MR JUSTICE GRANTHAM & TRADES UNIONS. COURTEOUS LETTER TO A. BRYNAMMA-N SOCIALIST. Mr D. Jones, 9, Lower Brynamman, Glam- organshire, who describes himself as a Socialist, having written to Mr Justice Grantham on his recent charge to the grand jury at Beaumaris, t'-e learned Judge sent him the following answer: •Judges' Lodgings, Swansea, Aug. 10th. Dear Sir, -Great pressure of work here on circuit prevented my acknowledging your letter until that work was finished. I am much obliged to you for sending me the cutting trim the Clarion newspaper containing au article by Mr Blatchford condemning my charge to the grand jury at Beaumaris, wherein I drew attention to the im portance of the veidict of the jury on the recent strike trials at Carnaryon. I was glad to read Mr Blatchford's articles for two reasons. First, because it is written in such a friendly and proper spirit of criticism, showing how people can be friendly towards each other though they entirely differ in their views and, secondly, because his article ought to convince everyone who reads it that he fails altogether to justify the conduct of those who are creating disturbances in order to prevent working men returning to work when they wish to do so He attempts to justify that conduct on the ground that it is necessary to maltitai-i the right of combination. He is quite wrong. No one con- demns that right of combination of workmen. I distinctly stated that the law allowed it. But what Mr Blatchford is really advocating, though he is afraid to admit it, is the right of coercion and intimidaticn to continue a combination when of itself the combination would break up or be divided into opposing camps. That is clearly illegal, and as cruel as illegal, and as you tell me you are a Socialist 1 claim you as one whose prin- ciples must be opposed to such coercion and in- timidation. You surely are in favour of freedom or the working man-freedom of conscience, freedom of thought, and freedom of action Why, then, should he be only free to thinK as other peopi- think, and not as he thinks himself? Assume 500 go out on strike to obtain a certain object, and afterwards 250 of them think they have obtained that object, or are content with what they have gained. Why should the remaining 250 be able tc say that because they or their leaders were not content therefore the first 250 were traitors and must starve in order to enable them to get what the first 250 did not want or did not then think any of them entitled to ? Suppose the first 250 who were content happen to be physically stronger than the 250 non-contents, with their leaders included. Would you, as one of the non-contents, like to t". coerced by the contents, or to be called a traitor if you did not join them Certainly not, and you ought to be protectad from such coercion, aad if 250 may not coerce 250, why should 10,COO coerce 1,000 or 100 coerce 10? What right has anyone, merely because he is in a majority, to c"ll the minority and their wives and children traitors to the others ? They are ever exercising their freedom of thought and freedom of action, which, as a Socialist, you must admit they are entitled to. However, I have no time to continue this interest- ing subject, but must conclude with my best thauks for your letter.—Faithfully yours, WM. GRAHTHAM. The following letter is the answer of the Socialist to the Judge;- August 16th, 1901. Honourable Sir,—I was glad to reseive your letter of Saturday's date, and am charmed at the nobility of spirit displayed therein, although I do not see eye to eye with you on many of the points raised. For instance, Mr Blatchford's article did not create au impression in my mind that be was endeavouring to justify the con- duct of those who are creating disturbances," and I do not believe that he ever intended that it should give that impression-i.e., if we take the word" disturbance" as meaning violence or commotion created en the plaoe of physical life. But-and I am speaking for myself-as regards the disturbances and conflicts which happen on the plane of thought, such as keen discussion or persuasion, the exhibition of pride, anger, shame, disgust, resentment, tc,, all of which constitute the freedom of the inner man, I do not think it wise for the law to tamper with them, even were it possible for it to do so successfully, because these conflicts and disturbances in the world of mind and spirit form part and parcel of the means wherefcv it has been ordained that men shall be purified" and made to advance ethically and intel- lectually nearer towards perfection. I think the placards placed in the windows of the strikers at Bethesda, containing the legend "Nid oes bradwyr yma," and to which you took exception in your address to the grand jury, come within this cate- gory, and were intended to create a sense of shame in the minds of those who had broken their pledges by returning to work and I do not see that the law should have anything to do in such a matter. But if it has, then I am of opinioo that the law is wrong in that respect, and does not serve the best interests of the whoie community when it defends and encourages dishonourable, and therefore im- moral, acts on the part of individuals, like the breaking of pledges—actual or implied—in selfish disregard of the rights of their fellow-men. And in order to prove its worth and usefulness as an institution, I think the law, in all its ramifications, should en courage moral integrity among men, rather than the contrary. You are correct in claiming me as whose principles ot equality must be opposed to coercion and intimidation, but only up to a certain point-while ignorance and selfishness prevail. I am in favour of freedom of conscience, of thought, and of action to all but— and this the crux of the question—when that blessed principle is misused by individuals to the detriment of the