FIGHTING AGAINST A MOUNTAIN. THE UNIONISTS' TEAM AT PORTH. UNEXPECTED REVERSE AND A PROTEST. [BY "FORWARD."] Have you ever been to Porth ? Have you ever seen the Porth football ground ? If not, there is a revelation in store for any Barryite who cares to take the local train up the Rhondda branch. Porth is a town which may be described as the footstool of the Rhondda s fach and fawr, and there is no necessity for me to dwell upon the footstool. I prefer repairing to the football ground, and after a tedious wait, owing to the awkward arrangement of the time-table, we repaired thither in anticipation of a good game as the preliminary round of the great Welsh Cup, or, rather, for "the Welsh Moog," as some of the North Country com- panions described it. But the tame 01 tnat ground had gone before. Indeed, it was so im- mortalised by Rumour-with her thousand tongues—that Barry Club officials, with their usual 'cute ways, took a tape with them for thf purpose of measuring it. Personally, I never knew a team's supporters getting wild over such a trifling matter-of-fact occurrence before. When they knew that Barry men were going to measure the ground there was a regular hulla- baloo, and although I at first looked upon the whole proceeding with a certain amount of scepticism, the tumult created among Porth people by the suggestion assured me that, aftpr all, as the man said when he put bis band in the crab-pot, "There's something in it." Yes, put to the rule the ground was in one place several yards too narrow. Barry entered its protest at least 15 minutes before the start, and the referee, Mr Colley, of Rogersfcone, emulating Captain Cuttle, "made a note of it." It was also arranged to test the accuracy of the Barry Club's contention immediately after the match, for the referee, with adequate justice to both sides, could not decide a matter of such moment until there was a real issue, and before a match had been played was no time to test a condi- tion precedent." It is a regulation which must be rigidly observed that the ground should be a required length and a required width, and until that regulation is fulfilled a ground is no ground, if the paradox may be excused. If it is a ground, then, for Heaven's sake, don't call it such in the company of good footballers. Call it a mountain, or a number of kopjes, or anything you like, but please don't label it a football field, for fear of having your judgment attacked. Supporters of Barry-and these were about 40 in number, cheering and egging on their pets—looked in wonder- ment up the mountain side, where the touch line on the far-side skirted, and then gazed with awe at the litttle valleys and mounds, which all go to make up what they call up the Rhondda by the prodigious title, Porth Football Ground." It was always a matter of conjecture how Thursby, on the left, could push the ball up the hill to Radcliffe, and how, when Radcliffe had it at the top, the ball could fail to roll down the bill past the goal mouth into the valley and the river at the base. When once the game started it was seen how well the peculiarities of the ground suited Porth. Barry at first pressed, and Eggington had all his work cut out to keep Williams frem scoring. At this stage Barry were decidedly unlucky, for some of Williams' kicks were very, very 'ot, and in nine cases out of ten would have resulted in a score. But the ground pre- vailed, and once Idris Edwards kicked the ball he skirted the mountain top and let the ball roll towards Sutton, who, by this time, was beseiged by his opponents, and Young dashed him through. Then a decision of the referee, which was absolutely incomprehensible, gave Porth another chance, and they rushed through a second goal, and a third came within a few minutes afterwards. Then Barry got the advantage of the slope, while Porth retained the advantage of the hillside during the second half. Going on, it seemed as if Barry rested on their oars, until Green changed James, the new half-back, to centre, and his namesake was called to the front. Percy Jones got an injury, and this had affected him for some time; and then, to add to the misfortunes Williams, the centre forward, who was a marked man throughout, got elbowed very badly in the abdomen, and after treatment, tried pluckily to play on, but in vain, and he was forced to retire. However, Porth failed to score even with only ten men, or at least nine-and-a-hal men against them, and the match ended in the three mountainous goals aforementioned. The match was by no means a pretty one to witness, There were certainly a few pretty incidents contributed by both sides. It was evident that the Barry men were let into the secret of the protest, for the team never showed anything approaching cup-tie form. Parry, their back, was out of the team through an in- jury received at Cardiff on the previous Wed- nesday, and although McLeish wa3 selected to play in the vacant position, he did not appear, and James, a Cadoxton man, was thus given a trial. The new man shaped well, and there is every assurance for the belief that he will soon find a permanent place in the eleven. Sutton, proof against the golden wiles of Chesterfield, as he has proved iu some previous cases, again