Furniture carefully removed. V ar" of all SiZe3 kept. By Hour or Contraet. DAVID PAULETT, j Light and Heavy Hauling done N^lftll niPWTiiHF REMOVED BY URRAI at Moderate Prices. 1. Treharne Road. Brakes, Traps, Waggonettes, Close Carriages for Weddings, &c., &c., on hire. Note the David Paulett, Coal Merchant, Office-l, Station Yard. 1, Treharne Road, Cadoxton-Barry. 18TIHATIS FBEE. I D. IESTYN JONES, GBOCER, FLOUR, CORN, AND POTATO MERCHANT The Emporium, High St., Barry. w ELSH B OOKS, PAPERS, & 3JUSIC AT ROBERTS BROS., 15, Working Street, Cardiff, Stationers aud Bookbinders, Staff Notatiun and Solfa Printers. Webh Books at Special Terms. Send for catalogue. WELSH & ENGLISH CHRISTMAS CARDS. Special Lines in Children's Books, Games, &c., &c. Patronise the Man who sticks* to his own Trade. E. A. DAVIES, (LATE J. R. CHAMINGS), THOMPSON STREET POSTING STABLES, BARRY DOCK. Large Brakes for Picnics and Parties. Ponies, Traps, Brakes, and Wagonettes on Hire Neatest and beat turn out in the District. Brakes Running Daily to Barry Island. Oldest and Largest Posting Establishment in the District PRIVATE ADDRESS—85, GRAVING DOCK'ST. WILLIAMS BROS., PRACTICAL TAILORS AND CLOTHIERS, 51, MAIN STREET, CADOXTON-BARRY. Superior quality Goods. Excellent Fit guaranteed. Your patronage respectfully solicited. SAMUEL BALL, FISH, POULTRY, & GAME DEALER. FRESH SUPPLIES DAILY. ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. Note the Address- 124A, HOLTON ROAD, BARRY DOCK. pAKIS E XHIBITION, 1900. Conducted Totirs. Four Days in Paris, £3 13s 6d. PAYABLE, IS WEEKLY. DAVIES'S, 45, Charles Street, Cardiff. THE LONDON EQUITABLE EXCHANGE. Stock and Share Brokers and Dealers and In- vestment Advisers, 18, ELDON STREET, LONDON, E. C- Write for Pamphlet (free), containing full particulars of our Investment, "Cover," Deposit, 3-Montly and Special Operations. The only safe way of making profits on the London Stock ExchangeNo FURTHER LIA- BILITY beyond Cover" remitted. Invest- ment s made at charge of 1-16th per cent., and all ""COVER TRANSACTIONS opened at "MIDDLE PRICE." Money advanced top any amount on approved Stock and Shares, at 1 per cent. above Bank rate. Correspondence invited. Telegrams, I FIopament, London." I Advertisement gcale. fc-MALL PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS. One Three Six Ins. Ins. Ins. 20 Words or under ..0 6 1 0 2 0 Over 20 and under 30 0 9 1 3 2 3 Over 30 and under 40 1 3 2 0 2 9 Kaeh additional 10 words 0 4 0 8 1 0 LEGAL AND FINANCIAL ADVER- TISEMENTS. Parliamentary Addresses 68. per inch per insertion Prospectuses of Public Com- panies, and Local Authori- ties Notices •• 4s. per inch. per insertion Local Election Addresses 4s. per inch. per insertion Auctioneers' Announcements 3s. do. GENERAL TRADE ADVERTISEMENTS. 1 tc 3 insertons Is. Od. per inch. 4 to insertions os. I Od. 9 to .3 insertions 0s. 9d. „ „ 28 insertions Os. 7d. „ 62 insertions • • 01. ad. j EA L ■ -nr" Now, as Ever, you can buy your Groceries, Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Spices, and all the rest, of ahe finest quality, at the CENTRAL STORES, and you'll never find them overcharge you. Of course we deal in plenty of Grocery Goods other than those we have mentioned, but you will find that in respect of quality and price they are all on a par. Give us one trial for anything in our line that you require, and we feel quite sure that it won't be your last visit to our establishment. E. JONES. T)-D s THE CENTRAL STORES, HOLTON DOAD, BARRY DOCK. Wholesale & Retail Crocer and Provision Merchant, and Italian Warehouseman, Noted Hocse for High-class Teas & Provisions. All goods sold at Store Priced for Cash. PHOTOGRAPHY. J. BELL Has OPENED his NEW STUDIO, built i on an improved plan, and fitted with the Best Apparatus and Lenses, for High Class Work at Moderate Charges. 