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BARRY DISTRICT TEACRE, RS,, ASSOCIATION, L- A meeting of the Barry District Teachers' Association was held on Monday week last at Barry Board Schools, when the following were amongst those who attended :—Mr E. T. Williams (president), Mr J. E. Rees (vice-president), Mr J. E. Thorpe (secretary), Messrs T. Higman, F. W. Siidmerson, W. M. Morgan, R. T. Evans, J. Evans, J. A. Jones, Miss Wood, Miss Carr, Miss Williams, Miss Merriman, Miss Lowther, Miss Lewis, Miss Hodder, Miss Hallett, Miss John, Miss Lester, Miss Evans, Miss Welch, Miss Meredith, icc. A CHALLENGE TO FIGHT. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed, and a letter having been read from the secretary of the National Union asking the association to head all its notices with a request to members not to resign their appointments at the request of managers or boards until the Union or local association had been consulted, the President said in a district like that of Barry there existed no ground for justification for the adoption of such a course.—Mr Higman moved that the re- commendation of the Union be declined. It was, he said. a distinct challenge which the teachers in the Barry district were not justified in offering, being simply a declaration of war.—Mr F. W. Siidmerson seconded, but said it would still be well to bear the suggestion in mind.-The motion was agreed to. THE CARDIFF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL. The secretary of the Cardiff and Barry District Union wrote stating that the association were now entitled to only one representative on the Cardiff University Council, instead of two, and Messrs T. Higman and T. Ewbank having accord- ingly resigned, and after a discussion, it was resolved, on the motion of Mr J. Evans, seconded by Miss Lowther, that Mr J. E. Rees and Miss Fleming be submitted to the forthcoming meeting for election on the council. THE PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. This being the first meeting of the association since the annual election of president, Mr E. T. Williams delivered an address in his capacity as president for the present year, in the course of which he said—My first duty is to thank you for the honour you conferred upon me at the annual meeting of 1893, when you elected me as your president for this year. I shall do all in my power to further the best interests of the association, and I confidently rely upon your support in carrying out the duties which your kindness has imposed upon me. It is customary on first occuying the presidental chair to review briefly some matters connected with education in general, together with those of the National Union of Teachers and our local organization. You have already learned from the secretary's annual report that there has been a slight decrease in the number of members for the past year, and it seems to me that Mr Thorpe is treating this fact a little too seriously. It is to be regretted, I admit, that we have not succeeded in inducing more of the teachers in the district to enrol themselves but when we con- sider that there has been an average membership of twenty-eight during the last two years, where previously no association existed, I think we may fairly congratulate ourselves, and take courage for the future. A special meeting was held in the earlier part of last year to consider the attendance question, the result of which was the drafting of a. prize scheme, but it is very evident that the attendance throughout the country is not yet what it should be, as there are over a million and a. half of children of school age absent every day, and whichever way we look at it, a more thorogh- going system of compulsory education is a national necessty. So far, however, compulsion, chiefly owing to the undue leniency of magistrates, has only been played with. Cases are dismissed, repeatedly adjourned to see if the child will at- tend better, or the slightest penalty is inflicted. It is not generally recognised that even a single absence from school without a valid excuse is a breach of the law. and until a higher standard is adopted attendance will be as unsatisfactory as in the past. The recent conference at Oxford decided by an overwhelming majority in favour or "Age and Attendance as a substitute for the present Standard qualification for labour. If we turn our attention for a moment to the N.U.T.. of which our Association forms a branch, we have every reason to be highly gratified, us the number of members for the past year exceeded 25.003, being an increase of over 2,000 on the preceeding year— although an entrance fee of five shillings was levied for the fir,;t time. By its influence, the Union has played a prominent part in the ad- vancement of