appeared beneath the sticks, and was in really good form. Until the question of the protest is decided, not much more need be said, except that it will come before the Welsh Association at Wrexham on Thursday evening for decision. Barry have formulated their case in writing, and have forwarded it with the fee of one guinea, while the referee will provide a con- firmatory story, and Porth must make the most of what is generally admitted to be a very bad case. Meanwhile the result will be watched with interest here. The match will be ordered, if the protest is upheld, for decision on Barry or some neutral ground the Welsh Association may select. One of the members of the Asso- ciation has, I see, given his opinion upon the affair, and has declared that the match must be awarded Barry. Barry, while not being so sanguine, will be confident of the match being, replayed. As to Williams' ii jury, I have bpen informed that he will be fit for next Satur- day's gaire, which is a League fixture against Aberaruan, who have come with asinglnleap to the front by their defeat of Rogel stOlle last Saturday in the first round for the Welsh Cup. It is highly probable that another day except a Saturday will have to be selected for the re- playing of the Porth match, but that is, after all, anticipating a decision in our favour. 400
BARRY P-ANTER, DISTRICT COUNCIL SARCASM. ¡; < i MOTIONS AND COUNTER PROPOSALS. Reduced Rate of 2d. ENQUIRIES AND SYNDICATE SIDING. There were present at a meeting of the Barry district Council on Monday night Councillors J. L. Davies (the chairman), W. Paterson, J. H. Jose, A. T. White, E. B. Smith Jones, James Jones, J. Milward, Evan Jones, J. C. Meggitt, and Dr P. J. O'Donnell. In addition to the members, there were also a number of local ratepayers present. PAYING A BILL. Councillor Paterson, before the minutes had been adopted, moved that it be inserted therein that the bill of a local printing house be paid. As a matter of fact, the bill had been paid, and he had intended moving the resolution et the last meeting, but considered it unnecessary. Dr O'Donnell seconded. Councillor A. T. White objected to this pro- ceeding as being entirely out of order. Councillor Smith-Jones also criticised the point of order, and declared it to be exceed- ingly peculiar that this proposition should come from one of the members who happened to have pigned the cheque. Whatever course was necessary to put themselves right in respect of an irregularity, it was an exceedingly bad pre- cedent to say that the minutes were not correct. Besides that, the clerk had declared to the Finance Committee that the payment was illegal. The Clerk If the minutes are correct, it was illegal, but if they are as Councillor Paterson states, then it was not illegal. The proposition was carried by six votes to four. Councillor Smith-Jones: I should like to ask your ruling upon the question as to how you can accept a proposition now that the bill be paid, seeing that it has already been paid ? Dr O'Donnell: Order, order. Councillor Smith-Jor.< Order is only a matter of convenience, it is very evident. NEW BUILDINGS. Plans were ordered to be passed for seven houses and shops for Messrs G. and F. Cousins, to be built on the road to the docks, Councillor Jose explaining that the committee, having met early, recon>nie»ded this course in order that no builders should be inconvenienced. C. I.rENTERS' DISPUTE. Councillor Smith-Jones called attention to a resolution of the Public Works Committee to the effect that the Clerk be instructed to write Mr J. Prout, secretary of the Barry Master Builders' Association, that the Committee could not see its way to re-open the question of the carpenters and joiners. He desired to know riomthe chairman of that committee (Councillor Jose) why the penalty clauses was not en- forced, seeing that the contractor had employed other than recognised Trades' Unionists. Councillor Jose did not think the question arose out of the minutes, but condescending to reply, he stated that no complaint bad been made by Mr Saunders, secretary of Carpenters, that the conditions imposed were not being observed by Mr Prout, but if any person would, then it should be investigated and the penalty imposed. Councillor Smith-Jones repeated that this was not an answer to the question Why did they not impose the penalty clause ?" Councillor Jose Up to the present time there has been no charge. Councillor Jones: I said in my place two months ago- Dr O'Donnell: How long are we to discuss this. This is the third time it has been before us. Councillor Smith-Jones: If it was the thirteenth time, sir, I am in order in rising to ask a question in reference to a matter in the minutes. Some time ago a complaint bad been made by himself at the time when the certifi- cates for the work were presented for payment. It seemed strange that the committee should try to evade the clauses. He subsequently moved a resolution that the Fair Trade Clauses be enforced, otherwise the contract would be completed before the Public Works Committee moved in the matter. The motion was put in the form that, inasmuch as it was not possible for any bona-fide Trade Unionist carpenter or joiner to obtain work owing to the