majority,.of a society or nation, then, I hold that the said majority have a moral right to use ceercion or intimidation as a means of defence, and to prevent that freedom being mis- used. If I were a quariyman, and came out on strike along with my fellows—thus tacitly con- senting to co-operate with them-I should be morally bound (and were I a member of their Union the claims of honour would be infinitely greater) to use my freedom of action so as not to be detrimental to the benefit of the whole, other- wie, tie majority would be justified, in my honest opinion, in using intimidation or coercion, even physical coercion (I do not mean violence) to dep, ive me of that freedom-just as the Govern- ment uses coercion in the maintei ance of o>der— were it not that the laws of the country forbid it. which laws, imperfect, and some of them class laws, have been passed by men who have so sym- pathy %i ith the aspirations < f labour—the founda- tion stone of civilisation—albeit labouring met, have been foolish enough to send 'hem to Parliament. For my own part, were I amongst the strikers I think I should make use of every I moral means; in my power, short of breaking the country's laws, to prevent my fellows joining the common enemy, and deserting us on the field of a half-f,)ught battle. Then, with regard to your illustration of the 500 men going out on strike. The 250 contents w h>. return to work appear to my mind to be the real coercionists, because the nature of their action will, in all probability, sooner or later, cause the other half to capitulate- Why should they be allow ed to use this most potent means of coercion over the non-contents, while the latter are not allowed to raise a finger in self-defence ? And what ct the molality of the action of the contents, who leave the non-contents out on strike to starve when unity of action might save them all ? If starvation it means, the non-contents did ilot expect the contents to continue on strike and starve alone but along with them all together, whereas the contents are so lacking in moral stamina and self-abegnation as to run, each for himself, leaving their brethren in luffering in the wilderness of want. I do not see that the proportions of the figures given by ycu are ap- plicable to the caae at Bethesda, because they have agrerlt majority there in favour of con- tinuing 'he stiike. But assuming that the numbe, ot meu on each side were equal, on moral grounds if on no oti:, r, I think that respect should be paiii by Kot h to he opinions of their leader", who fire supposed to be better informed than the rank and file. The attitude of the leaders, as well as of the whole Unionist world, is pro- nounced enough in favour of continuing the strike and bring it to a successful issue. Why should a smaii p-inority be allowed and encouraged to persi-t in flouting the wishts of an over- whelming majority of the Trades Unionists'' Al" thur collective wisdom, virtue, and strengtn greater than those rf the majority ? Certainly nut. Then h by should they be allowtd to retur. to work, and thereby assist the employer ir coercing the unwilling majority? lhis is th, real coercion, beside which every other attempt at coeicion pales into insignificance. You very truly say: Socialists as others have very properly always resented anything like intimi- dation of the working man by his employer or his landlord," and you ask, Why, therefore, should you not equally reiout intimidation of working men by other working men ?" Well, in the first place, I do net s«e that our resentment has been of much avail in protecting the working man from in- timidation, and even coercion, in some form or other, by his employer or landlord. He is this very day almost completely at their mercy. The only little protection he has, excepting a very few laws passed in his favour, is his Trade Union, and it hp does not stick to that other people's resent- ment of the treatment he receives will not avail him much and, in the second place, I cannot see that the cases quoted are parallel cases. The nature of the compact is different. The working man enters into an offensive and defensive alliance with his fellows because their interests are identi- cal, and therefore leaves no room for the exercise of any species of truly harmful intimidation, whereas circumstances compel him to enter into a eompact with his employer because he has no food to eat, while his employer on his part wants to get more value out of him than he pays him in wages, and the same kind of reasoning applies to his compact with his landlord. The employer and the landlord have between them monopolised every- thing, which leaves the working man withou' choice, except to make the best of a poor bargain. But as regards breaking the law, I do not think there is a single true Socialist living who would to-day advise or attempt to justify the Bethesda quarrympn or any other to do this. It is only the other day I read in the papers that Mr Keir Hardie, M.P., was at Bethesda counselling the men to rpspect the law. There is no need for Socialists to encourage law- lessness, because we are well aware that any reforms or changes working men desire can be brought about in a Constitutional manner. When the working men of this country realise the proper way to use the Constitutional powers they alr, aly possess, they will cause quarries and other things to be nationalised, and thus end for ever the strikes ard disputes which continually crop up by reason of the actions of selfish individuals who want to preserve the earth and the fulness thereof for their own benefit and to the exclusion of everybody else. Hoping you will pardon me for the length of my communication, I conclude with the b st wishes to you and yours.-Believe me, honourable sir. yours very sincerely, DAMKL JONES. Park-street, Lower Brynamman. Hon. Mr Justice GRANTHAM.
