PROFITABLE SUNDAY AFTERNOONS R) V C. H. SHAVE'S LECTURES TO WORKING MEN. "THE BIBLE AND LABOUR PROBLEMS." Last Sunday the Rev C. H. Shave discoursed > to a congregation of working men (with a sprinkling of ladies) on The Bible and Labour Problems." The Romilly Hall was nearly filled, and on the platform was the Barry Temperance Choir, under the direc- tion of Mr J. Petty. Mr W. Graham (late presideat of the Liberal and Radical Associa- tion) presided, and as chairman gave what in itself was a remarkable address on the character of the present-day church and its ministry. In this way Mr Shave was led to make a few remarks on the subject, which was in itself closely associated with the title cf his lecture. He spoke of the contempt which many people showed for the Bible, and the readiness with which they would quote contradictory passages from it, and maintained that this could be done, but that the Bible, the Old Testament especially, was largely history. On points affecting the eternal welfare of J: ankind no contradictory passages could be found. Oue could scarcely help feeling a contempt for the small-souled people who brought forward their puerile arguments, and then scoffed at religion. A larg-, part of the Bible hdd nothing whatever to do with tkern at the present day. They bad no connection with the ritual of the Temple, the sacrifices, and other rights and ceremonies pertaining to the religion of the ancient Hebrews. The speaker said be did not inteud to prove anything from The Bible and Labour Problems "—that he left to others. The Boers and other people proved things from the Bible, but he did not think it was right. They should treat the Bible as a history of men's growing consciousness of God. That wns what revelation meant. Age after age the Bible showed then how men conceived Him. Gradu- ally and steadily they grew to a more moral conception of Him, aT d finally they felt a personal relationship to God when Jesus came. For this reason they ought still to value the Bible. He bad to say chat some neglected the Bibls. Perhaps it had grown "stale to many men, who had been so familiar with it from their childhood. He urged them to take the Bo(,k up again, and specially to read the prophecy of Amos. If they wanted a descrip- tion by a man keenly alive to the needs of his age, of problems of labour and poverty, let them read the Book of Amos. They would be amazed if they read it with care. Then they c, uld taki the Gospels, and read those. They should not read every word with the thought that that was the Word of God, and they must not question it. They should rather say that the book was going to tell them something about bow men thought of God. Let them read it in that way, and gradually they would see in it a great deal more than they ever saw before. He had unfolded to them his belief about the Bible, because he wanted them to deal summarily with men who would put to them questions concerning its consistency. They wanted to deal with more important qwep-tionis-wbat was religion, what was the soul of man, and many other questions which were of more importance to them. The Bible was something for them to-day. It dealt with questions closely connected with them, such as labour problems. "That the servant should be looked upon as something more than between man and man." "And servants, do not serve your master solely for the sake of pleasing him, but because you are serving a higher Master; you are serving the Lord Christ." That was what the Bible said with regard to labour. They were not to serve their masters merely for the sake of money. They must serve for the sake of doing their duty. The Apostle Paul had a horror of tramps, and of laziness: Vben we were with you, this we commanded you. If any will not work, neither let him eat. For we hear of some that walk among you disorderly, that work not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread." Mr Shave next quoted the Bible in reference to trade unionism, and to the effect that man should have some leisure, and should never be called upon to work hour after hour, but should have ample time for the cultivation of the soul. Mr Shave concluded by saying that they wanted more of the cultivation of the mind, more time to think on the things he had been speaking about, and since the Bible had so much to say about their werk, he asked them to read it carefully, and they would find it of the same great help to them aB it had been to men age after age, and, beat of all, it told of the old, old story of Jesus and his love, of Him living their life and dying for their sins. The Book was precious to all mankind. Let them love the Bible, but not by putting it away with a nice cover on it, but by making it a constant companion. The address was listened to with marked attention. It was announced that the meetings would in future be properly organised. The Rev C. H. Shave has been chosen president, Mr S. A. Williams vice-president, Dr Percy Smith secretary, Mr Miller assistant secretary, Mr E. J. Roberts treasurer, Mr C. Rowlands musical director, and a committee of 14 will be appointed. It is intended that members shall be enrolled, and the institution conducted on much the same lines as other societies of the kind in the kingdom. During tke meeting the Barry Temperance Choir rendered the Hallelujah Chorus," "Worthy is the Lamb" (from the Messiah), and the" B om. of Song." Miss Williams, B A.M., and Mr C. Rowand8 accompanied. The subject next Sunday will be Tipping.'
