BARRY DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION. GREAT VICTORY IN THE SOUTH WARD. THE TRIUMPH OF RIGHT. FIGHT AGAINST ODDS AT CADOXTON. THE NORTH WARD MEMBER AGAIN RETURNED. The District Council elections that were con- cluded on Monday last were probably the hardest-fought contests ever witnessed in the district, and consequently they aroused an indescribable amount of excitement on all hands. In each of the three wards—East, North, and South—there was nothing lacking to demonstrate the interest of the people or the desire of the candidates to promote the interests of the ratepayers. Large posters and a plethora of small bills created quite a flood of literature of both digestible and indigestible quality, according to the individual tastes of the electors. Were it not for the kindly intercession of thp Sabbath the district would have continued in a whirl of excitement for several days, but the day of rest, happily, reminded the electorate of higher and more serious duties. In the South Ward the activity shown by the friends of the two popular candidates -Messrs Smith-Jones and T. Evalls-was quite indefatigable, and it was upon the contest in this ward that the greatest interest was, possibly, centred. Mr T. Evans, and Mr E. S. Phillips, the coaltriuimers' candidate for the North Ward, held a joint meeting on Saturday evening, but the attendance could not be regarded as an augury of the expected result, and, excepting a small band of supporters of the Liberal candidate (Mr Smith-Jones), there were very few present. Mr Fred Walls pre- sided, and speeches having been delivered by the candidates and Councillor J. H. Jose and Councillor Chappell, of Cardiff, Mr W. Graham spoke in justification of the tactics of the Liberal Association, and sought to move an amendment to a vote of confidence in the candidates; but this was ruled out of order. The resolution, when put to the meeting, was declared to be carried. In the course of the meeting much was stated of an ii relevant; and personal character, which made things exceed- ingly lively at times, and this was especially the case when Mr T. S. Thomas and Mr Henry Collier explained their positions. Mr Smith- Jones desired to spsaK and refute certain statements, but it was ruled by the Chairman that he should not be allowed to do so. This was the only meeting held throughout the contest, and it only confirms the idea that they are of very little advantage, and oftentimes terminate disastrously. The poll proceeded in a perfectly orderly manner at each of the polling stations, and vehicles were in evidence on behalf of the several candidates. The result- were announced at Holton-road Schools shortly after nine o'clock—a fact that reflected every possible credit upon the staff of counters-as follows :— "T_ J. y,. NORTH WARD. •D. Morgan, builder (Liberal and Labour) 323 Non-Elected. E. S. Phillips, coaltrimmer (Labour) 158 J. Jones, cab proprietor (Conservative) 101 SOUTH WARD. E. B. Smith-Jones, grocer (Lib. & Lab.) 335 Non-Elected. T. Evans (ex-president of the Trades' council (Labour) 195 J. Harrison, company secretary (Pro- gressive) 54 A. Trevor-Roberts, estate agent (Conser- vative) 51 EAST WAHD. *S. Barnett, pawnbroker (Independent).. 243 Non-Elected. Dr O'Donnell:(Liberal and Labour) 228 *01d members. The scene that followed the declaration of each of these results was one of great en- thusiasm, and the majority of the candidates addressed the large crowd which had assembled. A meeting was also held at the Liberal com- mittee rooms, when spirited addresses were delivered by Alderman J. C. Meggitt, Mr W. Graham, Mr J. H. Jose, Mr T. S. Thomas, Mr E. B. Smith-Jones, Mr J. A. Manaton, &c., and the successful candidates were heartily congratulated upon the results. DTNAS POWIS. The polling for the election of two representa- tives from Dinas Powis on the Llandaff and Dinas Powis Rural District Council took place at the Naiioual School. The poll was a heavy one, 221 votes out of a possible 248 being recorded. The two retiring members, Major-General Lee, J.P., and Air T. Ciam, were opposed by Mr D. R. Morgan, the footpath preservation champion. Shortly after nine o'clock the returning officer (Mr Holden) announced the result as follows :— ELFCTED Major-General Lee. 163 Mr Thomas Cram 160 NON-ELECTED Mr D. R. Morgan 57
COUNTY COUNCIL BYE-ELECTION. The polling in the South and West Wards of the Barry district to fill the vacancy on the County Council caused by the elevation of Mr J. C. Meg.;itt, J.P., to the position of alderman, took place on Wednisday last. There were two can- didates in the field, viz., Mr J. Cory, J. P., (the nominee of the Barry Liberal and Radical Associa- tion), and Captain Hamilton Murrell, who styled himself an Independent candidate. The result was made known about nille o'clock as follows Captain H. Murrell Mr J. Cory ^68 Majority 27 Both candidates afterwards addressed the gat her- ing, Captain Murrell thankilig the electors for returning him at the head of the poll, and stating that, as far as he was concerned, there had been no Tory dodges.