BARRY PRIVATE IMPROVEMENTS. COUNCIL'S SYSTEM OF CHARGES. DECIDED BY THE MAGISTRATES. Last Thursday the magistrates—Mr John T.owdon and Mr S. A. Brain-beard the cases of a number of ratepayers who attended to contest the amounts charged them for private improvements by the District Council. There were originally 17 objectors, but a few cases had been settled. Mr J. A. Hughes appeared to represent the Council, and Mr Alf Jackson represented one of the objectors, Mr Hopkins, Barry. Mr Hughes, in opening, said that nearly five weeks ago the magistrates fixed the day for the hearine of the case, and he then said he hoped the magistrates, if they would not hold a special court, would hear the cases first, as they were purely civil, and not criminal cases. There were 17 objectors on the list, but the first three had been withdrawn, the property of the fourth bad been sold, and the purchaser had paid the private improvement charges. There were three objectors in Hannah-street. Mr Lowdon The case of the Hannah-street apportionment the School Board are concerned with. Mr Hughes: Not directly, sir. Two of the objectors allege that the apportionment should have been made in such a way that the larger sum should have been paid by the School Board. He believed it was within the option of th. Ceurt to decide what proportion was to be put on each particular person. The first three cases were in relation to alane at the rear of Harbour-road, Barry, and the objectors were Messrs Llewellyn, Herbert, and Hopkins. After the Surveyor (Mr J. C. Pardoe) had put in plans of the lane, Mr Hughes said, briefly, the point was that the objectors were charged according to the frontage on the lanes, and he understood that their objection was that the property should be charged according to the frontnge of the hou3e on the main road. Since the adoption of the Act the Council bad carried out S40,000 i th of private improve- ments—street works in the town, and there had been only one other case in which any dispute had been raised which had not been brought to an amicable settlement. Under the Act the Council bad different ways and large powers as to how they shall charge the owners of pro- perty fronting on the lane. They adopted the following rule They charged in every case the frontage on that particular street or lane, ex cepting in the case of pine-ends of buildings, and charged them only on the actual building frontage. The objectors say that they nhoul<i charge by the frontage of the house on the main road. The Council, after carefully con- sidering the matter, came to the conclusion that theirs was the fairest way in which it could be done. With the exception of these three objectors, they had all withdrawn, but the Council did not see bow it could be altered without making it hard for someone else. Mr Jackson I should like Mr Hughes to tell us wbetht-r the Council had sometime or other adopted a different principle ? Mr Hughes There arA two systems the Council have adopted. They once adopted the system of dividing the cost of the land between those who had access to it in that lane The Bench Irrespective of the frontage? Mr Hughes That was so, sir. Then there came some other great hardships. There were cases in which persons had frontages extending over 100ft.. and it was unfair that those who lived in the larger bouse should only be charged the same for the back-hint as the man who lived in a small cottage, and after carefully con sidering this matter, the Council has (Otne to the conclusion that the system they have adopted is the best system. I may say that the ratepayer, who is represented by Mr" Jackson, thinks that the system to be adopted is the plot system, but I wish to point out that the other rwo complainants are not in favour of that S) stem. The Council have not sufficient reason for departing from tht-ir present system. Mr Jackson Uur objection is under Sub section F, Section C, Private Street Works Act, 1892. The Magistral 's Clerk: The magistrates can only decide on objections given. Mr Jackson: The objections hav« i. and Mr Hughes does not dispute them. Mr Hughes said they wanted the magistrate" to dpcie which was the better system to be adopted. T bey were quite prepared to adopt the wisest course. The Magistrates' Clerk: The objections have to be made out in a specitied time in writing. The evidence of Alr Pardoe was then taken, and also that of the complainants, and Mr Jackson, addressing the Bench, said he would only refer for a moment to the fact that the Council had not always been satisfied as to the best way to deal with the question. But still, there a as no doubt about it, that the District Council had not always been satisfied us to the be.t mode ot dealing with the lanes, and if one could only read the minds of the District Council, he believed they were very glad they had come to the Court to rid them of their responsibility. If it was apportioned equally, very hkely some of those who were getting off so lightly would b, in Court complaining. Here was one n'an who had a house of equal frontage with others, and just because of tho back-lane he was down in iho list as £1 7s lOd; and was it to be wondered at that men, being rated at JE6 and £12 respec- tively, should be here eeuuplaining against it. At this point the magistrates withdrew, and r turned into Court stating that they had decided to uphold the apportionment of the Council. Other cases were heard with the same result..y^v'
VALE OF GLAMORGAN SHOW. The Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society holds its annual show at Cowbridge on the 3rd of September. Lord Tredegar is the president, and there are open classes in riding, driving, and jumping. This year the entries are good, and the show is likely to exceed all previous shows held by the Society. The secretary is Mr T. J. Yorwerth, High-street, Cowbridge.
