SIR GEORGE KEKEWIiiH AT BARRY. A DAY IN THE TOWN. CEREMONY AT THE COUNTY SCHOOL. AT HOME AT HANNAH-STREET. Sir George Kekewici, K.C.B., Secretary of the Board of Erlucai I who a couple of YPRr- ago consented to pay a visit to Barry, but was afterwards prevented from doing so, on Friday in last week visited the town for the purpose of seeing the modern eqnipmert of the local ele- mentary and intermediate schools. Sir George, who arrived early in the afternoon, was driver, to Clive-road Schools, Barry Island, which, in the opinion of Mr Legard, R.!T. Inspector, who accompanied him, is one of the most up-to date in the Principality. Here demonstrations were given in modern methods of teaching local geography by a very interesting and novel means, and Sir George expressed himself as being highly pleased. CEREMONY AT THE COUNTY SCHOOLS. In the afternoon Sir George Kekewich at- tended the Intermediate Schools at the Buttrilh, where he was met by air John Lowdon, J. P., chairman of the Local Governing Body and School Boprd Captain H. Davies, vice-chairman of the School Board Major- I General H. H. Lee. J.P., DrW. Lloyd Edwards, Dr P. J. O'Donnell, Mr J. Arthur Hughes, and Mrs J. Christmas Lewis, members of the Governing Body. Mr Edgar Jones, M.A., the headmaster, showed the hon. gentleman around, and subsequently Sir George placed the me- morial stone of P. new workshop and gymnasium at present in course of construction. Mr Dashwood Caple, the architect, presented Sir George Kekewich with a handsome silver mounted ebony mallett, which bore a suitable inscription. In view of the present extensions, it is in- teresting to note that in February last the late Alderman Jones-Griffiths re-opened the school buildings after extensions carried out at a cost of £ 4,000. The present additions consist of a large workshop, capable of accommodating a class in woodwork and another in metalwork both at the same time, and a gymnasium. The cost of the buildings is SI,400, and for the new conveniences X550, the contractor being Mr W. Britton, ( f Barry Dock. The full extent of the alterations and extensions from time to time may more easily be realised by comparing the original cost of S2,600 and the amount of nearly £ 8,000 which has since been spent on the building. Sir George Kekewich, after having performed the ceremony in the presence of the governors, school children, and staff, said there was nothing he liked better than seeing the foundation of a good secondary ssbool such as that. (Hear, hear.) Barry was to be congratulated upon getting the money to make these extensions from the County Council. (Hear, hear.) The Welsh were generally ready to do everything they possibly could for education, because there was an educational spirit in Wales which ex- tended itself from school boards upwai- I-, The hon. gentleman expressed the hope that the new buildings would be the means of increasing the efficiency of the school. The children, who were conducted by Mr Keen, then sung several school songs, and at the close rendered the Welsh and English National Anthems. In the course of the afternoon Mr John Lowdon, J.P., presented Miss Ethel Jones, one of the first seven scholars in Wales, to Sir George, who congratulated her on her distinc- tion, and spoke words of encouragement re- specting her future. TOUR AND LUNCHEON. At the invitation of Captain R. Davies, the dockmaster, Sir George Kekewich, with Mr Legard, H.M. Inspector, and other gentlemen, were subsequently taken on a tour round the docks. The hon. gentleman was afterwards entertained privately to luncheon by the mem- bers of the Local Governing Body and Schoo Board at Culley's Hotel. AT HOME" AT HANNAH-STREET SCHOOLS. This was a somewhat brilliant function, the interior of the school buildings being trans- formed in a remarkable manner to represent a huge drawing-room. A collection of valuable pictures was lent by Mr Tibbett, grocer, a connoiseur in art, while handsome drawing- room furniture was lent for the occasion by Messrs W. H. Hooper and Co., Barry, and Mr J. H. Abbott, Barry Dock. The taste exercised by Miss Musterman, Miss Fleming, and Miss Frazer in the decorations, was admirable, and the surroundings were greatly admired. The company, beside the members of the School Board and local governing body, included Mr A. G. Legard, Mr J. W. Taylor, Mr S. Halliday, Mr J. Wakeford, Mr J. E. Home, H.M. In- spectors, Mr Owen Owen, M.A., inspector of County Schools Mr Charles Morgan, pupil teachers school, Cardiff; Mr Jenkin Llewellyn, chairman Penarth School Board Mr J. J. Jackson, clerk Cardiff School Board Revs. H. H. Stewart, M.A., Aaron Davies, D.D., Thos. May, M.A., Alderman and Mrs J. C. Meggitt, and a large number of the teaching staffs of the various schools in the district. Tea and light refreshments were served, and a short pro- gramme of music gone through. PUBLIC MEETING. ADDRESS BY SIR GEORGE KEKEWICH. Subsequently the company repaired to the room below, where there was a crowded meet- ing to hear an address from Sir Geo. Kekewicb. Mr A. G. Legard presided, aad was supported by Mr Lowdon, J.P., chairman of the School Board. The Chairman having made a few com- plimentary remarks in honour of the distin- tinguished visitor, Sir Geo. Kekpwicb, who was enthusiastically cheered, said:- Whem I come to Monmouth- shire, or as every good Welshman says, into Wales, for a little salmon fishins, I have the greatest pleasure in meeting a Welsh audience as Secretary of the Board of Education for England and Wales. I hope you think that I never forget that I am Secretary of the Board of Education for Wales as well as England. (Cheers.) It is all especial pleasure for ine to come to Barry, because, as Air Legard has said, we have—not only myself- taken the highest interest in the education that is given at Barry. Barry, I confess, has exceptional advantages The great advantage that Barry has is that it is what is called a mushroom town. I remember this place very wfill when it was pretty well bare of houses and there were none of the docks which are here at present. The result has been that Barry School Board has had an entirely new field. They