=======- BARRY DOCK TIDE VTABLB FOR NEXT WEEK. The following is the tide table for Barry Dock for the week commencing to-morrow (Saturday) Day. Mora. Aft h. m. ft. in. b. m- ft- in, rXy'Mar- 4. «■ If? SI w"n(?aT 5.. 9 37 39.11 9.56 37.11 Tuesday' 6. 10-14 37. 1 10 32 34. 8 7 .101 |3 7 31_0 •- ft 5 «• 8 »• 8
AN INSPIRED AND MIS- LEADING BEPOHT. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE ? BREACH OF FAITH BY A CONTEM- PORARY. A COUNCILLOR'S RIGHTEOUS COMPLAINT. On Tuesday evening, at a meeting of the Public Works Committee of the Barry District Council, Councillor E. B. Smith-Jones took advantage of the opportunity to refer to a paragraph which was unauthorised, misleading, and inspired, that appeared in a contemporary in reference to Gladstone-road. The committee would remember (be said) that at a special meeting of the Council a matter was considered in private, and with very great urgency it was expressed that it should be kept strictly private. Thereupon he volunteered an assur- ance, on behalf of the Public Works Com- mittee, dealing with the matter that while it was being considered by them it should be kept strictly in camera. However, he now found, to his surprise, that in a local paper a certain paragraph appeared dealing with the matter, which, to his mind, was a breach of faith. Besides that, the information it contained was very misleading, inasmuch as it states that the Council had come to a decision on the matter, whereas councillors were well awaie the ques- tion bad not betn decided at all. It was very evident, however, that the paragraph bad been inspired for a purpose, and it was consequently very necessary for that committee to safeguard itself in dealing with the matter in the future. It is evident, however, that the pare graph had been inspired by an outside source to exert an undue influence consequently, he thought it only right to call the attention of the committee to it. Mr J. L. Davies I take it that that is infor- mation given by a private individual who has heard something about it. I don't suppose we need take any notice of it. The Chairman Nothing more than that was a special and private meeting of the Council. Mr J. L. Davies It is evidently not founded on information from one of the Council; it is from one who has heard something about it. Mr J. A. Manaton For my own part, I can say that I have not mentioned it to a soul. The Chairman Then, if no other member has anything to say, we will proceed to business.
Presentation to Mr M. O. Jones, at Barry. A PLEASANT SURPRISE. There are a number of old pupils of Mr M. O. Jones, Treberbert, at Barry, and their regard tor their teacher remains unabated. When it was diccovered that that gentleman would be at Barry on Saturday night as adjudicator at a local competitive meeting, a few of his firm friends and enthusiastic admirers provided a pleasant surprise for him. In the course of the proceedings at the meeting referred to, the Rev W. Williams, Cadoxton, after mounting the platform, commenced a speech, in which "M. 0. as he is familiary called, loomed prominent. The rev gentleman testified in a conscientious manner to the fact that, but for the great assistance rendered him by that gentleman many years ago, he might still be a miner, while there lived a number of colliery managers, doctors, preachers, and successful commercial men who could provide equally convincing testimony. At the close of the speech he produced a handsome gold-mounted ebony walking-stick, with African ivory handle, and on behalf of the donors presented him, amid a scene of great enthusiasm and delight. The gold band on the stick bore the following inscription:— Presented as a token of appreciation to M. 0. JONES, ESQ.. Treherbert, by his late scholars residing in the the Barry district.—Rev W. Williams, Rees Jones, Rees Phillips, A. W. Webb, F. W. Thomas, and Thomas Waters. February 24th, 1900." Mr M. O. Jones, genial, kind, and good, could not reply, owing to the intensity of his feelings, which were quite overcome.