true education many of the changes introduced into our elementary school system by the Education Department, and which are now generally regarded as wise and beneficial reforms, have received the loyal and persistent support of the Union, and it has become, without doubt, the greatest educational force of the nineteenth century. As instances of what the Union has done for teachers. I may mention the securing of liberty of classification, abolition of parchment endorsements, reduction of needlework require- ments, and right of appeal against unfair reports it has established a. legal defence fund, and it has also performed a great and good work by means of its provident and benevolent societies. The work of the N. U.T. has been seriously handi- capped in the past for want of direct Parliamen- tary representation. Strenuous efforts have been made to place a practical teacher on the benches of the House of Commons, but, up to the present, without success. However, the union is looking forward with feelings of pleasure to the next Parliamentary election, when Mr Gray, the honoured president of the Oxford Conference, will contest North-West Ham. and Mr Yoxall, who made such a splendid fight at Bassetlaw at the last election, will stand for the West Division of Nottingham. These are, without doubt, the best opportunities the union has yet had, and with two such men, one on either side of the House, teachers may rest assured that their interests will be care- fully watched, and any grievances will be promptly exposed by an expert in the council of the nation. These who were present at the last meeting held in Holton-road Schools will readily remember the very able and interesting paper read by Mr Thorpe on Security of Tenure." To this question the Executive is giving its constant attention, and urging that a court of appeal should be instituted to inquire into cases of capri- cious dismissal. In many parishes teachers are little less than slaves the slightest independence of thought or action is denied to them, and often the common enjoyments of life are refused under pain of dismissal, from which they have no appeal. Teachers in elementary schools are State trained, State certificated, and State- examined, and, therefore, have a right to expect that the State should protect them from tyrannical rule and unjustifiable dismissal. You will remember that in February of last year the House of Commons decided without a division, or even a single dissentient voice, that it was desirable that a superannuation scheme for teachers should be established at an early date. As you are aware, the mills of the Education De- partment grind but slowly, and this early date has not yet arrived, but we trust before long to see the promise of the Government assume a practical shape. A Departmental Committee has been appointed, and is at present engaged in collecting evidence and receiving suggestions as to the best method of following out the recom- mendation of the Government. It is almost need- less to say that the executive, which laboured most energetically in pressing this question on the Government, is carefully watching the course of events, as there are several points in the select committee's scheme which require attention. Teachers generally would like to see provision made for a break-down fund the lowering of the ages of retirement, and to secure the recog- nition of all teachers now at work as present teachers, so as not to allow that ridiculous distor- tion of the English language to remain which calls teachers of less than ten years' service future teachers. Sch ool boards and managers throughout the country are particularly anxious to see the scheme definitely established as most of you are aware, only a short time ago our own Board, after finding it impossible to formulate a scheme for its own teachers, passed a resolution strongly urging the advisability or the formation or a natiollal scheme. The executive lias lately bem carefully considering if something cannot be done to iucrease the salaries and improve the conditions of service of mistresses in rural schools and it is to be hoped it will soon turn its attention to the case of assistant teachers, many of whom, by force of circumstances, must remain assistants to the end of their lives. The difference between the assistant of to-day and his predecessor of twenty years ago is not yet re- cognised as it should be. In many instances he is looked upon as a half-educated, untrained youth, who it still wriggling through his apprenticeship, instead of one who has spent four or five years as pupil teacher, two years' residence in a training college undergoing a course of education, the satisfactory accomplishment of which we are told by a reliable authority is nearly