have no old schools to deal with; no old and unsatisfactory buildings. They have built all their schools in a most ad- mirable manner, and the consequence is that they havt excellent accommodation, both for the teachers and the children they have, as it were, their foundation of education ready for them. (Hear, bear.) As I say, we have always had the highest opinion of the School Board at Barry. I never remember, and I don't think we have ever had, any difference with the Barry School Board. (Hear, hear.) Yet, when I see Father Byrne before me, though, I venture tc say," hardly" ever, (Laughter.) I remember some years ago there was some little difficulty about, I tbink, an undenominational sciiool. I don't know what the School Board think, but I think the Board of Education —or the Educa- tion Department as it was then-solved that difficulty extremely wisely, and I think the School Board themselves are extremely glad that that difficulty has been removed out of their path. (Laughter.) I don't hear the School Board cheer—(laughter)—but I think they do all tbe same. (Renewod laughter.) It J was about a year ladies and gentlemen, that I undertook, with toe recklessness of my character, to come down here in order to say a few words to the people of Barry but, of course, I hardly anticipated that before this time we should have beeen in the throes of con- troversy on educational matters. Education, really, is a very difficult subject for anybody, and it is a more difficult subject for the Secre- tary of the Board of Education than anybody else—(laughter)—not because he doesn't know anything about it, but because he is so exceed- ingly afraid of putting his foot in water that is too hot for him. (Laughter.) Ii is a much troversy on educational matters. Education, really, is a very difficult subject for anybody, and it is a more difficult subject for the Secre- tary of the Board of Education than anybody else—(laughter)—not because he doesn't know anything about it, but because he is so exceed- ingly afraid of putting his foot in water that is too hot for him. (Laughter.) Ii is a much more dangerous subject for him than for any irresponsible person. ((Tear, hoar.) But con- sidering that last year legislation was promul- gated, and we hart a good ileal or political controversy impending, I wonder that I had the temerity to keep my promise. (Applause. But you kirow,t)romisesarn promises. (Renewed appl uise.) You know that English education no. I won't say English c-dticttioii that was i slip of the tongue; I mean British education. (Cheers.) The existing system of British education has been subjected lately, as y u are aware, to a great deal of criticism. Well, from a certain point of view I have welcomed it, because ic shows that we apathetic Britishers are beginning to take an interest ^in the way our children are being educated. It shows we are waking up. (Hear, hear.) At the same time, although this may indicate that some real public opinion on the subject of education is in process of formation, it nevertheless has its disadvantages. The reason for this disadvantage is that extremely few people in this country are really qualified to criticise our system of education, and the worst of it is that the very people do not know anything about it criticise it. They are unqualified persons, and the consequent diffi- culty is that education affords a very wide field for faddists of all descriptions. (Cheers.) Now, I hardly like to call enthusiasts in this particu- lar direction faddists, but I know what extreme difficulty we have always had in keeping thJ curriculum in elementary schools not Only within reasonable dimensions, but of a reason- able character. (Tlear, hear.) What we hnve to -see is that a satisfactory, sound, liberal education is given in every school in this country of every type and creed. (Hear, hear.) What are the conditions we ought to apply to make up a good, sound, and practical educa- tion ? I think there are not more than four or five. I think, first, that teaching is of no use without sanitary buildings. (Cheers.) Next, I think, is good teachers; the next a suitable and rOIF'nil,hle curriculum, in which there is provided discipline in the formation of character; fourthly, good attendauce-(cheers)-fiftb, good manage- ment. (Cheers.) Then referring to each subject, the speaker paid a glowing tribute to the memory of the late PrincipalViriamu Jones, and remarking" upon the system of sending pupil teachers to county schools, as is done at Barry and Ffestiniog. the speaker said: -"This is a new departure of teachers being sent to the County School instead of to Pupil Teachers' Centres. When such an arrangement can be made, it seems to me to have very considerable advantages. I don't see any use in duplicating places for the instruction of pupil teachers. (Hear, hear.) Let them be educated upon the ordinary lines of a good intermediate school. (Hear, hear.) There is no reason, as far as the „ .rriculum is concerned, why a pupil teacher should not have his instruction in secondary schools, if there is a good one available. (Hear, hear ) Then there is a great advantage also in the substitution of various examinations for the ordinary Queen's Scholarship examination. In the place of a body of teachers trained from their youth up on exactly the same lines, and in exactly the same groove, you will have a body of teachers who have been taught in many different ways, and they get a variety of know- legde, a great elasticity of education will be created, and you inculcate wider views among your budding teachers." (Cheers.) At the close of the address, which was fre- quently applauded, Mr John Lowdon was presented by Sir George Kekewich with a gold medal, awarded the School Board at the Paris Exhibition, which bad been purchased by the Educational Society for the purpose. Dr Lloyd-Edwards proposed a vote of thanks to Sir George Kekewich, and Miss Fleming, in a short and happy speech seconded the motion, which wa,s enthusiastically accorded, and Sir George having replied, a further presentation of certificates took place to those who had gained them at the Paris Exhibition.