BARRY PUBLIC WORKS. GLADSTONE-ROAD EXTENSION. TOWN CROSSINGS. The monthly meeting of the Barry Public Works Committee was held at the Clerk's Office, Holton- road, Barry Dock, on Tuesday evening last, Councillor E. B. Smith-Jones presiding, supported by Councillors Evan Jones, D. Morgan, J. L. Davies, and J. A. Manaton. GLADSTONE-ROAD. It was originally decided to obtain powers from the Local Governimnt Board to borrow jEl,200 for carrying on the Gladstone-road from Court-road to Weston-square, but that sum now being found inadequate for the purpose, ou the proposition of Mr J. A. Manaton, it was decided to increase the amount to £ 1,950. THE ROAD FROM THE HAYES FARM. The road from the Hayes Farm was reported to be in a disgraceful state. This road goes in the direction of the dock, and is inhabited at the lower end.—It was decided to temporarily repair it, and make it passable for the small amount of traffic which passes over it. EXTENSieNS TO THE CEMETERY. It was decided to take over an additional portion of the cemetery for burial purposes.—The Surveyor submitted plans and indicators for the extensions, and these were agreed to.—The Clerk reported on the extremely neat and park-like appearance of the Cardiff Cemetery, and the committee agreed to visit that place on Wednesday next. TENDERS. Tenders were received for the painting and repairing of the Council's carts, &c. These were received for the repairing, namely, those of T. W. Thomas, £ 27 6a S. Cock, JE42 13s 7d; and Samuel Blake, JE51 7s, the former being accepted. For painting the carts, the tender of H. R. Paul and Sons was accepted, namely, JE20 18s 6d, the only other being that of Samuel Blake, JE23 10s 6d. lews CROSSINGS. Councillor D. Morgan spoke of the need of crossings in High-street, Harry. It was also pointed out that a crossing was badly needed in Holton-road at the bottom of Tynewydd-road, and the surveyor was instructed to make a report dealing with the whole of the crossings of the town.
THE WAR. THE SURRENDER OF CRONJE. GREAT REJOICINGS IN BARRY. It would be difficult to describe the appearance of the town on Tuesday evening, when, in response to a request from the Vice-chairman of the District Council, the inhabitants lighted their windows with candles and lamps, and made other manifes- tations of joy at the surrender of one of the principal commanders in the Boer Army. Half-a-dozen little specks of light in each window bad a most pleasant effect, and transformed the scene wonderfully. Station- street appeared as well lighted as any of the private streets, and, walking up it, one might easily imagine one's self in some fairy place. Each inhabitant put his light forward, and some had as many as three lamps burning in one window. Seen in perspective, the street assumed a red glow, and each window looked like so many boiler fires. From the bottom of Cross-street, looking towards Barry, the crescent was like a fairy palace, and at Barry one could see myriads of little lights, which suggested that the houses were built one row above another in terraces. The Windsor Hotel, the shopkeepers, the doctors, and the police vied each other in making the place appear as Continental as possible, while the row in the streets, the singing of "Soldiers of the Queen" and other popular songs, the firing of "lyddite'' and other explosives, all contributed to the wildness and picturesqueness of the scenes. Several scenes of disorder took place, and the police were busy. It was surprising the way the mandate from the District Council "took on," and few will forget the manner in which the people of Barry celebrated the success of Lord Roberts and the defeat of Cronje. TO THE YEOMANRY FUND. On Friday evening the Assembly-room of the Castle Hotel, Barry Dock, was filled with enthu- siastic crowd, who had gathered together with several objects. The proceeds of the sale of tickets, JE8. has been devoted to the funds of Lady Eva Wyndham Quin's Yeomanry