HERALD BOOK-SHELF. GLAMORGAN PLACE-NAMES. A most interesting book, to natives and others alike, is "GlamorganshirePlace-Names," by Mr Thomas Morgan, Baptist minister, Skewen. As the author says in his preface, the subject of Welsh place-names has had bis attention for many years. but his native county has naturally been examined with the closest attention, with results which must be pleasing to a Welshman. We append a few extracts dealing with local place-names:— BARRY.—The island belonged to the family of Giraldus de Barry, who were lords of the island, and gave their name to it. A person of that name was one of the inquisitors in the survey of the lordship of Glamorgan in 1262. Some think the original form of the name was Bar-wy; bar, limit, and wy (gioy), water. BONVILST NE.—The Welsh name, Tresimwn, and the English name, Bonvilstone, were bestowed upon the place in honour of Simon Bonville, the chief steward of Robert Fitz- hamon. The Normans gave their own names to many villages in the Vale of Glamorgan for the simple reason that they could not enunciate the Welsh names IBOVERTON.-Ronian station called Bovium, or Bovum. DINAS Powis.-The most popular opinion is that Denis is the correct wording here. When lestyn ab Gwrgant married Denis, the daughter of Bleddyn ab Cynfyn, Prince of POWYR, he built a magnificent mansion for her about 1043, and called it Denis Powie, in honour of his wife. Powys signifies a settlement. LLANCARFAN.- We are informed that in this place the first monastery was built in Britain by Germanus, from which circumstance lolo .Morganwg thinks that Llancurfan signifies the church of Germanus, carfan being a corruption of the saint's name. MERTHYRDYFAN.— Merthyr, martyr; By fan, the first bishop of Llandaff, and the son of Alwn Aflerw. He introduced Christianity into this neighbourhood in the second century, and is supposed to have fallen a martyr to his faith on the very spot where the church now stands. PENMARC (PEIvMARK). -This name is sup- posed to mean "the head of St Mark." FONMON.-In an old pedigree of the St Johns, the ancient proprietors of the castle and estate, it is called Faulmont. The name is evidently of Norse origin. The castle was built is 1092 by Sir Oliver St John, whose family occupied it till 1480. From the extracts we have given, the charac- ter of the book may be gauged. We could have wished for fuller information on the plaee- names, but that would be going beyond the purpose of the book. It is well worth studying. -John E. Southall, 149, Dock-street, New- port, Mon. price, Is. "SILENT HEROISMS." This is the title of a small descriptive work on the dangers of our coal mines and the heroism of mine-workers—often unrecorded, seldom rewarded. The author (Mr Henry Davies) has had a life's experience of mines and mining, and gives a short, interesting sketch of "heroic deeds done in the deep of South Wales mines." The sketch was awarded first prize at the Eisteddfod of 1899, and gives not only the doings of miners, but much information regard- ing mines, with explanations of the causes of colliery explosions and the remedies for their pre- vention.—Newport: J. E. Southall; price, Is. "BIBBY'S QUARTERLY." An attractive magazine issued by a Liverpool firm of cattle-food makers. The journal is full of fine coloured reprints from pictures in the Liverpool Art Gallery, and is, besides, full of interesting matter on cattle, sheep, and all farmyard animals. Mr William Thomas, the Hayes Farm, and his farm stock comes in for some notice, as does Mr Jenkins, Fleming-tone Court, near Cowbridge, and photographs appear of the stocks of each. W< rks of art with descriptive notes, articles of interest to dwellers in town and country, besides articles devoted to the special interest of the farmer and the stock- breeder, make the magazine quite origi- al and attractive. It is well edited, printed, and illustrated.—Autumn number, Bibby and Nons, t xchange Chambers, Liverpool; price, 6d.
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LOCAL POLICE COURT NEWS. THURSDAY. Before Mr JOHN LowDoN and Mr S. A. BRAIN. A COSTLY ROW. Sidney Smith, greengrocer, summoned Edward Pratt, a labourer, for assault. Mr A!f. Jackson appeared for prosecuter. Smith had trafficked with the household of Pratt, when the latter fol- lowed him aud asksd him to repay a penny, as he had charged a pern y too much. Words followed, and Smith was dealt a blow behind the ear. Pratt was fined 10s, or seven days. FRAUD ON A LOCAL TRADESMAN. Edward Berrington, who had represented himself as steward on the s.s Indragera, induced Henry Press, a greengrocer, 176, Holion-road, to let him have 5s on the faith of that representation, and the promise of provisioning the ship. Third oliicer Tnirkell said prisoner was not couneeted with the ship. Berrington was sent to prison for seven days. A second charge was not goue into. ATTEMPTED SUICIDE ON BARRY ISLAI-D. Ann Dunn, wife cf Wm Frederick Dunn, boat man, was charged with cutting her throat on the 2nd inst. Prisoner and her husband and family went to Whitmore Bay on that date. aud heard that the husband's licence as a dock boatman had been revoked. On the way home they bought some giu, and after arrival there drank tt. The husband l. ft the room,arid on retuI ning saw his wifein a chair cutting her throat with a razor. The eldest son was lying on the floor, but could not see what was got; g on. The husband believed the news that he had lost his licence affected his wife. Prisoner was committed to the Quarter Sessions, on bail. MISCELLANEOUS. John Llewellyn was fined 53 