msmamrr. DEATH OF CANON ALLEN. A KESPECTbD PASTOR GONE. MOURNED BY ALL CLASSES. BIOGRAPHICAL PARTICULARS. We regret to announce the death of the Rev G".OIJ Allen, M.A., leD., rector of Bairy and Portlikerry, which took place at Porthktrry Vicar- age at 4 o'clock on Sunday morning last. Deceased, who was 76 years of age, had been in failing health for some time, and was attended by Dr Neule, but his demise, as recorded ahove, was somewhat un- expected. His familiar figure will be greally missed in the Barry district, where he has actively identified himself with all kinds of religious work, being looked up to and respected alike by both Churchmen and Nonconformists, with the latter of w hom he has often hell found in co-op, ratioii. Ov. ing to his active religious spir t he earned for himself the title 1<-cdly of "Bi hop of Barry. He was a member of the Harry Nursing Associa- tion, of v. liieli his daughter is hon. seer tary. He was also a member of the 1 cul Vigilance Associa- tion. The deceased was appointed to the pr bcndal stall of TavLi eb, Llandaff Cathedral, in 1887, but never preached in the Cathedral- The illuess tlii L, has lesulted fa'ally was due to influenza, but the w orst symptoms, it vas had parsed a^ay, and the aged patient was ordered to Ili room on y as a pr, e.Tutiona y nvasure. He piss<-d away so peacefully in his sleep that l is youngest d iught r, who "as watching a his bed g:de, did not no-ice that lif. had departed until the thought was impressed upon her by the solemn stillness which pervaded the room. Edmund Edward Allen, iYLA., of Trinity Col- lege, Cambridge, rector of Porthkerry and Barry, li, n canon of Llandaff, rural dean, f Liandaff Low. r Western Division, was the second son of Linclo Baugh Allen, of CilrnLv, Pembr-kes-hire, by his wife, the daughter of Thomas P, ter Ron illy, brother to the great Sir Samuel Romilly. He was horn when G oige tho IV King. He was eoucated [1,1; Wesi minster School, King's College, London, and Trinity C 11. ge, Caminidge, and in 1847 he was oidained to the curacy of St Mary's, Sinewsbury After r" urning for a time to till curacy of Clarbeston, in his native county, in 1854, he was promoted to the living of Millom, in Cum- b rland, wh«rehe remained till 1865, and where he was also Rural Dean of Gosporth. In 1865 lie was presented to the rectory of Porthker y and Burry by his relativI s, the then surviving sons of Sir S. Romilly. Here he lived for more than 30 years the peaceful, quiet life of a country parson. It was an ideal iite, tud of charm, especially t Mr Al;en. From this peaceful life, the rector and his fl-ck were rudely shaken in 1884 by the starting of Ban) D ck. The time ha 1 come to tet what material the rector of Harry was made of. and he din not fail to rise to the opportunity. A tempo- rary church was (rected for the district of St P ul's, East Barry, and liter the Barry Parish Hall and Sunday School were opened, the en ction of which cost about EIOOO. How much the rector's personality had to do with the successful under- taking of thtse works will he readily acknowledged by those who helped him. That the work of managing euch a parish as Burry is now should not be so congenial to the rector's spirit was only natuial. It was hard that, after 20 years of his vigorous manhood spent in the peaceful pastorate of a quiet flock, the shepherd should exchange, when the leaf is sear, his free calm mountain side for the turmoil of a town. In nothing did this rule awakening disturb the