BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. THE HEALTH COMMITTEE. A monthly meeting of the above committee was held on Frid&y night. There were present Dr. O'Donnell (in the chair), and Messrs. Benjamin Lewis, Wm. Thomas (Barry), John Robinson, J. A. Hughes (clerk), Dr. Neale (medical officer), Mr. Pardoe (surveyor), and Inspector Leyshon. THE MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORTS. The Medical Officer read his reports for the months of September and October. In the month ending 22nd of September there had been 76 births (39 males, and 39 females), and 24 deaths There wero 11 deaths from zymotic diseases, and 3 deaths from accidents. In the month ending October 20th there had been 50 births recorded (24 males and 26 females), and 16 deaths. One person had died from scarlet fever. The following cases had been notified :-Scarlet fever, 60 typhoid, 2 and erysipelas, 3. THE SCARLET FEVER OUTBREAK. The Medical Officer, in his reports, drew attention to the very severe outbreak of scarlet fever. In 1890 scarlet fever broke out, and there were from August to December 55 cases. In the year 1891 there had been 187 cases, and this year 205. They had had as many cases brought into the district as broke out there—during the last week there had been 3 cases brought from Cardiff.-The Chairman said the outbreak at present was raging in the Holton district—The Clerk to the Medical Officer Cannot you account for the outbreakThe Medical Officer I try to. We know how a great many of the cases occur.-The Clerk read out the section of the Act dealing with the matter, which stated that all persons infected exposing them- selves, or other people causing them to be exposed, were liable to a penalty not exceeding £ 5—The Medical Omeer There were cases in which people admitted that they had had scarlet fever, but would not take the precaution of being disinfected. -The Clerk It is one of the chief objects of the Act to stop that kind of thing.—The Chair- man suggested that prosecutions should be instituted against any person violating the Act in that manner aga.in.-The Medical Officer said no children who had ha.d scarlet fever ought to be allowed to go to school for six weeks, or until a certificate had been granted by a medical man. There had been four cases during the past month. It was said there was a great number of tpyhoid fever cases. That was a great error. There were only three cases during the month one of Joseph Hurman, 30, "hesterfleci-street, who worked at Caerphilly, where there were many cases, and now there was another outbreak of fever in the same house another that of William Davies, Greenwood-street, and that of William John, 26, Regent-street, boiler-maker, at whose house the surface drains were choked up, which had since been remedied. That was the only case in which the drains had been in an unsanitary' condition. Precautions were still in force to prevent the entrance of cholera, and now vessels were ex- amined in the basin, but pilots had instructions to stop vessels outside the dock with illness on board. He should be glad to have the inspector's office entirely renovated, and tap and basin put in. The general aspect of the office was anything but clean! He also asked that shelves should also be fixed there.—On the proposition of the Chair- man it was decided to carry out the required im- provements, at a cost not exceeding £ 10. With regard to the scarlet fever it was decided to ask the School Board to make a rule not to admit any children who had had the scarlet fever under six weeks, and it was decided to write to all the medical men in the district on the matter. THE INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES' REPORT. Owing to the cholera outbreak and the neces- sary attendances of the Inspector on board the ships, the house to house inspection had not been made during the last two months. For the month ending 23rd September 59 nuisances were inspected, 59 notices served, and 52 complied with. The scavenging had been carried out satisfactorily. The 16, Robert-street nuisance, a defective drain nut having been remedied, it was decided to take proceeding against the owners, the Cottage Co. -It was decided that proceedings should be taken in the matter of the nuisance at 144, Barry-road, and also with regard to the closet at 12. Basset- street. — Three applications were made for registration under the Dairies Act during the moath. 278 visits had been paid to infected houses, and 28 houses disinfected; 138 ships had been inspected, and 20 nuisances ordered to be remedied. During the past month 65 nuisances had been inspected, 65 notices served, and 41 notices complied with. There were four applications for registration under the Dairies Act. 211 visits had been paid to infected houses. and 29 had been disin- fected. 159 vessels had. been examined during the month, and out of that number only three were found with dirty forecastles. MISCELLANEOUS, ] The Medical Officer reported that it was twelve ] months since the last order for the inspectors' < clothes. He also reported that Inspector Leyshon 1 had a mackintosh, and Inspector Summerfield was anxious to have one also.