OFFICIALS AND THEIR SALARIES AT BARRY. LENGTHY DISCUSSION AT THE DISTRICT COUNCIL. A MUTILATED REPORT. At a meeting of the Barry District Council on Monday evening a report was presented by the Local Government Board Committee embodying recommendations from the Officials' Committee, which hns been sitting for several months considering the question of the revision of the salaries and arrangements of the various offices.- Mr Harris, the manager of the Gas Works, made an application for an increase of salary, and the salaries of the three chief officials of the Gas and Water department were considered at the same time. The recommendation was made that the matter be deferred for the present, pending the decision of the Gas and Water Committee whether it would not be possible to have one head official to manage their department The Gas and Water Committee have since reported that they did not consider the present an opportune time for making a change inasmuch as they have an exception- ally large amount of work to get through. Mr Smith-Jcnes contended that this very reason showed the necessity for having one head for the whole department, because it was patent to everyone that no successful business had ever been promoted by having three men doing nearly the same work. He moved a resolution that the matter be referred back again to the Gas and Water Committee for a fuller report. Mr D. Morgan seconded, and wished to know the reason for the change. The resolution was eventually carried by four votes to three. A more important recommendation had been made, to the effect that an accountant had been recommended, at a salary of J6250 a year, increasing by yearly sums of .£10 to 4>300, that official to devote the whole of his time to the office have assistance provided for him, and that he should check the accounts of the Council and keep the Council's books. Councillor Smith-Jones wished to move an amendment to this paragraph, so that the official should devote his time and attention, without assistance, to the checking of all accounts of the Council from every depart- ment. Councillor Manaton seconded. Alderman Meggitt said there could be no doubt that the appointment would mean a separate department and a separate staff, and unless they were prepared to meet the expenses of another staff they should drop the whole matter. The Chairman said they intended the official to be something like a borough treasurer in an incorporated town. The amendment was put to the meeting and carried, and having become a substan- tive motion, Aid Meggitt moved that the whole paragraph be eliminated from the report. The Chairman seconded. The amendment was carried by four votes to three, and Mr White raised the question as to whether the Public Works committee should not consider the salaries of the Surveyor's assistants. Councillor Manaton asked whether the Committee had considered the advisability of having a Clerk who would devote the whole of his time to the duties of the Coun- cil. The Chairman: Yes, we considered it, and consider it to be unwise from a financial standpoint. After some further discussion the matter dropped.
Departure of Inspector Williams. Inspector John Williams, who has been located at Barry Dock for the past four years will this week remove to Pentre, Rhondda Valley, to take up the quarters vacated by the removal of Inspector Menhennick. Inspector Morris, of Llandaff, formerly of Cogan, will remove to Barry Dock Police Station. A movement is on foot among a few friends to make the departing inspector a presentation, 11 and a meeting for that purpose was neia at the Windsor Hotel on Wednesday evening.
TREATMENT OF INFANTS. STRONG REMARKS AT A BARRY INQUEST. On Thursday in last week an inquest was held before Mr E. B. Reece, coroner, on the body of an infant, 26 hours old, the loa of Mr Stitfall, living at 13, Robert-street. One witness said that when the child was born the mother was under the influ- ence of drink, and another woman named Griffiths said she had fed the child with Quaker Oats boiled with milk a few hours after it was born. It was declared by Dr King that death was probably due to natural causes, but the Coroner (Mr E. B. Reece) commented very strongly upon the unsatisfactory case of feeding a child in that way.
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PORTHKERRY FOOTPATHS. DEPUTATION FROM THE TRADES COUNCIL. A deputation from the Barry Trades and Labour Council waited upon the Distiict Council on Monday evening in order that a b tter understand- ing might be arrived at between the two Councils with respect to the Porthkerry footpaths, of which there is a danger that they will be closed altogether to the public. The deputation consisted of Messrs J. Hill (president), J. Spargo, W. Dooley, and Griffiths. Mr J. Hiil having introduced the deputation, Mr J. Spargo reviewed the position in a el, ar ind lucid speech, in the course of which he traced the cauee of dispute from the commencement, with which the public are familiar, and concluded by handing the chairman an extensively-signed petition aeking the chairmau to call a to" n' meeting for the purpose of coming to some resolu- tion on the matter. The Chairman then addressed the members of the deputation, and after expressing his pleasure .t seeing them representing one of the public bodies of the tewn, said there were probably misappre- hensions in connection with the matter scattered abroad. No agreement had been entered into between the Council and Mr R. Forrest at present, and in the minutes for that evening they had ace, pted a recommendation not to enter into an undertaking to maintain railways or the boundary of the paths in perpetuity. At the time the Counc I had been in communication with the Trades Council previously, they thought they were within reason- able distance of a settlement of the whole matter, but the difficulty he had mentioned had arisen since. Mr J. Spargo then thanked the Council for their patience in hearing the views of the deputation, and declared that if the Council were counciled in any way that they had no evidence to support the fact that this was a public footpath, the public ought to have been taken into confidence some ime ago, and the whole truth admitted. The deputation then retiied, and subse-quently the Council reverted to the matter. The Clerk said that, with regard to the sugges- tion to call a ratepayers' meeting, he was of opinion that these who signed cheques for the payment of the expenses of such meeting ran the risk of being surcharged. If there was to be a law suit over this matter, however, he could imagine nothing more foelish that the holding of a town's meeting before doing so. Mr Spargo had based his remarks upon ths assumption that there was no question that this was a public footpath. Mr Evan Jones desired to know the number of signatories to the requisition, and the Chairman replied that he made out 77. The Chairman suggested, in view of w hat the clerk had stated, that they should refer the whole matter to the Parliamentary Committee, who would be holding a meeting during that week. Mr Evan Jones We are in possession of all the facts. Why can't we deal with it now ? The Chairman: That's where we differ. Councillor Smith-Jones believed that they would get over the matter by a mutual understanding with Mr Forrest if that gentleman could be seen in reference to the matter. Mr Evan Jones, while he agreed with this view, declared that that gentleman was continually throwing obstacle. in the way of the Council, and when they all believed this matter was approaching an amicable settlement he again came forward with this condition to maintain the railings in per- petuity. Councillor D. Morgan Is it not a fact that some of the railings have actually arrived in this dis- trict ? The Chairman Yes, and I expect some of it has already been erected.3 Mr Bach (the assistant surveyor) A good deal of it. The Clerk said that in the whole course of the negociations, the question of maintenance had not been mentioned by either the Council or Mr Forrest. Personally, he had no doubt as to Mr Forrest's intention on the matter from the outset, It certainly was not a new c ndition. Alderman Mtggitt said his attitude on the matter would depend upon the answer he would receive to one er two legal questions which he in- tended to put when the Council were in committee. The Chairman moved a resolution in favour of a deputation to Mr Forrest, and Councillor Manatou moved an amendment that the matter be referred to the Parliamentary Committee. Neither of these were accepted, and the ultimate decision was the passing an abstract resolution to the effect that the Council would take such steps as they deemed necessary to have the paths re-opened to the public.