Dinas Powis Train Service. The St Andrew's Ratepayers' Association on Thursday decided to ask the Barry Railway Company to improve the Dinas Powis train service to the extent of allowing the 8.40 p.m. from Cardiff and the 9.25 p.m. from Barry to stop at the station.
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CORRESPONDENCE. We do not hold ourselves responsible for the views expressed by our correspondents.—ED. BARRY BAKERS RAISING THE PRICE OF BREAD. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BARRY HKKALB/' ,SjR,-Ha%- iig advocated a standaid price for wheat at 20s per sack, flour at 23s 4d, or Id per lb, and bread at 4d per quartern luaf, at which a go-.d profit is made, thanks to our gn cers, it has kept nearly this for years. No." however, I find by a circular from the local Bakers' Association that the leaf is to be 5d on and after this dat. This is a shame. There are millions of bushels d wheat shippel into this country at the very low- price of 2s, whilst the great liners are prepared to make a serious reduction in freight- Thia question is one for thp. Ratepayers' Associations through; ut the country, as they seem to be the nly reforming bodies in the country.-l :1111, &c.. 18, Windsor-road, Barry. PETER WRIDE. UNITED CHOIR OF THE FREE CHURCHES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BARRY IIKKALD." SIR,—The piactices of the above choir have been listened to with plesisure by a large number of the inhabitants of the town, and one cannot but admire the s»ood feeling of fellow ship and the earnest en- deavours of the members to nnike the singing a success. I am pleased to note that a successful start has been made in a right direction that is, the enmbination of the musical of the town In the above choir we have a variety of denominations represented, united in one object; that object being prima: ily the extension of Christ's Kingdom on earth. I we.uid suggest to !fie various conductors of this district that they fonn a Fraternal Associa- tion, the chief object to be the improvement of the sieging in the difft rent English and Welsh Chapels of this town inconjunction with the Free Church Council, or other religious bodies also to promote a spirit of unity amongst themselves and the choirs they represent; to meet from time to time, give advice upon points where the council of two would be better than one analysing the various music sung in our chapels. The or^udsts and accom- panists of the various chapels might also be in- cluded for this purpose. I have stated some of the objects of this association, and now I come to the original idea. For instance, some one's chapel has an anniversary coming forward, which every member is trying to make a success. The choir conductor hnds he is short of tenors and sopranos. He states his net ds at a meeting of the Association and obtains help. In conclusion, I would invite the conduct, rs of our town to seriously think over the matter, arrange a meeting when the scheme could be properly discussed, and, if expedient, acted upon. Thanking you for the favour of in- serting this letter.—I am, &c., UNITY. P.S.-Our correspondent's views are heartily en- dorsed.—ED., B.H. THE ANTI-SPIRITUAL CAMPAIGN. TO THK EDITOR OF THE "BARRY HERALD." SIR, -At the recent lecture cn Spiritualism reported in ycur last issue, it appears that the all lime world-wide reputation of the pulpit as a veritable coward's castle was well maintained. Here it is that mis-statements and calumny cau thrive, it aring no contradiction. In this particular ins'anee the faithful loveisof truth, fortified them- selves by stating that no discussion would be allowed—and, indeed, no questions either—and having done this, all bid fair for a course of plain sailing. Once again the weak are attacked by the powerful, and another cffoit has been made by a bigoted and intolerant priesthood to prejudice the minds of simple-hearted folk who are unacquainted with the wills of ecclesiastical tyranny. We are all 3vil, all error, all sin, all deception, all an- tagonism to truth, the enemies of God and religion, and divine things and parsons and yet we never organise lectures in antagonism to these things. Time and ngain we have been attacked, slaudered, and condemned but what have we said or done to warrant this persistent and ever-continuing out- rage ? If there is a force in example, if li yes speak more loudly than sermons, then let there be an opening eye to see, and an unstopping of ears to hear. If we hold our peace when attacks are made upon us. we stfind seif-condemned. And thus, through the medium of the Press we present the truth, which, when put fcrth in a House of God, is a disgrace to a certain people. The Rev Mr Heath has made a special study of the subject for over 50 years was convinced of the horror of the whole thillg for over 50 years." Then, in the name of holiness why did he continue dabbling with it for 50 years ? Again, if he has been investigating the mbject for 50 years, and arrived at his conclusion regarding it 50 years ago, his conclusion was established when he commenced investigating therefore, his investiga- tion was no investiga ion at all, and the whole of his experience is but the re-action of his own prejudice and pre-conception. He decides d priori which he wishes to find, then deliberately shutting his eyes to all that is antagonistic to his views, in God's name dares to advance his theories at truth. Mr Heath's reference to Mrs Besant was unfor- tunate, for the lady is not a Spiritualist and even if she were, the ideas of a single Spiritualist cannot be held to represent the whole teaching of the system—at least the gentleman would be the first to protest against this logic if applied to his faith. Spiritualism is a part of the strong delusion," and the whole system is condemned in the Bibie Then we are in the latter days," for then it is that the strong delusion cometh and truly the delusion is complete. This is the condemnation, that The light shiueth in the darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not." And what of the latter days ?" Here is the statement—" And it shall come to pass in the last days, said God, I will pour out of my spirit upon all flesh and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men ilhall dream dreams and on my servants and on my handmaids I will pour out in those days of my Spirit." Behold the day of fulfilment has arrived, and modern Spiritualism is the only religion in which the realisation of His prophecy is apparent but as the blind Pharisees of all ages have warred against spiritual unfoldment, so the conventional, the bigoted, the non-progressive, the spiritually darkened and nndeveloped continue to stone the prophets" and murder those who are sent."—I am, dfce., E- S. G. MAYO. Salisbury-road, Cardiff, Sept. 30, 1901.
