough; it was so bad at times that it quit,) exhausts m". Tho mucus. which wus very camions and hard, has been softru^d, and I have been able to get ria without ditticulty—1 ;im, sir, vonrs truiv, J. II1LL." UTTERLY UNRIVALLED. The above speaks (or itself. From strict inquiry it appears that the benoiit. from usinsr Keatinpr'a Cough Lozenires is understated. The operation was a specially severe on* ami was performed by the specialist, l>r. H.T. 3iutlin,of St. Itartboloaiew'8 Hospital, t^ince tho operation the onl.v means of relief is the use of these Lozcnlces. So successful are they that one affords immediate benefit, although from tho nature 0' the case the throat irritation is intense. WEIGHT BE^ GOLD. Ui-('er dato Srpt. R. Mr. Hill writes: *"1 should Ion? since have hoc;) dead, hnt for your (,o7,engos-thell vreworth theirW ipht in Ovid. [ will tf!:uUy too and tell anyone what a splendid cuugb remel v they are. Kentin^'s Loscnw are sold tin*. Is. ljrf. each. The unrivalled remedy lor COUGHS UOAiiStftfiSSS, autl TdliOAT TUOUBLJS3#.