ABOUT TO ENFORCE HER RIGHTS." THE CABMAN AND HER LOSS. Miss Gertrude Jenner, of Typicca, Wenvoe, wrote a letter w hieh was read before a meeting of the Barry District Council on Monday night, asking to be furnished with particulars respecting the proposal to erect a small-pox hospital on the Wenvoa Castle Estate. She also took the oppor- tunity of asking if the Council would accept sei vice in proceedings she proposed taking in the High Court of Justice re Captain Jenner's disputed will, of which she gave notice in the year 1897, and which steps had been delayed owing to illness. Further, Miss Jenner said she intended opposing this hospital on their estate, especially after discovering in London a most disastious deed," Councillor S. Barnett I propose that we accept service. The Clerk No resolution is necessary. Service on the clerk is legal service on the Council always.
THE DELINQUENT "CABBY." The Clerk said he had also received a letter from Miss Jenner complaining of a local cabman's conduct and the loss of her Crimean eiderdown quilt and other things. (Laughter.) Mr Peterson Is he a licensed driver ? The Clei k I don't know, sir. The Chairman Let it go before the Cabs Com- mittee. Agreed.
-=-=- -==.; BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, K DEATHS NOTICES should be sent in en er before 10 a.m. on THURSDAY, to ensure insertion in the next issue. BIRTHS. CLEMENCE.—On the 5th inst, at 17, Graving Dock- street, Barry Dock, the wife of Mr Clemence, of a daughter. BAITRIGHT.-On the 4th inst, at 29. Graving Dock. street, Barry Dook, the wife of Mr Bastright, of a son (still-born). TIBBLET.—On the 9th inst, at 8, Maesycwm-street, the wife of Mr Tibblet, of a son. DEATHS. WIEDgig-On the 8th inst, at 52, Station-street, Barry Doek, Caroline Mary, daughter of Mr Fred Wedge, ships' rigger, aged 19 years. GRiirFITJIS-On the 7th inst, at 18, Graving Dock- street, Barry Dock, Margaret, wife of Mr Wm John Griffiths, clerk of works, aged 41) years. CHINOOK-On the 7th iust, at the Voluntary Hospital, Barry Dock, Alf Chinock, general labourer, aged 34 years. PowIH-On the 10th inst, at 45, Woodland-road) Barry Dock, Wm Powis, builder's haulier, aged 33 years. CASWELL-On the lltb inst, at 25, Charlotte- place, Cadoxton, Wm Caswell, general labourer, aged 53 years. HAINES-On the 12th inst, at 10, Fairffrd-strest, Cadoxton, Florence Ethel Maud, daughter of Mr Earnest Haines, general labourer, aged three years. PALMIK—On the 11th inst, at 29, Dock View-road, Barry Dock, Frank Palmer, bhips' carpenter, aged 55 years. EVANR-OII the 11th inst, at Barry Cottage, Cad- oxton-Barty, Wm Evans, general labourer, aged 68 years. MORGAN—On the 14th iust, at 11, Lewis-street, Barry, Gwilym Morgan, railway guard, aged 49, pears.