equal to graduating at a university and, finally, two years of practical teaching, bearing results satisfactory to H.M.'s Inspector, before the hard-won parchment is awarded. What is the sequel to all this ? h this district we find that assistants are paid about on a par with attendance officers. I don't say that attendance officers are too highly paid, but I certainly think that in proportion to the amount of preliminary training required that the present scale of salaries is inadequate. You are all by this time acquainted with the new code in which we find physical exercises, and object lessons and kindergarten for the lower standards added to the list of compulsory subjects, but for which no pay- ment in the shape of extra grant will be made, although, should instruction in either of these subjects be neglected, the higher principal grant will not be recommended. It is, I think, high time that our executive called the attention of the Education Department to the continual increase in the compulsory work of the code, as scarcely a year elapses but we find something fresh demanded. The children's mental capacities are the same as in former ysars, the number of school hours remains the same, and the regularity of attendance has not improved to any great ex- tent yet, in spite of these facts, we have fresh subjects continually added without any correspond- ing deductions. Surely, there must be a limit to the amount of work which can be conveniently covered during the ordinary school hours. In infant schools the inspector may, at his discretion, sub- stitute intermittent inspection for the annual examination. According to last winter's experience in the evening schools, intermittent inspection simply means surprise visits, plus the annual examination at one of these visits, when no pre- paration has been made, and everything has to be done in a most hurried fashion, quite contrary to the instructions of the code. Rather than have this hybrid arrangement become general, teachers will, I think, prefer to stick to the old method until something better can be devised. In conclu- sion, I would strongly impress upon our members the desirability of attending more regularly to our meetings, and to make an effort to induce teachers who are non-members to join our association, so that they may take an active part in discussing the leading educational topics of the day, and also participate in the benefits and privileges which the union exfends to its members. —Mr J. E. Rees proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Williams for his valuable presidential address, and Mr J. E. Thorpe, in seconding, spoke in favour of a system of security of tenure for teachers.—Mr F. W. Siidmerson, in supporting, remarked that the annual Government inspection of schools was a mere parade day, and was quite uneducational in principle. The inspectorate, too, he maintained, should be open only to those who had practical experience of school work. (Hear, hear.)-The motion having been enthusiastically carried, Mr Williams suitably acknowledged the compliment.
INTERESTING SPEECH BY MISS JENNER, OF WENVOE. Miss Gertrude Jenner, addressing the members of the Melingriffith Brass Band at The Typica Wenvoe, last week, after the annual meeting of the Gwynfa Lodge of True Ivorites. St. David's Unity, in the course of her remarks, spoke as fol- lows :-To.morrow twelve months will have elapsed since this branch of the Ivorites' Club held its last anniversary meeting here. It is a long interval of time, and yet how speedily do our hours, days, weeks, and years come and go. What are we doing all the time ? Remember that Time is one of our greatest talents, that we shall have to render an account of to God-the great and universal Judge of all. Our great English poet, John Milton, born in 1698—nearly 200 years ago—has left behind him a beautiful sonnet on Time," that I should advise you, young men, and aU in this large audience, not only on my front green, but also all those who are outside on the Queen's highway—who have been listening to the Welsh airs so readily played by you here this evening at my request-to read and study and act upon for yourselves in daily life. Let us each and all be working for some definite and real purpose in life No doubt, we are living in a day of increased and melancholy lawlessness and, contempt of discipline, with domestic misery such as we ought never to have known of in Bible-loving Wales. How is it ? At this hour of the evening, after your long day's walk, and a long distance to go, I must not detain you very long; as I am a great advocate of early hours at any time, but especially when clubs meet at public- houses. But there are two points which I wish to refer to that are, in my opinion, the latest and