Barry Man's Reformation PUBLICLY ANNOUNCED IN COURT. David Williams, a labourer, was summoned before Judge Owen at Barry County Court on Tuesday to answer a judgment summons issued agaiust him by the Cash Clothing Company, for whom Mr F. P. Jones-Lloyd appeared, respecting a debt. A certificate v'as produced showing that defen- dant, earned 27s 6d a week on an average at the Barry Graving Dock. Judge Owen Here's a letter he has sent me. He's going to turn over a new leaf, and will have nothing to do with clubs or public-houses in future. I am turning over a new leaf," he says, from last Sunday. Going to give up clubs and public-houses." That is very touching. (Loud laughter.) This is the first time. Give him an ther chance. You see it was only last Sunday he was to commence—only a few days ago. Ten days, suspended 28. I hope the leaf will be turned over by that time. Mr Jones-Lloyd Shall I keep the letter to re- mind him, your Honour? (Laughter.) His Honour That will never do.
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1 ,L c. SNAP S, I Miss Jenmr, of Wenvoe, who has not been out much of late owing to illness :<5, we are glad to say, improving in health. The singing of the Magnificat and Nunc Dm ittis t St Mary's Church on Wednesday evening was by far the most enjoyable part of a be.ntiful service. I I the competition for big-gun firing at Lavcr* nock Bnrry comes out third for si rjpntl and towed target with 42 ana 65 points respectively. Till police were busy on Sunday, and might have been seen at the Buttrills running over hill au, dale after fellows playing cards. Trooper Howdl, of Colebrook, was among those corated by the Lord Lieutenant of the county at LlandafJ last week. Colonel Wyndham-Quin, for services in South Africa, has been made a Companion of the Dis- tinguished Service Order. Members of the Rifle Clul) are reminded tat th. competition for the bronze medal (1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes) will be held on Wednesday next, Oct 9th last day for entry Oct 7th. Entrance fee, 3d, Mr T. Hitman, headmaster of Holton-road School, who left last week for the South coast for the Ler.etii of his health, is, we are pleased to state, slightly better. The Barry School Board, "charged with the task of considering the advisability of drafting a new scale of salaries of head t< achers," have re- commended that the consideration of the question be deferred. Mr D. R. Morgau enlivened the proceedings of the Llandaff and Dinas Powis District Council on Wednesday, in fighting for what he conscientiously believes to be the rights and interests of his con- stituents. Yet another record. This time for any fort- night's consecutive shipimnts at the docks, which amounted during the last two weeks to over 399,000 tons. At that rate Barry would ship nearly 20,000,000 a year. Members of Tabernacle Welsh Independent Chapel, Barry Dock, are so pleased with the deci- sion of their excellent pastor-Rev Ben Evans-to remain with them in preference to going to Tentre, that they have decided to present him with a testimonial. Barry Chamber of Trade, which meets at 8 30 this evening, have the following stupendous agenda —Formation (,f bands, cycle track in Romiily Park, se, ts and shelters by voluntary effoit, better light- )Dg.of Barry street starting of new industries in Barry,and registry of apartments for use of visitors. Mr Alfred Jackson has won the monthly com- petition on the Barry Gnlf Links with four up. Mr R. F. Illingworth, Mr H. H. Powell, and Mr F M. Jones being next in order. On Saturday the autumn meeting of club events—Bailey and Junior Cups-will be held. A physical wreck, who would have benefited with a little physical drill, the other evening uttered a fatal sentence. Women and wine, and probably tobacco too, had done their worst for this man, who, as we passed, made the terrible threat: I think I'll join the Cardiff Militia The post-office formerly carried on at Holton- road by Mr A. E. Hutchins has been