for neglecting his horse and cart when in the neighbourhood of the Marine H tel, Barry Island, so as to have no con- trol over the sime, had the horse shown any inclination to travel on his own'" David Clark WHS mule ed in Is for al owing his chimney to take fire. Thomas Sprag and Sunuel Sprag, school- boys, were each fined 2s for playing football under revised Association rules, in Holton-road. They won't do it again. Alice Thompson and Edward Davies were each fined 5s for disorderly conduct. MONDAY. Before Major.General LEE and Mr W. W. NELL EXEMPTION. Among the applications on the opening of the court was one for an exemption certificate by John Dean Brown, 62, Dock View-road, who declared that he conscientiously believed vaccination would be hurtful to the health of his child. VEGETABLE REFUSE IN THE STREET. Mr J. Arthur Hughes. clerk to the Council, prosecuted a youth named Luther Tallboy, charged with throwing rubbish on to the street, to the annoyance of passengers. Inspector Chas Hockley said that on the 3rd of August, at 3 a.m., he saw defendant near Weston Bridge packing a green- grocer's cart and throwing some of the refuse on the street. There had been complaints, and it was a common practice among greengrocers.—Fined Ie, as a warning. EXPOSING THE PERSON. Charless Todd and George Bligh, school boys, were charged with bathing without drawers. One little boy admitted the offence, and was dismissed, but the Bench doubted the truth of the other's statement, and he was kept till the end of the court, when he, amid tears, asserted he had spoken the truth.—He was cautioned and dismissed. BARRY NEIGHBOURS DISAGREE. Sarah Walker charged Kate Quin with assault. The women, both married, live opposite each other in Queen-stieet, and prosecutrix alleged that on the 9th inst defendant came across to her house and struck her. Evidence of relatives was called, and it appears that Quin was ordered out of the house, and refused to go. She was fined 5s.—On another charge of disorderly conduct Quin was cautioned and dismissed. BATHING IN THE DOCK. A warrant was issued for the appearance of James Shilbrook, charged with bathing in the dock. TRESPASSING. Two working boys, Edward Fowler and Brown, both employed by the Barry Company, were charged with trespassing on the Barry Railway in such a manner as exposed their persons to danger from passing traffic. One boy's excuse was that he was catching mud-worms; the other said he was sent there by his foreman for "spanners."—They were fined Is each. LIFE IN THE OLD VILLAGE. Six street boys— Ernest G, iffiths, Robert Allen, Alheit Golding, Frunk Huxley, and J. J«rrett— were filed into the dock chaiged with playing foot- ball in Daniel-street, Cadoxton, to the annoyance of the pas-sers-by, on the 11th inst- Police- constables Mendus and Hawkins said they saw defendants playing on the Sui day in quesiion, and apprehended them. — The majority of the boys denied the offence, but were each fined Is. COUNTY EYE-LAWS. Haywood Davies, Barry, who did not appear, was fined, on the information of Police-coi stable Roberts, for riding his bicycle on the 9th inst and passing passengers without giving warning.—In imposing a fine of 5s, General Lee said, in his position of magistrate, that breaches of the county bye-laws of such a kind was an offence against the whole body of cyclists. He, as a cyclist, most disliked the idea of having further laws, and he would not fail in future to punish any cyclist who broke the law. There was too much of it. VARIOUS, Thomas Morgan, diiving without lights, 2s 6d Edward Hayes, horse straying, 5s Kate Samoo, warrant Angus Macintosh, drunk and refusing to quit the Maiine Hotel, was too ill to appear, and the case was adjourned. George Searh-, drunk and disorderly conduct—General Lee Searle, I thought I had seen the last of you, —Searle I thought o, too, sir. Twenty-four previous convictions fined jE2, or a month; Fred Dunn, drunk and disorderly, 7s 6d; Selina Coais, warrant John Abraham, 7s 6 i Timothy Harry, 5s Alfred Carlsen, 7s 6d Wm McCarthy, 7s 6d Wm Evans, 7s 6d Lydia Bett, 7s 6d Sam Cooper, 5s George Baker, a Sunday boni-fider," 5s Patrick Murray, 5s. QUALMS OF CONSCIENCE; HOlora Coughlan approached their worships at the conclusion of the business, and said she wished to give up. A wan ant whs is-ued against her l3 months "go on a charge of drunk and o d-iline-s. She h^d since neen living at Barn. staple, but was then burying her mother. She was fined 5s, aud asked to lead a better life.
MATTER FOR TRADES UNIONISTS. BARRY COUNCIL AND CONTRACTOR. On Friday evening, at the Clerk's Office, a special committee of the Barry District Council considered an alleged violation by Mr J. Prout of the fair trade clause in his contract for buildings on Barry Island. Mr G. Sanders, secretary of the local branch of the Carpenters and Joiners' Union, said that the strike of local carpenters and joiners closed on the 20th July last, and there were now about 104 Union men in the district working for 9d an hour. Mr P-out said there were between 50 aud 60 men who worked for 8id, and challenged Mr Saunders to find a dozen men iu the district who were working for 9d an hour. The Master Builders' Association had decided not to in- crease the carpenters' wages till they could increase the wages of the whole of the men of the building trades. As only two members of the committee were present, decision was de- ferred, the Chairman (Councillor J. H. Jose) remarking that whenever a question of impor- tance was to be considered only one or two member* of committee turned up.