NO BEER, BUT BRANDY. Several letters have been received in Barry from those in connection with the Barry Post Office who had volunteered. One from Sapper E. G. Loosemore, Telegraph Div., R.E., and late in the local post office, to Mr Powell, 13, Court-road, is very interesting reading. It is as follows:— Enslin, Modder River. Five minutes ago the Drum-major made a call for Sapper E. G. L. as he is postman I wondered who the letter was from. I soon reccgnised the fist. Yours is one of the first to hand (they seem overwhelmed in the Post Office here), letters posted on December 15th coming in by same post. There has been a bit of a joke on about our letters beinp addressed (24th) they take good care to let us kuow we are R.E 's now on active service. Well, Frank, since 1 became a Volunteer it has been my dream to see some active service and am g'ad it has been realised. Now for the experience I have so far had. We had an extremely fine passage out, stopping one day at St. Viuccnt, Cape Verde, where we indulged in bananas, oranges. Sen. Food on board was fair spent four days at Cape- town. I volunteered for the front and am close to Kimberley, in fact, can read their heliograph and other signals, so am entitled (should I return) to the medal with clasp. We have had to rough it a lot until this week our men commandeered 80 head of Boer cattle, so we are having fresh meat no beer, but 1 have managed to sneak a bottle of three star brandy. We are encamped on a battle-field, when we came here the stench of the half buried dead was fearful. This afternoon, whilst off duty, the enemy dropped a shell near us. Being off duty I obeyed the call, "lItand to arms," and went to the trenches, fired five rounds, and they cleared. We had no casualties they lost five men and four prisoners. Williams and Jones are further down country. I am expecting to go further up. I have charge of this office, with Is a day extra allowance. There is no post-office here, so we have to get any- one we can get hold of to take our letters down country to be posted. I should like to get the result of the international and chief football matches if possible. We get a couple of sand storms a week, which makes it very uncomfortable. The heat by day is intense, and by night it is very cold. I am enjoying splendid health. The Australians and the 1st Gordens are hero. Give my kind regards to Maysey, and tell him a pint would go well now, in fact, better than the one when we first arrived at Woodbury that Sun- day morning. There were 2,000 aboard the Canada, one died, and was buried at sea. It is my turn on night duty (this is a bit different from nights at C.F.) with a carbine and.80 rounds in the puueh. We have not had a single thing as yet that we read of being sent out, not even the Queen's box of chocolates. Your letter was a very welcome sur- prise indeed. I hope you and Mrs E are quite well. I should have very much liked to have had an introduction before leaving, but at the last I had scarcely time for anything, they hurried me away to smart.-From yours sincerely, E. G. LOOSKMORB.
A VOLUNTEER'S LETTER. The following letter from Private E. Davies, 1st Welsh Regiment, General French's column, has been received by a friend in Barry Dock. It is dated January 21st:— Just a few lines as promised. I never had time to wiite before, for we have been continually moving ever since I left you. We have hemmed the Boers in at Colesberg, and are now after 3,000 more that have escaped. They are crippled any minute now, and the mounted infantry have had plenty to do. We are all in the best of health and spirits, and hope to have the pleasure of your company once again. I don't expect this will continue much longer, and about April we will hear something more startling. We have a column on the move now, I believe, who are quietly moving on to Pretoria. I have been in Naaupoort, Swancombe, Ferhsberg, Colesberg, and various other places, so you may guess I have not had much time to write. But I have been rather uneasy until I have fulfilled my promise to you. The 270 that came out from Pembroke Dock had a very poor send-off at Cardiff, and we all took notice of it. I mentioned to my lodge about our meeting, and I hope that when I answer your reply that I will be able to inform you of our victory, which I am doing my share to gain. I, being a volunteer, do this with a good heart--here comes another shell We don't get much rest now, and are up all hours on duty. When we do go to rest, we are called up and on the move in pursuit of the Boers. They are sorry they commenced this now. They plead for mercy when charged at close quarters. Of course, they have DO sympathy for us, and would kill us if possible. They are nothing more nor less than cowards. P.S--You would be really surprised were you to see the hills and mountains we have to climb in order to get at them. We have to fight Europe, and not the Boers alone, as even our prisoners tell us that even our men deserters join them, also Germans and French, but they find their mistake now.
BARRY POSTMAN'S LETTER. Lance-Corporal E. B. Bailey, of C Company, 2nd Devon Regiment, writing from Chieveley Camp at the beginning of last month, speaks of the irrita- tion they feel at being unable to aid Ladysmith, although but a few miles away and within hearing distance of the reports of the heavy ordnance of the Boers, which is brought to bear on the beseiged town. He says :-We went out yesterday (Jan. 6th), as a strong reconnoitring party to within one and a half mit.s of Colenso. Our artillery and naval guns were shelling the trenches for about two hours. We did not see many Boers. There was some very heavy fighting at Ladysmith yester- day. We heard them (the Boers) firing their big guns at 2.30 in the morning, but at 10 o'clock it was signalled from Ladysmith that the Boers had been repulsed from a determined attack with great loss. It does seem very hard for me to be here, and yet eannot render help. We cannot take Colenso by a frontal attack without losing half our men, as the Boers have such a strong position. Corporal Bailey is industrious, and writes four letters to friends in the Barry district. Upon their arrival at Chieveley they attacked Colenso, and were for ten hours under a very heavy fire. The 2nd Devon Regiment were given preference in the fighting line. As the sun was almost unbearable, Gen. Buller ordered a retirement as he saw that the enemy's position was impregnable. Corporal Bailey's Gompany suffered, two killed, 14 wounded, and about 12 taken prisoners, among whom were Captain Goodwin and Lieut. Osborne. The colonel was also taken prisoner. The Regiment had 10 killed, 67 wounded, and 38 taken prisoners. In this attack, the total casualties were 1,167. Writing from Springfield Camp a few days later, and speaking of the attack to be made by General Buller on the Boer position, Corporal Bailey says the general opinion is that the position is impreg- nable to a front attack. He speaks well of the food and general conditions, and says that an organisation called the Soldiers' and Sailors' League supplies the men with necessaries.
