PARS ABOUT PEOPLE.' The President's Love Story. None of us would desire, says The Week-End, save in the most sympathetic way. to draw aside the veil which hides his private life, and when I speak of his home conduct it is out of profound admiration for an exemplary husband and a man whose domestic hearth was the gate of happiness to his soul always. Mrs. McKinley and her husband fell in love with each other when he was a major and she a cashier at her father's bnnk. Both were teachers in a Sunday school, and they used to cross each other's paths, he on the way to the Methodist class- room, and she to take charge of the scholars at the Presbyterian Major McKinley thought that this should cease, and so he married the gracious girl at her own place of worship, appeasing his own religious convictions by having present and participating in the cere- mony his own Methodist minister. The Late Lord Morris. Lord Morris was conducing a trial in Cole. raine in which a gentleman sought damages from a veterinary surgeon for having poisoned a valuable horse. The issue depended upon the question of how many grains of a certain drug could be safely administered. The dispensary doctor proved that he had given eight grains to a man, from which it was to be inferred that 12 for a horse was not excessive. "Docthor, dear," said the Judge, "niver moind yer eight grains in this matter of 12. because we all know that some poisons are accumulative in effect, nn' ye may go to the edgo of ruin with impunity. But tell me this: the 12 grains—the 12 moind ye—wouldn't they kill the divil himself if he swallowed thim ? 1 don't know, my Lord," said the doctor, pompously drawing himself up I never prescribed for that patient." "Ah. no. docthor dear. ye niver did, more's the pity. The ould bhoy's alive still! The Missing Juror. When Lord Morris was Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, in Ireland, a panto- mime song was in vogue entitled: Are ye there, Moriarty?" One day the court reas- sembled after luncheon, and it was found that one of the jurors, whose name was Moriartv, was missing. The criers and policemen shouted the name at the top of their voices, but there was no response. Meanwhile, the judge,instead of fretting and fuming, lay back in his chair, and began to lilt loudly enough to be heard all over the court: "Arc you there, Moriar-i-ty?" When the wandering sheep did return he was asked what had delayed him. 111 was a pint iv porther an' a pinny rowl, me lord, and I didn't mind the time." he explained. "You should know, sir, that this isn't the Rowls Court," said the chief, and the case proceeded with everyone, except the hapless juror, on the broad grin. A Millionairess. One of, if not the most popular and fashion- able of-matrons in New York society is Mrs. George Gould, who married George Jay Gould, the eldest son of Jay Gould, about 12 years ago. The marriage created quite a sensa- tion at the time, as Mr. Gould was considered to be one of the few wealthy young men in New York. His bride's family, whose name was Kingdon, were, on the contrary, far from wealthy, having met with reverses, and Mrs. Kingdon had placed her beautiful and talented daughter under the care of the late Augustin Daly, in whose company she gained no small amount of histrionic lame. Since her marri- age Mrs. Gould has always evinced the warmest interest in players and the stage. At the same time she has never, like so many suc- cessful aotresses who have married and re- tired, shown any desire to return to the foot- lights. Two years ago she played in a little comedy, acted in an improvised theatre, and made t'esuccessotthe evening. But it is only in amateur acting that Mrs. Gould now displays her talent behind the footlights to her friends. Mrs. Gould is a brunette, with a clear white complexion and large dark eyes, possessing a smile of singular sweetness and a most winning manner. She is very intellectual, and has travelled and studied a great deal. Mrs. Gould is greatly devoted to her four children, three of whom are boys, and always personally super- vises their education. King Humbert's Lady Higfa>Cook. Queen Helena of Italy is a Royal lady who enll cool, a. good diuner when required. At her father's curiously homelike and unpretentious Court in Montenegro..she acquired many delightfully unroyal ways, and knowledge of the art of cooking was not the least among them. Nikita, the old fashioned moun- tain Prince of Montenegro, insiHted-as, by the way, the German Emperor does by tradition—that all his sons and daughters should know some useful trade or profession. Helena became an excellent cook, skilled both in preparing "plain, roast, and boiled, and in the confection of the curious sweetmeats and articles of 'patisserie' for which Orientals have so decided a taste." King Humbert insisted on tasting his dishes, and liked them so well that one day in the palace at Naples he con- ferred on her with mock ceremony the title of "Lady High-Cook to the King of Italy." After this, whenever the old King and the Princess had a humorous quarrel in the course of their conversation together, the Lady High-Cook would clinch her argument by threatening to make no more pilaf, a favourite dish. whereupon the King would declare himself willing to swal- low dutifully any of his "dear daughter's" views if only he might still swallow also her excellent cookery. Stratford-on=Avon's High Sheriff. Sir Arthur Hodgson, who, in his capacity as High Sheriff of Straf I'ord-on-A von, unveiled the other day the memorial window in the Collegiate Church to Lieutenant Ford hum Flower, one of the "Warwickshire heroes of the War, is a survivor of the pioneers of Queens- land. Sir Arthur is now 83, but that matters little to him. and he will be a popular figure in Shakespeare's town for a long time yet. lie joined the Navy 70 3 ears ago, served in the old Canopus in China and o'her distant parts, left the sea at Sydney, married a daughter of the Chief Justice of New South Wales, ami in 1842 dived into the then wild Queensland Hush to make a home for hiinst-lI- and 11;8 young wife, Eton Vale, name 1 alter Hodgson's old school, has long been one of the linest station proper- ties ou the famous Darling Downs.