—It was decided to give an order for new uniform, and also for a mackin- tosh for Inspector Summerneld.—The Clerk re- ported that the County Analyst had analysed a sample of water from, a well on the road at Beggar s Well In his opinion, the water, although a little turbid, was not unfit for domestic purposes, and the water could not justly be termed unfit for drinking purposes.-The consideration of the offer of Mr. Robert Thomas, of ColdbrooK Farm of A10 for the sewage collected was again adjourned.-It was decided to fix 8 gas lamps be- tween WestonBridgeand Mill Cottage, on the Barry road, at a. distance of 50 yards apart.—A letter was road from the secretary of the Local Government Board in connection with the importation of rags. The Clerk of the Bridgend Rural Sanitary Authority wrote stating that Messrs. Williams (Castleton). Rees Williams (Boverton), and John Hopkins (Dean's Cross), had been appointed to confer with the committee appointed by the Local Board, and asking when and where they should m-eet.-It was decided that the two com- mittees shauld meet at Llantwit-Major on Wednes- day.-A letter was read from the Cardiff Rural Sanitary Authority stating that they were prepared to support the Board's application for the estab- lishment of a joint infectious hospital on the Flat Holm by the Cardiff Rural Authority, Cardiff Town Council, and the Barry an<f Cadoxton Local Board. -A. letter wis read from the secretary of the Barry Railway Company, stating that the company could not consent to hand over to the Local Board the sewer for which the Board had applied.-The company had also given instructions to their ser- vants to remove all nuisances on their property. THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. A meeting of the .above committee was held on Monday evening, Mr. George Thomas presided, and there were present Dr. O'Donnell, Mr. John Robin- son Mr. Wm. Thomas CBarry), Mr..Barstow, Mr. J C Pardoe (surveyor). and Mr. Hughes (clerk).- Tenders were opened for the scavenging, hauling stones, &c., for the four divisions of the district until the end of May, and Mr. Ruckfey's tender was selected for the 1st division, Mr. F Griffiths' for the 2nd, Mr. John John's for the 3rd. and Mr. S Eyle's for the 4th. Mr. David Love sent in a tender for hauling and crushing stone from the auarry where he has a tender contract from the board already.-The matter was left to the surveyor, to report on at the next meeting.-The Surveyors, report was read, and it was decided to leave the opening of the applications for the post of sur- veyor's"clerk to the surveyor, he to select, a few and submit them to the Board.-The boiler of the steam roller had been repaired and sent back, and fixed and the roller was now at work. As a large quan- titv of oil was used for the roller, he suggested that it should be got from the Barry Dock Oil and 11 Colour Company.-It was decided that the surveyor should ask several other local tradesmen their prices, and report on them to the next meeting.— The Surveyor complained that the chimneys at the Surveyor's Offices would not act, and asked that he might be allowed to get two gas stoves—It was decided that the surveyor should get one, and try the first before a second was got.—xhe Surveyor asked for instructions for carrying oat private improvements in front of the places of worship.- It was decide* to carry these out at the same time as the other private improvements were carried out. -The repairing of the Porthkerry-roadwas re- ported on bv the Surveyor. He asked for instruc- tions.-After a discussion,'it was decided to carry out a suggestion made by the surveyor, and Messrs. Robinson, Meggitt, William Thomas, and the Surveyer were appointed a committee to go over the road before the repairs were carried out. — The Surveyor recom- mended that a site for a depot for depositing stone, be rented, and a siding formed on the dock from the Barry Company. Had they had such a depot during the past week they would have been able to get 478 tons of hard stone from Limerick, which a. ship brought as ballast. The stone was alto- ether harder than that which'they procured from local quarries-It was pointed out that the erec- tion of a siding would be a very costly affair, and it was decided that the Surveyor should see the General Manager of the Barry Company, and ask whether he would allow them to rent a depot near a siding. And if so, what would the charge be. Should any stone arrive in the meantime which it would be advantageous for the Board to purchase Mr. Robinson and the Surveyor were empowered to purchase the same-The Surveyor reported that although he had written to Mr. Robins re the scantling of a house he was erecting in Station- street, he had not taken steps to remedy the same. —[t was decided to take proceedings.