contractor not paying the recognised Trade Union rate of wages, that the penalty clause be enforced. Councillor Evan Jones seconded the proposi- tion, and declared that the contractor should really be expected to do as other of the largest contractors in the district were obliged to do, and pay the rate of wages risked for by the trades' unionists of the district. Alderman Meggitt asked if this was fair to the contractor ? They bad no evidence of any breech, and he had heard no fact or figure which would justify them in penalising him. In all previous cases, too, the contractor had always been given an opportunity of stating his caae. He questioned whether it was right to say that the rate of wages should be the trade union rate; the conditions provided for the "recog- nised rate of wages. Councillor Milward considered the Public Works Committee having decided what was the rate of wages bad done all that could be reason- ably expected of them. Dr O'Donnell said, in the absence of any complaint, from the trade society concerned, the Public Works Committee nor the Council could be expected to act. Councillor White said none bad been found more ready to penalise offending contractors than himself but seeing that the clauses pro- vided for the recognised rate of wages between masters and men, and as the only agreement in existence stipulated Sid per hour,that should be first of all made clear before they could pro- ceed. Councillor Smith-Jones, in replying, said that the doctrine preached that trade societies should be on the look-out for breaches of the contract clauses, and not members of the Coun- cil themselves, was a strange one, seeing that, as members, they were pledged to discharge their Labour professions and sympathies with- out being goaded into doing it. The resolution was lost, only the mover and seconder voting in its favour. A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT. Councillor Milward brought forward informa- tion as to a mason in the employ of the Uas and Water Department living outside the dis- trict, and as every ratepayer iu smaller tene- ments meant an addition of C3 to thfcir revenue, it was only right to expect their em- ployees to live within the urban area. He moved that the attention of the Gas and Water Committee be called to this fact. Councillor Paterson seconded.—Carried. NEW DEPARTURES. The Finance Committee report included a recommendation that in future no summonses be issued for the payment of rates unless with the consent of the chairman of the Finance Committee. A sirijilar rule had been adopted (said Councillor Smith-Jones in moving the acceptance of the recommendation) in 1S89 in connection with other departments, but the rate collectors' department was then left alone. This recommendation was adopted. A second proposal was in favour of two mem- bers signing cheques of the Council on the morning following the meeting of the Council. Alderman Meggitt opposed this recommen- dation as likely to cause great inconvenience, especially if any of the members deputed to sign the cheques were away for any time. The Council meeting was the final stage, and at that meeting cheques should be drawn and paid. He moved the elimination of the paragraph. Councillor Evan Jones seconded. Councillor Milward upheld the recommenda- tion, which he declared to be a check on the accounts of the Council. There was a very great loophole for cheques for accounts not actually passed being drawn, and they had instances in which this had occurred. The system was prepared with a view of preventing any such occurrence arising in the future. Councillor Smith-Jones was about to speak, when the Chairman interposed with the re- mark, You are out of order." Councillor Smith-Jones Why am I out of order, Mr Chairman ? The Chairman I rule you out of order in referring to this matter. Councillor Suiith-Jones Am I nut entitled to speak again as the mover of the adoption of the minutes ? The Chairman I cannot allow you. Alderman Meggitt eventually interposed, and pointed out thqt it would be very wrong if the mover of any resolution would not be entitled to reply. Councillor Smith-Jones: It is monstrous. Eventually the chairman permitted the mem- ber to proceed. Councillor Smith Jones: I am glad that some one has had influence with you ————— The Chairman Oh, go on, please ? Councillor Jones I am going on. The Chairman Art) you speaking to the amendment ? Councillor Jones What is that ? The Chairman Go on, please. Councillor Jones If you listen to what I say you will know what I am going to do. Pro- ceeding, he said that Alderman Meggitt's contention was that it was the practice in 11 public bodies to sign the cheques at the meetings. Alderman Meggitt: I didn't say that. Councillor Smith-Jones: You said cheques were signed at the meetings. Alderman Meggitt I didn't say that. Councillor Smith-Jones It was said that the cheques were signed at the meetings. Alderman Meggitt Who said that ? Councillor Smith-Jones: If you say you did not say it, there is no necessity for me to refer to it at all. They had had an instance before them that evening that the present system was not a complete or efficient one, and if two members had not been sufficiently powerful