Hospital Fund. This was the main object of the gathering, but the occasion was also taken to present to Mr J. S. Danter, the showman, a testimonal as a re- cognition of his generosity in placing at the disposal of the committee his merry-go-round, &c., for the purpose of augmenting the Soldiers and Sailors War Fund, and by which means the hand- some sum of ill 15s 2d was collected. The testimonial was subscribed by Mr J. H. Jose, J. P, Dr Livingstone, and Messrs J. W. Ainscough, J. Price, W. Mintiis, D. Honsden, W. Fowler, C. H. Jones, E. Gordon, H. Grant, D. Evans, W. Farmer, D. W. Evans, and E. Taylor. The last object of this smoking concert was to make a golleeli, n for Reservist Found, who sailed with his regiment, the Royal Engineers, on Monday. Mr E. Gordon, in the absence of Councillor J. H. Jose, J.P, who was detained at Swansea, presided, and during a most enjoyable evening, the following contributed songs and recitations :—Messrs King, B1 ike, Ringwall, Woodfield, F. S. T. Brooks, Driffield, Dunn, Deere, Morris, Little, the Bariy Dock Quartette, &c., Mr Ryan presiding at the piano. SMOKER AT CULLEY'S HOTEL. A well-arranged Smoker in aid of the wives and children of the Reservists, took place at Culley's Hotel, Barry Dock, on Saturday the 24th ult. There was a fair attendance, Mr Tom Williams occupying the chair, being ably supported by Mr R. N. Davies, Mr John White, and others. After a few remarks by the Chairman stating the object of the Smoker, he called upon Mr Ryan to open the proceedings with a pianoforte solo, after which Mr Davies capitally rendered The land of the harp. Mr Woodward gave a comic song, and was followed by Mr White, who gave two solos, one of which was the well-known song, The Union Jack of Old England," which sung with great spirit. The Barry String Band rendered a grand selection of military marches, among which was 11 Bel- phegor," Napoleon's March," and the Wash- ington Post March," all of which were loudly cheered. Mr W. H. Evans sang "The soldier's tear," and Mr Davies, Penarth, a member of the Sub-marine Miners, gave a fine exhibition with the Indian clubs, with pianoforte accompaniment. Mr Jack Evans, who was the hero of the evening/sang several songs, The soldier's of the Queen," Every bullet has its billet, "True till death," and The village blacksmith," and deserved all the applause which was accorded him. Stump speeches. political and otherwise, were given by Messrs Woodward and Joe Williams, and which created roars of laughter. Mr Morris gave two comic songs, which was followed by a step dance. The National Athem brought a very successful Smoker to a close. SEND OFF BY THE LABOURERS' UNION. A smoking concert was held in the Castle Hotel, Barry Dock, on Tuesday last, under the auspices of the Cadoxton No. 1 Branch of the National Amalgamated Labourers' Union of Great Britain and Ireland for the purpose of giving a hearty send off to Bro. J. Dalton, who is called to the front to do duty for Queen and country. The chair was taken by Bro. Leo Kenney, of Cardiff, who kept the enjoyment up throughout. The Committee consisted as follows :-Messrs E. Jones, H. Curtis, J. Maslin, Wm. Reeves, A. J. Berry, and H. Rogers (secretary). There were about 500 persons in attendance. Songs were rendered by Messrs Geo. Morgan, McCall, J. Piddell, G. Cooper, Rees Baldwyn, J. Williams, J. Howells, C. Thomas, Woodfield, aud others. The Chairman presented Bro. Dalton with the photograph of the delegates last annual general meeting. M r Reeves also presented him with a handsome waterproof rug. A collection was made on behalf of Bro. J. Dalton, t0Jl.*>a ld- Mr F. Sadler, J. Saunders, and Mr Woodfieid were the aceompanists.
_n_ BARRY DISTRICT RAINFALL. RETURNS FOR SEVEN DAYS ENDING FEB. 26TH, 1900. DATE (9 A.M.) INCHES. Tuesday Feb. 20 0.10 Wednesday 21 0'20 Thursday ) 22 0 .3b Friday 23 Q-25 Saturday 24 0'50 Sunday 25 0*17 Monday 26. 0-28 E. W. WAITE* Engineer. Council Offices, Barry.