ANOTHER BARRYITE GOING SOUTH SEND OFF SMOKER." A smoking concert was held in the Ship Hotel on Tuesday evening last to present Mr G. Ovenden, who volunteered his services in the Imperial Yeo- manry now about to leave for South Africa, with a small token of their appreciation of his noble action. The chair was taken by Mr Buckland, who was as witty as ever. He was supported by Dr K»lly, Mr Blackmore, and other friends..fttr Williams gave a pianoforte solo in a masterly style, and a very fine selection of songs were sung by Messrs J. Evans, J. Themas, W. H. Thomas, T. Doyle, and E. Williams and a temperance lecture by Mr Woodward, proved very effective, and kept the assembly iu roars of laughter. The testimonial was presented by Mr Buckland, who spoke very highly of Mr Ovenden, and the way in which the men had respected their shopmate who is leaving for the front. The testimonial given by his shopmates was a solid silver eigar case, whioh was very beau- tiful. In responding, Mr Ovenden said it gave him great pleasure to be among them that evening. The only thing he was short of were words to thank them for their kindness. He said words could not express his feelings on that occasion. Mr Black- more spoke in the highest terms of Trooper Ovenden. Dr Kelly gave a very interesting lecture on South Africa." A hearty vote of thanks was passed to the chairman and artistes for the very enjoyable evening they had provided. The soncert terminated with the National Anthem, and three cheers for Trooper Ovenden.
ANOTHER BARRY MAN FOR THE FRONT. Mr D. G. Davies, a telegraph clerk at the Cardiff Post-office, residing at 201, Holton-road, Barry Dock, a you;.ger brother of Mr W. M. Davits, of the South Wales Daily News, has volunteered and been accepted for service in the 24th Middle (Field Telegraph) Corps, and on Wednesday proceeded to Aldershot, preparatory to leaving for South Africa. Mr Davies and Mr F. Nasb, a native of Llandough, weie the only two accepted from South Wales, and when departing a large crowd of their friends and fellow-elerks presented each with tnbacco, pipes, and woollen comforts. A hearty uheer was sent up as the train left the station, and the whole crowd set up singing heartily" Auld Lang Syne," to the strains of which they were lost to view.
BARRY FUND FOR RESERVISTS' FAMILIES. TO THE ED fOR OF THE" RARRY HERALD." SIR, -In all parts of this country funds are being started for the families of Reservists who have re-joine i their regiments, and I think the town Of Barry should do its share in this matter. ThE great wave of Imperial patriotism which is fljwing through the length and breadth of tl Ie land is, I am sure, to be found in Barry, and as Chairman of the Barry Urban District Council, I shall be very pleased to receive any subscriptions which the inhabitants of this district may wish to give. The Dis- trict Council have appointed a committee to assist me in distributing the amounts re- ceived to the families of Reservists living in the district who will be in need of help. It is, I am sure, well known to your readers that the pay of a Reservist allocated to his wife and children is not sufficient to maintain them. It would be a great disgrace to Barry if the wives and children of men who, at their country's call, have left their homes to face death, should be compelled to have resource to Poor Law relief, the least we can do is to see that the men who are fighting our battles shall have no anxiety about the support of their wives and children. Yours truly, J. H. JOSE, Chairman of Barry U. D. Council. District Council Offices, Barry, 2nd Nov., 1899. Amounts already acknowledged JE316 4 9 Additional Subscriptions Employees Barry Graving Dock Co. k,7 12 5 Central Engineering Co. 4 13 9 Loco and Hydraulic Dep Barry Railway Co. 1 10 0 I.ondon and South Wales Engineering Co 0 15 6 Mr Thomas, the Hayes 1 1 0 Messrs Davies Bros., Builders' Mer- chants. 2 2 0 Mr Walker, Rolton road 0 1* 6 Mr Frank Howard 0 10 6 11 Howells, Cwmbarry. 0 10 0 Collected by Mr W. Tancock, County School 0 5 0 Total. £335 15 5 Subscriptions to be paid to above fund should be paid into any bank in the Barry district, or sent to me direct. J. H. Josz.
[We do not hold ourselves responsible for the views expressed by our correspondents.—ED.]
CONFERENCE OF TEMPERANCE WORKERS. TO THE EDITOR OF Tit): BARRY HERALD." Siit,-Will you kindly allow me to inform the temperance workers in our district through the medium of your \aluable paper, that the conference of temperance workers that was to have been held on Tuesday last at the Congregational Chapel, Ty- newydd-road, could not be held on account of the severe snowstorm, but the Rev Ben Evans has kindly consented to give his promised address On the best ways and means of making the forthcom- ing mission a success," to be followed by an open discussion on Tuesday next, February 20, at the above-mentioned place of worship.-I am, &c., JAMES CRUISE, Secretary.