BARRY PUPIL TEACHERS. The monthly meeting of this committee of the School Board was held on Tuesday afternoon, Dr Lloyd-Edwards in the chair, supported by the Rev W. Williams and Mr D. Lloyd. The headmaster of the County School, Mr Edgar Jones, attended, and gave his report of the pupil teacher probationers. The following were accepted as probationers: — D. J. Lewis, John Evans, W. H. Davies, H. Price, E. L. Howellp, E. G. H. Hughes, C. J. Symes, Kate Younie, Nellie Roberts, Blanch Ellis, E. M. Lewis, Sarah John, nd Rose Moody.
SATURDAY'S FOOTBALL FIXTURES CARDIFF v BARRY UNIONIST.—The Unionists will play their first match of the season at the Buttrills ground, kick-off at four p.m. Season tickets will be sold at the gates at 3s each. The Unionist team will be selected from the following J Sutton, A Green, G Cashmore, P James, T Parry, Percy Jones, W E. Stephens, H McLaish, I Green (captain), A Mitchell, G Williams, W Watson, I Sheldon, 0 Williams, and G Ratcliffe. BARRY DOCK ALBIONS V BARRY COUNTY SCHOOL. — To be played on the School fidd., Kick- off at three o'clock. Albion's—Goal, E Walters; backs, A Hayward and W English; half-backs, A Thomas, F Davies, and G Coles forwards, RPrtt. A Dooley, T Davies, H Thornhill, and W Davies. Reserves R Blake and W Sage. BARRY DISTRICT V MERTHYR. This match was played at Merthyr, and resisted in a draw of one goal each. The District showed excellent form. BARRY DOCK ALBIONS V GLADSTONE VILLA. Played on the ground of the former, and resulted in a win for the Albions by eight goals to one. The whistle was blown ten minutes before time, owing to the bursting of the ball.
BRITISH HOMES ASSURANCE CORPORATION. THRIFT-AID SOCIETY. EXTERMINATION OF LANDLORDS. The British Homes Assurance Co, poration, Ltd, a society which, during it" existence of five years, has made exceptional progress in London and the Provinces, is now becoming extensively known throughout Barry and district. Periodi- cally, public meetings arv held in connecri ■ with the society, at which c ief officials and directors appear to face the public in reference to its b->na- tides. On Monday a meeting was held ut New- port, when Councillor W. H. Brown, the nnyor, occupied the chair, quite a number of the artisan dass, to whom the society especially appeals, being present. Councillor Hubbard, of the. London County Coui cil,delivered an add t ess,and on Tuesday that gentleman vi&it>d Barry. Prior to the meeting agents from Penarth and Barry districts alt, nderl a social function, when bri < f ad dresses v ere de- livered by Mr W. Morgan, clliefuttic,r uf the society in the Cardiff di triots Mr Barker, the lucal superintendent, aud otters. A resolution was also passed expressing sympathy with Mr Home, the agency ma- ag-T, who was expected <o be pre- sent, in the idmss which prevented him fiom attending, and wishing him a speedy recovery. PTTBLIO MEETING* The public meeting was held at the Regent Hall, when there was a good attendance of respect- able artisans, together with a number of lidies. Dr \Y. Lloyd Edwards presided, and in the course of the ewning an enjoyable programme for the entertainment of the assembly WHS provided by Mi-s C. Jones, some of whose pupils took part. The Chairman, in the ooruse of his lelllal ks at the opening, said that if an Englishman's home was hi castle it was very desirable that that castle be in a good s'ate, ready for the reception of its master, and with great security pro", ided, rather than being sul j C, to a week's no:ice. (Hear, hear.) From what he could see of the British Homes scheme, it wa an excellent and fair system for working men who. by saving a little from their weekly earnings, might look confidently forward to the time when there would be no rent to pay, and they would not be lialde to disturbance by the landlord. (Cheers.) In welcoming Councillor Hubbard, whom he described as being one of the most importar.t membt'rs of the London County C unci), the Chairman declared that Barry was a different place from London, and the London County Council was a different body t > our Council. (Loud laughter.) Personally, he w ished they had a n:an here like Councillor Hubbard, and possibly, if they appealed, the London County Council would lend hiell for a time to put matters right. (Cheers.) Later, the Chairman gave a nursery rhyme to the children as foliows :— Alderman Hubbard, went to the cupboard, To provide the poor man with a home, When he got there the cupboard was not bare, And so the poor man had one. —'Loud laughter.) Mr \V. Morgan, the local inspector, who first spoke, declared that the progress made in the Barry district during the past 12 months was most s this was the third annual public githering held here, it was pleasing to find them s'ill going rilpidly forward. (Cheers.) As to the work of the Corporation, they issued certifi- ntes in their investment branch from £25 to £5,000, and the rate per £ 100«as5s per month; and they also distributed among certificate-holders80per cent of their total profits. In five years, after raying £30 into the society, ihcy were able to vance £200 on a house for the certinc.te- holder, the rate of interest to be 5 per cent, but this would decrease as the amount was being liquidated. (Cheers.) Alderman Hubbard, who received a very cordiul rec ption, declared, in the course of an interesting address that, as a public man, he had to take great care before lending patronage to any scheme that his f. How citizens could not follow with security. No public man could lend his name to anything of a shady or doubtful character, and he would not have been there, nor