to get the resolution inserted, they would have been surcharged. The Chairman You have said it was illegal, Mr Jones, and you have now heard the Clerk's opinion. Councillor Smith-Jones Yes, he said it was he acknowledged it. Councillor Jose said the alteration had a sort of insinuation about it. When mistakes bad been made they had not been found out by the members, but by the officials of toe Council. Councillor Smith-Jones And by members. Councillor Jose Not by you. Councillor Smith-Jones Yes, by me. (Cries of Order, please.") Councillor Paterson contended that in refer- ance to the bill referred to the minutes of tfle Gas and Water Committee recommending its payment having been passed, the bill could legally be paid. Councillor Milward objected to the remark about any insinuations being cast by the recom- mendation. The Clerk said the checking by members of the accounts was most inadequate, but that by the Government auditor was most complete. Alderman Meggitt: If you are dissatisfied, why not recommend the appointment of an accountant. The amendment ordering the expunging of the recommendation was eventually carried by six votes to four, THAT £ 18,000. Councillor Paterson and Dr O'Donnell pressed for some definite statement as to when the in- quiry by the Finance Committee into the disbursements of the Gas and WaterDepartment would be finished, and Mr Smith-Jones replied that a meeting had been convened for the 22nd inst, and there would be a report. He could not be expected to pledge himself. Councillor Paterson Will the Chairman of the Finance Committee do his best to have it completed ? Councillor Smith-Jones The Chairman of the Finance Committee always does his best. COLLECTOR'S DEPARTMENT. Councillor Jose asked why temporary assist- ance had not been given the collector (Mr Lewis), seeing that on July 8th they passed a resolution authorising it, the appointment to in the hands of Councillors Smith-Jones and Milward. He moved that some other committee be appointed to go into the matter. Alderman Meggitt: May I ask the collector whether he still requires assistance, and as hinted by Mr Jose whether there was night work going on. Mr T. W. Lewis (the collector): We are still working overtime. Alderman Meggitt: How late are you working ? Mr Lewis Until between nine and ten o'clock, sir. Alderman Meggitt: How often P Mr Lewis For two out of the three months, sir. My report in June last was that I wanted assistance. Alderman Meggitt If some satisfactory ex- planation is not forthcoming why temporary assistance has not been granted, I move that such assistance be now given, the appointment to be made by the Collector, subject to the approval of the Chairman. Councillor Evan Jones seconded, and ex- pressed surprise that the two members ap- pointed did not, after being appointed, carry out the resolution of the Council. Councillor Smith-Jones, in the course of a lengthy statement, said it seemed strange that such a resolution should be moved without giving an opportunity to the members con- cerned to afford any explanation. On July 8th the resolution was passed, and next day he communicated with the collector, who replied on the 10th asking them to make arrangements for granting the required assistance at the earliest possible moment. On the 11th they met the collector, and as the resolution said that assistance was to be given, if necessary, they asked the collector to point out any special duties required to be done to relieve him. The collector said that no work was in arrear, and at J that very time of the Council meeting one of the collectors had gone on his holidays, and another went away on the 10th. He asked the collector to put in writing anything he had to say in reference to the matter, and Mr Lewis asked for permission to employ Mr J. W. Jones, a slot meter collector, as assistant, so that Mr Waite could engage temporary assistance to take hi3 place. In reply to that he (Councillor Smith-Jones) wrote stating that the state of things discovered by him did not warrant any such appointment as suggested, and asked him .9 to defer his application in its present form, but if he could show any work which could be done by engaging temporary assistance he would arrange a meeting at once. The collector, in giving them information, had stated since that the amount of irrecoverables was only L20, while in the case of the former rate it was E40, so that, whatever might be said, the work had been done. Mr J. W. Jones, too, bad called upon him requiring the appointment before even Mr Milward and himself had met to con- sider it. Then later the collector had asked, not for temporary assistance, but for permanent assistance, and in the face of this it seemed strange that the Council should try and force this extra and unnecessary expense on the town. Councillor Paterson wanted to know why they had not acted on the resolution of the Council ? Councillor Milward said because temporary assistance was granted to bring up the work in arrear, and when they enquired there was no arrears of work. Acoording to the report- made 1)y Mr Lewis himself, two-thirds uf the work of the office was done by the office-boy, and, compared with any other town in South Wales, they were