COMFORTS FOR THE FRONT AND FOR THE WOUNDED. TO THE EDITOR OF THE "BARRY HERALD." DEAR SIR,-With your kind permission I should like to give a short account of my stewardship. I have sent away nearly two tons weight of comforts for Jack in the front: 5,000 pairs of socks, 8 cwt. of tobacco, 500 pipes, 500 Tam o' Shatters, hel- mets and comforters, 2 reams of letter paper and envelopes, 1,000 indelible pencils, and 2 gross of pocket handkerchiefs. To the wounded in hospitals —Wynberg, Pietermaritzbarg, De Aar, and Dur- ban, I have sent pillows, shirts, tobacco, and cigarettes. I received a telegram from the Naval Brigade at Durban thanking me warmly for every- thing, "'specially the baccy." I am sending out every week by the Union Line. For the hospitals I waut pillows, warm slippers, Eau de Cologne, sponges, combs, bovril, meat, essences, chocolate, night-shirts (flannel), pyjamas, warm vests, night- ingales, cigarettes, pipes and tobacco, and money with which to buy other things. I am in direct c-mmunication with the beads of the hospitals. For the frout I want socks, tarns, helmets, flannel shirts, cholera beltg, writing paper, envelopes, chocolate, handkerohiefs (white, or with only a line of colour, as they are used for bandages on the battlefield) soap (small cakes), bootlaces (medium length), indelible pencils, tobacco, cigarettes, or sometimes, best of all, money to buy needfuls. I no-d not say that I am in direct communicationwith commanding and other officers of the Naval Brigade and with the men. 1.0 not think that over- lapping need be feared. Tobacco is smoked, socks wear out very rapidly, chocolate is eaten, and writing: paper used. I send principally to the Blue Jackets and Royal Marines, and then to Tommy Atkins, whether British or Colonial, and I will gladly send to any regiment, not so much in luck's way as the others, if the name and address of the commanding officer is forwarded to me. Please send goods or money to Miss Weston, Royal Sailors' Rest, Portsmouth. Cheques can be crossed National Provincial Baak," or paid to "Royal Sailors' Rest account National Provincial Bank, Landport, Portsmouth." All money and goods aie duly acknowledged. Thanking y(.ur readers for past help and asking for more.-Very truly yours, AGNES E. WESTON. Royal Sailors' Rest, Portsmouth.
BARRY RAILWAY TRAFFIC RETURNS. The total returns from passenger, goods, and mineral traffic (including receipts of the Yale of Glamorgan Railway) for the week ending February 10th, 1900, amounted to £9,447, as compared with ill,276 in the cor- responding week last year.
FOOTBALL NOTES. [BY "ATHLETE."] The South Wales Association Cup won't come to Barry. Many matches were abandoned on Saturday owing to the hardness and slipperiness of the ground. • i Under these circumstances the Unionists met Rogerstone, head of the League, at the Harlequin's Ground, Cardiff, and sustained defeat. Barry kicked off and carried everything before them, until they were stopped by the enemy's goal. Here Hampton repulsed them. Mitchell "al smart, and during the whole of the fore part of the game, the team with the band were frisky and active. » ♦ Before half-time was called, however, J. Jones, with a sort of oblique shot, puzzled Sutton, and put the ball through. This was done from a corner, and was Dumber one for Rogerstone. • • During the remainder of the game, the champions registered two more goals, and but for Mitchell, the team would have left the field completely beaten. Just at the close he averted this, and 8corud one— well earned. • • On Saturday the Unionist Reserve men also went to Cardiff, but the team they were to have beaten did not put in an appearance. • • The Cadoxton United boys were not disappointed when they met the Cardiff Rawdenfl on their own ground, and inflicted a severe punishment. They scored five goals to the Rawden's nil.—The Seconds of the above team, however, drew with St. German's, the score being two goals each. This match was also played in the metropolis. # Several matches were postponed and abandoned, and amongst the latter was the Rugger game to have been played between the Dinas Powis Club and Penylan. • On Saturday evening a meeting of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Football Association was held at Cardiff. Among other business was an appeal of the Barry Club in the case of the com- mittee having awarded a Junior Cup tie to the Macintosh Club was dismissed. • « The draw for the Junior Medal Competion re- sulted in the Barry District team being pitted against Mardy. By some the District Club is reckoned the third smartest in Barry, and by others the second. • • Almost all teams in this district played in Car- diff. Why ? Because the Yeomanry were reviewed on that day.
SOUTH WALES & MONMOUTHSHIRE LEAGUE (1ST & 2ND DIVISION.) The following are the positions of the teams ia the above League up to and including last Satur- day:- DIVISION I. Goals Club Ply'd. Wen Den. Lest For Agst. Pts Rogerstone. 7 4 2 I 24 ..14 10 Aberdare. 5 4 0 1 .16 4 8 Porth 7 8 2 S ..16 .12 8 Barry 6 3 1 2 .14 ..10 7 Ebbw Yale. 8 3 1 4 .23 .26 7 Pontardawe 5 0 2 3 5 .18 2 Newport 6 0 2 4 7 21 2 DIVISION II. Aberaman 10 8 2 0 .41 .14 18 •Trelewis 11 7.-1 S ..25 .12 13 Rogerstone. 8 6 — 1 t .31 .15 11 Hayod 10 4 1 5 .30 ..45 9 Barry 8 3 1 4 11 .17 7 Cardiff M't'sh 8. 2 2 4 21 22.- 6 NewTredegar 10 2 1 7 .18 32 § Nelson 6 1 2 3 7 .10 4 Porth 6 1 0 5 .14 .31 2 *Trelewis had 2 points deducted for playing and unregistered player.