removed since the 1st inst to the premises of Mr T. Evans, news- agent and tobacconist, situated in a more central position. Mr Evans has been appointed sub- postmaster, and the Postmaster-General is to be congratulated on having made such an excellent appointment. The death has ocourred in South Africa of Mr John Westall, who, until a short time ago, cirried on business as b.ker aud confectioner in Holton- road. Mr Westall has had considerable experience in mining, tunnelling, railway and sinking work in work in various countries. Great sympathy is expressed with Mrs Westall and family, who still remain at Barry. Alderman J. C. Meggitt, J.P., presided over a meeting of the Cardiff Auxiliary of the London Missionary Society at Charles-street Congregational Church on Monday afternoon. The Society is con- nected with the Congregational Denomination, and on Sunday last the Rev J. E. Newell, of Samoa, delivered addresses at the English Congregational Church, Barry Dock, on the work of the Society. The scholars, no doubt, enjoyed their holiday, but the teachers had the busiest time possible in making preparations for the reception of Sir George Kekewich, and we are sure there were few elemen- tary schools in England which looked eo advanced as Hannah-street on Friday evening. It is one of the best-furnished elementary schools in the king- dom. The steamship Titauia, which arrived in Barry on Sunday, is au interesting boat with an interes- ting captain. A few weeks ago the vessel was far sway in the South Atlantic without a propellor and with only a few days' provisions on board, drifting dangerously near the South Pole. The captain determined, and the deed was done. This consisted of the smart engineering feat of fixing the screw in a matter of three days, and just escaping the storms of those latitudes. Dinas Powis is of opinion that all passenger trains passing the station should stop. Ratepayers think the Barry Company could do it with little or no inconvenience, but they forget it it the startin g and stopping a train which burns the coal. A train going from London to Edinburgh without a stop burns about half as much coal as a train stopping at the intermediate stations. But for the starting continually, the average life of a 'bus horse would be ten instead of tive years. Mr L. Page, the energetic official of the Band of Hope Union, has written somewhat lengthily in support of his contention that the Gothenburg system has not lessened drunkenness in Scandi- navia. He claims with regard to the Dinas Powis scheme that with a capital of 120,000, il,200 will be required to pay the 6 per cent. the directors require- aud there will have to be a lot of liquor sold to make this profit, put a substantial sum for reserve, and at the same time subsidize infirmaries and temperance societies, If the manager fails to do this," he asks, what will the 6 per cent. philanthropists do with him ?"
Hibernians at Dinner. On Wednesday evening the annual dinner of the Cadoxton-Barry Hibernian Benefit Society was held at the Culley's Hotel, Barry Dock, Dr P. J. O'Donnell in the chair. There was a moderate attendance of members and friends, including ladies, and the proceedings, after an ample dinner, con- sisted of a conimendably brief toast list, and a few hours dancing. The officers and members of the Society supporting the chairman were Mr R. Curran, president of the Society Mr W. J. Hopkins, secretary Mr H. Wood, and others. After the customary toasts had b en honoured, the Chairman and Mr H. Wood proposed the remaining toast, that of the Society, Mr Curran, and Mr Hopkins responded, the latter giving a few figures relating to the growth of the Society, which now has 71 members and total funds to the amount of f223 5s 5id-about 93 10s a member.—Dancing was continued till three o'clock, Mr E. Ryan acting as accompanist.
DRAW POSTPONED.-The Draw for a BOAT, for the Benefit of Mrs ANTCLIFF, lias been POSTPONED Winning Number will appear in BARRY HERALD OCT. 17th.