<:r.4 3_r'=: WORRY WEAKENS THE KEYS Women as well as Men made Miserable by Kidney Trouble. Woman's work is never done. The consta it work and worry and care devolving on the head of the household produces a never yggsggpsh ending strain upon the nervous system that remains even when the body is at rest. It is the sense of responsibility, the fear that something may be neglected, the thought that household cares keep right on, no matter how hard she i/gjiOA may work. [71 [> J Nothing upsets the kidneys so quickly as worry. fwj X: IW/W They cannot stand it. They become over taxed, and KV\>-k fg Jf they give out a plain warning. —I /If !M The first warning is backache. It is the lllldji tJmitemm \¥ Ml troubles, pains in the limbs, bloating and |Q V^-—"v 1/ )\W dropsy, gravel, sallow complexion, circles yR ll Nfif under the eyes, bladder irritation, and a 1/ sY/^S I worn out, tired feeling. <yyr/\ I The system has become filled with kidney f >0^^ j j j poisons and impurities, whieh the kidneys IVJ VJ' 11)[ J I should have filtered out. You cannot be well I I y if the kidneys are ill. 1/ A J 1 For the overworked and tired housewife yf \'J\ \V^A^ j | DOAN'S BACKACHE KIDNEY PILLS are the greatest of all blessings. They quickly heal and regulate the kidneys, and help tlipm h; iakn nil disease impurities out of the body. Their effect is immediate and safe, and a fresher, heaitiiiei, freer feeling follows their use immediately. Advice will be cheerfully given free to anyone who may wish to write about then CJC (>ee ADL,I• below.) 4, » Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are sold by all Chemists and Storekeepers at 2s. 9d. per box boxes 13s. 9d.), or will be posted on receipt of price by the Proprietors, FOSTER-McCLELLAN Co., 8, WELLS STREET, OXFORD STREET, LONDON, W. A CAUTION. HOW TO TELL THE GENUINE.—The genuine Doau's Backache Kidney Pills have a. picture of AWML. a leaf on the wrapper, just like this. Refuse to buy unless the package bears thin leaf and the FULL NAME—DOAN'S BACKACHE KIDNEY PILLS. But if there is any doubt, it is best to write MSBPL* direct to the manufacturers, as above. ^^8 0 A rK.BE A TVTT'T.F;. Every reader of this paper who is ill, either man or V'WnTsK I woman, may test Doan's Backache Kidney Pills free of charge. An arrangement has been made by I which any reader of this paper may get a sample. Mention this paper. Send your full name and I address, and a penny stamp to pay postage, to the Proprietors, Foster-McClellan Co., 8, Wells Street, I Oxford Street, London, W., and a free sample, also a book on kidney diseases, will be sent promptly. h I UPMMIMW—^———11 "HUM ■!« nil ill ll I. ■■■'■■'I
MSTKIGT COUNCIL AND THE RATEPAYERS. TRADES COUNCIL'S PROPOSED ACTION. Mr Fred Walls, secretary to the Barry Trades and Labour Council, has addressed the follow- ing letter to each branch affiliated, and it will be considered at the meeting of the Council to be held this (Thursday) evening:- DEAR SIK,—I think the time has arrived that calls for some action on the part of the ratepayers of this district to stop the disgraceful proceedings at our Urban District Council meetings. And I believe that power is given under the Parish Councils Act of 1894 (Section 59, Clause 5), to appeal to the County Council to order an elec- tion, as the present councillors are unable to act on account of the differences of opinion that exist, and are so divided that it is impossible for the business of our town to be carried on. An expression of your opinion on the point would greatly oblige, so that I can lay the matter before my Council on Thursday next, with the object of some action being taken in the matter.—I am, sir, yours respectfully, FRED WALLS, (Secretary Barry Trades and Labour Council). 18, Burlington-street, Barry Dock, Aug. 19.
Methodist Free Church, Barry Dock. RECEPTION OF THE NEW PASTOR. The Rev J. J. Davies, fof two years pastor of the Methodist Free Church, Buttrills-road, Barry Dock, having reached the two years' limit imposed on bachelor ministers in the denomination, has been removed to Feather stone, near Pontefract, in Yorkshire, where he will undertake a pastoral charge. The successor of Mr Davies is the Rev John Ihbotson, late of Overton, Cheshire, and on Sunday and Monday last special services were held in recognition of the new minister taking obarge of the church. The new pastor preachf-d morning and evening, the church being prettily decorated with flowers. In the afternoon a service was held, at which Mr James Proud, Cardiff Blue Ribbon Choir, presided, and an address was delivered by the Rev D. H.Williams, M.A., Barry. Solos were rendered by Mrs Treharne, Miss Emanuel, Miss Hudd, and Mr White, while xecitations were given by Miss L. James and Miss Beatrice James. On Monday evening a fairly large attendance of members and friends listened to an excellent address by the pastor, who was supported on the platform by Mr J. T. Hogg (chairman), Kev T. P. Dale, Rev H. Fry (both of Cardiff), Mr J. W. Baker, and Mr W. G. Howell. The meeting was followed by a little light refresh- ment, during which the pastor made the acquaintance of the members of the church. Mr J. R. Frazer is the secretary.