considerably over-staffed. Councillor White said if the men turned into the office at the proper time in the morning, md they then found the work in arrear, he was prepared to give it them. There was really no sense in adding to the staff, seeing that the officials were permitted to act as poll clerks ILl, all local elections, and during the census taking they had deprived deserving men of an opportunity to earn something to augment a much smaller stipend than their officials were getting. Councillor Jose, in reply, declared that having he"11 chairman of the Finance Committee for several years, and having spent more weeks in the collector's office than Mr Milward had spent days, he could declare that the latter bad not yet learnt the A B C of the routine of that department. Councillor Milward Ah, ah, ah. Councillor Jose also said that the collectors had been obliged to defer their holidays until very late in the summer owing to the amount of work to be done. Councillor Smith-Jones said, as a matter of information, that at Swansea six collectors were engaged at a cost of £ 681, while Barry, for five collectors, paid 9690 and got less work done. Alderman Meggitt: That rises very conten- tious matter. Councillor Jose There is no comparison between the two towns. The resolution when put was carried by five to four. Alderman Meggitt asked the Chairman of the Finance Committee to give his opinion on the question of salary ? Councillor Smith-Jones said the only question for them was whether as a Finance Committee they should not resign. Alderman Meggitt I quite expected that he would, in all probability, beg the question, but I simply asked, as a matter of courtesy. He moved that the salary be 30s a week. Councillor Jose I second that. Councillor Smith-Jones opposed this. The Chairman Do you suggest a sum ? Councillor Smith-Jones No, I don't I oppose the present sum. He declared that the members dare not appeal to the electorate and justify any such action. The resolution was carried with the same members voting, viz., for—Alderman Meggitt, Councillors Jose, Paterson, R. Jones, and O'Donnell against—Councillors Smith-Jones, White, Milward, and James Jones. CLERK TO THE WATER ENGINEER. F. W. Thomas, a clerk in the Gas and Water Accountants' Office, was appointed as clerk to the water engineer, at a salary of 30s a week, only two others having applied for the situation in answer to the advertisement of the Council. FIXING THE RATE. A lengthy di-cussion took place upon the question of fixing the rate. The Finance Committee recom- mended Is 6d in the E, and this was supported by Councillors Smith-Jones, Milward, and Whit', while Alderman Meggitt offered it severe criticism, and moved an amendment that the r,ite he Is 7 1 i" the £ Councillor Jose also supported thehighir rate, but on the casting vote of the Chairman, a Is 6:1 rate was decided upon. INQUIRY RESOLUTION WITHDRAWN. Councillor White had given notice of motion to move that the request of the Ratepayers' Association asking for au inquiry into the charges made against members be asked for from the Local Government Board, but this was now vithdrawn. -Dr O'Donnell said he would have moved an amendment that no motion of the same character be accepted until definite charges had been made in writing. LETTER FROM MESSRS DAVIES BROS. Messts Davies Bros wrote denying statements made that there had been any collusion between themselves and members of the Council. PURCHASE OF MATERIALS. It was agreed that the question of getting out schedules with a view to the formation of a depot I and the purchase of large quantities of mateiials be left to the Public Works and Gas and Water Committees respectively. SYNDICATE SIDING. A formal resolution was passed by 5 votes to 2 in favour of the allocation of the land adjoining the Gas Works for electric lighting purposes on the understanding that if the siding is sold the money shall be used to re-pay the loan. INCREASE OF MEMBERS. The clerk to the County Council wrote stating that the application for increase of membership had been considered by them, but had referred the matter back for further information.—A sub- committee was appointed to supply such informa- tion. SALE OF STOCK AND IMPLEMENTS. Mr William Thomas, auctioneer, was given per- mission to hold periodical sales of stock and im- plements on the Council's land near the slaughter- house.
BAKRY KIFLE CLUB. MEDAL COMPETITION. A spirited contest for the medal presented for competition by the N.R.A., took place at the in- door range on Thursday last. There were sixteen entries. The shooting however, was, from some unforseen circumstances, not quite up to the aver- age, prebably owning to over anxiety to win the medal. The shots fired were seven rounds each at 2in, Iiin, and lin bulls. The following were the scores:— Total. J. Abraham 86 W. H. Dailey 86 F. W. Ensor 86 F. J. Thrush 86 T. A. Williams 86 J. A. Blackmore. 83 Theo. Williams 82 Rees Howells 80 Ti Curtis 80 W. J. Cross. 79 H. Cocks 78 A. T. Hammond 78 F P. Jones- Lloyd 74 Lewis Williams. 74 A. T. Taverner 73 T. Lewis 65 There were five who tied, and 'n the final Mr F. J. Thrush came in with a total of 83, Mr Ensor being second with 82, and Mr Williams third with 80.