—The Sur- veyor suggested that the boiler at the Slaughter- house be insured for £100 against explosion and accidents in the same company which had insured the steam roller. This was agreed to. tile surveyor and clerk to see thau the insurance effected carried covered accidents, &e — The Surveyor begged to submit that Chesterfield, Glebe, Fairford, and Herbert-streets, Barry Road- lane, Glebe-lane, Llewellyn-street, Dock View- road, Gueret-street, and Travis-street be declared public highways. This was agreed to.-Plans were submitted for house in Pencoitre-street, for Morgan Jenkins, and a warehouse to be turned into a cottage for Morgan Bros.-Cheques were signed for private improvements, estaolishment charges. and at the conclusion or the business the committee viewed a sample of the tree-guards which it is proposed to erect.—it was decided to recommend the Board to erect wooden steps lead- ing from the Common to Main-street, at a cost not exceeding £ 30.. Mr. C. A. Walker (the Board's engineer) wrote that he would complete the plans of the Ba.rry Harbour sewerage scheme in the course of the week for the Local Government Board, and which he was preparing fresh plans for submission to the Board of Trade. FINANCE COMMITTEE. The monthly meeting of this committee was held on Tuesday afternoon. There were pres en General Lee (in the chair), Messrs. John Robinson, Benjamin Lewis, J. J. Williams. Inspector Leyshon, Messrs. Howe (collector), and J. A. Hughes clerk). The following bills were passed -Lewis fcvans, 300 copies bye-laws, £ 1 14s.; ditto, minutes, £ 4 14s • Mr. Townsend, advertisement tender. £ 3 3s.School Board, 14s. 4d. ditto. 14s. 9d ditto, surveyor, Is. 6d.: Barry Dock ftews, print- ing, £ 1 ditto, £1 4s. for in inserting resolution ditto, application surveyor's clerk, £1 ditto ad- vertisement, £1 Is.; Miss Bray, 8s. 3d.; Mr. Pardee's department, 12s. 6d. D. W. Thomas 3s. Morgan Bros., repairs, t- 4 Os, 7d. Waterloo Bros, (London), 91 Os. 3d.; Knight and Co., 17s. 6d. Mr. D. Owen binding two books, 9s. bd. Mr. Wilkie, cabinet and! surveyor's department, £, 1 6s. 2d.; Mr. Milner, advertisement 1 extern Mail, 6s. 6d. Isaac Thomas, 4s. John Johns, 2s. Id. Griffiths, E 3 5s. 6d. T. Ruckley, 4 4 4s. 7d. Barry Co. for ships ballast, 12 10s. Barry Town Syndicate. P.20 6s.; Barry Dock iY¡:ros, 188.; Howell and Co., blankets, &c., £ 7 3s. St. John's Ambulance Society for Ashford litter complete with stretcher. £ 11 10s. J. Johns, for scavenging, f9 12s. Griffiths, ditto, £ 10 12s.; Ruckley, ditto, ig 12 Is'- Tvarck and Co., sewers. 6s.; Wood and Co., CardifE,"books. £ 4 9s.; Gas Co., street water- ing £ 2 5s. 8d. Gas Co., for gas, £ 227 15s. 5d.; ditto, for moving lamps, LE4 12s. 5d. ditto, slaughter-house water, 4-1 Is. 8d.; Sarah Jones, caretaker, £ 2 2s.; Inspector Rees, year's salary, £5; P. and A. Davies, caretakers, £1 5s.; Thomas Ruckley, hauling stones, &c., £ 3 3s. 9d.; Griffiths, ditto, 16s.; John John, ditto, 15 12s., repairing road roller, £ 8 10s. 8d. South Wales Star printing, advertising, &c., £ 12 6s.; infectious hospital. £30; Mr. H. J. Owen, disinfectants, £ 14 9s. 3d. Mr. Blackmore, librarian of the public libraries, £ 280 Mr. Chartris, wages, £ 12 12s.; Mr Rutter, private improvements, Mr. David Love, ditto, £ 100 Mr. Jenkin Brock, ditto, £52 13s. lid. Mr. Ince, ditto, £120; Mr. Ince, lavi-no- foundation of slaughter house, 135 1 Messrs. Kite and Co., for iron work, £50; Messrs. Dagnall and Co., for negotiating loans, tl53 8a. 4d.; Downing and Handcock, for preparing agreement, £ 2 2s. 9d. Mr. George Rutter, retentian money, £ 150 Dr. Powell, for certificates, £ 3 7s. 6d.—The clerk's, surveyor's, inspector's, collector's, and medical officer's books were examined.—The Clerk read his estimate of expenditure for the ensuing half-year amounting to £ 6,144, and they had over- drawn their account with the treasurer to the ex- tent of £ 1,848, making a total of £ 7,992. It was advisable, therefore, to recommend the Board to made a rate of Is. 9d. in the pound for the ensuing half-year.-A long discussion ensued, in the-course of which it was stated by the collector that there were quite 1,000 uninhabited houses in the district, about 500 being in the Cadoxton district. A num- ber of houses now assessed would be vacant during the coming half-year, and therefore he should not be able to collect rates from them.—Mr. Benjamin Lewis pointed out that instead of over-estimating for the expenses of the last half-year they had under-estimated. He was opposed to that; if they had over-estimated they would have had a balance on the right side, but instead of that they would be obliged to lay a burden on the ensuing half- year's estimate. It was thought advisable by the committee that the Board be advised not to per- form any unnecessary work, and that a striot revision should be gone through the books to see if the expenditure could be lessened in any way. It was decided that the Collector should take steps to enforce the payment of money due for private improvements, in all £1,200, at once.