61, HOLTON ROAD, BARRY DOCK. a:r See our Window,and ask for Price List. FOR BEST QUALITY n ROCERY^ND PROVISIONS, GO TO J. HUGHES & CO., 219, HOLTON ROAD BARRY DOCK FRESH BREAD DELIVERED DAILY. K3R* Send Post-Card for Cart to call. rpHE CAMBRIAN WINDOW AND GENERAL CLEANING COMPANY. WINDOWS CLEANED AT LOWEST TERMS Patent Appliances and Telescope Ladders. OFFICE 14, REGENT STREET, BARRY DOCK. SAM. GRIFFITHS, HOUSE & ESTATE AGENT, BARRY, HAS THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES TO JQET BARRY: Houses in Salisbury-road, papered out and in good order, 6s. Houses in Cambridge-street, six rooms, hot and cold bath, charming situation, papered to suit tenant, 9s. 12, Aberthaw. terrace, eight rooms, hot and cold bath, papered and painted recently, 12s. BARRY DOCK: Several Houses in George-street, papered none but respectable tenants need apply 8s and 8s 6d. Capital Houses in Dock View-road, suitable to coal trimmers, &c. 1%. Commodious Business Premises, 19, Holton. road low rental to good tenant. "As you make your bedsso must you lie," LJO STRONG SPRING BEDSTEAD, 3tt.x6ft.6in. 13/6 V B. MAGGS & CO., Promenade, Clifton, BRISTOL. Send for Illustrated Oaialegu* DRAPERY-WANTED, a respectable YOUTH as APPRENTICE to the above.—Apply t" JOHN T. FRI ST, 62, 64, Holton Road, Barry Dock. rlO LET,-Splendid Six-roomed HOUSE, situate in Barry-road, and known as Ludlow Villa." Apply, C. H. LEWIS, Grocer, 41, Barry-road, Cadoxton. A AD MILITARY BAND (of from 20 to 30 Instrumentalists) IS OPEN TO ENGAGEMENTS. Address BAND SECRETARY, R.A.O.B. Institute, Thompson- street, Barry Dock. "T ANTED, respectable YOUTH as APPREN- T T TICE for DRAPERY also One for OUT- FITTING. -B C CK LAND- 90, 92 and 94, Holton Road, Barry Dock. IF you want the WINNER of the LINCOLN- SHIRE HANDICAP & GRAND NATIONAL, send at once to J. WOODS, 22, High-street, Cardiff, enclosing Is in stamps. TO LET, Wycombe," 3, Porthkerry Road, .i. containing Two Reception-rooms, Kitchen, Scullery, and usual offices, 5 Bedrooms and Bath- room JE27 10s per annum.—Apply A. T. WHITE, 69, Porthkerry Road, Barry. PRIZE-BRED ST. BERNARD PUPPIES FOR SALE, by Mrs PROCTOR'S well-known Young Dogs.—For Price, &c., apply, Hebble House, Cadoxton, TO LET, No. 3, NORWICH ROAD, CADOX- TON Pleasant Position 8 Rooms, Bath and w.c., hot and cold water good garden every convenience.—Apply T. WALTERS, Crown Stores, Main Street, Cadoxton. NO. 57, MAESYCWM STREET; 7 Rooms, bath large kitchen very convenient.— Apply T. WALTERS, Crown Stores, Cadoxton. Key at No. 55. James Jones & Co., UNDERTAKERS AND FUNERAL CARRIAGE PROPRIETORS, 68, Holton Road, BARRY DOCK. Open Cars, Hearses, Broughams, Shellibiers, and Belgian Horses. The only Funeral Carriage 14aster in the District where Horses are kept exclusively for Fuqerals. Funerals Completely Furnished in Superior Style with every requisite, including all Fees and Ex- penses, according to the Fixed Charges regulated to suit all Customers, with a strict regard to Economy in every detail. Country Undertakers Supplied Throughout. National Telephone-No. 33. Telegrams Jones, Undertaker, Barry Dock." W. H. HOOPER & CO. 99-100, HIGH ST., BARRY. 0OMPLETE JVUNERAL JURNISHERS AND DIRECTORS. ALL FUNERALS UNDER PERSONAL SUPERVISION. ESTIMATES GIVEN ON APPLICATION. Telephone :—National, No 64.