Barr) District Nursing Association. The executive committee of this Association met at the Nurses' Institute, Woodland-road, on Tues- day evening. Mr T. Williams was in the chair, supported by Messrs J. Harrison and G. Saunders. Miss Aldis gave her monthly report, which showed there were still fifty on the books.—The Hon, Secretary (Mr J. A. Hughes) reported that the total amount of overdraft was JE988 19s 9d, against that of £1,096 last month. A collecting box was stolen from the hall of the Institute on September 17th, and Mr A. J. Hughes commenting on the matter, said he thought that no person would be capable of doing such a mean act. How- ever, the number of the box was known, and if the offender was caught he would be severely dealt with. Mr Hughes also pointed out that the col- lections from the churches and chapels had in- creased this year, and this was very consoling.
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NOTES BY ATHLPTP,. ASSOCIATION. The League match between the Barry Dock Albions and the Barry Island United was played at the Romillv Park, Barry, in very favourable weather. Although the Island were the heavier team, they were beaten all round by the Albions, whose combination was almost perfect, and piled on a score of four goals to one. The pick of tn( Albions were Heywood, T. Davies, an F. D ivies, while the scorers where, in the fir^i-half, Dooley and Jones, and in the second- half Dooley and Thorning. The Barry Island scared through Dunn. • • • Cadoxton Hovers v. Celtics played a friendly match on the Jubilee Park, Canton. The Rovers were not fully represented, R. Griffiths, goalkeeper; Percy James, centr; half; Walter Winch, centre forward; and A. Lewis, inside right, being unable to play. They do not maintain that this was the cause of their defeat, as they had every opportunity of winning. They played a very reckless game, and attached no importance to the fixture, with the result that they were defeated by six goals to one. • • The Fourth Division League match between the Cadoxton Juniors and the Barry County School was played at Palmerstown. The Scholars, who have been going exceeding strong this season, arrived fully confident of victory, and, therefore, a tiard tussle was anticipated. The Scholars we e the first to attack, but were pulled up for offside play. Shortly after Bert Witchard scored with a grand shot, and a second soon followed from a corner, Witchard again being responsible. A third was obtained by Lloyd from a low shot, and the Rovers in the first half led by three goals to nil. » • The sides changed over, Witchard again doing the trick, and Bunford scored a fine goal for the School. The Juniors retired winners by four goals to one. The Scholars received their defeat very bitterly, and during the game dis- puted the majority of the decision of the referee quite unnecessarily. • The match between the Barry Boys' Brigade and Cadoxton Moorlands was played on the Moors. The Cadoxton Moorland did not have a look in, the smart Barry combination, who have been going great guns, winning well by five goals to nil. • • The Witchill All Whites met the Gladstone Villa on the Witchill grounds, the All Whites winning by three goals to two. It proved to be a slashing match, the All Whites playing a most determined game to wipe out the defeat of the previous Saturday. 0 0 This Second Division South Wales and Mon- mouthshire League match between the Barry District and Llanbradach, was played at Llan- bradach, the District being defeated by three goals to nil. • Several matches were played at Barry on Saturday in connection with the Barry and Penarth Schools' League. The Holton road team played Albert-road, Penartb, but neither side scored, and the match ended in a draw. Hannah-street played "the Barry Boys on the Barry Unionist ground, and defeated them by four goals to nil; while Cadoxton were beaten by Cogan by six goals. f The Cardiff and District League are holding an examination of Junior Referees at Maskell's Restaurant, St. John's-square, Cardiff, on Monday evening next, at 7.30 p.m. Any Barryites desiring to qualify, can do so by attending the above meeting. Further par- ticulars can be obtained from Mr F. Tucker. ♦ # Congregational Church and Court-road played a match on Saturday, the former playing their first, game, and bringing off a draw.
RUGBY. The Barry Wednesdays showed improved form against Cardiff hartons, and were unfortunate in being defeated by two goals to a single try, scored by Deans. • • • Dinas Powis are earning laurels all along the lin Last Saturday they surprised Bath citizens, and retired from a splendid game with honours even- a really fine accomplishment.
