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BENEFIT EISTEDDFOD AT BARRY…

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BARRY CARPENTERS AND JOINERS.

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BARRY CARPENTERS AND JOINERS. ANNUAL DINNER OF THE ASSOCIATED SOCIETY. PROGRESS OF THE TRADE'S UNIONS. On Monday evening last the local branch of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners held its annual dinner at the Bassett Arms Hotel, Holton-road, Barry Dock, Dr. Neale, J.P., the medical adviser to the brauch, presiding. The chairman was supported bv Councillor W. Paterson, Mr F. S. T. Brooks. Mr D. Richards, Southport (a member of the Executive Council of the General Union), IVIr C. Halford (secretary to the General Unioi ), Mr W. Jeremiah, Mr C. Davies, &c. An ex- ceedingly appetising dinner was partaken of 1 y about 60 members, among whom were mall) members of the General Union, after Which the Chairman briefly proposed the loyal and patriotic toasts. Referring to the Army and Navy, Dr. Neale said their achievements were beyond all praise, and the manner in which they had so far behaved themselves was glorious. (Cheers.) Amidst tremendous daggers and difficulties they bad made a magnificent front. He was sure all would join him in wishing success to their soldiers and sailors in the Transvaal, and the occupancy of Pietoria before Christmas. (Loud applause.) It being the expressed wish that there be more music than speech-making during the evening, Mr W. OoodfelJow here gave a song. The next toast was that of the "Amalga- mated Society of Carpenters and Joiners," proposed by the Chairman (Councillor Paterson now occupied the chair, Dr. Nenle having another engagement), and responded to by Mr J. Ley, the secretary to the local branch of the society, who gave figures relating to the growth of the society itself, which he said was started in 1860, u,id was, coinpnritively, a young one, though well worthy of the coi fi ,ence placed in it by the trade. The membership of the society at the end of last year was 56,634. and during the past nine months they bad increased by 4,528 members, making a total of 61,162, dis tributed among 769 branches. The financial state of the society was also very satisfactory. Their receipts amounted to S142,766, being an p 15 increase of E5,528 over the previous year. The total expenditure had been S106,362. They had then been enabled to add the sum of S36,404 to their balance in hand, which brought the total balance"in hand up to the very satisfactory amount of £ 172,712. (Hear, hear.) The society had paid out in unemployed aged benefit, £ 13,462; total benefit, S2,502 sick benefit, £ 29,97S; general benefit, £ 5 788; accident benefit, £ 4,500 superanuaMon or old age pensions, £ 14,663—(applause)—trade privi- leges, £ 4,963; benevolent grants. £ 2,346; grants to their own and other trades, £ 5.482. Briefly summarised, this latter item meant the atcendidg to the wants of their members, who, thiough accident, would be paid £100 or £50. Or should they require to move to a place where more work coul,i be obtained, their expenses would be paid them and, finally, when d.atb overt >ok th-m, aiiecent sum would be provided for their burial. He thought the society was d. ing a good Christian work. (Cheert). Re- fering to the progress of the local branch, Mr Ley said that was the 11th anniversary of the establishing ef the local branch, the member- ship of which was now 1,219, an increase on the previous year of 16. The income of the branch was S225, and expenditure, X108. Five members had been paid out of the branch, which represented X19 8s. 4d., and the claims paid to sick members amcunted a sum of S44 16s. The fact that only E2 15s. had been paid to out of work members, he thought, was evidence sufficient that there was plenty of work in the district. (Applause.) Mr Ley concluded by expressing pleasure that the re- lations between the different societies of the trade were on such amicable terms. MrD. Kichards, Southport, also responded for the General Union, a number of whose members were then present, and dealt with its progress during the last 70 years, from the date of its formation. He described it as one of the first Trades Unions iu the country, which bad during its career, the early part of which was beset with many difficulties, fought its way to its present position. Mr Richards hoped that those who were members of the Unions would do their best, as members, to further each others interests. He believed that they had a dispute in the Barry district, and sincerely hoped that it would soon be settled. He was a great believer in diplomacy in all matter, and thought more could be got by that means than could possibly be won by fighting, (Hear, hear.) Z5 Mr Richards next gave The Town and Trade of Barry," and said he dist nctly r, membered the great battle tha' was fought in the House of Commons over the Bill for the promotion of the railway and docks. It WHS with great pleasure, too. that he remembered having come into contact with the founder of Barry, the late Mr David Davif s, M. i (Ap- plause.) The Chairman, in responding, re-called Barry of a former day, and conir,ste i it with thf present, when there were so many evidences of its prosperity and future greatness. He said that nearly 30 miles of sewerage bad been laid in the space of about eight years. Their gas and water had been municipalised, and would in future be a source of great profit to the town. He did not think the working men of most towns fully realised the value and necessity of municipalising everything they could possibly get their hands on. (Hear, bear.) In Glasgow, his native city, nearly everything was owued by the citizens, and he truRte<i that the townspeople ot Barry would not be slow in taking over the tramways, when in course of time, those came to be built. (Applause.) Councillor Paterson also spoke of the trade of Barry, and Mr W. Jeremiah, as one of the oldest residents in the district, supported the toast. A rittle bit of music having been indulged in, Mr C. Davies proposed, and Mr F. S. T. Brook responded to the toast of "The Visitors." The Chairman," "The Press," and "The Host and Hostess having been honoured, the company dispersed about midnight, after having spent a most pleasant evening. The following, during th, evening, contri buted songs and recitationsMessrs A. H. Bletso, F. S. r. Brooks, G. Blake, J. Nicholls, W. and J. Goodfeliow, R. Williams, Bulger, D. Davies, and Beddows.

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