No OR YES ?-It is not pleasant to feel despon- dent and low-spirited, nor to feel bilious and have pains in the back. Is there a way to move this unpleasant feeling? YES, there is; experience teaches that OWEN'S CERTAIN PILLS will totally remove above complaints surely and effectually. Have you tried them ?—Depot: OWEN, Chemist, Cadoxton.
SNAP SHOTS. Tuesday was the anniversary of the battle of Majuba Hill, fought 19 years ago. The Union Jack now flies from the tower of the fire engine station in Court-road. Immediately the uews of Cronje's surrender arrived on Tuesday, a Thompson-street tradesman hung a Union Jack from his window. Two white men and a like number of pro-Boers were engaged in a debate on the subject, which nearly ended disastrously last week. F. R, Hurford, Tobacconist, Newsagent, Stationer, &c., 259, Holton-road, will be pleased to deliver any Daily or Weekly Papers on receipt of Post Card. -First-class Hair- dressing Saloon. Dr Kelly was unable to read his paper, "Irish Writers," before the Barry Literary Society ou Tuesday evening. It's a pity there are no more Cronje's, sir." This was the sally of a Cadoxton lad when given a holiday this week. When the news of Cronje's surrender reached Weston Hill, the Rector's boja triumphantly un- furled three flags as a token of defiance to all pro- Boers. Good resolutions on the day preceding Ash Wednesday are common. Most people, if the lived by making them, would die rich. It was the custom in the old time to put ashes on the head on Ash Wednesday. In this district people eat pancakes the preceding day, and resolve to commence the following day to fast for forty. This was a dog muzzling defence at the local Court The dog was blind and had no teeth, and was 17 years old." The result was summed up in 7s 6d. Navvies are busy round the Barry Company's new offices clearing away all objectionable matter, and a road or approach is being cut from the South corner, near the dock police cabin. The two classes who are most likely to complain of the bad effects of the war, are the booksellers and the showmen. It is a significant fact that during the war, books on South Africa have been in great demand in the Barry Library, while the reverse is the case at Card.. Mr Symea, the respected and popular missioner of the Dock Labourers' Mission at Weston Hill, is expecting shortly to be removed to another part of the country. The late President of the local Liberal and Radical Association was unsurpassed as a speaker on political themes. He handles religious subjects just as well. It is a remarkable fact that two men in this district wear flaming red ties, who are as opposite as the poles are distant in education, position, and understanding. Mr T. W. Glover, the missionary, though born in Herefordshire, is a Colonial. He says the Boers hide behind kopjies, but the Englishmen bt hind the Colonials. Of course, the sons go to fight the parents' battles. -iJ> of' The Social Reformer's Biole is a publication containing extracts from the Sacred book on all social questions. It is a particularly valuable and interesting book, and in it you may read extracts on any subject, the force and application of which you may never have noticed before. Mr Wallace Davies won the prize of 10s, offered by Messrs Danter, the showmen, for the best shot at the rifle range on Wednesday evening in last week, when the whole of the proceeds were devoted to the funds for the raining of the new Church of St Mary. A jovial master mariner, when giving our re- porter some facts of the sea last week, was very particular about the sea terms. He said the stuff he read sometimes about seamen and their concern made him feel at sea, when he was really ashore. We concurred. At the smoking concert held at the Castle Hotel on Friday evening in aid of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Fund, a collection was made for the benefit of Reservist Found, of the Royal Engineers, who sailed on Monday. The amount collected was f.1 9s 2d. Somebody told another body that port wine was being pumped into Barry Dock from the hold of one of the boats last week. This is very likely a wicked story, but if true, it was no doubt in fear of the appioach of the redoubtable teetotal mis- sionary, Mr T. W. Glover, whose campaign in this district has just ended. At 7.30 on Friday morning, when the sun was shining brightly, and all mankind seemed to be at peace with each other, two individuals, of the the working man class, slowly wended their way along Holton-road. This is not a novel. They might have been seen in fact, they were seen by our office boy. They might have been seen con- ducting an animated discussion with regard to the position of affairs in South Africa. They cared not for