rector none than in his political b. liets. Hitherto, in spite of hi- stit rounding. the rector had been true to the political faith of the Aliens and the R. rDii ly, of brad, earnest, and advanced Liberalism. The sudden change in his life ai d circumstances, aided by the adoption of a plan of Home Rule by Mr Gladstone, lost t the Liberal party a very siucere and valua- ble member. VOTE OF CONDOLENCE BY THE NURSING ASSOCIATION. At a meeting of the executive committee of the Nursing Associ tion, held on Tuesday last, Major. General Lee proposed a vote of condoleuce with the rehtives ot the late Canon Allen, rictor of Porth- kerry, in their recent b re vement. This was moved in appropriate and kindly terms, the rev gentleman having been a c> ns stent fl i,nll and active supporter of the Association. The vote was seconded by the Chairman and carried in a fitting manner. THE FUNERAL. The funeral took place to-day (Thursday) at Porthkerry Churchyard, when a large number of deceased's parishioners and persons from Barry, the Vale of Glamolgan, and other parts of the country were in attend >nce to pay their last respects to the memory of the respected Cauon. NOMINATION OF A SUCCESSOR. We are informed upon r. liable authority that inasmuch as the late Canon contemplated retire- nunt about two m nt- s ago, his successor was lIomm Itpd, and will be the Rev Romil y, who bus been f r some years engaged in mis;ion iry w, rk in China, aid who praend ar the Parish Church a few Sund.ysag i. The rev gentleman is a man of bro.d views, and, it is sa-d, will niake a worthy successor of the worthy rector.
THE BARRY VOLUNTARY HOSPITAL. This hospital, in Holton-road, Barry Dock, is now ready for patients. Any sick n an, woman, or child, who ie too poor to be nursed at home, will he welcomed to it any day and at any time, but cases of measles, scarlet fever, and small-pox, are not taken. Anym e, from the richest to the poorest, may visit, it any day. It is greatly wished that every man, woman, and chi'd in the district and the outlying villages will interest themselves in it and give either money, goods, or piaycrs to further its success, and every halfpenny, bundle of r>lg, or bunch of flowers will be grt at ly apprtci- ated. Those who have invalids' appliance-i may he suie of them being put to the best possible use if they send them to the hb,ve hospital. A list of contributions and gifts already received will appear shorily. A box for donations will appear on the gate in a day or two. Anyone who would like to collect may obtain a printed book for that purpose
COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION, 1898. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE WEST AND SOUTH WARDS. J ADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I thank those Electors who to-day did me the honour to place me at the head of the poll, and also all my friends who worked so hard for me. As you are aware, I came before you as a Pro- gressive candidate,, free from promises to any political party, as a PROTEST against a cer'ain clique presuming to run the husinef's of this Dis- trict and to intrude political fetling into local matters, and I am proud to think the Electors have once for all settled that question, notwithstanding all the side issues and mis-statements." I shall, while on the Council, endeavour to repre- sent the district as an Independent, and shah, nse all my influence for the b, nefit of the Ratepayers. Yours faithfully, F. HAMILTON MURRELL. Eversley, Barry.