IMPORTANT TO SECRETARIES. Printed fixture lists, notices of matches, note paper and envelopes, suitably headed, may be executed at the BARRY HERALD Offices with neatness and promptitude. Send a trial order.
SATURDAY'S FOOTBALL FIXTURES. ABERAMAN V. BARRY UNIONISTS. South Wales League First Division, to be played at Buttrills ground. Kick-off 3.15 p.m. Unionist team Goal, J Sutton backs, A Green and G Cashmore half-backs, T Parry, Percy Jones, and Stephens forwards, Ratcliffe, I Green (capt), C Grinnell, (i Williams, and J Black. Reserves, Tom Williams and Percy James. BARRY DOCK ALBIONS V. CYMRICS (CARDIFF).— This Junior League match w ill be played at Cardiff. lrain leaves Barry Dock Station at 2.16 p.m. Albions'team: Goal, E Walters; backs, Heywood and English half-backs, A Thomas, Davies, and G Coles; forwards, Tom Davies (captain), R Price, H Daoley, H Thornhill, and W Davies. CADOXTON JUNIORS V. BELLE VUE PARK, NEW- PORT.—To be played at Newport. Train leaves Cadoxton at 2.19 p.m.—Juniors' team :—Goal, H Sheppard backs, B Cox and V Moss half-backs, D Evans, W Thomas, and W Pritchard forwards, B Witchard, A Evans, H Jefferies, W Lloyd, and F Fisher. Y.M C.A. V. GLADSTONE VILLA.-To be played on the Villas' ground. The following will represent the Y.M.C.A. :-Goal, M Molineux, backs, D Lougher and L. Rees half-backs, E Rees, D Rees, and Evans forwards, W Williams, L Lewis, W Morgan, R Lewis, and D Rees.
Temperance Conference at Barry. A large number of delegates arrived at Barry Dock on Wednesday and Thursdaytu attend the annual conference of South Wales and Monmouth. shire Temperance Association, which were held in the town. The Council of the Association met on Wednesday under the presidency of the Rev Aaron Davies, D.D, and in the evening a great public meeting was held at the English Baptist Chapel, at which Mr J. Herbert Roberts, M.P., delivered an address, criticising the recent utterance of Mr Chamberlain on temperance, who, he declared, was unacquainted with the real magnitude of the evil of drink, and seemed to ignore the direct connec- tion between the drink trade as a political organi- sation and Parliamentary Government in the country.-Dr R. T. Williams (Cwmavon) ahd Mrs Miles (Aberdare) also delivered addresses.
Barry Wounding Cases. Sarah Louisa Stephens, charwoman of Bassett" street, Barry Dock, was indicted at the Glamorgan Quarter Sessions, at Swansea, on Wednesday, for wounding Jane Sherwood with a glass at Barry. The jury reduced the charge to one of common assault. Sentence, 21 days' hard labour. Antonio Antonio (26). fireman, was found guilty of unlawfully wounding Arthur Morgan with a knife at Barry. Mr Bowen Morgan prosecuted. Prisoner, who had been in custody awaiting trial, was sent to prison for one month.
SNAP SHOTS. District Council odds on Monday night-6 to 4 for or against. Barry Itland Foresters' Lodge have determined ti at, if mm icipal affiirs are to be discussed at the local Friend y Societies' Council, they intend with- drawing tlsek delegate?. Colonel Quin's visit to local Conservative Clubs will long be remembered. On that night prominent members exchanged passages of arms, and there is ta'k of legal proceedings. Over JE80 A as taken at the sale of work in con- nection with Court-road Presbyterian Church last week, and it is expected that the total proceeds will approach £100. Mr Alfred Jackson's paper on Cromwell, from Hume's and Carlyle's Standpoints," provoked a lively discussion at the meeting of the Barry Literary and Debating Society last Monday even- ing. The Rev D. H. Williams, M.A presided. Mr W. Llewelyn NN iliiams, B.C.L., late of Barry, and of the South Wales Circuit, has been appointed president of the London Welsh Union of Literary Societies for the ensuing year, in succes- sion to Sir Lewis Morris. Barry District Council Member to Applicant for post in the Water Engineers' Office: "Have you any experience of drawing ?" Applicant Yes, sir drawing fees;" He came from a solicitor's office. Lieutenant-Colonel Quin, M.P, who attended the installation ceremony of Mr J. B. Mockford as P.M. of the Barry Lodge of Freemasons on Friday, afterwards paid a visit to the local Conservative Club where he was heartily greeted by the members. A visit was paid on Wednesday last W the Holton and Roman Catholic Schools by Count Bodenham Lubienski, of Bodenham Court, Hereford. The distinguished visitor was conducted to the respec- tive departments