THE EARLY CLOSING MOVE- MENT. On Monday evening last a large and influen- tial meeting of the Barry District shop-assistants was held at the Victoria Coffee Tavern, Barry Dock, Mr. A. E. Jones presiding. The meeting was convened in furtherance of the earlier closing movement which is now on foot, and which has been attended with the most satisfactory results. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. The Chairman, in opening the pro- ceedings, said he was pleased beyond measure to see so Targe an attendance at the meeting, as that in itself showed that the assistants of the district were unanimous in their desire for an earlier closing hour. He was pleased to be able to inform them that the masters-(A voice: Employers ) -well, employers-had met their request in a most amicable spirit, and the result of the committee's canvass was that all the tradespeople in the district except five had signified their willingneas to close their establishments at 7 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 1 o'clock on Wednesday, 9 Friday, and 11 d'-clock on Saturday. (Applause.) Mr. Guest (secretary) said that many of the trades- men whom he requested to sign the petition for earlier closing, expressed surprise at seeing 11 o'clock as the hour for Saturday night closing and in his presence said that 10 o'clock would be quite late enough to remain open. (Hear, hear.)- A long discussion ensued as to the advisability of altering the hour from 11 to 10, and make another Ganvass of the district to obtain the consent of all the tradesmen. But Mr. Jones (Barry Dock) con- t sidered it would be absurd to bother the trades- people any further on so trivial a matter. Mr. Llewellyn (treasurer) believed that it would not be possible to get the grocers who held beer licences to close earlier that 11 p.m. on Saturdays. —On the motion of Mr. W. J. Davie3. seconded by Mr. Edmonds (Barry), it was resolved to call a general meeting of employers and assistants, to be held on Monday evening next, at the Victoria Coffee Tavern, to hear their views on the matter.— Three new members were added to the committee —Messrs. W. J. Davies, H. Jenkins, and H. T. Lee. Votes of thanks to the chairman for presiding, and to the members of the Press, brought the pro- ceedings to a close.