would the Mayor of Newport have beeu present at their meeting the previous evening, were it not for the fact that they had searched well into the bona fides of the institution, and had satisfied themselves that it was a scheme fair, just, and equitable, and the best for the pur- poses of working men. They believed in an itiner- ant system of holding meetings-not having them in London, where the great body of sharetmid< rs could not be expected to attend. Their certificate, policy, ann shareholdtrs were dis'iibuted through- out the kingdom, and as a directorate they came to meet them face to face periodically in order to congratulate them on the success of the institution This implicit confidence that had been engendered had something to do with the marvellous growth of the corporation. (Hear, hear.) It was not a philanthropic institution. They had not a pocket full of bases to give away to people leaving that meeting, neither were they present to ask the Government or the 1 cal Council to build houses for them. They were there to aa-dst working men to get houses of thtir own, and thus make them house-own rs instead of house- hirers. As Dr Sixsmith had said at their meeting last year, it was a practical scheme that worked for their benefit, a thorough commercial under- taking in which there were three classes benefied, namely—the working staff, the shareholders, and the certificate and policy holders. Personally, he did not believe in philanthropy, and did not require charity. If they did not desire to buy a house it was a good form of investment. Paying 10s a month for a period of 30 years—Id a day—(and how many people squandered 4d a day)—in 30 years they would have paid JE180, and for that the Company added £63 8s 2d interest. They could do this with safety. They had no doubt about it. But in addition to that, they paid them 80 per cent. of the net divisable profits, instead of increasing the value of the shares be an abnormal extent as in other companies. Certificate-holders were, accord- ing to the Articles of Association, to participate to this extent in the profits of the Company, while the shareholders could not receive more thaa 20 per cent, on the net devisable profits, 80 per cent, going to the parting certificate and policy holder. Five years agocertificates had been issued which were now falling due, and last year on 19 certificates the amount of premiums received was jE172 10s, and 2 per cent, compound interest on thi- was £7 Os Id. But the bonuses which accrued for the period of five years amounted in addition to no less a a sum than 2d, or between 3 and 4 per cent on the money paid, which added to the 2 per cent he had referred to brought up the amount to be- tween 5 and 6 per cent on the amount invested. (Hear, hear.) That had been the result so far, but he stood by the assertion that certificate-holders had a perfect right to expect equally satisfactory results on maturity of their certificates. Then they had the house-purchase plan, which was the chief reason for the company's inauguration. For JEXOO required the members would pay 15s a month for five years, at the end of which time they would be entitled to receive f300 to purchase approved security of equal value. The premiums that would accrue would be allocated to the loan.and at the end of 25 years from the time that the certificate became due the money would be paid. The premiums paid in would be taken off the capital year by year, and would reduce the rate of interesc to something like 31 per cent., calculated for whole period. A local surveyor would value the property, and the deeds would be held by the society as security There was absolutely no ri.°k in connection with the matter. Building societies would not advance above 70 per cent on property, and local solicitors did not generally advance more than two-thirds of the value of property on loan. The first five years was the trying period. The commence- ment was always a struggle. Was the result worth the effort ? It was the first step when the child commenced towalk. The first 100 yards in learning the bicycle were always the most difficult. They might have to deny themselves some small luxury, but that would be little compared with the satisfaction of knowing that they would be the possessors of their own houso free from the interference of the laud- lord. As to the Corporation and its works, for the first 18 months the premium income was £9,991 8s 4d next year it reached £24,681 in 1898 (the following year) it was in 1899, £4:J,352; and last year £53,738, while during the present year there had been a very large increase in busi- ness, and they confidently hoped, would soon reach £100,000. Their system was peculiarly calculated to meet the case of the artisan and the 1°" er middle class, but they had p ofes-ional men and tradesmen as certificate holders, many of whom were purchasing their houses through the Corporation. It com- bined a good co-operative society with an old age pension, and the reoson why he had come down from Loudon was that he cared for the homes of the people, and that if they owned their own homt s it would be a more cheerful place for the wives and children to live in. Questions were asked and satisfactorily answered. Votes of thanks to the Chairman, Alderman Hubbard, and the ladies who had provided the entertainment, concluded an interesting meeting. GREAT MEETING AT CARDIFF. On Wednesday evening another well-atteDded meeting was held at the Y.M.C.A. Rooms, Cardiff. Councillor Edward Thomas, J.P. (Cochtarf) pre- sided, and iu the c urse of his opening remarks declaicd that as the