ATHLETIC NOTES. [BY ATHLETE.] On Saturday last Barry were engaged with the League champions, J lwynypia, at the Jubilee Field. There was a very good attend- ance of spectators, and the ground was in excellent condition. There was only one alteration in the Llwynypia team, and Barry were without Dowdeswell, whose place was taken by J. Radcliffe. Barry had made special preparations for the match, and were determined 10 make a good fight, and without a doubt they came out of the ordeal very creditably. The final score read—Llwynypia, two goals (one dropped) and one try; Barry, one goil and one try, the visitors thus winning by the bare margin of four points. During the first half Barry had to contend with a strong wind, and the visitors, making full use of the touch line, were enabled to cross their line twice. Llwynypia, however, did not lave matters their own way. The home forwards played with a vigour that was astonishing, and several times seri,;usly thnatencd their opponents' citadel, and their eff. rts certainly deserved a better fate. With the elements in their favour during the second haif Barry made Llwynypia open their eyes. The forwards were irresistible, and completely beat the opposing eight, and they were rewarded by securing two tries, through Cloak, one of which was converted. There were certain incidents of roughness impcited into the game, the absence of which would have made the game a great deal more pleasant to spectators and players alike, for to see a player deliberately stnke another is not one of the events we are disposed to regard -vitli any degree of pleasure. But unfortunately such instances were frequent on Saturday. The Barry forwards showed themselves capable of ba'tiing against the strongest opponents, and their play iu the loose displayed an improvement which was decidedly encouraging and hopefui. Although the season is fast drawing to a close, it may be said of those who have done duty for Barry in the pack that I hey have fought with a persistence and gallantry that oftentimes deserved a better fate. Un Saturday they were singularly unfortunate, and it was galling to see as the result of smart play, which was apparently quite fair, that on two occasions they were recalled after securing tries. Llwynypia on the other hand played a game that could not possibly commend itself to any impartial spectator. Their backs showed no great ability or resource, whilst the for wanis were only good iu the tight scrums. The Barry halves played a magnificent game throughout, and their ability was tested to the greatest extent both in defence and attack. Of the three-quarters Jones played a sterling game, and he came near scoring several times. Davies was also reliable at back. This evening (Thursday) the Barry team will start on their tour in the West of England, amongst the teams which they will play being Kedruth, Penzance, and Devenport Albion 2nds. The team will be made up from the following players:—W. Davies, J. Jones, T. Hedges, Smith, T. Dowdeswell, G. Chick, J. Davi s, T. Jones, Vinnicombe, J. Lewis, W. Tame, W. Driscoll, P. Cloke, D. Trigg, W Yeo, F. Bartle, and Sims. Barry District visited Porth last Saturday wiiiiavery inferior team, and were defeated by four goals to two. Porth bad put out a strong eleven, and it was gellerally anticipated that they would prove too good fur Barry, The Districtites have only two more matches to play this season, both witn kelson, the one next Saturday at the Witchill Field being a League match. On Monday last the famous "Soccer" team from the Midlands, Aston Villa, visited Cardiff to play a team representing the South Wales Le .gue. The league team included two Barry players, viz. Green (goal), and Woodfield (forward). The final score resulted in a win for Aston Villa by three goals to two, Wood- field scoring on both occasions for the South Walians. Green, who had a great deal to do, and did it well, is described as being 25 years old, and weighs list. He first played in the Birmingham Schools League. Then he assisted the West ^.romwich Standard to win the Junior Cup. He played in three six-aside competitions and won one gold and two silver medals. Afterwards he assisted the Baptists and Wicks Clubs, and played for the Wicks when they won the Cup, defl ating his old elub, the Stand- ard, in the final. Green played for Old bury I'own Club a couple of seasons for the Western L- agile. Then he migrated to South Wales, and joined the Barry District, in 1^94-95, for which club he has played since, and occasionally assisted Cardiff A.F.C. in the Bristol and West of England League. Jack Woodfield, who played on the outside right, is one of the oldest players in this part of the country. He has just bad his transfer from Lincoln City as a professional. He and his partner, Lewis, had played together before in the North and South match. Woodfield's performance on that occasion justified the League in selecting him for the Villa match.