—Telegraphic Address, Hardware," Barry. Private Address, 2, Hilda Street, Barry. CLEAN HAIR. You have removed a cause of much trouble to me. Since my children have been going to school, I have suffered untold misery on account of their heads. Do what I may, I could not keep them clean. I have cried myself to sleep at nights with the annoyance, but now I use HAGON'S CLEANSER once a week-af ter their bath, and dip the brush in it when I dress their hair daily. There has been no more trouble, and their hair is glossy and strong." My little girl has very fair hair, and was much troubled with nits, &c., but since using HAGON'S CLKANSER I have never seen any sign of live stock, and her hair is lovely. GOLDEN HAIR. I have used HAGON'S CLEANSER con- stantly for my girls, and they now have beautiful golden hair in such great abun- dance that strangers stop in the street to A,uits them." SCRAGGY HAIR. s I have three children-two girls and a boy. The boy has strong, healthy hair always, but the two girls' hair used to come out coombsfull at a time, and what they kept was scraggy and weak. I have used HAGON'S CLEANSER for six months now, and their hair is much longer, stronger, and brighter. I could hardly have hoped for such success." MOTHERS. have written the above in their letters to me. One says she would rather pay a sovereign a bottle than be compelled to do without HAGON'S CLEANSER now. The cost is Sixpence per bottle, by post tor 9d, or two bottles by post for Is 4d from the maker. Address MR HAGON, CHEMIST, CARDIFF— but most Chemists sell HAGON'S CLEANSER." Ask your Chemist for it; it only costs 6d, then-be sure you get HAGON'S. Shams are hateful—have the real thing, or none at all. Imitations are never satis- factory. Remember the Name HAGON'S. Nothing else can do the work. NATIONAL TELEPHONE, 71. John Jones & Sons HIGH-CLASS 1 FURNISHING UNDERTAKERS, 153, HOLTON ROAD (OPPOSITE WINDSOR HOTEL), BARRY DOCK. Workshop and Mews: TOP OF EVAN STREET, AND WINDSOR MEWS, CASTLELAND STREET. EVERY REQUISITE FOR FUNERALS OF ALL CLASSES. Funeral Carriages of Every Description on Hire. THE TRADE SUPPLIED. Nice Assortment of Wreaths and Memorial Card always in Stpck. TERMS-CASH. BARRY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a Meeting of the above Council, held on the 3rd day of March, 1899, the following Resolution was passed "The Surveyor submitted Plans, Sections, Estimates, and Provisional Apportionments for Private Improvements in— 1. LANE BETWEEN DOCK VIEW- ROAD and JEWEL-STREET. 2. KATHLEEN-STREET. 3. OXFORD-STREET. 4. CAMBRIDGE-STREET, Resolved- That the Specifications, Plans, Sections, Estimates, and Provisional Apportionments sub- mitted by the Surveyor be approved." NOTICE is ALSO HERKBY GIVXN that the ap- proved Specifications, Plans, Sections, Estimates, and Provisional Apportionments will be kept de- posited during One Month from the date hereof, at the Offices of the Urban District Council, and will be open for inspection at all reasonable times. Dated this 10th day of March, 1899. By Order of the Council, J. ARTHUR HUGHES, Clerk. District Council Offices, Holton Road, Barry Dock. BARRY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. TO CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS. THE above Council invite TENDERS for the CONSTRUCTION of the Proposed GLAD- STONE ROAD at Barry Dock, about 1,500 yards in length and 60 feet wide, including Kerbing and Channelling and Drains. Drawings and Specifications may be seen and Quantities obtained on payment of a Deposit of One Guinea (which will be returned on receipt of a boni fide tender) on and after MONDAY, 27th March inst., at my Office, No. 160, Holton Road, Barry Docks, at which place tenders must be delivered before 5 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, 5th APRIL, 1899. Neither the lowest nor any tender necessarily