SATURDAY'S FIXTURES. ASSOCIATION. BARRY UNIONIST V. POP.TH.-Sc,uth Wales League, 1st Division. -To be placed at the Jubilee Field. Kick off at 3.30. Barry team-Goal, J. Sutton backs, A. Green and J. Rees; half-backs, T. Parry, P. Jones, and T. Callagan forwards, T. Thompson, A. Mitchell, F. King, G. Thursby, and I. Sheldon. BARRY UNIONIST RESERVES V. PORTH RESERVES. —South Wales League, 2nd Division.—To be pluyed at Porth. Barry team-Goal, G. Burbidge backs, F. Grey and P. James half backs, H. Ward, Winch, and L. Giles forwards, M. Lowrie, Thomas, W. Winch, T. Dalton, and W. Thomas. BARRY DISTRICT JUNIORS V. CARDIFF CORIN- THIAN'S S'LCOII DS. At Cardiff. Train leaves Barry Dock at 2 16 p.m. Juniors team-Goal, S. Motton bicks, A. Pearce (capt.), and R. Mason half- backs, J. Yarr, S. Glanville, and J. Mason for- wards, J. Neill, G. James, T. Gyles, G. Parry, aud A. Melvin. Referee, Mr S. Neill.
Charles Collette in What Happened to Jones." Charles "Collettee the popular comedian, so long associated with The Colonel" and Cryptoconchoid-syphonostomata," has just completed a long tour, starring as the American Commercial" in What Happened to Jones." After a short holiday he started on January 8th with the same piece for » six months' tour. Mr Collete is supported by Mr Herbert Sleatb's principal company, which has been considerably strengthened under the direction of Mr F. A. Stanley. He will visit the Theatre Royal, Cardiff, next Monday. A leading critic says Charles Collette, the popular comedian, whose name is inseparably associated with The Colonel,' in which play his magnificent perform- ance of the American cavalry officer rendered his name a household word throughout the land, has added another American portrait to his gallery in the person of Jones, the daring mendacious, but withal, good-hearted commercial traveller, in 'What happened to Jones.' His brilliant success in this character bids fair almobt to eclipse his reputation in 'The Colonel.—The Times.-For the convenience of those living at a distance there will be a matinee of What Happened to Jones," on Saturday, February 24th at two o'clock.
A WARNING TO BOYS. Walter Bobbett, a boy, aged about 12, living in Barry, was charged with stealing about 201b of oosl, valued 3d, the property of the Barry Dock com pan y. -Dock- con, tab], William Davies said- before Monday's magistrates at the local police- court—that on Monday morning last he saw the prisoner coming from the locomotive-yard of the Barry Company carrying a basket. In answer to a question, the boy said it contained coke, whereas it contained coal.—In giving evidence, the boy said he had picked the coal from the water-side at the old harbour.—The Bench, after consideration, warned the boy, and dismissed him.
KITCHEKKR ECLIPSED—TBIMBSDOUS SLAUGHTER. -Millionl of the Blaok Gang destroyed after one application Of OWIN's KILLITU (registered). Flies, Fleas, Nits, Beetles, Cockroaches, Crickets, &c., cannot exist whenever you use Ov en's Killem." In boxes only at Id, 3d, and 6d.-Only Maker H. J. OWEN, Chemist, Cadoxton, and sold by most Chemists and Stores.
CADOXTON. FORTHCOMING CONCERT AT ROMILLY HALL.— The Committee having the arrangements of the forthcoming concert at Barry in hand report a very encouraging sale of the better class tickets. At this concert, to be held about a month hence, Mr Ffrangcon Davies, the celebrated singer, will appear. ADONTRAM JCDSON.—Mr Gwyn Morris, the clerk to the Barry School Board. will, on Wednesday next, deliver a lecture on "Adoniram Judson, the apostle of the Buimese," at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Court-road, the pastor (Rev J. C. Jenkins) occupying the chair. Mr Morris is a skilled and ent» rtainii g lecturer, and his treatment of this subject is sure to be looked forward to with interest. EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS in Gardening Opera" tions follow the sowing of GARDEN SEEDS," whick grow vigorously and produae abundant crops. Five Prizes, 60s, 30s, 20s, 15s, and 10s, ep«n to all Wales, England, and Ireland, given for the best five specimens Itf Onions grown trom Seeds obtained from H. J. OWEN, Chemist, Cadoxton. BUHEL DEBATING SOCIETY.—The usual weekly meeting of the Brthel Mutual Improvement Society was held in the Presbyterian Church, Court-road, Cadoxton, when Mr J. Meikle read a paper en The Present Position oi Liberalism." The paper dealt thoroughly with the present position of the Party, and at the clcse the members TOUK part in debate, in which it was claimed that Liberalism gave Trades Unionism to the country. THEATRE ROYAL.—Theatre managers all over tho country are complaining of business at the pre- sent time. The cause of tins is, of course, the war, but other causes have been in force at Cadoxton, for on Tuesday evening, owing to the storm of snow which visited the district, no performance was given at all. Despite these drawbacks, the attendance on other nights have been good, and the character of the piece certainly deserves a good house. The Guiding Star is in five acts, and very powerfully represented. The chief rolk, that of Harold Hagan, alias Paul Leraut, is an excep- tional personification,^taken by Mr Stuart Cleve- land, aud the dual pait of Gladys and Madge Goudwin (Miss Emma Litchfield) is well filled and acted. This is a gipsy story, and in places is as amusing as tragic. There is little alloy in it, and few scenes open to adverse critieism.—The manage- ment of this theatre will, in future, be in the able hands of Mr James Russell. The piece staged for next week will be "The Silent Witness."