housing question was the mo:t pressing and the least easy of solution he heartily welcomed such a society as the British Homes Assurance Corporation, which had devised a method which, if persistently followed, would di-i pense with the necessity of continuing the agita tioru In a certain street in Cardiff, where nearly the whole of the houses w,ie o,n,d by the occu- piers, it was ore of the most respectable in toe town, although in a locality w here resp ct- ability could tot be ,x [,ect, d. Ni r Morg-n (mspec tor) and Councillor Hubbard delivered add res es. the latter, who said he would call the Cardiff street reftrred to Respectable Street," speaking for nearly an hour in a very entertaining manner ofttieobj.e s of the society, his remarks being 11 received throughout. — Mr J. Morgan, a cerii- cate holder for o\er four years, testified that the Corporation, unlike many others of a similar character, improved oil acquaintance,
TOWN & DISTRICT. BARHY AND KINDERGARTEN METHODS Tne following teachers from Barry have passed the first part <>> t'e Higher Froehei Certificate ex- amination — Mis- S. Williams, Cadoxton Infants' School; Miss J. Williams, Holton-road Infants; Miss B. James, Holton-road Miss Jenkins, ("live- road Mis- Edif., Clive-road Mi.-s Bevan, Cadox- ton; an,, Nlr, J, L,, is, Bariy. These results reflect great credit upon Miss Clay, vvho has so successfully traiued the candidates. BARRY PRESBYTERIAN FORWARD MOVEMENT' MEKTHYR-STKEKT HALL.- Open throughout Suu- day and every week evening. A hearty welcome- Free seats. Sankey's hvmns. Preacher next Sun day at 11 and 6-30, Pastor 0. Rees. BAPTIST CAUSE ON BARRY ISLAND. On Wednesday evenit g a public tea and, nter- tainment took place at the Baptist Chapel, Barry Island, the object being to increase the chapel fund. Both tea and entertainment were very enjoyable, and among those who took part in the latter were Miss Gwladys May Samuel, at the piano Misses G. White, F. Smith, L. Bowles, Stafford, M. Fisher, F. Winter, M. Bennett, E. Rees, Clavey, Mesdames White and. S A. Williams. Messrs J Iloppington, J. Da\ies, T. Jones, J. T. ESdU, D. Morgan, and Staddon. Mr W. T. Samuel presided, and also acted as adjudicator in an ear exercise competition, the piizes being very generously given by himself. The att, nd -ne, was good, great enthusiasm prevailing throughout the proceedings, which lasted to a late hour. The hopeful aspect of the cause at this place of worship speaks highly of the untiring efforts of its pastor, the Rev D. llussey MR GEORGK HOBBS begs to intimate to his many friends in Barry that he has left the Windsor Hotel and taken the Plymouth Hotel, Grangetown. Cardiff. EARLY CLOSING. At a meeting of shop assistants and tradesmen on Wednesday evening, a resolution was unani- mously passed calling for the earlier closing of shops. It was pointed out that passing resolutions was useless, unless the assistants were organised and could demand justice. GARDENERS AND ALLOTMENT-HOLDERS are re- commended to apply for my new Seed Catalogue for 1901. Speciality in Seeds always fresh. Cata- logues free.W. R. HOPKINS Pharmaceutical Chemist, 88, High-street, Barry FOR a good glass of homely Bitter, invigorating Liquors, and Wholesome Refreshment when in Cardiff, call at the York Hotel (off Custom House- street). Proprietor Mr Ben Jenkins. CHRISTIAN EXDEAVOURERS AND PUESKNT EVILS. At the sixth annual meeting of the Barry, Cadoxton, and Christian Endeavourers Union held at the Bible Christian Chapel, Court-road, on Wednesday evening, the Rev J. A. Dobson, Aber- anon, one of the speakers, gave a most vigorouR and interesting address on what can be done by Christian Endeavourers in repressing current evils. NOTICE.—Go to HAYNE, 70, Princes-street, Barry, for LIGHT HAULING.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. NOTICES should be sent in on or before 10 a.m, on THURSDAY to ensure insertion in the next issue. BIRTHS. MOSEy-On the 17th inst, at 88, George-street, Barry Dock, the wife of Mr Mosey, of a son. WILLIAMS—On the 18th inst, at 68, Geoie-street, Barry Dock, the wife of Mr Williams, of a son. DEATHS. JOHN-On the 15th inst, at Brook Farm, St. Nicholas, Mr Thomas John, farmer, aged 77 years. LONG-On the 17th inst, at 102, Phyllis-atreet, Barry Island, Annie Victoria, daughter of Mr Charles Long, labourer, aged one year. EDWARDS—On the 16th inst, at 8, Beatrice-road, Barry, Mary, wife of Mr John Edwards, labourer, aged 27 years. ROssER-On the 14th inst, at 68, Holton-road, Barry Dock, Doris Irene, daughter of Mr C. F. Rosser, refreshment-house-keeper, aged one year. JAMES—On the 15th inst, at Penmark, Mr Edward James, lobourer, aged 73 years. HOPKINS-oli the 12th last, at 6, Riverside, Barry, Ann Hopkins, domestic servant, aged 55 years. JONEs-On the 12th inst, at 22, Arthur-street, Barry, Francis Alexander, son of Mr Thomas Jones, labourer, aged nine months, BELL—On the 17th inst, at Canonbie, Park-road, Barry, Arthur Ernest, son of Mr James Bell, C.E., aged 29 years. Cox-On the 18th inst, at Westra, Dinas Powis, Lucy Cox, aged 36 years. In Memoriam. HARRIs-In affectionate remembrance of our dear mother, Catherine Harris, who departed this life September 19th, 1900. Though lost to sight, to memory ever dear."
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. 11TH COMPANY, 2ND GLAMORGAN VOLUN- TEER ARTILLERY. COMPANY ORDERS.—Drills for the week corn. mencing Monday, Sept. 23rd, 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 ensuing week Sergeant Holland, Corporal Evans, ana Bombardier Pennell. (Signed), S. A. BRAIN, Captain, Commanding 11th Company, G.A.V, Barry Dook.