OUR PUBLIC MEN. • t [BY DARIUS DARE.J 1 1 VI. 1 DR. P. J. O'DONNELL. Six years to this very day, on October 28th, 1886, a furniture van might be seen proceeding wearily along the road that led from Cardiff to the Old Village of Cadoxton-juxta-Barry. Now and then it would be passed by men on foot, or horse- back, and in Solomon Andrews' brakes all bound for Barry — the modern Eldorado, as it was thought, where money could be made without skill or energy or foresight, and where success was assured even without capital or brains or prudence. The inaccessibility of the Land of Promise seemed but to lend a zest to the eager adventurers. The only approach to it lay over an old worn country road, ren- dered perilous to the careless driver by deep ruts. There were no trains, or any means of loco- motion, except those provided by Nature or Solomon Andrews. In spite of these difficulties, in the autumn of 1886 there was a constant stream of incomers. There was, however, but one medical man in the place. He was Dr. Neale, the present medical officer of health. Indeed, there were but few of the blessings or cur3es of civilisation in the Barry of 1886. There were, it is true, two or three old public-houses, and innumerable shebeens. But there were no lawyers, one doctor, a parson or two, and half a dozen Dissenting ministers. As yet, there wtre no local newspapers, the first of them being the Barry and Cadoxton Journal, which made its first appearance in March, 1888, and its last in March, 1891, when it was merged with the South Wales Star. There were hardly any houses built in the district, the people, for the most part, having to content them- selves either with overcrowding the old houses or over-crowding the temporary huts, which were hurriedly erected to do duty for the houses until more permanent abodes hid been built. I know of but few of these primitive huts that are still allowed to remain, and they are used by the two most irresponsible people in the district-the Barry Company and Mr. George Garnett. The furniture van, which I have mentioned, after five hours' travelling, reached the sleepy hollow of the old village, and, in the autumn twi- light, toiled up the steep hill, passed the newly erected Royal Hotel, and stopped in front of one of the few old houses in the district, at the bottom of Barry- road. This house had once been an old-fashioned farmhouse, and had since been the residence of an Australian squatter, who erected a verandah in front of the house, and re-christened it Yarra Yarra." It had then been used as club premises, where the thirsty navvy could get drink at all hours without being bothered by police supervision. It was now to become the residence of a young doctor who, after having acted for some years as Dr. Wallace's assistant at Cardiff, was determined to start on his own account in the growing town of Cadoxton-juxta-Barry. It wa.s to this young newly-married doctor, an Irishman by name, education, religion, and temperament, that the goods and chattels in the furniture van belonged; and Yarra Yarra" has from that day do this been the home of Dr. Peter Joseph O'Donnell. Dr. O'Donnell was born in the "fifties" in Cashel, in the county of Tipperary. He was eduoated at the Ledwick School of Medicine, Dublin, and after qualifying, practised as doctor's assistant at Rhymney and Cardiff. In 1886 he migrated to Cadoxton. where he soon came to the front in local public affairs. Even yet tales are told of the royal vows that enlivened the old vestry meetings of Cadoxton how the old inhabitants" resented the interference of the Johnny-come-latelys in their affairs, and how" lively scenes wmcn would have made the heart of the modern reporter rejoice, constantly occurred between the O'Donnell of Tipperary and the Brock of Cadoxton. Alas we have no such scenes now. The hatchet has long been buried, the feud has long been closed, and Dr. O'Donnell is by this time recognised as one of the "old inhabitants," and received, to his own surprise, a good many votes from his old oppo- nents at the last Local Board election. | Dr. O'Donnell succeeded in being elected on the Cadoxton Parochial Committee, and when the first Local Board was about to be elected, he was one of the candidates selected by the Ratepayers' Associa- tion. But thereby hangs a tale, which must be told, if we are to understand many things that take place even to-day. In pre-Local Board times there existed at Cadoxton a Ratepayers' Association, the secretary of which was Mr. Lewis Lewis. This Association thought that its duty was to select members for the Local Board that was about to be appointed, and so, at a meeting held at the Board Schools, Cadoxton, with Mr. John Robinson in the chair, at the end of May, 1888, the -following gen- tlemen were selected as fit and proper persons to sit on the first Local Board for Barry and Cadoxton. I will give the figures as well as the names, as in the light of later events I think they will prove very interesting. Benjamin Lewis 39, David Griffiths 38, J. C. Meggitt 37, J. Robinson 37, George Thomas 34, J. J. Williams 34, J. Cory 31, R. Spickett Thomas 31, Captain Jones 28, E. D. ) Jones 27, Dr. O'Donnell 27, H. Chappell 26. How- ever, complications ensued, and about 29 persons were nominated for the 12 vacant seats. Some- thing had to be done. The Ratepayers' Associa- tion determined to reduce the number of Cadox- ton candidates to six, and it was said that the six selected had to promise to vote for the appointment of Mr. Downing as Clerk of tke Board. However that may be, it is certain that Mr. George Thomas was pledged to support Mr. Downing, and had publicly declared it, both in a meeting and in a letter to the Barry Journal' Another meeting of ratepayers was held on June 21st, at which Mr. George Thomas presided, and the following six were selected :—D. Griffiths, 52 George Thomas, 44; B. Lewis, 43 J. C. Meggitt, 44 J. J. Williams and J. Phillips, 28. The fol- lowing (who were