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IROUND THE TOWNS.
I ROUND THE TOWNS. rBY MR. GAD-ABOUT.] .LI> A Barry Dock tradesman tells a very good story about a pair of clogs. # Inspector Leyshon has a mackintosh, and Inspec- tor Summerfield is ambitious to have one also. f Mr. Lowdon was absent from the School Board meeting on Monday, having gone for a trip to London. ♦ To fill up the interval," said the chairman at the Foreign Missionary meeting at Barry, we will sing 559." » It is satisfactory to know that the west end of Barry has fewer unoccupied houses than it had in February. # A Cadoxton gentleman has shaved off his moustache, as he says it interfered with his drink- ing powers. A girl of seventeen had to write to the School Board on Monday to explain that she was too old to attend school. Out of 2,356 children on the school books. 2,201 attended. Once more, good old Seig You de- served all that General Lee said of you on Monday. 's Mr. Ephraim Harris's election card went the round of the solicitors' table at Penarth Police Court on Monday, and was exceedingly well received. The Local Board members who went to Llantwit on Wednesday enjoyed themselves immensely, and one of them was heard to boast that he didn't get tight there Dr. O'Donnell drove over the Barry Com- pany's road last week, when the toll-gates were abolished. This is the first time he has used the road for a very long time. I hear that the Rev. Llechidon Williams is coming out as a School Board candidate. A con- test is, therefore, inevitable, as both Dr. Treharne and Mr. W. Thomas are also coming out. Mr. Henry Chappell was the only Barryite who contributed towards the presentation to Sir Morgan Morgan, the defeated Conservative candidate for the division. So much for local Toryism » » That prudent man, Mr. William Thomas de Barri, stated at the Health Committee that he did not care to be out late at night Did he mean that as a hit against certain other members ? i Judging from the way the clerk on Monday read a letter from a certain local schoolmaster to j the School Board, it would be a good thing if the master in question took a few lessons in punctua- j tion. • The outlook as set forth by the members of the Finance Committee on Tuesday was an exceed- ingly gloomy one. One of the members declared his life would be in danger did he recommend a rate of Is. 9d. Mr. Thomas de Barri cannot forget his now his- torical trip to the Flat Holm. He, at the Health Committee on Friday, asked whether a deputation of which he was a member could go to their desti- nation by sea ? A professional'man gave some very candid advice to a new-comer the other day. He advised him to go to South Africa. Fine place that," he said to an energetic young man. And all the other medical men-except the new-comer—agreed with him. Wonderful tales are told of the last dance at the Barry Hotel on Wednesday morning. It is also rumoured that a long-standing breach be- tween two local gentlemen was closed at the bar by a few b. and s's in the early hours of the morning. Who says the times are bad at Cadoxton ? A dance was held this week, and 7 new dresses were ordered (and paid for, too) at Miss White's. dressmaker. Barry (who has a" court dressmaker in her employ), and seven others at Messrs. Parry Bros., Barry Dock. There was something about the appearance of the committee room at the Local Board Offices on Monday evening which puzzled me. All at once my eye caught sight of a very handsome carpet which graced the floor around the clerk and chairman's seat. ♦ When' the members of the Public Works Com- mittee feel in need of a stimulant in the course of what is often a dry, monotonous discussion, resort is always made to the little black box, and after partaking of "a pinch," they return to their labours with renewed energy. Mr. Thomas de Barri can't give up tempting Little Josh." At the Public Libraries' Committee he said that he wouldn't like to have to fight a Local Board election when the rate was Is. 9d. But Mr. Barstow pretended not to hear, and talked serenely to Mr. John Robinson. On Wednesday morning a large rat ran across Vere-street, and hid in a water-pipe. The trades- men of Vere-street immediately organised a rat hunt, and aft3r some tremendous excitement, the rat was killed. The stick which dealt the first blow ean be seen on application to our office boy. The Medical Officer disclosed a rather startling state of affairs at the Health Committee. The aspect of the inspector's office, he said was any- thing