NOTES BY ATHT.F.T~\ ASSOCI. ThJX. Saturday afforded the first real test of the qualities of local teams, and it it only now that we are able to judge with anything like accu- racy of the prospects of Barry teams. A The Unionists played Rogerstone on the Birtrill-, mill defeated them by three goals to District were beaten at Irebarris by fuur to two; Cadoxton Rovers defeated Penarth by three to one; Cadoxton Juniors were beaten by the Old Higher Grade Reserves ;Cardiff) by three to nil; Barry County School ieat Cardiff Cauaerous to the extent of six goals o three; Barry Dock Albions gave the local Y.M.C.A. a whacking to the tune of five to two and finally, Barry Island United gave Cadoxton Moorlands a sound thrashing by four to two. The above is a summary of the matches. The Unionist match gave great satisfaction. There was more polish about their play than on the previous Saturday, ai d the two changes made in the team of the constitutional eleven worked to the good of the game. It is true Rogrstone suffered slightly from Absenteeism, but they were a beaten team from the kick-off to no side." The changes were-Radcliff was tried on the outside left, and Thurshy, for whom I always had a sneaking regard in the old days, partnered the recruit. Both men were very smart, never hesitating to get the ball away to the centre immediately. Williams was enabled with their aid to put on the first goal, and Mitchell another. # » • The right wing also improved its form, and though perhaps not so fast as the opposite wing, Green showed symptoms of his old form. This is satisfactory, and assures supporters of the home club that they may expect a great deal from the team as the season progresses. The improvement in the form of the local club is the more welcome by reason of the fact that next Saturday the team will have to play Porth. This will give another opportunity of either confirming or refuting the hopes that I bear expressed. • An important League match was that between Cadoxton Rovers and Penarth, played on the Cliff Field, Penarth. It was not expected that the Rovers would be easily defeated, and the result showed them to be distinctly supt rinr. Two scores were made in the first half bv W. Winch, and F. Johnson added another in the latter half. The combination of the Rover,, was splendid, and there would have been a much bigger score but for the fine game played by J. Lmg, Penarth's custodian, and an old Glossop player. Although the Barry District lost their match at Treb rris, they made a highly creditable show, for Treharris, it must be remembered, is one of those crganisations which has come t" the front during the last twelve months 01 two years. It will be sufficient for the Barry p ople to judge of their powers when it is known that W. Morgan and Picken, who did so well in the Barry team, are now playing for Treharris The District team will b& by no means disheartened at the defeat, for it was in measure anticipated. Had they been victorious, one would expect to find them figuring in the competition for the Welsh Cup, the First Division in the League, and against the chief clubs in South Wales. • Another League match was that between the Cadoxton Juniors and the Old Higher Grade Reserves. Unfortunately the Juniors were defeated, and made a very poor show in the second half. • • • A League match of the Fourth Division was that between the County School and the Camerons. The homesters were well defeated by the Barry boys. • Mr Fred Tucker, referee, Barry Dock, is earning the approval of the football public of Cardiff. • The Barry Boys' Brigade defeated Penarth Harlequins at Romilly Park on Saturday by one goal to nil.
RUGBY. Of the two teams representing Rugby in the district, one played on Saturday, when Dinas Powis fought a match with St Fagan's on the Common. Everything was in favour of a splendid game, with the one disadvantage that the City men's captain did not turn up. In the first halt Dinas Powis played a very fast game, and made six points, playing with an eye to all advantages. • But this form fell off considerably in the second half, and the local men bad constantly to be spurred on by the unsympathetic criticism of the crowd, who socn forgot the good points in the contemplation of the bad. The referee, of course, was held responsible for everything, and, as he was a St Fagan's man, he was asked to play fair," which he did. The visitors were persistent in the second half and scored a dropped goal, and threatened many others. This part of the game was distinctly in favour of the visitors, but play ended to the credit of Dinas Powis, the score being two tries to one dropped goal. Barry Wednesday's reckon they have strong team, and before long we may hear of them. The secretary is Mr W. F. Lucas, 62, High- street, Barry. » The Wednesday team have only one club to fear in their fixtures, viz., Bridgend.
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SATURDAY'S FOOTBALL FIXTURES. BARKY UNIONISTS v. PORTH.-To be played at the Buttrills ground. Kick-off 3.45 p.m. The following have been chosen to represent the Barry Unionist :-Goal, J Sutton backs, A Green and G Cashmore half-backs, T Parry, Peicy Jon. s, and W, Stephens; forwards, I Green (captain), A J Mitchell, G Williams, G Thursby, and G Ratcliffe. Reserves I Shfldon. 0 Williams, and Glanville. CADOXTON ROVERS Y. ALL SAINTS.—Cardiff and Disti ict League First Division. To be played on the Witchill ground. Kick-off 3.30 p.m. Rivers' team :-Go.-il, R Griffiths backs, T Buckler and W Winch half backs, W Gould, P James, and A Evans forwards, C Burbidge, A Lewis, F Johnson, J Clissold, and 0 Williams. BARRY DCOF. ALBIONS V. EASTBOURNE—This match, which is in connection with the Fourth Division Cai-diff and District Junior League, will be played rt Cardiff. Traiu leaves Barry Dock Station at 2.16 p.m. The following will represent the Albioris :-Goal, E Walters bicks, A Heywood and W English half-back, A Thomas, F Davies, and T Baker forwards, T Davies, R. Pratt, H Dooley, H Thornhill, and W Davies. CADOXTON JUNIORS v. CANTON PARISH CHURCH' —To be played on the Jubilee Park, Canton. Traiu leaves Cadoxton 2.19 p.m. Juniors' team :—Goal, H Siieppard backs, B Cox and Moss half-backs. T Baker, W Thomas, and W Pritchard forwards, A NVitchard, C Bowles. H Jeffries, W Lloyd, and T Fisher.