accepted. Dated this 17th day of March, 1899. By Order, J. C. PARDOE, A.M.I.C.E., Surveyor to the Barry Urban District Council. Barry School Board. TENDERS FOR STATIONERY, &c. .TENDERS are HEREBY INVITED for the L SUPPLY of:- 1. BOOKS AND STATIONERY, 2. KINDERGARTEN MATERIALS, 3. NEEDLEWORK MATERIALS, for the several Schools under the Board, for ONE YEAR, ending 25th MARCH, 1900, which must include FREE DELIVERY of the Goods at the Schools. Tenders must be made on the Forms of the Board, to be obtained from the Clerk Firms most tender separately for the above items. The Board Co not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender. Tenders, duly endorsed and sealed, to be sent, together with Specimens of Goods, on or before MARCH 22ND, 1899, to the Clerk to the School Board. School Board Offices, Holton Road, March 8th, 1899. K3* FREE HOUSE. « £ & ROSE AND CROWN HOTEL, NORTH STREET, CARDIFF (IIEAD QUARTERS BOROUGH CYCLING CLUB). F. M:GGS, PROPRIETOR. Choice Wines and Spirits, Stout, Burton and Bitter Ales, Cigars, See. GOOD STABLE ACCOMMODATION. BEDS. RRjAGE DQVvtj^ associatio^L^ Write for panmhlet C. MUiS TOUMERIE, Secy., 54, Bow Lane, Cheapt>ide, London, E.C. Agents wanted. i
Barry Urban District Council Election 1899. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE SOUTH WARD. F ELLOW-ELECTORS,- At the request of the Liberal and Radical Association and a large number of Rate- payers, I beg to become a candidate at the forth- coming Election. I am a Resident in the Ward, and have resided in the Town for many years. I have watched its growth and development, and believe that these demand still closer attention. The ever-growing importance of the Town is such that there should be a substantial increase in the number of Repre- sentatives. Recent events have proved that there has not seen sufficient supervision over Syndicates laying >ut Streets in the past. The time has arrived when speculative interests should not be allowed ;o deform the Town, nor retard its means of communication. The Gladstone Road scheme is an example of this. I am in favour of Gladstone Road but there is no reason nor necessity that the Rate- payers should pay for making the Road nor for the Private Improvements. The Agreement entered into with Mr John Weaver is such that I strongly disapprove. No Agreement should be entered into unless the same has been submitted to an OPEN Council Meeting. There will be many important questions before the Council in the near future, and it will require time and careful attention to guide the public affairs of our Town. Should you deem worthy of your confidence, it will be my pleasure to serve you to the best of my ability. Hoping to receive your Vote and Interest at the forthcoming Election, I remain, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours faithfully, JOHN A. MANATON. 7, Deck View Road.
Barry Urban District Council Election, 1899. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE SOUTH WARD. L ADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— The term for which you elected me has expired. I beg to offer myself for Re-election. For nine years (seven as Chairman of Public Works) I have had the honour of serving the Ward and the Town. My career is well known to my constituents as well as throughout the district, and my record is before you-a record of which I am by no means ashamed, but justly proud. I appeal with every confidence for your support, and should you do me the honour of Electing me I will do my utmost in the future as in the past to serve the Town and the South Ward in particular. Yours faithfully, W. THOMAS. 71, Holton Road, March 15th, 1899.