but clean, whilst several members character- ised the late condition of the urinal as a. disgrace. People who live in glass houses should'nt throw stones. A local solicitor is said to be yearning for the time to come when women will be emancipated, and he can send Henrietta to the office, instead of going himself. He only hopes he won't be expected to get up at two in the morning to open the door if Henrietta has forgotten to take the latch-key. » Dr. O'Donnell had promised to be present at the Young Wales Society meeting on Tuesday night, and is a firm believer in the teaching of Welsh. Unfortunately, he was, however, prevented from being present on account of Mrs. O'Donnell's serious and sudden illness. I am glad to hear that Mrs. O'Donnell is progressing slowly but favourably. At the inquest held on Barry Island last Friday one of the witnesses took the Bible in his right hand, and the sergeant, who was facing the witness and therefore had his left hand opposite the wit- ness's right, said very sternly, Take it in your right hand The same process was repeated with the other witness, to the suppressed amusement of the jurors. <* The shop assistants have my warmest sympathy with the efforts they are making to procure shorter hours. As one of the speakers remarked, at pre- sent their condition is that of white slaves. Did people but think, I am sure they would show their sympathy with the movement in a practical manner by doing their shopping earlier, so as to give the assistants a chance of physical and mental recreation. Miss Fletcher, who has just arrived from the Calcutta Missionary Station, gave a very interest- ing account of her experiences on Tuesday evening last and referring to the abject deference paid by the women of that country to their husbands, remarked that this in a great measure was the reason why men in general were so bumptious and conceited." Mr. Beloher," I will now call Mr. Davies, an expert in nuisances, as witness." Mr. Davies. the expert, happened to be of the Tichbornian type, and was assisted into the witness box with a gentle remark from .Mr. Belcher, "Can you get in, Mr. Davies ?" The magistrates coald not forbear smiling, and one of them winked the other eye at the learned counsel. At one time during the meeting of the Public Works Committee en Monday night I feared ructions would occur between two. members of the committee, one of whom,. u Little Josh," felt con- fident upon a point which the Chairman of the Health Committee knew was wrong. After a breeze, however,li Little Josh," with true Christian humility saw his mistake, and thanked Ms correc- tor for his correction. Mr. William Thomas de Barri, with that sublime simplicity of his, put a very straight question to the Chairman of the Local Board. Which." said Thomas de Barri with intense earnestness, "• will you serve best, the Barry Company or the Looal Board," referring to the appointment of the Chair- man to purchase stone for the Board. The Chair- man of the Board was, however, enabled to give Mr. Thomas de Barri a satisfactory answer. ♦ •* Miss Morant, late of Newnham College, Cam- bridge. made a very good impression at the Young Wales meeting on Tuesday night. Miss Morant is an accomplished linguist, and is well acquainted with almost every German dialect. She is down in this district organising a- Women's Liberal Association. A public meeting will be held on Saturday night at 8 o'clock, at Harry's Restaurant, Barry Dock, when addresses will be delivered by Miss Morant. Miss Katie Jenkins (vice-chairman of the Llangadock School Board), Mrs. Inglis, of Barry, and others.
CONGL Y CYMRY.
CONGL Y CYMRY. [DAN OLYGIAETH LLWYDFKYX.L AT Y PARCH. J., HUGHES, NANTYMOEL. MR. GOL.A fyddwch garedicsd a chaniataui'r gofyniadau a ganlyn, cyfeiriedig at y boneddwr uchod, gael ymddangos yn eich colofn Gymreig o'ch newyddiadur poblogaidd ? A fydd i chwi, Mr. Hughes. fod mor hunanym- wadol a gostyngedig a rhoddi atebiad i'r gofyn- iadau canlynol trwy y golofn Gymreig hon ? 1. A ddyweda-,och chwi wrth bregethu. nos Sabboth, Medi 25ain. mai unig ystyr a meddwl y gair bedydd yw trochi ? 2. Hefyd, a daywedasoch chwi, ar yr un bregeth, fod pob ysgolhaig yn Nantymoel yn gwybod mai yr uchod sydd yn iawn, ac nas gallant brofi yn wahanol? Yn awr, Mr. Hughes, gan eich bod yn Gristion, ac yn bregethwr o Efengyl Crist, derbyniwch y gofyniadau uchod fel Cristion, a pheidiwch ag edrych yn wgus ar y gofynydd. Mae cyfrifoldeb y gofyniadau yn gorphwys yn hollol ar y gofynydd. —Yreiddoch, J. EDWARDS. Nantymoel.