BARRY DOCK. BYE-LAWS COMMITTEE.—The monthly meeting of the Bye-laws Committee of the Barry School Board was to have been held on Thursday evening in last week, but the only member who put in an appearance was J. Rees. THE SNOWSTORM.—The snowstorm en Tuesday last prevented the Evening Continuation Schools Committee of the Barry School Board from meeting Only the Rev W. Williams and the Secretary (M r Treharne Rees) put in an appearance. METHODIST FREE CHURCH, BCTTRTLLS-ROAD, BARRY DOCK.—Services next Sunday 11 a.1ll and 6.30 p. m. Preachers, Rev J. J. Davies (morning), and Mr W. T. Medhurst (evening). All seats free. Hymn-books provided. BARRY-BOCND BOAT DAMAGED.—The 8.S. Cced- mon, bound from Paulliac to Barry with pitwood, when crossing the bay of Biscay last week collided with an English man-of-war. She sustained severe damage to her bridge and chart-house, and reached her destination early on Saturday morning last. ST DAVID'S DAY DINNER.—A meeting of the committee of the St David's Day dinner was held at the Windsor Hotel, on Wednesday evening, under the chairmanship of MR J. Rees. The busi- ness included the drawing up of the toast list, and selection of chairman of the banquet. To this honour Mr J. Rees was elected. Another meeting of the committee will be held on Monday evening, at eight p.m. VOLUNTARY HOSPITAL.—The annual general meeting of the Voluntary Hospital was held on Tuesday last. The president, Mr J. Cory, through ill-health, was unable to preside, and in the absence of Dr Treharne, Dr Wilde took the chair. Owing to a terrific snowstorm, which lasted the whole afternoon, the attendance was email. A very satistactery report and statement of accounts were read, and it was proposed by Mrs Livingstone, seconded by Miss Budge, and carried unanimously, that the report be adopted, punted, and circulated. The expenditure amounted to JE439 6::1 lid, and the receipts were the same The re were 168 sufferers treated during 1899 128 went out convalescent, 21 died, and 5 were discharged relieved, or other causes. Fourteen were passed on to 1900. FINGER TAKEN OFF.—On Monday last a young maa named Hurfora was treated at the Aceident Hospital for injuries sustained to his hand. He is in the employment of Messrs Price and Wills, and whilst eogaged at a circular saw had a finger taken off. Hurford lives at 9, Mount Pleasant, Cadoxton. COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS. — The monthly meeting of the Barry County School Gevernors was held in the Couneil Chamber, Gas and Water Offices, on Friday evening last, Mr J. Lowdeu, J.P., in the chair. The other members present were Dr O'Donm 11. Councillor J. H, Jose, J.P, and Captain Hamilton Murreli. Mr W. H. Dashwood Caple attended, and submitted plans for the grounds and outbuildings of the new school, which were adopted. The caretaker was granted a sum* of 4s per week, in order to employ extra assistance. An additional £5 per annum was allowed birsar. BARRY QUOITING CLUB.—A smoking concert WAS held on Saturday evening last at the Castle Hotel, under the auspices of the Barry Quoiting Club, for the benefit of the funds of that institu- tion. Mr John Watts occupied the chair. There was a very large gathering of the friends a.nd supporters of the club, and during the evening the following kindly contributed songs, &c. :—Messrs Scott (Cardiff), T. Evaus, W. Yeland, H. Look, T. Pring, W. John, E. Gooding, J. Hewells, T. Austin, J. Owen, C. Morgan, H. Kuthrews, J. Was tall, J. Sheldon, and Mack. Mr T. Roberts presided at the piano. SHoP ASSISTANTS' UNION.—A general meeting of the Shop Assistants' Union was held in the Glamorgan Restaurant, Thompson-street, on Tues- day evening, the President (Mr D. Jones) in the chair. A report was read from the head office showing a large increase in the financial'return OF the Association for December, when 370 full and affiliated members joined. The deputation, which was appointed to wait upon a Thompson-street tradesman, reported that they had not received a favourable answer. He was, however, willing to close if others in the neighbourhood could be per- suaded to do the same. As a last resource, a deputation from the Trades Council will be asked to wait upon the nonconformist tradesman, if all other means prove ineffectual. A letter was read fiom the Trades Council stating that the Council had invited Miss Bondfield, the assistant secretary to the Shop Assistants'Union, to address a May- Day demonstration, to be held in this distriet on May 12th next. BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY.—On Sunday and Monday next the annual meetings of the baptist Missionary Society will be h«W 'N an<l Barry. In the Barry district the Rev E. G. Thomas will preach at Bethel Chapel, Barry, in the morning, and Rev L. TVRN vans in the even- ing. At Holton-road English Baptist Chapel the Rev W. G. Davies will preach, and in the evening the Rev F. D. Waldock, of Ceylon. At Salem Welsh Baptist Chapel the Rev T. Morgan and the Rev M. preach morning and evening respeet- ively. The Rev H. J. Horn preaches at Mount Pleasant, Cadoxton, in the morning, and the Rev E. G. Thomas in the evening and at Calf aria,* Cadoxton, the Rflvs M. Isaae and T. Morgan officiate respectively On Sunday afternoon a united children's service will be held at the Holrob- road Chapel, which will be addressed by the Revs F. D. Waldock and L. Ton Evans. A public meet- ing will also be held at Holtou-road English Baptist Chapel on Monday evening, the speakers being the Rev J. Jeffrey, from the Congo region, and Mrs W T Lee, Cardiff
BARRY. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. — The pulpit next Sunday evening will be occupied by the pastor, the Rev C. H. Shave. The evening subject will be: What must we think of Jesus "? GARDENERS AND ALLOTMENT-HOLDERS are re- commended to apply for my new Seed Catalogue tor 1899. Speciality in Seeds always fresh. Cata- logues free. — W. R. HOPKINS, Pharmaceutical Chemist, 88, High-street, Barry. THE GLBE JSOCIITY'S CONOIRT.—On Wednes. day week next the Barry Glee Society, under the eonduetorship of Mr D. Farr, will give their fourth annual eeneert ia the Romilly Hali. The successes of this society are so well known, that it needs no recommendation of oure to ensure a bumper Romilly Hall on the date mentioned. The following lartisks have been engaged for the occasion Miss May John, R.A.M (soprano); Miss Bessie Evaus, R.A.M (eontralto) Mr Wm Rees (tenor) and Mr David Hughes, R.A.M (bass). Mr Lloyd, who is associated with the society, will accompany.