the most uncompromising scandals and evils of our present day-shebeening in Wales and anarchism in England and on the Continent. Why not call them both by their proper names-" Devildomism in Wales and England, and on the Continent"! I do not know which is the worst, but they are both works of darkness, such as the devil delights in, and such as will triumph over righteousness and true holiness in daily life if we are not living for God's glory and guided by the law of the land, under our gracious Sovereign, Queen Victoria. These national sins have their origin in individual sins. Evil-doing spreads like a cankerworm amongst us, in our homes, our villages, and our towns, until at last we wonder whether we are living in 1894 or in the ancient days of 800 before Christ was born, which is placed upon record in God's Holy Word-the Bible. Look at our Sunday trading-our Sunday trains—our Sunday drinking -our Sunday work in our post-offices-and men who are spoken of as eminent Christians re- ceiving ten per cent. as results, in some cases, of what is termed mercantile prosperity God's fourth commandment to keep the Sabbath Day holy" is so broken, and is met with the most plausible theory that if we do not do the work, someone else will!" Let us take care that the judgments pronounced against Tyre and Moab and Israel for breaking God's commandments in 800 B.C. are not now hanging over us. Read them for yourselves in the prophesy of Amos, &c., and if you have not much time for reading generally, at any rate find time to read the Bible, and abide by its teaching. And now, one verse of li God save the Queen," as loyal Welsh subjects, and we will disperse at once, as it is late, and I accept your thanks, as expressed, and, of course, if, as wished, I will print my address sooner or later, and the audience dispersed.
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BARRY CHAMBER OF TRADE. The members of the Barry District Chamber of Trade held their monthly meeting at Harry's Hotel, Barry Dock, on Thursday, the 14th inst., when there were present—Mr D. T. Alexander (president), Dr Kelly. Messrs T. Parry, J. Radcliffe, F. P. Jones-Lloyd, G. Gamett, H. C. Griffin, jun., E. Rees, A. W. Newman. J. Phillips, J. Price, J. E. Levers, — Levers, J. R. Llewellyn, J. M'Gill, R. Treharne Rees (secretary), J. R. Stephens, <5cc. ADVERTISING THE DISTRICT AS A WATERING- PLACE. Mr Benjamin Lewis suggested that the taking of further steps in this matter be deferred for some months, as it was now too late to render the scheme of any service for this summer, and the matter might be fully gone into during the winter. —Mr Jones-Lloyd stated he had already taken some steps to ascertain what could be done with a view to advertising the district as a watering-place, and an offer had been made by the publishers of JfV9 iene and another health paper to publish an illustrated sketch of the Barry district, provided the public of Barry agreed to purchase 5,000 copies. Dr Kelly felt that whatever was done in the way of publishing a sketch of the district might be done at home. He also felt that the publishers of the British Medical Journal or The Lancet might be induced to call attention to Barry as an attractive watering-place. (Hear, hear.)-The President said he fully appreciated what had been done by Mr Jones-Lloyd, and agreed with Dr Kelly that if the most influential health papers were to notice Barry, it would do a great deal of good.-It was then resolved to appoint a com- mittee to go into the question and submit a scheme to the chamber, the following members being delegated to constitute the committee :-The President, Dr Kelly, Messrs F. P. Jones-Lloyd, W. R. Hopkins, B, Lewis, J. R. Llewellyn, and the secretary. THE PROPOSED EXTEXSIOX OF THE POSTAL DISTRICT OF BARRY. Mr J. R. Llewellyn brought forward the question of the desirability of memorialising the authorities to extend the postal district of Barry so as to include the villages of Llancarfan, Moulton, Penmark. Fonmon, Llanbythery, Llancadle, &c., which, being in the Cowbridge dis- trict, were very badly served at present in regard to the time of delivery and des- patch of letters every day, and the speaker sug- ge3ted that the inhabitants of the places named be invited to hold meetings to express their opinion of the scheme and forward the same to the Chamber of Trade, so that representations might be addressed to the proper authorities.—Mr Jones- Lloyd seconded and the President, in supporting, said he considered the proposal was a very desir- able one, knowing, as he did. the district named so intimately for the past thirty or forty years, and if new arrangements, such as were proposed by Mr Llewellyn, could be secured he thought it would be to the mutual advantage of Barry as well as the inhabitants of the villages in the upper portion of the Vale of Glamorgan.