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. !…
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. j 11TH COMPANY. 2ND GLAMORGAN ARTIL- LERY VOLUNTEERS. COMPANY ORDERS.—Barry Dock, 28th Oct., 1892. ] Drills for the week commencing 31st Oct., 1892 ] Gun drill every evening during the weeek except I Saturday. 1 Hours of Drills, 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. r All Great Coats, Carbines and Swords to be returned to Store. By Order, (Signed) J. JUST. HANDCOCK. Capt., Commanding 11th Company, 2nd G.A.V., Barry Dock.
Births, IJarriages, Deaths, MARRIAGES. EVANS—WBIOHT.—On the 24th inst., at St. John's Church, Cardiff, James Arthur, youngest son of the late Thomas Evans, of Abergavenny, to Harriet Amelia, only daughter of the late W. T. Wright, of St. Nicholas. GIBSON—TREHARNE.—On the 24th inst., at Glvntaff Church, by the Rev. D. Bevan Evans, Fred Gibson, architect, Pontypridd, to May, second daughter of Mr. Edgar Treharne, Butcher's Arms Hotel, Ponty- pridd. DEATHS. MOON.—On the 20th inst.. at Princes-street, Merthyr- Dovan, Mary, wife of William Moon, aged 79 years. LONG—At Holme-street, Cadoxton, John Long, aged 49 years. GWINNE.—At Brook-street, Cadoxton, Mary Gwinne, aged 63.
THE LLANHARRAN HOUNDS
THE LLANHARRAN HOUNDS WILL MEET Thursday, Nov. 1st, 1892 at Coytrahene Friday, Nov. 4th Casar Arms At 10.30 a.m.
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0,0 FOLLICK, 0,0 o ° PAWNBROKER and JEWELLER, Opene his NEW PREMISES at Holton road, Barry Dock, AT AN EARLY DATE. All kinds of Clothing and Miscellaneous Goods to be Reduced to Cost. [476 L
CORRESPo^™- T BARRY CHURCH DEFENCE MEETING a DOCK. Œ TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SOUTH WALES SI. SIR,-TotaIJy dissenting, as I do, from the to. of your remarks re the Church Defence meetings, I write in the hope that you may be liberal" enough to insert this letter in its entirety. In the place of giving your readers a verbatim report of what the lecturers said, you treat them to a long rigmarole of special pleading, instead of allowing them to judge for themselves. Now. the Disendowment matter is a serious one, and one in which the people cannot shirk their responsibility They ought, therefore, to have opportunities of hearing the Church's Bide of the argument and, why on earth it is, with this object in view, I- in- judicious to bring lecturers here, I fail to see. Churchmen and Dissenters may, possibly, be on friendly terms here, but that will not prevent the latter from voting at the next election for a Dis- endowment candidate. Timeo Danaos, ko., a gentleman from B.N.C. ought to appreciate the quotation. Every voter in Wales is responsible in the matter, and the responsibility is such M, grave one that I am certain true Christian Nonconfor- mists will be thankful to hear both sides of the question. It is no trivial thing for a Christian to go deliberately to the poll and vote for the robbery of a great branch of Christ's Church, which (what- ever her sins of the past) is now doing a most wonderful work for God. This being so, the intelligent and thoughtful amongst the people would rather have the chance of asking informa- tion at an open meeting than trust themselves entirely and blindly to the leadership of news- papers only. Why not, then, give the chance of hearing what the Church has to say in her de- fence ? It seems outrageous to argue against such a course. Are Welshmen less fair than English- men ? I trow not.—I am, &c., FAIR-PLAY. r A reply to the above appears under '• Local Notes."—ED. South Wale* Star. ] TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES RTAE. SIR,—I noticed in your last issue you make great pretence of bewailing the fact that the truce between Dissenters and Church people at Barry has been broken. You say that Mr. Helm is respon- sible for this for casting undue aspersions on Welsh Nonconformity. I do not wish to defend Mr. Helm, if he did so but I should like to point out that there are Helms among the Liberationists. If you ion't believe this, read Lloyd George's speech at Carnarvon, or Herber Evans' fiery address, and you will see that whatever Mr. Helm may say of Non- conformity, quite as nasty things are said of the Church by your friends. It is somewhat remark- able, also, that this very week Mr. Helm's charges were fully borne out by the testimony of Mr. Davies, the eldest son of the Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey, who in a Nonconformist conference said bhat Dissent had forgotten her mission, and was thinking more of Disestablishment than of religion. —Yours, &c., A PARSON. 