Barry Urban District Council Election TO THE ELECTORS OF WEST WARD. L ADIES AND GENTLEMEN, Owing to the retirement of Captain F. Murrell, a vacancy occurs in the representation for the West Ward. Having been selected by the Liberal and Radical Association to contest the seat, I place myself at your disposal. For nine years I was a member of the Glamorgan County Council, and during that time berved on several Committees. While serving on the Technical Instruction Committee I was instrumental in procuring £ 2,200 for the Intermediate School at Barry. The Governors of the School showed their appreciation of my services in this respect by passing a Resolu- tion thanking me for same. I am in favour of Mnnicipalisation of Tramways. As to the Allotments Act, I hope soon to see this amended so that land can be procured under more favourable terms, viz., longer tenure and at a cheaper rate. I strongly support the Taxation of Land Values and Grounds Rents, which, in my opinion, is a just and equitable means of relieving the local burden which weigh sobeavily upon us. As to the Artizans' Dwelling Act, if it could be made applicable to the needs of our District, I would urge the enforcing of the same. I also believe in every man having a Living Wage, and being paid at least the Trade Union rate of wages for the district. I have resided in Barry for over three years, and spent the whole of my life in the County of Glamorgan. If elected, I shall at all times do my utmost to serve the interests of the Town and Ratepayers in general. J. am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant, RICHARD MORGAN.
Barry Urban District Council Election. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE BAST WARD. L ADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— The period for which you elected me to represent you on the District Council, three years ago, is about to expire. At the request of my fellow-ratepayers, and as I am a heavy ratepayer myself, I again beg to offer you my services, trusting that the way in which I have discharged my duties in the past has merited your approval and confidence. In this hope I respectfully solicit the renewal of your confidence, and, if elected, I will endeavour at all times to serve you faithfully and to the best of my ability. I am, Your obedient servant, J. L. DAVIES.
STOCK EXCHANGE SPECULATION. MESSRS. MORRIS, FLETCHER & CO., BANK CHAMBERS, 98, CHEAPSIDE, LONDON, E.C., Transact every description of Stock Exchange business either for Investment or Speculation. Joint Options under their sole control opened every Monday and Thursday. Each share costing X5 12s 6d controls £ 500 Foreign, or C250 Railway and Miscellaneous Stock for 30 days, WITHOUT FURTHER LIA- BILITY. Our last "Joint Options" Canadian, Pacifies and Spanish were closed at a profit of 45 per cent. and 75 per cent, respectively. Ciroular sent free by post,
Barry Urban District Council Election, 1899- TO THE ELECTORS OF THE EAST WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,- At the unanimous request of the Barry Liberal and Radical Association, and at the pressing invitation of a large and influential body of Elec- tors, I have consented to offer myself as a Candi- date at the forthcoming Election. Having been a resident in the district for 13 years, I am well acquainted with its many needs and requirements, and will at all times support such measures brought forward for its improvement and development should you do me the honour to Elect me as your Representative. I am, yours faithfully, W. L. HUGHES. 85, MAIN STREET, CADOXTON.
HANDBILLS CAREFULLY DISTRIBUTED THROUGH- OUT TOWN AND DISTRICT I BY HENRY THOMAS (The Blind Boy), 9, CROSS STREET, BARRY DOCK.
ELECTORAL THROES. THE sluice-valves of electioneering literature are open, rival electoral bands are playing, irrepressible canvassing nuisances are rampant, and until the 27th, when the climax will be reached, floods of cards, posters, addresses, will inundate the voter; music, pitched in the minor and major keys, covering eveiy conceivable tone and semi-tone, and producing a medley of sounds of the unrhymic order, will assail his ears; and incessant appeals for his suffrage, sensible and insensate, by principals and by envoys, will continue to make the ratepayer's life oppressive. Everything has its price, and this is the price the people pay for democracy. True, the printer's products may be ignored; to the Babel of tongues-the inharmonious music-a deaf ear may be turned; but the canvasser is ubiquitous, and from him there is, there can be, no escape. This is the thorn in the rose, the bitter element in the democratic sweet. When the elector is lastingly conscious of his importance, when he permanently, not transiently as is the case to-day, realises his power—realises to what extent the government of his country, his county, his town, is in his own hands, canvassing will be made illegal. But the time for that is not yet. The British workman has not grasped the meaning of the franchise; he is in the "larva" state in relation to his privileges; but wheu the potentialities of the vote dawns upon him, when his education, which the Board Schools, the press, and the political organisations are hastening, is com- plete, the significance of government of the people, for the people, by the people," will be fully understood. Canvassing is an inevitable adjunct of the indifference collateral with unenlightenment, and until it can be removed the soliciting incubus must