I SNAP SHOT- No fewer than five claims under the Comp ul tion Act are down for hearing at the Barry County Court on October 1st. Mr and Mrs W. Graham are spending a deligh:- ful holiday beneath the shadow of the Wetterhorn, in Switzerland. The Boilermakers' Society have instituted claims on behalf of the widows of the three men suffocated n 1\ i ecent fiie on a steamer at the docks. The Exhibition won by Miss Ethd Jones is £30, with free tuiion at Cardiff University. Miss Joiies intenus entering college next yea*. The name of Mr T. J. I,e A, i, was left fut of the results recently published of the cardboard model- ling examination i eld at Hannah-street Schools. Mr Tom John, groe r, Holton-road (next door to the BAkRY HERALD Offices), was a successful competitor at a recent Caerphil y Eisteddfod. Mr E. S. P.dllips, pioneer of the Co-operative Society at U.u ry Dock, attended a meeting cf the Executive of the Wholesale Committee of the Co. operative Union at Newport ou Saturday la-t. The Commission of the Peace is daily expected, and at Barry theie are anxious inquiries made as to who are the lucky couple to be placed on the list, Mum's the word. Mr A. E. Osborne, of Barry Dock, has been pre- sented by an old coach with a bat in recognition of his feat in scoring 100 runs against Berkshire foi Glamorgan, American Sunday School methods, upon which Alderman Megg.tt enlightened Barry people some time ago, are adopted with conspicuous success at the Forward Movement Hall in Hirwain-street, Barry Dock. It is good to have an obedient congregation. On Sunday last, at a sacred concert held at the Eng- lish Wesleyan Chapel, the steward appealed for 915 to purchase a piano, and the congregation responded with 1:15 3s 9d. Dm ing the absence of the Rev Hugh Price Hugi.es at Barry the West London Mi-siou at Foubsrt's Place was entered by thieves aud 130 knives and forks, worth jE5, belonging to the rev gentleman, were stolen. The desire to serve the ratepayers is evidently more keen than to serve them, as witnessed by the fact that there was not a single Barry guardian present at the meeting of the Cardiff Board on Saturday last. Miss Clay, of Barry, will d, liver an address on Kindergarten methods, and Mr W. T. Samuel will demonstrate the science of music-teaching before the Monmouthshire District Union of Teachers at Chepstow on September 28th, when Sir George Kekewich will be in attendance. The American flag was hoisted half-mast on the tower of the fire station, Court-road, on Sunday, and ships of all nationalities at the docks vied with each other iu the same expression of sympathy with the American nation. It was the one touch of uature makiug the whole w orld kin. On Wednesday week, at St Woolos Church, Newport, the marriage took place of the Rev P. Mortimer, vicar of Penmark, near Barry, and Miss Hilda Cullum, second daughter of Mr C. Cullum, borough treasurer, of New port, and sister of Mr Cullum, Lloyd's Bank, Barry Dock. Archdeacon Bruce officiated. Sermons were preached especially directed to the sad circumstances connected with the death of America's president in many places of worship c-n Sunday, and on every public building and on every craft at the docks flags were hoisted at half-mast, it being indicative of the universality of the sense of sorrow and sympathy that not a single national- ity represented at our docks omitted to display its token. Thus Death proved a Great Leveller. Barry burglaries, it will be a revelation to an affrighted public to know, were in three instances no "burglaries" at all, while in one case the supposed scene w as an empty house, and in another a window had been broken on the ground floor, and there was no trace of a man having gone successfully through an aperture 9 inches by 4, while in another a spoon missed from a house in the Parade, Barry, in the daytime, was attributed to a nocturnal visitor, probably of the spirit order. A delightful bull was made by the chairman of the committee at the Eaatbrook footpath en- quiry on Monday. Turning to the map, he asked the witness, "Now, come with me to the Swan," and paused sufficiently long for the whole of those assembled to take in the situation* All laughed with glee at the delightful prospect of an crgie, when one man came to the rescue with the rQ- mark No, Mr Chairman, that would be too costly," and then there was more laughter.
WELSH INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION- PATRONS: H.M. THE KING AND H.M. THE QUEEN ALEXANDRA. The Annual Autumn Exhibition FOR THE WHOLE OF WALES WILL BE HELD IN THE PARK HALL, CARDIFF, SEPTEMBER 25 AND 26, 1901. OPENED on WEDNESDAY, 25th, at 2.30, by the RIGHT WORSHIPFUL the MAYOR OF CARDIFF (Councillor Thomas Andrews, J.P.), in State. OPENED on THURSDAY, September 26th, at 2.30, by HER GRACE the DUCHESS OF BEAUFORT. CONCER r EACH AFTERNOON by Mr ARTHUR ANGLE'S ORCHESTRAL BAND. CONCERT WEDNESDAY EVENING, at 8, by CARDIFF MALE VOICE CHOIR Conductor, Mr Roderick Williams. CONCERT on THURSDAY EVENING, at 8. by the ROYAL WELSH LADIES' CHOIR Conduct- ress, Madame Clara Novello Davies. Cheap Excursions on all Railways see Railway Blls. 3 ADMISSION, Is; BALCONY, Is EXTRA: Catalogues of Exhibits, 4d eaoh.