10- TOO MUCH HONEY" IN PARSONRY AND PRIMROSERY! TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,—The Abbey-canon namedi in yours of October 7th. added another organ to one already in it this makes matters worse than put an organ," as by a friendly error I am made to say. No wonder that this district election for a so-called M.P. representative sent a wealthy landgrabber to talk lusciously about popular right3 for two organs in the Establishment Church" of the town, where the votes are duly counted, make a fair show of musical worship and such parsonic sounds entrance the primrose elect. What chance then had the other side, especially as the Tory aspirant to high talk and low practice, played himself in with band music. As it's only right to canonise such saints, I sent each of the clergy named — as far as I could — a copy of your issue. Not that I believe conforming human nature to be worse than nonconforming ditto for, as your lecturer on Welsh Dis- senters — as against British Aseenters — said to save souls" implies lost ditto man can do the last, only God the first, but that I know from openly opposing this £ s. d. policy ecclesiastical on each spot indicated (as on many another) how non-scriptural respect of persona was certainly, and still is, I fear, bringing in these particulars, dishonour on him, who come ''to preach the Gospel to the poor," and" to give His life a ransom ■ for many." As the Chairman of the Dinas POwill Highway Board said "It's of no use putting a good bank on a bad bottom." Just as, too, abstinence-advocates hurt their cause by putting it forward as necessarily temperance. This holy Writ does not.-I am, &c., W. BEAUMONT. 80, Gower-street, W.C., London. October 16th, 1892. lb. PUNISHMENT BY TEACHERS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. Sir,—The forthcoming election of members to the School Board seems to me to give an oppor- tunity to bring about a better state of things in the Board Schools. It is a common grievance that children in the lower standards are frequently illegally assaulted by the assistant teachers, male and female, and I feel that action should be taken to prevent a con- tinuance of such an injurious practice, being confident such conduct on oehalf of the assistant-teachers is opposed to the interests of the children, the progress of school, and detrimental to the ratepayers, as, there can be no doubt, it destroys the good feeling which should exist be- tween teacher and scholar, and causes the children to dislike being at school, and, in many cases, brings about irregular attendance. I suggest that at the forthcoming election it be made a test question to candidates for election to the Board whether, if elected, they will prohibit the striking of children by assistant-teachers, either with stick or hand, and that punishment of that description be inflicted after enquiry asi to the offence by the head-mistress or master only, and unless they consent to do so, they be regarded as unfit for the office they seek. I further suggest the formation of a school children's defence league," to which the parents of all children attending the Board Schools shall be eligible, for the purpose of taking into considera- tion any such assaults should they be continued, and determine what proceeds shall be taken in connection therewith expenses to be paid from a general fund. Believing the foregoing suggestions, if adopted, would be for the common good, I would be pleased to act with others for the purpose of bringing them into active operation. A. FOUND. 7, Gilbert-street, Cadoxton, October 5th, 1892. RETURNING THANKS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. DEAR SIR,—Kindly allow me a small space in your most valuable columns to return my most sincere thanks to the local milk-sellers for the advertisement they so kindly inserted at their own expense on my behalf in your last issue; and I may also add that the attempts which have been made to praise the milk of one dairyman at the expense of other milk-sellers have proved success- ful, and his supply of high-class dairy produca is still a boon to the inhabitants of the Barry dis- trict. I have the honour to remain, yours, &c., S. COOKSLEY. High-class Dairyman. Manor Farm Dairy, Barry. BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. DEAR SIR,—Will you please give publicity to the following in your valuable paper this week I beg to acknowledge with thanks on behalf of the British and Foreign Bible Society, the sum of 14s. collected by Edith Jenkins and Annie Thomas, of Welsh Baptist Chapel. Holton.Yonrs, &c., GEO. RUTTER, Secretary.