=■ "I SNAP SHOTS. & The BARRY HERALD enters upon its fifth year with this issue. The fine tewer of the proposed new church of St Mary will be 100 feet high. There were several gentlemen in khaki walking through Barry streets on Sunday. a On Tuesday evening the snow drift in Tynewydd. road was several feet deep. t) There was an immense amount of legal talent in this district en Tuesday. A snow blizzard followed. Barry library contains 5,000 volume9, and 2,000 readers. From this it will be seen that the library is miserably inadequate. Mr Greatrex, one of the guards on the Barry Railway, has been accepted for the Pembrokeshire Y tOmanry. An habitué of the loeal police-eourt is of opinion that when a lot of women congregate there, matters are mueh more entertaining than usual. On Wednesday afternoon a meeting was held at Culley's Hotel to decide what compensation shall be paid Commoners by the Barry Railway Company for their rights ) The Rev C. H. Shave on Saturday next will commence a short series ef addresses to working men in the Romilly Hall, Barry. The opening address will be A fresh start." Alderman J. C. Meggitt, J.P, presided at the quarterly meeting of the Carmarthen and Glamor- gan Cengregational Union held in Cardiff on Wednesday. A well-known young Barry minister has deter- mined to renounce Bohemianism and its darksome ways next Easter. There is only one way a man may do this. A very interesting article on the progress made in the construction of coast life-boats, appears in the February number of the Life-boat Journal, the ergan of the Royal National Life-boat Institution. Three fresh patients have been admitted to the Voluntary Hospital since our last issue. Three were discharged convalescent, one died, and 15 are now in. Gifts in money, old linen, &c, are much needed. The 6.7 train from Cardiff was on Tuesday night prevented from proceeding further than Cadoxton by the snow storm, which caused the points to be unworkable. Several impatient passengers got out and walked. One of the evening sehool teaehers had to walk right up to the top of the Battrills on Tuesday evening in the snowstorm. She confessed this in the presenee of a pressman, and could not interpret the cast in his eye, which plainly said: "I will take you there." War talk has been raging furiously at Barry, but when one sturdy myrmidon of law and order on the dockside teld his friends that be felt serry that the Dublin Fusees had been defeated they no longer wondered why the entrance wall collapsed with each a man about. P.C. Angus, one of the Reservists of the Grenad- ier Guards, who was formerly a police-constable at Barry Dock, was this week nighly complimented by Mr Plowden, a London magistrate, and pre- sented with £2 for plucky conduet in arresting a notorious thief, caught garroting a foreigner. P.C. W. Davies, formerly of Barry Dock, now with the Royal Engineers at the front, has sent a letter to bis former colleagues in the force, who have with commendable forethought sent him acceptable presents of tobacco. On Saturday the Mayor, not of Barry, remarked that he had rarely seen a finer body of men than the Yeomanry. He was looking at the Barry lot at the time. A competent critic asserted that a poorer body of men, with the exception of those from Barry, did not exist. If the men wore a belt it would certainly have the effect of making the chest more prominent. The appointment of Miss Blanche Sykes as head of the new Accident Ward gives general satisfac- tion. It it confidently felt that the Ward will continue to be worked under conditions that will impress the kingdom with the idea of a munici- palised hospital and that it will not be given the appearance of a pauper rate-aided institution. A young man of eligible age in the Barry District is always hanging rennd a certain public-house in the town, for he sings :— If over I married a wife, -Two-Id be to a publican's daughter, I'd sit in the bar all oay life Drinking whilkyalld water. Mr Joseph Reynolds, chemist, Holton-road, kindly writes us to eorreot an error in the report which appeared in our columns with regard to the aend-off given in honour of Trooper R E Watkins. Instead of Mr A Williams, it should have been Mr J Williams who gave such a fine entertainment, which resulted in the sum of £1 12s being handed over to Lady Bva Wyndham Quin's Yeomaary Hospital Fnnd, this sum being the voluntary gift of Mr Williams, for whom the amounted was collected The Barry Coanty School Governors are a patriotic body. In the discussion of the plans for the new sehools, Captain H. Murrell suggested that a flag-staff sheald be erected as on the American plan. I do not believe they knew their own flag, ■ many of them," said he. The Clerk They eertainly could act paint it. The Chairman Perhaps they will not allow us the extra money necessary ? The Architect: I will supply the pole if that is the ease. Capuin Murreli (with a burst of patriotism) And I will snpply the flag, (Cheers.) No OR Yu •—It is net pleasant to feel despon- dent and low-spirited, nor to feel bilious and have paint in back. Is there a way to move this unpleasant fueling? YES, there is; experience teaehe- that CERTAIN PILLS will totally remove above oomplaints surely and effectually Have yon tried them ?—Depot: OWEN, Chemist! Cadettoa.