A LETTER from a WELSH BARD. .0.. MR W. E. REES, Barry Dock. Dear Sir,—I f< el it is my duty to let you know the glasses are suiting me. I must tell you I that for years my sig'M has been bad, and I had tried all scrts of spectacles but could get no improve- ment in my sight. Win;; I was at Barry my daughter, who has had spectacles from you for herself, and :ny grandson persuaded me to come and consult you. I was very doubtful if you could do any- thing for me. But I am very glad now that I came because you were so careful in testing my eyes, and the spectacles I bought from you have made a n jw man of me. and I an able to sep splendid in fact my sight is alright now, and I cm assure you I am very grateful, and I am recommencing all my friends to come to you; (signed) WILLIAM WILLIAMS (Ehedydd Wyo,) Your Eyes Examined If you require8pectacles and Tested Free of they are made specially Charge. w suit you. WI? D l?T?C? CASH CHEMIST & Certificated Li, lillillitO, OPHTHALMIC OPTICIAN, Member of the Pharmaceutical Society, p ¥ Certificated Dispenser of the Society of Apothecaries, xamma ions. 238, HOLTON ROAD (Corner of Morel St.), Glass Eyes Supplied. BARRY DOCK
TOWN & DISTRICT. T. BERNACLE CONGREGATIONAL CHAPKL. The anniversary meetings of the above will be held next Suiidayand Monday, the special preachers being the Rev R. J. Hughes, Bethel, Carnarvon- shire, aud the Rev J. Grawys Jones, Aberdare. The order of services is 11 a.m and 2.30 and 6 p,m on Sunday, and 2.30 and 7 p.m on Monday. ENTERIC FEVER AT THE DOCKS. On Monday morning the chief engineer of the s.s.St Hubert, a man named Dixou, was removed to the Sanatorium at Birry. and is declared by the authorities to be suffering from enteric fever. The steamer arrived in port a couple of days ago from Amsterdam, having made a voyage from the United States. BARRY PRESBYTERIAN FORWARD MOVEMENT, MEBTHYR-STREET HALL.—Open throughout Sun- day and every week evening. A hearty welcome Free seats. Sankey's hymns. Services next Sun- day at 7.30 and 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher, Mrs Dr Pugh, Cardiff. BARRY GOSPEL MISSION. On Sunday next the harvest thanksgiving services of the Barry Gospel Mission, Prince's- street, will take place, the special preacher being the Rev Thomas Gammon, of Cardiff. Services will be held morrii g, afternoon, and evening, and on the Wednesday follow ing there will be an anni- versary tea, followed by an entertainment. The secretary to the chuich is Mr G. Rutter. MR GEORGE BOBB." bege to intimate to his many friends in Barry that he has left the Windsor Hotel and taken the Plymouth Hotel, Grangetown. Cardiff. SAILOR'S HAND INJURED. On Saturday William Duncan, a seaman on board a sailing ship at the docks, while following his employment, hud bis fingers of the left hand st-verel), crushed, two of which had to be amputated after his removal to the Accident Hospital. GARDENERS AND ALLOTMENT-HOLDERS are re- commended to apply for my new Seed Catalogue for 1901. Speciality in Seeds always fresh. Cata- logues f ree. W. R. HOPKINS Pharmaceutical Chemist, 88, High-street, Barry ACCIDENT TO A CARPENTER. I William Bryant (29) a carpenter of 4 Woodland- road, Barry Dock, whilst at work on Sunday lè- pairing one of the tips at the dock side, accidently fell below, a distance of 24ft., on his head, receiving severe injuries* After bt ing attended by ¡Dr Bray he was removed to the Accident Hospital. FOR a good glass of homely Bitter, invigorating Liquors, and Whoksome Refreshment when in Cardiff, call at the York Hotel (off Custom House- street). Proprietor Mr Ben Jenkins. NOTICE.—Go to HAYNE, 70, Princes-street, Barry, for LIGHT HAULING. _.u
Ventriloquist and the Printer. A SELF-STYLED LIEUTENANT. At Barry County Court on Tuesday (before His Honour Judge Owen) a person named A. H. Swale bued a local printer fer £ 7— £ 2 advanced on a b'Jok he was to print for him, and the remainder as damages through loss of sale owing to the f rder- not having been executed. Plaintiff hauoeo up a bundle of letters for the perusal of h's Honour. Judge Owen The name here is Lieutenant Harper ?" Plaintiff That's my professional name. Judge Owen What is your profession ? Plaintiff Ventriloquist. Judge Owen And yuu call yourself lieutenant? Plaintiff Yes, sir. Judge Owen 1 here are a great many of them about. Swear him Plaintiff said the books had not been sent out, and defendant declared this was because he wanted the whole of the money first. Plaintiff: The season is gone now at Blackpool, at.d I have lost the sale of them. Judge Owen I hope your voice is better in your ventriloquial entertainment than it is now ? P aintiff I am rather hoarse now. Judge Owen Hard work Ist night, I suppose (Laughter.) Plaintiff No, sir, I caught cold in the train. Judgment was eventually given for the £ 2 paid and costs.
Judge Owen in a Fix. LARGE FAMILY AND LIMITED MEANS. Judge Owen at Barry County C, urt on Tuesday had the wife of a labourer named Protheroe before him for neglecting to keep up the payments under a judgment summo.,is.-Wile I've had a lot of sickness in my family, your Honour. My nusband only gets 22s a week, and has 12 children. -Jude Owen What, twelve I don't know wi-ether to congratulate or do the other thing. (Laughter.) I don't think I can send a man who earns 22s a week and has l2 children to prison.—Complain- ant There are some of them marri, d, your Honour.—Judge Owen How do you know ? Were you preiielit -Coinplaii,ant Wtll, I've seen them. congratulate or do the other thing. (Laughter.) I don't think I can send a man who earns 22s a week and has 12 children to prison.—Complain- ant There are some of them marri* d, your Honour.—Judge Owen How do veu know ? Were you present ?—Oompiainant Wtll, I \e seen them. Judge 0*en Seen them what? Seen a young wan and young woman out walking, I suppose ? (Laughter,) I'll reduce the order to 2s a manth.