"The Largest Retail Provision Stores in Wales," In the opinion of The Grocer, is the WESTMINSTER STORES, WHARTON STREET, CARDIFF. David Jones & Co., LIMITED, Thank the Public for thf'Sti"Ens'v'e Patronage which has won for them the proud .distinction of being the PREMIER PROVISION RETAILERS in the Principality. DANISH BUTTER is now arriving in Splendid Condition. For years we have maintained our' own as the Largest Importers of Danish Butter in South Wales, and we would call Special Attention to the Weekly Supplies wc? are now receiving from some of the Best Dairies. Our Ham, Bacon, and Cheese Departments are, as usual, well Stocked with the Finest Goods that Money can Buy. Add to these our Grocery, Cake, Fresh' Meat, and Greengrocery Departments, and you have a veritable Market, at which every desire of the inner man can be satisfied at a REASON- ALE OUTLAY. There is but one Westminster Stores, and that is at Wharton Street, Cardiff. We have NO BRANCHES. ORDERS BY POST PROMPTLY ATTENDED To. NOTE THE ADDRESS- DAVID JONES & COMP., LTD., WESTMINSTER STORES, WHARTON STREET, CARDIFF. Telegrams—" Premier," Cardiff. Telephone-X o. 621. [464 ABOUT TEA. Tea is being sold retail at Is. per lb. Yes, and Tea could be sold retail at a. profit at 8d. per lb. VE I.NOYA Zd TEI c"rsou 14# A 1 ovA'j^X ls-8d-'2s-'and2s-4d- S V B 'i0 a A1 per lb. Rubbish is dear at ( /T\N. i any price. VENOYA N e worth buyin- if the were double. TRY IT one, and Y()?,t ?.Vill uiide-rvtamd wlty it i-Y tltat 1 -ENO ]A tA"' H B Tt-a) coite?iiaii(lv every .0 fig t7te largest EVERYBODY CAN GET IT FROM— R. O. JONES, BARRY DOCK. D. J. JONES, EMPORIUM, BARRY. CARDIFF (DOCKS) F. URELL, 37, STUART-STREET. J. B. FLETCHER, WOODVILLE-ROAD. BRIDGEND J. AND C. SANKEY. ABERDARE: F. W. MANDER. TREORKY J. CURTIS. Wholesale only from Proprietors of "VENOY Å." TEA, 19 and 20, Camomile Street, London, E.C. [009 D. IESTYN JONES, FAMILY GROCER AND PROVISION MERCHANT, THE EMPORIUM, HIGH-STREET, BARRY, IS THE ONLY AGENT FOR TP ABOVE TEAS IN BAIfRY. NOTED FOR THE FINEST ENGLISH BACON, and the CHOICEST DANISH BUTTERS, Direct from the Farms Weekly. THE CHEAPEST HOUSE FOR ALL KINDS OF PROVISIONS. QUALITY NOT TO BE EXCELLED. [478 CASTLE ARCADE. T. B. SUMMERS, TEA MERCHANT, 13, Castle Arcade, [Cardiff. TEAS SOLD AT THIS ESTABLISHMENT AR THE FINEST IN THE WORLD. By selling for CASH ONLY, I am able to supply the BEST TEAS AT LOWEST PRICES. NOTE PRICES:- CHOICE INDIAN AND CHINA BLENDS. Is., Ie. 2d., Is. 4d., Is. 8d., Is. 10d.. 2s., 2s. 2d., 2s. 4d., 2s. 8d. CHOICE CEYLON BLENDS, Is. 6d., Is. 8d., Is. lCd., 2s. 2d., Ts. 4d. Please give these Teas one Trial, and their Meftt will ensure your further Orders. DO you desire to realise the best possible prices and secare a numerous company when you dispose of your Landed Estate, Freehold Property, Stook Merchandise, or Household Furniture ? — Sec tlJat your Advertisements are inserted in the South Wates Star. DYERS & CLEANERS OB HATS, BONNETS. OSTRICH FEATHERS^ 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. AGENT AT BARRY— H. B. TAYLOR, Wool and Fancy Respository, DURHAM HOUSE, 111, HIGH ST. AGBNT AT CADOXTON- M. PHILLIPS, Wenvoe Bazaar, 76] (Near Railway Station) VERE STREET. KEATING'S COUGH LOZENGES "94, Commercial Road, Peckham, July 12,1S80. Sir,—I am a poor lmnd at expressing my feellll!;8, but f j>3ar Sir,—I am a poor lmnd at expressing my feelings, but f should like to thank you. Your loxenges have done wonders im relieving my terrible cousrh. Since 1 had the operation of Trache- otomy (the same a» the late Emperor of Germany, and unlike him* thank God, I am still alive) performed at St. Bartholomew's Hospital^ no one could possibly hove