the next week elected members of the Board) were among the rejected :—Mr. Oliver Jenkins, Dr. O'Donnell, and Mr. Edward Hughes. When the result of the election was made known, it was found that of the six can- didates of the ratepayers' meeting" only Mr. Meggitt was returned, while Dr. O'Donnell was third on the poll. The consequence was that at the first meeting of the Board, held at the Picnic-hall on July 3rd, Mr. Arthur Hughes was elected clerk to the Board, only one member voting against him, and ono remaining neutral. I wish I had time to speak of the many other incidents of Dr. O'Donnell's public life how Mr. George Garnett beat him in the Guardian election," and how Dr. O'Donnell was elected at the top of the poll at the School Board election. I should like to apeak of the newspaper wars that raged first between the Rev. Llechidon Williams and the Hibernian Doctor" about the School Board election, and again between the Rev. Ton Evans and him about the Sunday postal delivery. I should like to relate how the doctor tried to keep the Barry Company to their word in the matter of toll-gates, and used to ride through without paying the tolls how the company re- fused at last to allow him to travel over their private roads, even were he to offer payment; and i how during the last month he has had sweet J revenge by driving through to Cardiff without being compelled to pay toll to the company. I should like to treat of many another topics which is fresh in my readers' recollection, but the exigencies of space will not allow of it. It may be said of Dr. O'Donnell that he is the most absolutely honest and single-minded member of the Local Board. He is often prejudiced he is always impulsive. But he never says the thing that is not, and he never makes a pretence of caring for anything or anybody he does not like. He is a man after Dr. Johnson's heart, for," he is a good hater," and as steadfast a friend. He has probably made mora enemies than any member of the Board except Mr. Robinson; but even his] enemies are beginning to recognise and appreciate beneath a some- what rough a manner rugged honesty and a Spartan virtue that are invaluable to a public man's character. There are many who fight strenuously against him at every election, who, in the bottom of their hearts, would be sorry to see him forfeit his seat. For years he has been associated in the popular mind with Mr. Meggitt, but no two men could be more unlike. Mr. Meggitt knows when to give way gracefully, and to con- cede to his opponents unimportant points. There is no such suppleness in Dr. O'Donnell. I think it was Professor Huxley that said that the men of Tipperary are the de- scendants of Cromwell's soldicrn. all so, assuredly, the blood of some Praise the Lora'' Puritan still runs in the blood of the Catholic O'Donnell. There is the same strong sense of duty, the same un- compromising devotion to his notions of what is right in Church and State; there is the same intensity of spirit which invests all things, both great and small, with equal importance; and, also, there is the same revolt against privilege and 'injustice. Dr. O'Donnell is not a man who will ever be popular with all classes, but he is ever sure of the enthusiastic suppoib of his friends. In many respects, he is but little of an Irishman. He has, it is true, a touch of the kindly brogue but he doesn't rattle off inconsequent nothings with the ease with which Irishmen are generally supposed to be able to do so he often gets flurried in the middle of a speech, and though he would be accounted a decent speaker were he an Englishman, his oratory is not that which we generally associate with the nation that produced Grattan and Flood and Curran and, lastly, though by no means devoid of sense of humour, he is curiously lacking in it when once he is roused. If he is not loved by all the electors of the district, it may safely be said that there is no public man whose word is more implicitly relied on. "His word is his bond," and, whether he errs through prejudice or error, the honesty of his motives is never im- pugned. Honesty and conscientiousness are the guiding principles of the public and private life of Dr. O'Donnell. Next wek will appear a portrait and character slsetfck by Darius Dare of Canon Allen, M.A.
TAFF VALE RAILWAY EMPLOYES. DISSATISFACTION AMONG THE DRIVERS AND FIREMEN. Great dissatisfaction exists among the drivers and firemen employed on the Taff Vale Railway. It will be remembered that some time ago a num- ber of pilot enginemen, whose Yages; were then 35s. per week, were put back as supernumary drivers at 30s. per week, and about 30 firemen re- ceiving 24s. per week were put back as spare firemen and cleaners at wages of 21s. and 15s. per week re- spectively. The men's complaint now is that the men who were reduced have been called upon to do their old work, while their wages have not been advanced to the regular standard. The contention is that this action on the part of the company is a breach of the strike agreement, and the men are determined not to submit to this. Already the Executive Committee of the Cardiff Branch of the Railway Servants' Society have been engaged in investigating complaints of irregularity in the payment and working hours of the men, and a general meeting is to be held to further consider the question. Jli»-
.o:.z.- BARRY DOCK WEEKLY TIDE TABLE. Morn. After. h.m. h.m. ft. in. Oct. 28 Fridav 10 57 11 26 30 1 „ 29 Saturday — 0 4 93 9 30 Sunday. 5 50 1 38 29 3 „ 31 Monday 2 25 3 7 31 7 25 Tuesday 9 12 8 25 38 2 „ 26 Wednesday. 9 40 9 56 34 3 „ 27 Thursday 10 14 34 10 32 3
SCHOOL ADVERTISEMENTS. —Principals of S Private and other Schools will do well to adver- tise in the South Wales Star, which circulates very largelv in the South, East, West, and Rhondda Di- visions of Glamorganshire. Quotations for a series mr.y be had on application to the Manager, at the Office, Vere-street, Cadoxton, Barry, or of the local representatives.