be endured. Happy is the Trades Council in their nominee; happy the nominee in a strong opponent generous enough to withdraw from the contest; and happy the North Ward ratepayers in a re- presentative elect who will give full value for the confidence reposed in him. Everything has its price, and full value on the part of a public representative is the only price that can con- scientiously be paid for the distinction of selec- tion and election. Full value should be asked for and demanded of every successful candidate, and only those aspirants to municipal laurels who are capable of paying the price should be favoured with the votes of the people. And of what does full value consist ? In a represen- tive it means, not the apotheosis, but the abnegation of self; the subordination of private to collective interests the sacrificing of home and family claims to public duty; unfailing attendance, not only at Council meetings where there is a little glory and less work; but at committee meetings, where there is much work and no glory—it means sterling honesty in every deal; careful application to every question; the possession of a natural aptitude for the avocation, and the constant manifestation of patriotism in its widest and best sense. The latter attribute covers the moral ground, for the Councillor who is patriotic is upright in his transactions, faithful in the discharge of his duties, jealous of his own and his constituents' honour, and a stranger to every ignoble quality. But for efficient administration there are pro- perties other than ethical required in our public men, and these should be insisted on as a fair exchange for the honour of a seat on the Council. In the South, the East, and the West Wards, a superabundance of candidates appeal for the elector's votes. The Wards have their price; let full value be exacted. It is necessary to have the promise to pay in full; but a promise is at best poor security to rely on. The intel- lectual and moral banking accounts of the candidates should be enquired into, together with the opportunities each one is likely to have of redeeming his pledges, and those only chosen who are in the best position to pay full value. Motives, when ascertainable, determine in a measure the punishment meted out to the breaker of the laws, and the motives of the Council aspirants, if "get-at-able," should decide the support accorded by the ratepayer. It is not difficult, as a rule, to distinguish the self-seeker from the disinterested one-the spurious from the unadulterated article.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY. THE shamrock will be sported on Friday in memory of Ireland's patron saint. Irishmen all the world over will greet each other with warm handshakes the name of St. Patrick will be feted memories of the Green Isle will recur to many a wanderer; and the happy associa- tions of that country will kindle in the hearts of thousands a yearning desire to see Ireland a prosperous land Patriotism is a sure means of securing the recurrence of historical events, and on the ashes of the past to desire for the build- ing of a peaceful and successful future. Ireland has suffered the tyranny of landlordism as well as the visitations of pestilence and the plague. Her people have been torn from their homes by oppressive laws, unjust administration, and an opposition to financial thrift. They love their green valleys and rushing rivers (as Daniel O'Connell describe them) with an intensity that only deepens with their sojourns abroad. Breathes there a man with soul so dead, Who never unto himself hath said This is my own, my native land." Sir Walter Scott could not have attributed these lines to Scotchmen more than to Ireland. Gradually her nationhood is asserting itself in the agitation for the resuscitation of her ancient language and customs, and with each anniver- sary of St Patrick there appears in fuller glare the sunlight of hope which dawned a few years back that her future will be one of glory and joy! ERIN GO HRAGH!
ALLEGED INFANTICIDE AT BARRY. "NO TRUE BILL" RETURNED. ACCUSED CHARGED WITH CONCEAL- MENT. At the Glamorganshire Assizes .at Cardiff on Monday last the case of Beatrice Hall, aged 19, a domestic servant, living at Barry Dock, who bad been committed for trial at Barry Dock Police Court the previous Thursday on the charge of murdering her infant, was referred to by Mr Justice Channell in his address to the grand jury. He detailed the narrative as to the finding of the body in the wood on the 3rd inst., with no marks of violence upon it. If death was due, not to any act of violence, but to the act of birth, as the girl said, and in consequence of not being attended to, then it was not murder, but manslaughter. If, on the other hand, the young girl, confined for the first time, and as she said, and taken unawares, followed by a speedy delivery, it might be that the grand jury would think that there had been no such negligence. On Tuesday the grand jury returned no true bill" upon the count of murder in the indictment preferred against Beatrice Hall, but returned a true bill upon the count charging her with concealment of birth. COUNSEL FOR THE DEFENCE. Miss Jenner informs us that Mr F. P. Jones- Lloyd, instructed by herself, has retained Mr Arthur Lewis for the defence of Beatrice Hall, the accused in the above case. Great local sympathy is expressed, and Miss J, niier adds that generous local donations to the defence fund were received last Saturday.