by Father Byrne, and was much iuterested in the work and orgaalsation of the schools. Our numerous readers will learn with great satisfaction that Mr J. Meikle, sen., of Vere-street, Cadoxton, is making gradaal progress towards re- covery, after having suffered severely for about three weeks from rheumatic fever. Mr Meikle's gratuitous services in various spheres, notably religious, are too well known to need comment. On Friday evening next, at 7*30, the Barry Chess Club will hold their annual meeting at the Barry Cafe, Barry, for the purpose of enrolling members and the election of officers for the ensuing year. We understand with pleasure that many members of the teaching profession in the district are dis- tinguished chess-players, and would appeal to them and the other learned professions to give the Barry Chess Club a helping hand. Mr Goodwin, a marine surveyor of over 50 years standing in Liverpool, was nothing if not candid at at the banquet in connection with the repairs to the Indra, on Wednesday. Meeting the represen- tative of the salvage firm, who brought the steamer to England, he remarked You will be surprised to know that that eraft you have taken so much trouble about is in process of repairs and going on splendidly." Ah, yes," replied his friend, when you have a ship again that you want to lose, be good enough to throw her away somewhere else J out of that coast." 11 Yes," sharply retorted Mr Goodwin, and when you find a ship of mine under similar circumstances, be good enough to leave her where she is." (Loud laughter.)
TOWN & DISTRICT. SMOKER AND PRESENTATION. A smoking concert was held at the Castle Hotel, Barry Dock, on Thursday evening in last week, uuder the auspices of the Barry Dock branch of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers. The chair was taken by Mr H. D. Wilson. Mr R. W. Hull, late foreman titter in the employ of Messrs Mordey, Carney and Co., was presented with a handsome marble clock and a pair of bronze ornaments, as a token of esteerr from his fellow workmen, on the occasion of his departure for Pontypridd. The pre- sentation was made by Mr H. Cocks. Songs were sung by Messrs Williams, White, Morgan, Davies, and G. Davies, and the Liberal Club and Institute Brass Band was also in attendance, and contributed largely to the success of evening. BARRY PRKSBYTERIAN 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, Pastor O. Rees. Children's Hall Service 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. BARRY BAND OF HOPE UNION. A meeting in connection with the above was held on Monday evening at the Free Methodist Church, Buttrills-road. Mr S. R. Jones (the presi- deut) occupied the chair, and in the coarse of the evening Mr W. J. Flowers led a discussion on Our Demonstration Its Failures and Successes." After a very interesting debate tea was served, and an enjoyable evening was spent. MR GEORGE HOBBS begs to intimate to his many friends in Barry that he has left the Windsor Hotel and taken the Plymouth Hotel, Grangetown. Cardiff. BARRY TEMPERANCE CHOIR. The committee of this choir will be closing their books for new members at the end of October, and while the performance of the present work is in Laud they will be pleased to receive the names of good singers wishing to join the choir at once. 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 WENVOE PLOUGHING MATCH. This annual ploughing match took place on Wednesday at Garn Farm, Wenvoe, the dinner being held in the evening at the Wenvoe Arms, Mr Claude Thompson, of the Wenvoe Castle Estate, presiding. The successful competitors in ploughing were :-Champion Class-I, R. Barton, Garn Farm, Wenvoe; 2, W. Harry, Dyffryn 3, D. Jarvis, Llantrithyd. Senior (";las8-1; H. Ben- netts, St George's 2. J. McCarthy, Llanbethery 3. W. Coles, N*ntbrane 4. J. Adams, Sweldon. Neatest in and out of headlands—W. C-des, Dyffryn. Best back—D. Jarvis. There was a good collection of horses, and the chief winners were W. Emerson, W. H. Evans, D. Evans, J. Thomas, and J. Adams. 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. NOTICE.—Go to HAYNE, 70, Princes-street, Barry, for LWIIT HAULING.
Barry Island Suicide Case. At the Quarter Sessions held at Swansea on Tuesday, Annie Du!,n (40), pl-aded guilty to attemptiug to commit suicide at Barry Island. She was bound over in the sum of JE20 to come up for judgment when called upon.
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