had a more violent oough: it was so baa at times that it quite exhuusted me. The mucus, winch was verr. •opious and hard, has been softened, and I have been able to getrix of it without difficulty—1 am, sir, yours trulv, J. HII/L." UTTERLY UNRIVALLED. The above speaks for itself. From strict inquiry it appears that the benefit from using Keatine's Cough Lozenges is The operation was a specially severe one, and was performed by th» specialist, Dr. U. T. Butiin. of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Since the operation the only means of relief is the use of these Lozenges* So succcssrnJ are they that one affords immediate benefit, although from the nature of the case the throat irritation is intense. WEIGHT IN GOLD. Ur,der date Sept. 8, 1801, Mr. H ill writes: "1 sboild long Bino& flave been <iea<l, hut for your Lozengee— they are vorth th»ir wight in guld. I will sladly see and tell anyone what a splendid cough remedy they are." Keating'* Lozenzes are sold in tins. In. IM. oach. The nnrivalleC remedy torCOUUUS, HOARSENESS, and THROAT TROUBLED
more important even than the ultimate issue. We are of the same opinion. We regret exceed- ingly that speakers should be imported into Barry to create dissension and strife. We can differ among ourselves and fight for our con- victions without hurting one another's feedings. Does it not strike the most unobservant Church- man-and even the most callous Saxon-that a conscientious Dissenter must feel it keenly I' when a man like Mr. Helm-who has only a surface knowledge-of Welsh nationality-should say that Welsh Nonconformity has forgotten its mission, and that the demand for -]Ott,itablisliment is made in the name of a lit spurious nationality ?" It is no reply, as A Parson" seems to think that there are Helms among the Disestablishers." We ■sorrowfully admit that some speakers on our side have confounded the Church with the Establishment. Hitherto we have heard at Barry none of these bitter recriminations, and we had hoped we would not hear them. Now, however, we are afraid that the disestablishing "Helms" will swoop down upon Barry, and that a district, which has hitherto been distin- guished by the moderation, tolerance, and brotherly union, of Church and Dissent, will become the scene of bitter strife. PUNISHMENT IX SCHOOLS. In another column Mr. A. Found writes to draw attention to a subject which we have adverted to more than once in these columns. We consider that no pupil-teacher or assistant-master in our Board Schools should be allowed, under any circumstances, to inflict punishment on the scholars. We are aware that there is already a rule to that effect in force- or, at least, in existence—in our local schools- But often it is respected more in the breach than in the observance. Only a fortnight ago a teacher at the Holton Board Schools had to be reprimanded by the Board for chastising a boy unmercifully and we know of some cases which have never been brought before the Board. The Board must either act with greater severity towards the erring teacher, or a strong outside public opinion must be formed, and, as it were crystallised, in an organisation such as Mr. Found suggests. The children can with difficulty be induced to attend school where they are at the mercy of every teacher, and punishment loses all its value when it is ad- ministered hastily, and, perhaps, angrily. THE YOUNG WALES MEETING. The Barry and Cadoxton Young Wales Society held a very important meeting on Tuesday night last on the question of the utilisation of the Welsh language in Elementary Schools. The Rev. Christmas Lewis in opening the subject dealt very ably with the general question, while