LARGE LOANS. DISTRICT COUNCIL PLEDGING THEIR CREDIT. SYNDICATE SIDING PURCHASE. PUBLIC MEETING AND INQUIRY. On Monday evening a meeting of ratepayers was held at the Regent Hall. Barry Dock. Mr S. R. Jones in the chair, when resolutions were passed deprecating the large expenditure of money, the power to borrow which the Council sought at an inquiry the following morning. The speakers included Councillors Smith-Jones, A. T. White, and James Jones, and Mr Sid Davies was deputed to present the resolut ion at the inquiry. The resolutions passed by the meeting were that the Council should not spend money without the consent of the Local Govern- ment Board, and that the system of private negociation during the purchase of the land adjoining the gas works be condemned. LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD INQUIRY. On Tuesday Mr A. A. G. Malet, C.E., in- quired into the Barry District Council's appli- cation for power to raise several loans for town purposes. A good number of ratepayers attended the inquiry, and opposition was offered to the application to borrow £ 7,100 for the purchase of land adjoining the gas works, by Councillor E. B. Suiith-Jones, un behalf of three members of the Finance Committee. Having detailed the manner of the purchase of the siding, the Clerk (Mr J. Arthur Hugbes) called Alderman J. C. Meggitt, wko said in his opinion the Council had made a good investment in purchasing the land from Mr T. R. Thompson for £ 7.000, It was in the centre of the town, and would be used in the future as an electrical depot and for the town's trams. —The Inspector: If the agreement with Mr Thompson is not provisional, it is absolute, I take it?—The Clerk: Yes.—Inspector: Then you must go on with this agreement whether you get the loan or not ?—Clerk Whether the Local Government Board can prevent us enter- ing into this agreement is another matter ?— Inspector: But if you don't get a loan you must pay it out of the rates -The Clerk: Yes.— Asked if the Council considered the land cheap as compared "i th other leaseholds in the dis- trict, the Clerk said the Council were of that opinion.—Councillor E. B. Smith-Jones, speak- ing in opposition to the application, said up to the present the matter had not been considered in any public way by the Council, and the in- formation the public had was nil. No docu- ments or letters bad been seen by the Council. —The Clerk, in answer to Mr Switb-Jones, said it was never intended to use the siding as a depot.—Alderman Meggitt, in answer to Councillor Smith-Jones, said that he had re- ceived no private correspondence in connection with the purchase, and all letters received had been read twice, and in the presenoe of Mr Smith-Jones and the Council.—Mr J. A. Hughes corroborated this.—Councillor White said he had never seen or heard of any state- ments as to the earnings of the siding, and Councillor Milward corroborated. -Councillor Manaton thought Mr Hughes gave the details, but did not lay the figureti on the tatle.-Tho Inspector: I understand your objection tu this loan, Mr Smith-Jones, is that you don't know whether the Council are doing a proper thing in buying this ling without proper information. Mr Smith-Jones: My objection to the loan is because of the irregular way the business has been conducted.—The Clerk here observed that the inquiry was being conducted in an irregular way, and suggested thaf questions should be directly put by Mr Smith-Jones. -The Inspec- tor concurred, and Mr Smith-Jones, proceed- ing, called Dr Lloyd Edwards, who stated that the School Board paid on an average £ 1,000 an acre for freehold land on which schools were built.-Mr Smith-Jones specified his objection to the application—1, that the question of electric lighting had not been before considered by the Council 2. that they had land better situated for the purpose: and 3, that the price was extortionate.—The Inspector ruled that the site had been decided by the Council, and that he could not go further into that aspect of the question.-Mr Sidney Davies, deputed by the local Ratepayers' Association, also rose to oppose, but his evidence was not taken, he having failed to answer when asked by the Inspector if there was any opposition at the outset.—Mr Hughes replied to the opposition, and called in support of the application Mr Claude Thompson, a sub-agent of the Wenvoe Estate, who gave evidence of leasehold land value in the district. Mr Hughes further stated that if the inquiry went against the Council, the purchase money and legliol expense would have to be paid out of the rates. -Th Inspector allowed Mr Sidney Davies to ente- the resolution of the Ratepayers' Associatio- against the application, and the inquiry for tb; amount concluded. The next application Wf for S25,050 for gas and waterworks purpose The Ratepayers Association also opposed t) application. The inquiry lasted three and a half hours.
THE DEAF "EAR,-No. 372 of The UluUr, World of 626. Coiswick High Road. London, England, c intains a Remarkable Cure for Deal aod Head Noibts which may be carried out at patient's home, and which is said to be a ce; Cure. This number will be sent free to any person seeding their address to the Editor,