Stead they cared not for the Stop-the-War Party. Presently the discussion took quite a peculiar turn. One man advocated peace he was a pro-Boer He belonged to Cardiff. Incensed beyond measure at this discovery, the mighty man of valour assumed the aggressive, and those two battered each other soundly until the Cardiff man beat a jerky retreat, which was greatly accelerated by a flank movement on the part of the victor. Not a policeman was to be seen until mankind were busy in the streets, and the marts of commerce open for the business of the day. The Librarian. of the Barry Public Libraries is constantly reporting to his committee acts of bheft and vandalism committed by persons who go to the reading-rooms to inform the mind, which having done, they proceed to walk off with the periodicals, disfigure those it is not convenient to take, and to commit other acts in conformity with the state of their intelligence. The "Art Journal" in particular seems to be the principal object which these individuals practice upon. As every- one knows, it is a high-class publication, which occasionally publishes re-productions of human life in the nude, the originals generally being Academy pictures. These, of course, are the delight of the vandals. It is generally noticed that the "Art Journal is the dirtiest and most disfigured pub- lication in the reading-rcoms. One is afraid to touch it. All this could be obviated if, together with certain others of a high class, it was kept in the library, and only to be obtained by application, when the librarian, judging by the state of the applicant's hands and appearance, could use his discretion as to lending. Respectability—that is, cleanliness—is a necessary qualification in other towns, and why not ia Barry
LADYSMITH RELIEVED. SPECIAL MESSAGE. Dundonald Enters with Cavalry. THE BELEAGUERED ARMY FREE. BULLER ON THE MOVE. HIS OBJECTIVE, NEL- THORPE. RECEPTION OF THE NEWS. Great Excitement in Town. HERALD OFFICE, 11.20 a.m. The following message was sent specially to the BARRY HERALD this morning:— Lord Dundonald entered Ladysmith last night, and General Buller is moving to- wards Nelthorpe. [See next Edition ]
DISTRICT NEWS. CADOXTON. EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS in Gardening Opera- tions follow the sowing of "OWEN'S GAKDKJT SKEDS," which grow vigorously and produce abundant crops. Five Prizes, 66s, 30s, 20s, lis, and 10s, open to all Wales, England, and Ireland, given for the best five specimens of Onions growa from Seeds obtained from H. J. OWEN, Chewist, Cadoxton. BARRY DOCK. METHODIST FR*K CHURCH, BUTTRILLS-ILOAD, BARRY DOCK.—Services next Sunday 11 a.m and 6.30 p.m. Preachers, Rev J. Cook (morning), and Rev J. J. Davies (evening). The evening subject will be And now abideth hope." FINANCE OF THE SCHOOL BOAP.D,At the usual monthly meeting of the Finance Committee of the School Board, Mr P. Wright presiding, it was decided to advertise for tanders for stationery, &c, in the local, daily, and educational papers. The months' bills were passed. The members present were Dr Livingstone and Mr D. Lloyd. ALLEGED SHEBEENING. -Ellen Monk and Wm Monk's enjoyment was disturbed at 137, Merthyr- street, on Sunday last, when Acting-sergeant Gill and Police-constable Smith, armed with a warrant, entered upon a company, including nine deep-sea sailors, all drunk from a 4 gallon cask. This cask will be produced in evidence against the Monks on their trial for shebeening. VOLUNTARY HOSPITAL. Two fresh patients have bten admitted, and two went out since our last issue, leaving 14 in. Forty-one poor sufferers have already been treated this year. Further gifts of money, old linen, &c., are daily needed.—A village fair in aid of the funds of the above hospital will be held on ground 00 thejoad between Barry Dock and Barry on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of August. Danter and Son's roundabouts, Alpine railway, swings, shooting saloon, cocoa nut shies, &c., have been engaged for the three days. Everyone's help is solicited. BARRY. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. The pulpit next Sunday morning and evening will be occupied by the pastor, Rev C. H. Shave. Evening subject: Our Resources." GARDENERS AND ALLOTMENT-HOLDERS are re- commendtd to apply for my new Seed Catalogue tor 1900. Speciality in Seer's always fresh. Cata- logues free.W. R. HOPKINS, Pharmaceatical Chemist, 88, High-street, Barry. A CHAT ABOUT AMERICA.—Next Wednesday evening Alderman J. C. Meggitt, J.P, will speak on the subject of his recent visit to America, in the new schoolroom of the English Congregational Church. The lecture will be assisted by lime-light views, and is sur:1 to be very entertaining. Captain Hamilton Murrell will preside.