the President dealt more with the application of the question to Barry. It, is satisfactory to find that four of the members of the Board, including the chair- man and the vice-chaiman, expressed their willingness to have Welsh taught as a specific subject. We believe, also, that Captain Davies, Dr. O'Donnell, and Mr. J. Rees are equally willing to support this. Practically, therefore, ] the members of the present School Board-who will comprise at all events the majority of the next Board—are in favour of Welsh teaching. This is all that is at present in the power of the J School Board to do. As the President said, if ( Welsh is to be taught as a class subject in our schools, we must appeal to a wider audience and a higher tribunal that our local School Board. j 1 THE IMPORTANCE OF THE QUESTION. It seemed to us that a very important aspect of the question was, if not lost sight of, at all events not brought to as much promience as it deserved at the meeting. This was the linguistic aspect of the question. It is now admitted on all hands that a linguistic training is the best possible edncational training for children. On the Continent, where often one language, as it were, overlaps another, the 0 children can. without difficulty, be taught two languages. In Russia every educated man can speak at least two languages-French and Russian. It is a source of infinite regret to English educationalists that such a linguistic -training is impossible in English elementary ^schools, because no other language exists side-by-side with English. LINGUISTIC TRAINING POSSIBLE IN WALES. In Wales, fortunately, the Welsh language is not-only still alive, but maintains a very healthy and vigorous existence. It is possible, there- fore, to give to the English children in Wales—as well as to Welsh children—such a linguistic training as would be impossible in England, and ,in some countries on the Continent. Good administrators, like the chairman of the School Board, are sometimes forgetful of the broader issues, and we believe that when Mr. Lowdon has examined the ques- tion from this standpoint, he will modify his views as to the utility of teaching Welsh as a class subject in bilingual schools. Mr. Acland, -the present Minister of Education, is not only one of the best and most progressive education- alists of the day, but is also thoroughly ac- quainted with the difficulties and the possi- bilities of Welsh education. We may therefore confidently expect that a great change will be made in the next Welsh Education Code, and that Welsh will then receive the consideration and the recognition that are its due. THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. We are afraid that the district will soon be plunged into a School Board contest, and that, we must say, without adequate reason. The present School Board has done excellent work, and a 6!d. rate is not too much when it is considered that the school accommodation is excellent, and that the schools themselves are highly efficient. We question whether in any town in Wales there is a school Board that is more progressive, more enlightened, and more truly economical that the Barry School Board. Two new men have lately been pnt on the Board, and there are still two vacancies. If it is necessary, therefore, to infuse new >blood3 it is quite possible to do so without going to the expense of a contest..B. Contested ( election would cost the district from £ 100 to JE150, a very serious sum when the rateable value of the district is falling, and the Local Board rate is Is. 9d. We trust that by mutual arrangement it will be possible to fill up the vacancies on the Board without forcing a contest. _j_ ——