GOOD FRIDAYS' FIXTURE. RUGBY. CADOXTON V. BARRY RAILWAYNIFTZ. -This match, the proceeds of which will be for the benefit of the Widows' and Orphans' Fund, will be played at the Jubilee Field on Good Friday. Kick off at 11.30. The following will represent Cadoxton :—Back, G. Seymour; three-quarters, G. Wessendorff, J. Deans, H. Allen, and D. J. Thomas; halves, F. Rowe and A. Bartlett; forwards, G. Jones (capt.), A. Thomas, T. Thomas, A. Davies, F. Williams, T. Harris, T. Hooper, and G. Hockley. Reserves, T. Rose, F. Dure, and T. Jones. Tickets, 3d each. -u_
BARRY DOCK TIDE TABLE FOR NEXT WEEK. The following is the tide table for Barry Dock fur the week commencing to-morrow (Satur(lay):- Day. Morn. Alt. h. m. ft. in. h. m. ft. in. Saturday, April 9.. 8.28 39. 9 8.48 3S. 6 Sunday, 10. 9.8 38.6 9 28 36 11 Monday, 11. 9.49 36. 5 10.10 34. 6 Tuesday, 12. 10.32 33. 6 10.56 31. 6 Wednesday, 13. 11.24 30, 5 11.56 28. 9 Thursday, 14. 0.34 28. 0 Friday, 15. 1.18 27. 8 2, 7 28. 0
BARRY MAFS INVENTION. GRATIFYING TESTIMONIALS. In connection with an invention recently patented by Mr S. Dure, Weston House, Holton-road, Barry Dock, for the more efficient steering of ships, we have pleasure in publishing the following testimonials received from well-known Bristol Channel pilots :— 6, Pei.-rtli-t,riae., Cardiff, February 2nd, 1898. MR DURK. Sli-Having heard so much f-djout your patent rudder acting with such marvellous effect upon the pilot boats, I made up my mind to try one on my boat. I have tiied all sorts of plans, but of no avail, she being such a hard-steering boat, more so in running Lefore the sea in stormy weather. Sir, to-day* I can say my trouble is over. I scarcely know 1 am afloat in the same boat. I am prepared to challenge her steering against any boat of her siz', and would lie pleased to assist you in making this patent rndder known to the shipping world. You en call upon me at any time to prove the above stateim. nt.— I remain, yours most respectfully, JOHN RUSSELL, Cardiff Pilot (No. 75). 24, dive-road, Penarth, April 5th, 1898. S. DURE, ESQ., BARRY. Sir.-I have gi\eu your patent rudder a fair tri;d, and I must say I am greatly surpiis- d at the improvement it Ins made in the steering of my boat, in tacking about, or in running befoie the wind. I would not au any account go back to the old type of rudder. Once made known to the sli Ippiiig morld, I am certain it would 81011 be taken up, as it is just what is requir. d for the pri sent type of ships, t specially so for ships going through the Sill Z Canal, or in any narrow1 waters, as I have been told by many master mariners that., owing to the bad steering of their ships the responsibility and risk of collision is very gr, at in crowded waters. 1 shall be most phased at any time to personally testify to the great advantages your rudder possesses over the present type of rudder.—I am, y.jiiis truly, JONATHAN LEWIS, Cardiff and Barry Pilot, Bristol Channel,
THE COLLIERS' STRIKE. COLLAPSE OF TRADE AT BARRY. HIGH PRICE OF COAL. The strike of copier in the Rhondda and adjacent valle\s has already been felr Ht B iriy, and matters will assume a seiious aspect if the dispute c n- tinues for any length of time. Trade at the dock has almost entirely been suspend-d. Several vessels have left empty and gone North, while others have only been able to secure half the usual quantity of cargo. Railwaymen are only employed en half-time, while in a large number of cases they have bl en stopped altogether. The crisis has also affect. d the buildei of the district, who are now oblig; d to pay 5s per huiidr, d more for bricks, owing to the co"t of burning being much higher, as the result of the advance in the price of c, al. St veral coal merchant8 las* week laist,d toe price of coal retail, d to hous< holders very considerably, and have further intimated that they intend during the present week to add another increase.
BARRY ASSAULT-AT-ARMS SECOND ANNUAL MEETING. SUCCESSFUL GATHERING. The second annual assault-at-arms for the benefit of the Barry Nursing Association and Accident Hospital came off on Wednesday evening last, under distinguished patronage, at the Theatre Royal, Cadoxton. The large build- ing was crowded with an appreciative audience, amongst those present being Major-General Lee, J.P., Dr E. Treharne, J.P., Mrs Living- stone, Mrs Herbert, Mr and Mrs F. S. T. Brooks, Miss Sykes, &c. An excellent, com- prehensive programme had been prepared, which was carried out without a hitch under the capable direction of Mr Harry Wheeler, Cardiff. A section of the Royal Rhondda Glee Society, under the conductorship of Mr Percy Smith (in the unavoidable absence of Mr T. Stephens), rendered several choruses, and were loudly applauded on each appearance. Miss Beatrice Johnstone, R.A.M., Harry, and Miss N. Wheeler, Cardiff, contributed several en- iovable songs, as also (iid Mr Salathiel, of the tilee Society. Sergeant Lewis (41st Welsh) and Corporal Lewis (late 1st Royal Dragoons) gave some clever exhibitions of fencing with single sticks and sword and bayonet, while Mr W. H. Crowder, Barry (late army gym- nastic instructor) gave an interesting display with the Indian clubs. By the kind permission of the chief constable (Captain Lindsay), a squad of the Glamorgan Police were in atten- dance, and went through the infantry sword exerc.se very creditably. A first class pro- gramme of boxing contents had also been pro- vided, amongst the principal boxers preseut being Morgan Crowther and Bob Wiltshire. Mr Harry Marks, Cardiff (the ten-stone amateur champion of the world), was also introduced to the gathering, and received a warm ovation. During the evening a very interesting function took place, Mr Herbert Evans, superintendent of the Bute Dock Police Force and formerly of Barry Dock, being made the recipient of a handsome illumi nated address and a purse of gold, as a mark of the respect of the inhabitants generally. The presentation wag made by Major-General Lee, who spoke in high terms of the straight- forward character of Superintendent Evans, and of his conscientious discharge of his duties at all times. The recipient afterwards made a suitable reply. The programme was concluded with votes of thanks to the artistes and officials and the singing of the Welsh National Anthem by the Glee Society. We may add that the duties of pianist were efficiently carried out by Mr Frank Hoopi r, and the Barry Dock Unionist Brass Band (conductor, Mr W. Dey), and the Barry Dock R.A.O.B. Band (conductor, Mr J. Bryant) aha enlivened the proceedings with several musical items. Great praise is due to the committee, with Messrs J. TI. Harrison and F. Iluelin as joint hon. sees., Dr E. Treharne, chairman. Mr W. Fowler vice-chairman, and Mr E. Williams treasurer, for the faultless manner in which the whole of the arrangements were carried out.
CORRESPONDENCE. We do l ot hold ourselves responsible fcrthe views expressed by our correspondents.—ED.] SOUTH GLAMORGAN "500." TO THE EDITOR OF THE" BAHRY HERALD. SIR,—Having for some time been a resident ;n Barry previous to 1893, and having taken a not inactive interest in all the Liberal and Radical political movements of the place at that time, more particularly, perhaps, an official position in the General Election of 1892. and as I am ti I a frequen leader of your spirited and progressbe pill,er, and still fee ing a deep and lasting mterest in the constituency, carried out so far as to lepre- sent it here in a flourishing Parliamentary Debating Society, you will, I am sure, allow me a short space to have a word or two with reference to its future representation in Parliament and, sir, I will at once say that I was not in the least sur- prised to find that the seat was lost to our party in 1895. Indeed, I went so far as to say in 1892 that the seat would ceitainly be lost at the next oppor- tunity. And I had my reasons for thinking so, and the chief of tbe-e er, the" hek of anything ttketffident organisilion." In Mr T. J. Hug es the" 300" l,a, a g, iitliiian who, without doubt, throws great energy and great abili y into his ( rk, and certainly eid at tnat nine sacrifice a gr, at deA, nior, of his professional time tl-an the p; rty had a right to expect from an honorary official. But, I happen to know that Mr Hughes was not provided with the sinews of war to the extent that he ought to have been, and uas, there- fore, sever, ly l.andic i pped in his work, with the result of deleft in 1895. Now, sir, as I saw by a r: cent issue of the HERALD that the "500" will lie. et nt Barry on May 2 ^d, and as Ba.ry forms a growiugly im| ortiait di triet of the constituency, I ilis is a poiut that they may well devote their attention to. You may have a splendid candidate, and a splendid causs, but unless these are well backed up by a thoroughly efficient organisation, depend upon it, it will take a great deal to reverse the result of 1895. It is the "plodding work" that tells in the long run, and plodding work cannot be carried on without proirpt payment." At thtse times, when" payments of members" is one of the planks in our platform, it is altogether too much to expect candidates to plank down everything in the shape of payment, and when it is considered that, as M. P., the sacrifices of both time and money is immense, it is not too much to expect that those who "give him a call," as a c:audida'e, should do their ful Ishare of finding the "sinews of war" necessary to make him their member. I am more than ever convinced of this since attending the me'tings of the National Libeial Fed,-ration recently field in this toan. Although I was unable to get delegates' tickets, I was able to get admission to tile "stringers' gallery," so that Barry was, to say the least, un- officially represented these. And if there was one thing more manifest than another at these gather- ings, it