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. 1 1TH COMPANY, 2ND GLAMORGAN VOLUN- TEER ARTILLERY. COMPANY ORDERS.-Drills for the week com- mencing Monday, Aug. 26th, 1901 Monday-Gun and Recruit Drill. Tuesday-Band Practice. Wednesday—Physical Drill. Thursday-Band Practice. Friday-Gun and Recruit Drill. Hours of Drills, from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Non-commissioned Officers on duty for onsuirig week Sergeant Whitburn, Corporal Jordan, amd Bombardier Davies. (Signed), S. A. BRAIN, Captain, Con,imanding 11th Company, G.A.V, Barry Dock.
BARRY DISTRICT RAINF ALL. RETURNS FOR SEVEN DAYS ENDING AUC5. 19TH, 1901. DATE (9 A.M.) INCHES. Tuesday Aug 13 066 Wednesday t4 0"00 Tl)ursday 15 000 Friday 16 0 00 Saturday 17 000 Sunday 18 000 Monday 19 000 E. W. WAITE, Eijgineer. CauHoil UttaMf Muny.
THOUSANDS OF BARR1 PEOPLE ARE FLOCKING TO JOSEPH REYNOLDS CHEMIST'S SHOP FOR FREE SAMPLE DOSES OF VENO'S SEAWEED TONIC. The Cures are Attracting Deep and Widespread Interest, SEVERAL HAVING BEEN PERFORMED WHICH WERE SAID TO BE IMPOSSIBLE. The Veno Drug Company occupy a portion of Mr Joseph Reynolds' Shop, 65, Holton-road, Barry Dock. They are at present giving free sample doses of Veno's Seaweed Tonic to all suffering peisons who call. It is a remarkable medicine invented by one of the most successful healers of the present age, prepared on an entirely new prin- ciple, from ingredients never before used in Eng- land and Wales. It has marvellous tonic and strengthening effect, and oures the worst cases of indigestion, flatulence, torpid liver, kidney trouble, headaches, weak heart, blood diseases and con- stipation. You have never tasted a medicine like it. If you are suffering, don't hesitate to call every day at Mr Joseph Reynold's Establishment for a free sample dose and advice. The Veno Drug Co: are anxious that the suffering public should thoroughly test the genuineness of this remedy first and buy it afterwards. GEORGE ROSSER, 48, Island-place, Llanelly, writes June 10th Mr Veno. Dear Sir,—If my few words of praise for your valuable Seaweed Tonic will do you any good I am sure you have it. It has done me a power of good. My stomach was so bad I could not eat any food, but it all came back. I was weak, could not work, and was weary of my life. This bad been my case for over nine months. The doctors could not do anything for me. I had trieal them and all the oliemists, and every paUnt medicine that I cluld hear of, but got no better. Then I heard of you giving free doses at Mr Davies' shop. I thought to try once more, as when you are suffering you are glad to try anything. The first dose of Seaweed Tonic eased me, and seemed to warm my stomach, which was always cold. I called again, and found so much relief that I kept on taking it, and now I feel capital. I must tell you I am a Scotchman, but have lived in Llant:lly for many years. I have been in the army many years in the siege of Lucknow, and other battles so you must know my health has suffered considerably from privations, climate, and other t' 'ngs. I never felt better in my life than I do at this moment, thanks to you for your Seaweed Tonic, I feel fit to go to South Africa now and help them finish the war. You can send anyone to me and I'll tell them more about your medicine than I can write you." AFTER 18 YEARS' SUFFERING VENO'S SEA- WEED TONIC RESTORED MY HEALTH. "61, Seymour-street, Aberdare, '• April 22nd, 1901. Mr Veno. Dear Sir,—I feel extremely grateful to you and your valuable medicine—Veno's Sea- weed Tonic. No language is too strong to express the great difference it has made in my health. I have been, for nearly 18 years, a terrible sufferer from nervous debility and weakness, which made my life a perfect misery. I could not speak to anyone without crying. I had become hysterical, and could not sleep at night, and, of course, quite unfitted for my daily work in the house. My feelings I could never describe to anyone. After taking a few doses of your Seaweed Tonic I felt wonderfully better-so bright and cheerful. I found myself singing one day, 1 was so light- hearted. I have be.n up every morning at six o'clock until 10 and 11 o'clock at night, which 1 have not been able to do for the last 18 years. I think your medicine ought to be much better known it is so good to anyone suffering as I have done. I shall sp^ak of it wherever I h'ar of anyone suffeiing. I have great pleasure in acJding my testimony for the benefit of others.—Yours truly, MARY L. REES. VENO'S SEAWEED TONIC acts specifically upon the stomach, liver, kidneys, and bloorl when these are healthy disease cannot exist. Price, lIlt and 2/9. VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE stops a cough in one night and cures bronchitis and asthma rapidly. Vastly superior to ordinary cough mixtures or any of the emulsions. Price, 1/1, and 2/9. During our stay in Barry Dock these remedies can be obtained at the Veno Sampling Counters at MR JOSEPH REYNOLDS, CHEMIST, 65, HOLTON ROAD. SATURDAY, AUG. 31ST. LAST DAY FOR FREE DOSES.