Welsh EducatLnd r?U £ iioas. We are pleased to note that in the list of seven best scholars in the Intermediate Schools of Wales we see the name of Miss Ethel C. Jones, of the Barry County School, wliM has received honourable mention Mis* Jones shares this distinction with a pupil from Aberdare and Swansea. We heartily congratulate the headmaster (Mr Edgar Jones), together with Mr Keen, who iastructed Miss Jones in the subjects, ■ English and French. When it is considered that Miss Jones ranks among the first set en of the 7,000 pupils in Welsh Intermediate Schools, it is a distinction to both this young lady and to the town in which she resides. Miss Jones headed the list among Glamorganshire pupils, and was awarded by the Glamorgan Technical Instruction Com- mittee an exhibition to enable her to pro- j ceed to a higher place of education. English journals devoted to the interests of education speak in terms of high commendation of the Welsh Intermediate School system, and more especially the adoption of most recent methods of teaching modern languages. The question arises whether the success of Welsh scholars in French is not partly due to Wales being a bi-lingul country It is particularly pleasing for the people of Barry to find that it is now reaping what mav be termed the first fruits of an efficient system of secondary education, and we may con- fidently anticipate great things in future from this system. Miss Ethel Jones lives in Wenvoe- terrace, Barry, is 16 years of age, and the daughter of an engineer, and caine to Barry from Newport six years ago. A short period was spent at Romilly-road Girls' School, but on the opening of the County School Miss Jones was transferred there. It is probable I that Miss Jones will stay at the County School and prepare for a degree, and that she will become an intermediate school teacher. She was always a amart scholar.
Will of Mr J. G. Proger, Barry. The will of the late Mr John Guy Proger, of Ty Rheydyn, Barry, who for many y' ars carried or. the business of plumber, sanitary engineer, &e, Tri'iity- street, Cardiff, proved at the Probate O Llandaff, by Mr R. W. Williams. Chailes-stn-et, Cardiff, solicitor to the estate, on the lith mst. The testator appoints Thomas William Proper, John Lewis Proger (sons), and John Clax on Meggitt, timber merchant, Barry (son-in-law), his executors and trustees. He confirms the partrn r ship entered into b. twee;) his sons, Thomas William aud John Lewis Proger, to whom he leaves tie bufine=s and pr emises wni kshops, &c.. in Trinity street and Working-street, besides his in a "umber of leasehold houses &c., cituate in Cow- bridge-rc>ad, KingVroad, y dham-street. Heat!<- s're-t, and elsewhere. Also shares in the Aberdare-Plym.'Uth Company, Cardiff an i District Tramway Company, Pontypridd Water Works C mpany, Barry Laundry Company, &c., to be divided in pruportions between the sous. In ddition the te-tato leaves shares and d bt-ntu'v« in the Cardiff Arcade Company, and interest on leasehold property elsewhere to hi daughter, Airs Mfggitt, and to the wives of his two sons. Other interests he leaves in trust for the benefit of his grand-children on their coming of age, the residue of the, state to b- divided between his two sons in equ-jl shares. The gross amount of the estate was declared to be £15460 3s 6d, the net vdlu. £13,755 17s 8d.
BARRY TEMPERANCE CHOIR. The Barry Temperance Choir held a social gathering on Wednesday evening in last week, when they presented Mr S. H. Rees, their late conductor, with a purse of gold, on the occasion of bis departure for outh Africa, as a mark of their esteem and appreciation of his conductor- ship. Several members spoke to the loss the choir would receive through Mr departure, and wished him every success in his new home. Mr Rees responded, thanking the members for their kindness, and assured them that his con- ductorsbip had been a most happy one. The arrangement for the gathering was complete, and were carried out by Mrs Petty, Mrs Bumford, Mrs Williams, and Mrs Crockford, in a most satisfactory manner. The choir held a special meeting on Friday evening, when Mr David Farr was elected conductor, and as Mr Farr takes np bis duties on Friday evening, it is hoped that all members will be present for practice at 7.30 p.m. sharp. -_U_-
Promotion of Welsh Industry. EXHIBITION AT CARDIFF. The industrial world is life itself, and the catalogue of the Welsh industries exhibition— a bulky pamphlet—a guide to the work done in Wales. Industry, as commonly understood, is promoted by the Welsh Association, which is quite as visible in the home. on the farm, or in the mine. There is finger industry in knitting and netting, crotcheting and lacing, wood- carviag and weaving, the exercise of one's taste and powers of observation are more particularly shown in the industries of photography, paint ing, designs in pottery, and other more or less creative work. The work < f the Society must have a great influence on Wales—a good demo- cratic influence, and it stimulates the craftsman to produce his best it gives to the worker that consciousness of doing that which adds dignity to labour, so often stifled in the industrial world. It is with the object of stimulating effort in this desirable direction that the Welsh Industries' Association exists, and as that Asso- ciation intend holding an exhibition at the Park Hall, Cardiff, on Wednesday and Thurs day next, it is to ba hoped that there will be a large attendance on both days. There will be other attractions of a musical and entertain- ing character, but a visit to the exhibition should be in the highest sense educational and instructive, while there will be additional satis- faction in the fact that stimulus is being given to the peasants in the rural districts of Wales to return to the much-neglected arts and crafts. n_-
RUPTURE.—The Coll ge Truss has BEEN unani- mously declared by the Medical Profession and Press to be the most efficient article yet put upou the market for the relief of Rupture. Letters If thanks are being received daily from grateful patients who have derived the greatest bndir since wearing the College Truss. The College Truss being made of pliahle material, is easy and comfortable to the weaver, giving with every movement of the body. The pressure is entirely produced by a self-regulating connivance. Satis- taction is guaranteed if not approved money returned. Price list and particulars post free.— Manager, College Truss Co, 342, Fulham-road (opposite St. Mark's College), South Kensington, LoodoBi S.W.