—Mr B. Lewis suggested that the Post Office authorities might be asked to grant an earlier delivery .and later despatch for the places named, leaving it to the authorities to make any new arrangements they thought proper. -The President felt that the suggestion of the mover of the resolution was a more desirable one, because an opportunity would then be given to the inhabitants of the district to express their opinion before the Chamber approached the authorities.—The motion having also been sup- ported by Mr Newman, it was unanimously agreed to. THE ANNUAL TRIP. Mr B. Lewis moved, and Mr Jones-Lloyd seconded that Miuehead and Dunster be selected for the annual trip of the Chamber this year, the former remarking thar, the bakers of the district had alre.tdy decided to have an excursion to Chepstow and Tintern on the first Wednesday iu July.—Mr Newman proposed, as an amendment, and Mr Llewellyn seconded, that Chepstow and Tintem be the places to be visited by the Chamber but after discussion, the original motion was carried by a large majority, the President and Secretary being deputed to visit Minehead for the purpose of ar- ranging for the trip thereto, probably on Wednes- day, the 18th July. WHITMORE BAY. A letter having been read from Mr Robert Forrest, St. Fagan's, in connection with the cargo of coke tipped some time ago on the beach at Whitmore Bay, Barry Island, it was now reported that the coke had been nearly all cleared away. COUNTY COURT FOR BARRY. The Secretary read a letter from Mr A. J. Williams, M.P., statinsr that he was in communica- tion with the Lord Chancellor, and assuring the Chamber he would do all in his power to press forward the claims of Barry for the establishment of a separate county court for the district. BARRY AND THE ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS. The President stated he had had an interview with Mr A. J. Harris, clerk to the Cardiff Board of Guardians, with reference to the proposal to hold periodical meetings of the Assessment Committee of the Union at Barry, and he had since received the following letter on the subject from that gentleman :— Cardiff, 14th June, 1894. DFAB SIR,-Below I send you copy of Section 8 of the Union Assessment Committee Aot, 1862:—" The Committee shall hold their first meeting at the Board room of the Union on a day to be fixed by the Board of Guardians, and the subsequent meetings of the Committee shall be holden at such times, and at such place, and upon such notice and requisition as tb-y shall from time to time appoint; and any guardian of the Union may be present at any meeting of the Committee, but shall not be entitled to take part in the proceedings thereof."—Yours faithfully, Mr D. T. Alexander. ARTHUR J. HARRIS. -It was unanimouslv resolved to apply to the Cardiff assessment committee to hold periodical meetings at Barry. THE NEW POOR LAW UNION QUESTION. It was reported that the joint committee of the Chamber ef Trade, the Local Board, and the Guardians for the division would meet on Thurs- day afternoon to draft a scheme for making Barry and the neighbouring parishes a separate Poor Law Union. This was all the business.
GOVERNMENT INQUIRY AT CARDIFF. BARRY & CADOXTON ELECTORAL DIVISIONS. THIS DISTRICT TO HAVE A NEW MEMBER. On Tuesday last. at the County Offices, Cardiff, Major-general C. Phipps Carey, R.E., one of the inspectors of the Local Government Board, sat for the purpose of making an investigation with regard to proposals which had been made by the county council, under the Lccal Government Act of 1888, for the formation of new electoral divisions at Barry, Cadoxton, Cilfynydd, Ponty- pridd, Treforest, and Caerphilly, and the alteration of the electoral divisions of Duffryn and Merthyr Vale,—Mr T. Mansel Franklen, clerk to the council, gave evidence, and stated that at present there were 66 electoral divisions, that number including Neath and Aberavon, both boroughs being under the orders of the council. When the borough of Swansea was extended in 1890, it swallowed up most of the division of Morriston. and it was proposed to include the remainder with the division made up of the parish of Tyrdeur.ftw and the parish of Clase. As the member for Morriston only represented a very sirall number of voters they proposed to do without that representation and give it to the Barry and Cadoxton Division. That was the largest urban division in the county represented by one member. To alter this they proposed to give a member for the North and Eest Wards, and another for the South and West Wards. Mr Franklen went on to point out on an ordnance map the various alterations proposed, adding that Pontypridd would thus have a new member,