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THE "HERALD" DIARY.

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REMEMBER RESERVISTS' FAMILIES.

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REMEMBER RESERVISTS' FAMILIES. IN another column will be found the amount of subscriptions received during the past week. In the list, the contributions of Mr C. H. Bailey's Tyne Engine Repairing C3 Works, and of the staff and pupils of the County School, call for special notice. This is not the first time that the workmen of Mr Bailey have shown praiseworthy gener- osity. They were in the van in contributing weekly to the Nursing Fund. A hope may be expressed that their excellent example may be followed by many other bodies of work- men. The contribution of the County School is also an interesting item. The sum of L6 128 was contributed by the staff and pupils at a concert arranged among themselves on behalf of the fund. The local committee desires to make an earnest appeal to the people of Barry. Collecting books are now ready, and will be given to any responsible person who will apply to the chairman, Councillor J. H. Jose, or to the hon. secretary, Mr Edgar Jones, the County School. In the work of collecting funds and administering relief, the committee of the Soldiers and Sailois' Association and the committee appointed by the District Council are amalgamated, and are working in perfect co-operation. It seems necessary to repeat that the needs of the families of Reservists ordered out are of a very pressing character. Attention should be called to the fact that the only help the wife of a Reservist receives from Government is 8d a day for herself and 2d a day for each child, a sum utterly inadequately to support a family in the bare necessities of life. It is impossible to expect the husband to contri- bute much from his small pay, which will be badly needed in South Africa, where prices have gone up to an enormous extent. There will be still greater need of funds locally in the future, for the mobilisation of the Cardiff Militia on December 4th will pro- bably effect the Barry district considerably. As a militia man's pay is but slightly over one shilling a day, his contribution towards the support of his family must of necessity be very small. We trust that the inhabi- tants of Barry, once they realise their obligation in the matter, will contribute handsomely to the fund. SIR EDWARD CLARKE, like Mr J. M. Mac. lean, was always, "so to speak," a rough colt to drive, and has "jibbed" more than once when the wirepullers have tightened the rein on him. His constituents, or some of them, have expressed strong opposition to the attitude the eminent and independent Tory lawyer has taken respecting the beginning of the Transvaal trouble, so Sir Edward has announced his determination not to stand again for Plymouth. As we happen to agree with Sir Edward Clarke's views on the point that proper diplomacy might have avoided war, we quith sympa- thise with his position. We wish there were more Sir Edward Clarkes in the Tory party. It would be better for that party and for the country, and Liberalism would have far less reason to be continually at loggerheads with Conservatism.

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