A LETTER from a WELSH BARD. MR W. E. REES, Barry Dock. Dea' Sir,—I f el it is my duty to let you know the glasses are suiting me. I must tell you t'oat- for )-ea, my sig,t has been bad, and I had tried all sorts of spectacles but could get no improve- ment in mv r-i-j'nt. When I was at Barty my daughter, who has had spectacles from you for herself, a-'d my grandson pe suaded m-i to co-ne and consult you. I was very doubtful if you could do any- tbinu for me. But I am very glad now that I came because you were so careful in testing my eyes, and the spectacle* I bought from you have made a new man of me. and I am able to see splendid in fact my ig\lt, is alright now, and I cm assure you I am very grateful, and I am recommending all my fri- nds to come to you. (signed) WILLIAM WILLIAMS (Ehedydd Wyn.) Your Eyes Examined If you requirSpectacle8 and Tested Free of they are made scially Charge, to suit you, Wo I) II 171 O CASH CHEMIST & Certificated Hi. OPHTHALMIC OPTICIAN, Member of the Pharmaceutical Society, 1 By ETaminalionR- CerLificated Dispenser of the Society of Apothecaries, J 238, HOLTON ROAD (Corner of Morel St.), Glass Eyes Supplied. BARRY DOCK
CORRESPONDENCE. vVe do not hold ourselves responsible for the ri«w» expressed by our correspondents.—ED. TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. Dn P. J. O'DOXNELL.—As the rpmar ks you refer to were nut uMjd, it will be bviousiy unnecessary to inst rt your letter. E.B.S.-Thank.- for your excellent contribution, It shiill aprear in ex'enso next week. Mr T. Gnffi V reply to Mr McCu eheo 's letter %,ill app.-ar nex- we. k. Mr H. Bart let* lia8 also s. nt us a similar commui icauuu, which will also appear-ED. B.H. BARRY CARPENTERS' RATE OF WAGES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE "BARRY HERALD. SIR,-I notice in your issue of S ptember 6th a rep rt given oy the Secreta-y of the Master Builders' Association, of a special meeting of that Association in reference to the rate of wages of carpenters and joiners in this district. I will deem it a favour if you will allow me to correct a state- ment or two made in that report. The remarks of the chairman (Mr S. Hopkin-) as reported by yuu to have said ttlat the ceirpellter5 and joiners has b"eu on strike "ince April, 1900, for an increase of wages from S,o. to 9d per hour. So far, so good but when Mr H pkins stated the joiners were on strike still, that is incorrect. The joiners strike or lock-out was closed on July 20, 1901, with 38 employers who had employed them up to that date. During that time the members of the Master Builde, is' Ass cidtiou had but little employment to offer them. The reason given by them for not giving the advance in May. 1900, was because they had nothing to do, and as regards our members re- ceiving strike pay (which we call trade privileges), we fail to ste what this has to do with the Master Builcle, s' Association It is possible for them to receive triid., privileges for twelve month hence or more, which is guaranteed them at 20s in the E, .Iccordii,g as circumstances arise. In reference to Mr Prout's report, in which he states the question bt ing one of great importance to employers through- out the country, whether public bodies coul 1 fix the rate of wages to be paid by employers to their em- ployees, we beg to state that the Public Works Committee and Mr Prout were supplied with our code of rules, in which the gsneral and recognised rate of wages is stated therein and all we ask is that the same be paid on their present contracts in the same way that the Public Works Committee recommended another contractor for one of the jobs now in course of erection, to pay the recog- nised rate of 9d per hour, and this with a save of JEIOO to the ratepayers, the said contractor having a job in the district at the present time to the amount of thousands of pounds, and is payin the 9d per hour at the present time on the contract. In reference to the April official report of the Associated Society of Carpenters and Joiners, as Mr Prout terms it, we wih to state that the rate of wrigps is returned once a year, and if Mr Prout gets supplied with an August report through the same source, he will find our recognised rate of wages to be 9d per hour. Hence we fail to see the public bodies fixing a rate of wag-s to be paid between employers and their employees we did not ask the Dis net Council to act as arbitrators j between the Mas er Buili,-rs' A-sociatiori and cai- penters, for the Master Builders' Association re fused this long ago. In reference to his report of the Finance Committee of August 1, when inquires were made by Mr Smith-Jom s as to the Fair Trade Clause, Mr Prout states that no complaint had been made by the carpenters. We wish to state that we desired the District Council to see that the rate of 9d was inserted in all tho ir contracts as far Lack as last April, and the matter was discussed at I the Council meeting in May, and reported in the Press before the present contract was let there- fore we consider if the Finance Committee had not'raised the question before any payments were made on the pr- s. nt contract, they would have been lacking in their duties towards the rntepayeis generally. Mr Prout has a right to employ whom he likes, but the Council should in-ist upon the general and recognised rate of wages being paid. With regard to the Master Builders' Association refusing to pay more than 8id per hour, only four of their members have any carpenters and joiners' work in hand at the present time aud two of these "re contracts under the District Council. In refer- ence to the number of men employed we wish to state th*t our list included dou>de the number of Mr Prout's and^edid *°hatothrt decision the Public Works Committee could arrive at, and if the same is not complied wdth, they should see that the penalty clause is enforced.—I am, &c, H SAUNDERS, Secretary. Associated Car penters and Joiners.