BARRY RIFLE CLUB. President, Major-General H. H. Lee, R.E. Orders for the week ending Wednesday, Aug, 25th, 1901:— Saturday, August 24.—Practice trom 2.30 to 5.30, aud 6.30 to 10.0. On duty, Mr T. A. Williams. Monday, Aug 26 -Practice from 6.30 to 10 p.m. On duty, Mr R. T. Duncan. Wednesday, August 28.—Practice from 2.30 to 5 30, and 6.30 to 10 p.m. On duty, Mr J. A. Bkokmoro oad up, W. J. l>ai i
BARRY SHOP ASSISTANTS AN EARLY CLOSING MOVEMENT. On Tuesday evening a public meeting, con- vened by the local branch of the National Union of Shop Assistants, Warehousemen, and Clerks, was held at the Glamorgan Restaurant, Thompson-street, Barry Dock, Mr A. S. Snelling in the chair. There was a good attendance of assistants. The Chairman, at the outset, explained the object of the meeting, expressing a hope that the meeting would be able to come to some definite decision in regard to the matter of early closing. To secure early closing a lot of work was necessary to be done, and it would not be done in a day, a week, or a month. When the work was nearly accomplished they would have to deal with backsliders, and that had to be considered. He wanted every member to do is share, otherwise they would not be a strong movement. He was convinced that if they did their share they would ultimately get what they wanted. (Applause.) Mr T. E. Dunn, secretary to the branch, said they must impress upon non-members the need of joining the branch. He thought they had some of the worst hours in any town of South Wales, and in such a town of Trades' Unionism they ought to get what they wanted. It was their own fault if they were not organised, for if they were it would be an easy ma1 get the employers to agree to seven o'clock closing. He hoped they would not think that the Union movement was growing less in influ- ence, because such was not the case. Trades Unionism was stronger than ever, and they might be the strongest Union in the kingdom if they became united. It was no use their relying upon outside effort. What reforms they wanted must come from their own efforts. Their Union bad over 200 branches, and it was in- creasing at the rate of 600 branches a year. Ten years ago the Union had only 25 branches. South Wales had shown the whole country the lead in the Union movement, and he hoped it would not go back now, although they were behind other districts. The benefits attaching to members were greater than those of many other Unions, and he was anxious to see the local branch with a membership of 76 per cent. of assistants, and, if possible, with 100 per cent. If the meeting decided to go in for the early closing movement, let them do it with a will. If tbey all joined the Union the officers would be willing to do the work. (Applause.) After a little discussion, it was decided to take preliminary steps in securing the seven o'clock concession from the employers. It was further decided to ask the Chairman of the District Council to call a meeting of tradesmen and assistants to consider the matter of early closing.
EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYED. SCHEME TO ABOLISH LABOUR TROUBLES. The forthcoming number of the Engineering Times will contain an article calling attention to the constitution and objects of the National In. dustrial Association, which is about to be formed for the purpose of placing the relations of employers and employed upon a more satisfactory basis. Its originator is Mr John Lockie, of Newcastle-on- Tyne, who, it is stated, will bear all the expenses of the movement until it becomes s>If-supporting. The following are to be the aims of the new associa- tion as at present drafted (1) To bring about an association of societies in trade questioDs, as employers, employed, or as merchants. (2) To keep before the minds of the employers and employed that the practical recognition of th< ir common interest will strengthen and pro- mote British trade and commerce. (3) To inquire into and report on matters affecting British trade and commerce, with a view to enabling our manufacturers to hold their own in the markets of the world. (4) To create and cement between employers apd employees a feeling of common interest. To provide an association where all employers and employed can meet on occasions on the same plaue, and to create permanent machinery for conciliation which will be available in case of any threatened dispute between employers and their men. The association hopes to be able to act in perfect harmony with the federations or unions which m-iy be in existence for the promotion of the interests of employers or employees or with any boards of conciliation or with any other associations or ohambers which have for their object the promotion of trade and commerce. Printed by Lewis Evans, at his Minerva Printing Works, 117, Holton Road, Barry Dock, in the County 0/ Glamorgan, and Published by Lewis Evans and Thomas iWW ft, ff",