DANGERS OF SPORT. IMPORTANT TO FOOTBALLERS AND CYCLISTS. INSURE AGAINST RISK! Some time ago a young man nstmed Edwards nearly met with a serious accident near Cadoxton while out cycling. This only illustrates how great is the danger attached to every form of out-door sport and amusement. Even now, when safety bicycles are so much used, a considerable amount -of danger is inseparable from the popular pastime of cycling. The danger to which every player of Football -especially under the Rugby rules-is open lends, indeed, attraction and excitement to the game, but it, no doubt, deters many a poor man who can ill afford to be laid up with a fractured arm or leg from indulging in that healthy and invigorating game. In view of this the promoters of the SOUTH WALES STA$have" determined to introduce a novel departure which will, we believe, not only com- mend the paper still more to the public, but which will prove of inestimable benefit to our local Cyclists and Footballers. To every person who has sustained an injury which will result in fracture of an arm or le while engaged in playing football or while cycling will be paid the sum of C5, provided the person so injured shall be the owner of the SOUTH WALES STAR for the current week, containing an Insurance Coupon with his usual signature written in ink thereon. ELLLWAY AND STREET ACCIDENTS. I This Coupon Insurance will also cover all accidents which may happen to the owner of the current SOUTH WALES STAR, while a passenger on any Railway, Steamboat, Tramway, Omnibus Street, or on any Public Road within the United Kingdom as a PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL. This Coupon Insurance, therefore, practically insures the possessor of one copy of the paper against all accidents that may happen to him, except at the time when following his ordinary occupation. Coupons have, however, been hitherto, in general, limited to railway accidents, and that for death only. A recently published Parliamentary return gives the number of persons killed and injured on the railways in the United Kingdom during 1890 as 918 KILLED AND 8,971 INJURED. Great as this number is, yet, having regard to the hundreds of thousands who travel upon the vast network of railway lines in the United Kingdom, it is an obvious reflection that railway travelling, as compared with the dangers of the streets, is by far the safest mode of progression. It has seemed to us and to others that a system of insurance which would give some compensation to those who meet with ACCIDENTS IN THE STREETS, and afford a welcome contribution towards the in- evitable expenses of such mishaps, would be a boon to the public at large. Hundreds of men, week in, week out, from year's end to year's end, travel by railway, 'bus, or tram to and from business, who have not insured JJieir lives or provided in any way against accident. The possibility of how to extend to these some modicum of protection is naturally hedged about by a great many difficulties but at least the benefits which we have now placed within the reach of the purchasers of our paper are such as could only be obtained from the com- pany direct by paying more than the price of the paper. Football, which is a national game, is, by reason of the "fervour with which it is played, attended with more danger than any other pastime, if we may judge from the number of accidents from time to time reported. Having regard to the enthusiasm which it invokes in these districts, the circumstance that our insurance coupon pro- vides also for the INSURANCE OF PLAYERS of this game cannot fail to command cordial ap- proval. Itis noteworthy that football risks have ordi- narily been regarded byaccident insurance companies as necessitating higher premiums, or indeed as un- desirable, and this has led to the institution of a Football Insurance Union. But while the insur- ance in this journal is limited to one coupon for each holder, it is not invalidated by any insurance, other than coupon, with any Accident Company, but is in addition thereto. It is hardly necessary for us to dwell upon the fact that cycling, like everything else, has its dangers, but to use an Irish exnression only more so," and the same benefits are extended to cyclists as to football players,