BARRY FUND FOR RESERVISTS' FAMILIES. TO THE ED TOR OF THE RARRY HERALD." SIR,-Ill 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. Th( great wave of Imperial patriotism which is fljwing through the length and breadth of t'le 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 ufr&bitants 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 f335 16 6 Additional Subscriptions: Employees Barry Graving Dock Co. 7 12 2 Messrs C. H. Bailey 5 8 6 Loco Dep. Barry Rail- way Co 2 10 0 Port Staff Dockmaster and General Office, Barry Railway Co. 5 5 0 Proceeds of Billiard Matches Culley's Hotel Feb. 7, Windsor Hotel Feb. 19th, Messrs E. W. Doxsey and C. Starr 5 0 0 Collecting book No. 31, Sergt. H. Holland 1 0 0 Total. JE362 11 1 Subscriptions to be paid to above fund should be paid into any bank in the Barry district, or sent to me direct. J. H. Josx.
Alleged Bigamist at Barry. A PECULIAR CASE. At Monday's sitting of the Barry magistrates, an application was made by Mr Alfred Jackson, solicitor, for a warrant for the arrest of a woman for bigamy. The accused lives at Travis-street, Barry Dock, and her first husband—David Davies —deposed sufficient of the circumstances to obtain the necessary warrant, which was granted. It appears, however, that although the other marrJ- age may, or may not, have been contracted, the second husband is dead.
FOOTBALL. SATURDAY'S FIXTURES. ASSOCIATION. BARRY DOCK VILLA V. BARRY DISTRICT JUNIOR SICCor;DS. -Ville, Team Goal, T. Davies backs, S. Brown and F. Blake half-backs, A. Thomas, G. 0. Smith, and A. Dadds; forwards, T. Davies, W. Morgan, W. Jones, F. Davies, and E. Walters. Juniors Goal, H. Hill backs, W. Martell and D. James half-backs, A. Heaton, J. Peers, and W. James; forwards, T. Fisher, G. Taylor, D. Syvert, H. Tbornhill, and G. Andrews.
BARRY DEBATING SOCIETY. At the weekly meeting on Monday in the Barry Café, Mr J. Davies in the chair, Mr E. J. Taylor read a paper on Spiritualism." The subject wasi well expounded, its beliefs explained, and a mass of Spiritualistic phenomena noted in proof of its validity as a science, and the experiences of a large number of prominent men in the religous, social, and scientific movements detailed, giving additional authority to the speaker's statement. There was a very good discussion, in which Messrs Jones, Dealey, Burgess, Sawyer, and Dr Kelly took part. Messrs J. Woodland and A. F. Davies, of Cardiff, also spoke iu support of Spiritualism. A hearty vote of thanks to Mr Taylor terminated the meeting.
LOW WATER EN- TRANCE. FRSSH SUBSIDENCE. GREAT DAMAG& 0 WALL FALLEN IN. RAILWAY GIVES WAY. High Tides affect the Lock. SERIOUS POSITION. GREAT EXCITEMENT AT THE DOCKS. WHAT WILL BE THE EFFECT t The Low Water Entrance at Barry Dock, which, three weeks ago last Sunday, was seriously effected by a subsidence of land, has this morning between 9 and 10 o'clock, been washed down by the great force of water that was behind it, consequent upon a very high tide at this period of the year. The heavy masonry of the lock wall crashed into the lock, and the land also fell, together with portion of railings. The subsidence has undermined a portion of the railway upon which a crane has been placed to facilitate the work in connection with the restoration of the lock. It was perceived to be still moving over an hour afterwards, and the position its decidedly critical. The damage, needless to say, is very extensive, and, un- doubtedly, affect the traffie of the dock in a very great degree. [See Next Edition] c