THE BARRY JURY'S QUANDARY. APPEARANCE AT THE ASSIZES. JUDGE GIVES ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE. IS A JUG A DEADLY WEAPON? The celebrated Barry jury, bound over by the district coroner (Mr E. B. Reece), appeared at the Glamorgan Assizes on Tuesday last (before Mr Justice Channell) to be advised and assisted in order to arrive at a verdict in a case respecting the death of Thomas John, a coaltrimmer, of Barry Dock, which took place early in December last. This step, it will be remembered by our readers, necessarily arose out of the fact that the jury had failed to agree as to whether a marine fireman named Quin was guilty of murder or manslaughter, it being prescribed that in such a case the Coroner shall bind the jury over to appear before a Court of Oyer and Terminer to hear and determine the matter. Addressing the jury, the Judge said he gathered from what had been laid before him that the deceased man and a man named Quin were in a public-house where, upon some slight provoeation- nothing that could be called real provocation- Quin took up a quart jug which was on the counter and hit deceased on the temple with it. The man fell down, and eventually died in consequence of the injury. He was told they had a difficulty in arriving at a conclusion whether upon those facts Quin ought to be charged with murder or man- slaughter, and whether he ought to be punished, as he had already undergone a month's imprisonment for the assault. The law was clear. If a man assaulted another with a deadly weapon he was guilty of murder if he caused death, but if it was not a deadly weapon then it was manslaughter only. The question was whether that quart jug could be considered a deadly weapon. In consider- ing whether the thing was a deadly weapon within the meaning of the Act he himself should take into consideration whether it was a weapon searched for for the purpose of doing injury, or whether it was a thing that came first to hand. The jury retired for a short time, and arrived at a verdict of manslaughter. This is the first instance of a coroner's jury being in disagreement and appearing before the Assizes within the recollection of old attendants of the court, and is the first in the,lengthened experience of the Cardiff coroner (Mr E. B. Reece). THE CORONER'S ADVICE In the face of the verdict of the jury, also, it would be well to re-call the Coroner's advice at the time in justification of those who took the same view as himself. If a man inflicted a blow on another, meaning to kill him or to do him grievous bodily harm, that would (he said) be malice, and would justify a verdict of murder but if under other circumstances he gave a blow with any dangerous weapon under circumstances of great provocation indeed, then the jury might bring in a verdict of manslaughter. It was for the jury to consider whether there were any extenuating circumstances to justify this latter course. To his mind the man in taking up a jug had used a dangerous weapon, and if so, then it showed malice, because he really intended to do the man serious injury."
LOCAL CASES AT THE ASSIZES. At Glamorgan Assizes held at Cardiff this week (before Mr Justice Channell), Thomas Mitchelson (51), engineer, pleaded guilty to obtaining 30s from George Williams at Barry Dock, on January 10th «ith intent to defraud, and also obtaining 15s from Frederick Richard Harford, al80 at Barry Pr? soner was sentenced to a month's imprisonment, having already been in gaol for six weeks The grand jury returned no true bill in the case of Robert and Hannah Holland, who were com mitted on a charge of stealing a gold watch and S eniamin Smith at Barry Dock, on February 28th. described a. a labourer, on Nov. 28th lastfromS person of Elizabeth Gay, at St. Andrew's, a purse and money, at the same time using personal violence. From the story of the evidence it seems that prosecutrix was in the Merry Harriers, Llan. dough. She wanted to catch a train, and prisoner accompanied her to the station. Arriving there prisoner made inquiries and said there would not be a train for some time. They then started to walk home to Cadoxton, and on the way, it was alleged by prosecutrix, that prisoner robbed her and knocked her about. When she tried to scream prisoner put his hand over her mouth. Eventually someone came along in fl j drove her part of the way home" Two were called who said they found the woman v, +i! roadside crytog. She h/d blood on h"°Ze the defence the whole thing wa, was put to the jury by the defending counsel that the whole .tory of the y>Sttatrix L The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and th^ prisoner was discharged.