was that the Federation thorougbly recognises that, now "the flowing of the tide is witn us," there is greater necessity than ever for the efficient organis ition of our forces. That this was so was given practical effect to by the unani- mous passing of the resolution proposed by Mr Duckworth, M.P. for MiddPt* n, for '.he raising (f a special fund of £5,000 a year for federation purposes al ne. While not o .e single item of the Newcastle liograninie is abandoned, ilnre ceitainly was the strongest possible feelings manifested in favour of a thorough organisation of the party. Programmes are all veiy well and right, but we may have too large a one to thoroughly unite us, and while John Morley made Temperance reform the first item to speak upon, he clearly showed that it is only one item and not the one item on which everything else is to be sacrificed. As for myself, while I adopt every item (if Radical thought and principle, for the moment I have only one item, and that is wri ten in large liters: "TURN THE TORIES OOT." And for South Glamorgan to h i\e their fair share in this honour, the ranks must be ciosed up, tell uaverers to stand aside, adopt your man, stand by him, fight for him, and relp pay for him. And surely, sir, in such a wealthy cons ltuency, there are men enough to assist in the guarantee of sufficient funds for this purpose. Leicestershire was spoken of at the Fid'ration meetings as being almost unique iu its political position, as out of six members, only one is a Tory, and he red ived a severe shaking in 1895. And it is entirely due to its complete organisations (which were ready when the fight came) that they came out of the fight tiiumphant. Apologising for troubling you, I am, &c., F. W. T. Leicester, March 29, 1898.
BARRY COAL FOR THE RUSSIAN FLEET. CHARTER FOR PORT ARTHUR. Although the Russians have taken possession of Port Arthur they cannot apparently get on without Welsh steam coal. At all events, tnes.s. Lebuan,' of Liverpool, an ived at Birry Dock in order to take in a cargo of about 6,000 tons of Ferndale steam coal for the Russian fleet at Port Aithur. She was chartered by a well-known London firm, the freight being at the high rate of 30s. per ton, and sue ought to have been haded and put to sea on Friday, her time being up at no III. but owiog to the ruptllre in the coal tra,le she had not even be- n commenced hading at that time. The s'eaimr, howevtr, left on Tuesday. All the same the niere fact that the Russians found it necessary to come so many thousands of mi es for really good coal is one not to he I. st sight of in view of possible com- plications between that country and our own.
VALE OF GLAMORGAN RAILWAY OFFICIAL INSPECTION DELAYED. Owing to certain unforeseen difficulties thatjhave arisen in connection with the new loop line con- structed with such rapidity by Messrs Price and Wills, to avoid using the defective viaduct at Porthkerry, the Board of Trade inspection has been (it-layt d. It is now positively certain that this part of the 1iDe will Ilot be re-opened during the Easter holidays, although it was considered pio- bable last week by the officials of the company.
IENARTH CHESS PLAYERS AT BARRY DOCK. The Barry Distiict Chess Team spent a very enjoyable evening t n Wednesday pi tying their second match this season. Pellarth wIre the opponents on this occasion. The play took p'ace at the Windsor Hotel, harry Dock, aud ended in a victory for the visitors by 10^ to 5^ games. Dr Livingstone playe-t draughts with the Pen- arth captain, and won 7 games to love. Appended i< the full sc re of the chess gan)es BARRY DISTRICT. PENARTH. Mr F Hybart 1 — Mr F P Down (captain) 0 MrEAHStewart Mr E W Rees 1 (captain) 0 — Mr J Felix Wil- A Frazer 1 0 bams 0 1 Mr John Davies 0 A H.,Iman I W Arch,-r. -L I F H Lambert. £ 0 2 W Hutchiugs 10,, C C Thomas 1 0 VV R Howell 0 F R Crossling 1 „ G Randall. 1 0 G H T.ega-kis 0 1 Dr Bdlups 0 0 F P, Ciosl!tig I 1 MrAHybait 0 0 F W Brice 1 1 3.1 2 74 3
L. EVANS Fl-:]! EE], IF] [M STILL GOING AHEAD tsgy £ 2,146 x WORTH OF If E W 0 4U 31B AT D. L. EVANS AND Co., THE GENUINE CASH DRAPERS, f04 & 106, HOLTON ROAD, BARRY DOCK. — W T SXJCCE2SS In the retail trade nowadays is to be purchased by the exhibition of enterprise, foresight, a bold initiative, and that peculiar quality of perception which readily recognises the direction in which public taste and public feeling is moving. Trade no longer meanders t, in well-known channels. It has to be brought to the shop by the offer of special attention to purchasers. The public are increasingly realising the economical value of the READY MONEY principle. Buyers are no longer content to go to a particular market because they have been there before; they now carefully look round for a market in which they can purchase what they want with the least trouble to themselves, at the lowest price, and with the greatest satisfaction to their desires and needs.