BARRY DISTRICT RAINFAXL. RETURNS FOB SEVEN DAY* KKDINO SEPT. 16TH 1901. DATE (9 A.M.) INCHES. Tuesday Sept 10 0 02 Wednesday „ £ 01 Thursday „ 2 0 00 Friday >> •" Q „„ satu,rday 15 001 &unday 0'70 Monday W YVAIXK, Engineer. Council UØiOM. Barry.
English Wesleyanism at Barry Dock. HARVEST THANKSGIVING. On Sunday last harvest thanksgiving sarvices were held at the English Wesleyan Chapel, Holtou-roa 1, Barry Dock. The services were crowded to the utmost throughout the day. In the morning the Rev 8. Y. Bichards, Penarth, preached, and in the evening the Rev T. May, M.A., Cadoxton. Large numbers of people were turned away from the doors in the after- noon, when a sacred concert was held. Dr Lloyd Edwards acted as chairman, Mr W. H. Shinn, conductor; Mr A. Cook, on the organ and Mr G. A. Woodfield, pianoforte, The following is the programme, the whole of which were beautifully rendered. The highest credit is due to the corductor Mr Shinn). The balance of voices were very good, and the vast audience were highly pleased. Chorus :— "Worthy is the Lamb"; air, In native worth," Mr Herbert Harris solo, There is a green bill far away," Mr W. Elias; solo and chorus, As pants the hart," Madame Emily Francis; semi-chorus, Weary of earth and laden with my sin cavatina, Be thou faith- ful into death," Mr Herbert Harris; solo and chorus, From thy love as a Father," Madame Emily Francis; solo, "Lead, kindly Light," Mr W. Elias; air, "With verdure clad," Madame Emily Francis chorus, "Ye Nations." The decorations of the church were most effec- tively carried out by the stewards, leaders and meuaber3. In the evening on Monday a public meeting was held, attended by a good audienee, the speakers being the Chairman (Mr J. W. Mayne, Penartb), the Revs J. Ibbotson, W. D. Pellatt, and T. May, M.A. The former, in a most in- teresting address, spoke of the blessing attend- ing sincere thanksgiving, and the wonderful character of the harvest The face of con- tinents may change, islands may disappear, cities rise and fall, but the harvest came regularly, and they needed to remember that, in all their grumbling and discontent, a muni- ficent God regularly provided for them.—The Rev Thomas May, who followed in a vigorous address, said that corn was never found but in lands inhabited by man. It was never found in a wild place, and it would seem to him that God put corn in man's hands, for it never grew of itself, and scientists believed that corn came after man, aud not before. A collection was taken in aid of the trust funds, and a most suc- cessful series of meetings was brought to a close.
"BUT NOT ME." Some people would have given up in despair- but not rr.e That's the spirit that bears troubles and wins battles. It made a Newfoundland Banks fisher- man stick to his boat aud his oars for three days and nights in a freezing gale, without food or drink, alone, drift 200 miles, crawl out on a rocky coast, and drag himself to a hut, where he got help. The other two men gave up and died," he said, but not me, not "se I wanted to see my wif a; d children again;" About light years ago Mrs Esther Price, of Ancnor Terrace, TaflPs Well, South Wales, had a d ng, rou- attack of rheumatic fever. With good luck and good care she pulled through, but the struggle left its marks on her4 All fighters have scars to show. When the doctors (two of them working together) ceased their attendance, I was Jeft to pick up my ftiv:gth as best I could so the lady says, "My liker was sluggish, and a sluggish liver is like a big stove with no draught. Days and weeks went by, and an anxious time it was. for instead of getting better I was getting worse; I felt it 80, and others could see it." Her appetite failed her, and without tlwt where was atr, ngth to come from ? She was almost as badly off as the fisherman in the story. Sometimes her heart palpitated and fluttered, and she was frightened at it. It made her think of people dropping down dead. The sweats, too-cold, clammy sweats—why should they break out on her ? Yes, and the pain at the bottom of her b-ick —what made that? If it had only come and gone now and then But it fixed itself there it stuck like a poor relation who has moved in to live with you She couldn't lie on her back for it, and so lost r rest and sleep. "Then," Mrs Price goes on to say in a letter she wrote on February 8th, 1901, then. as if 'he troubles I already had were not enough, the rheumatics returned and held m< fait bu the fe-t. 9 I was truiy an object for pity. There I sat in the armchair helpless as a fly in glue and dejected beyond tilling. "One day -one of the days God seems to bold in His hand for us when hope is nearly dead-a litde book came to us by post. Having nothiug else to do I read it. The topic was Mother Seigel's Syrup, and what it cured. Two cases were like mine. 1 sent to Mr Evans' shop for a bottle. I used it, but felt no lTore than a trifle better perhaps hardly that. S me people would have given up in deapair- but not me. I kept on till I had taken 20 small bot 1 s. "Then I got my reward- My appetite came back, the swelling in my feet disappeared, the coid sweats c.me no more, nor any pain. Yes M ther Seigel's Syrup did all that, and I ought to be willing to have others know it." In our Carnegie Competition we have awarded One Guinea to the fol 0 o\ing Mr H. D. Lennox, 63, Lechleven Road, Langside. Glasgow. Miss N Whitaker, 28, Fore Street, Ilfracombe, Mr W. Ryley, Hall Porter,West Riding Asylun Menston, near Leeds. Miss M. Evans, Liain, Llanarth, Cardiganshire FurLher awards will be announced in the nev j papers from week to week,