DO NOT REMOVE THE COUPON PROM THE PAPER. SPECIALLY GUARANTEED BY THE GENERAL Å CCIDENT ASSURANCE CORPORATION, Y IMITED. CHIEF OFFICES VICTORIA BUILDINGS, PERTH, N.B.; 4, ABCHURCH YARD, LONDON, E.C. 95, PILGRIM STREET, NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE; and at J 51, FAWCETT STREET, SUNDERDAND, TO WHOM NOTICE OF CLAIMS UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS MUST BE MADE WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS. "SOUTH WALES s TAr-. 4?20 pSUBANCB QOUPOK^0 £ >' TEN POUNDS will be paid by the above Cor- poration to the legal representatives of any person killed by an accident, or fatally injured thereby, should death result within One Month after such injury, while a Passenger on any Railway, Steamboat, Tramway, Omni- bus, or other public conveyance, or while on any Street or Public Road within the United Kingdom, as a Private Individual, and the like amount will be paid to such person should the injury not prove fatal, but cause the loss of sight, or of a limb or limbs, or the fracture of an arm or leg; and FIVE POUNDS will be paid to any person who shall sustain a fracture of the arm or legfby accident while engaged in playing Football or while Cycling. Provided that the person so killed or injured was the owner of this In- surance Coupon for the current week, with his or her usual signature written in ink underneath. Signature, This Insurance is limited to One Coupon for each holder, and is not invalidated by any In- surance (other than Coupon) with this or any Other Accident Company, but lis in addition thereto. Date, THE IITCPLL PEL, BARRY-ROAD, CADOXTON. BILLIARDS/ PROPRIETOR B. HODDINOTT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL WINE AND SPIRIT, ALE, AND PORTER MERCHANT. CONVEYANCES LEI ON HIRE. [17 ROYAL HOTEL, CORNER OF BARRY-ROAD AXD MAIN-STREET, CADOXTON-JUXTA-BARRY. J^AMILY AND' COMMERCIAL HOTEL. CENTRAL, AND PLEASANTLY SITUATED. GOOD STABLING. FRED C. WILLIAMS 114] PROPRIETOR. JgSPLAXADE HOTEL, PORTHCAWL 100 ROOMS. ELECTRIC LIGHT, Also MARINE HOTEL and TERRACE of FURNISHED HOUSES and APARTMENTS Tennis Courts. Inclusive hotel terms, 7s. 6d. per day after May 1st, 10s. 6d. Above are the only hotels with sea frontage at Porthcawl, and are the nearest to the golf links. Visitors' subscription to golf club 5s. per week, 10s. 6d. per month. Exceptionally healthy and invigorating climate. Dry, sandy soil. 2201 Apply MANAGERESS. VICTORIA DINING ROOMS,. HOLTON ROAD, BARRY DOGIe HOT DINNERS DAILY. Accommodation for Visitors. Well-aired Beds. PROPRIETOR—C. F. ROSSER. [1 FURNISH ON OUR NEW HIRE SYSTEM. HOUSES OR APARTMENTS Completely Furnished on a New System ADOPTED solely by us, whereby all publicity,. exposure, and enquiries usually made by other companies are dispensed with. WE HAVE AN IMMENSE STOCK OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE OF CHEAP AND SUPERIOR. QUALITY. All Goods sold on the Hire System at jREADY-MONEY PRICES WE MAKE NO EXTRA CHARG E FOR CRBDIT AND ALL GOODS SENT HOME IN A PRIVATE VAN FREE OF CHARGE. No Stamp or Agreement Charges made; no Bill of Sale everything private. Arrangements com- pleted without delay, and being Manufacturers, WE GUARANTEE QUALITY, And will undertake to supply Furniture, At 10 per cent. less than any paw list issued by any firm in Cardiff, ELEVEN SHOW BOOK. Call and inspect our IMMENSE STOCK, and com- pare Prices before purchasing elsewhere. WE SUPPLY ^00 WORTH FOR 2s- 6D. WEEKLY* I£10 WORTH FOR 48. WEEKLY. £15 WORTH FOR 5 s' WEEKLY. £20 WORTH FOR 68. WEEKLY. And so on in proportion. Special terms for larger quantities. No objectionable agreements used. PLEASE NOTE THE ADDRESS:- I South Wales Furnishing Co. 31, CASTLE STREET (Opposite the Castle), [51 | CARDIFF.