BARRY EASTER MONDAY EISTEDDFOD. By this time the above institution has be- come one of the most important and attractive features in our populous district, and we hail its advent once more with delight. We are so pleased to see the musical inhabitants of the thriving Vales of GlamoigHii and Monmouth- shire flowing into our neighbourhood, train after train, until ever\one of us are enraptured with a curious inquisitiveness about the probable result of the various contests which have been the means of attracting such a multitude among us. The existence of an Eisteddfod in a locality is a sign of healthy nationality, and it is evident that in Barry, although a young place, that the Welsh enthusiasm is also young and active. The three preceding Eisteddfods held by this committee have proved them to be skilful in the execution of the onerous duties they had to undertake on such an occasion, and their valuable service in endeavouring to promote such a praiseworthy institu- tion deserves every encouragement. It is surprising to the great musicians from London, when they come to adjudicate at our eisteddfods, how it is that in a population, say of twenty thousand, we can have three or four excellent choirs numbering from two to three hundred each, and those voices of the richest that it is possible to find. Well, that is the result of centuries of training, one generation after another, preparing for their eisteddfods, and now the nation has acquired such an ability to eing so that by the end of this wonderful nineteenth century the fame of Welsh choirs has been so widely known that even the Queen of our mighty empire is de- lighted to it and listen to the excellent trained singers of Wales. "EOS." LIST OF ENTRIES. The above Eisteddfod will be held as usual in a spacious navilion-cflpab18 of holding 3,000 people—at Holton Field, Barry Dock The list of entries for the various competitions is very large, numbering 174. In the chief choral contest such well known choirs as Maesteg, Beaufort, Barry, & Pontycymmer have entered, and in the male voice competition Barry, Beaufort, Ystrad, Pontycymmer, and Newport. Three childrens' choirs will compete, viz., Barry, Barry Dock, and Penarth, and amongst the entries for the drum and fife competition is the Preston Royal Band. It is to be hoped, therefore, that the attendance will exceed that of previous years; and those who delight in listening to good music can faithfully be pro- mised an enjoyable day.
BARRY CASES AT THE SESSIONS At the Quarter Sessions at Swalsea, on Tuesday last, John Clal k (41), fireman, was charged with breaking and entern g the shop of William Alex- ander Macdonald, Hoiton-road, Barry Dock, and stealing therefrom an overcoat, two pairs of trousers, a vest, two caps, and other articles, on December 29th. Prisoner was undefended, but in answer to the cha.ge stated that he bought the wearing apparel in Bristol. Th jury at ouce re- turned a verdict of "Guilty," and prisoner was sentenced to six months' imprisonment. Michael Healey (28), fi, enian, -,i as charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding John Wat- kins, at Barry Dock, on March 14th. The evidence was of au unsatisfactory character, and the jury returned a verdict of Not guiliy." Elizabeth Perriam (33), was charged with unlaw- fully and maliciously wounding AMUIC Cunningham at Barry Dock, on January 31st. Prosecutrix said that without the slightest provocation prisoner met her on the date in question and she drew a knife across her face, inflicting h rather serious wound from her forehead down to her chin. In cross-examination Mr Gla codine elicited the fact that there waa a row g ing 0n, and prcsecutrix interfering Mrs Perriam struck her on the face with the knife. Tiie jury returned a verdict of "Not guilty," without hearing the whole of the evidence for the defence. Joseph Haydn Davies, a sanitary inspector, aged 32, pleaded guilty to obtaining the sum of 5s by false pretences from Ernest Cook, at Barry, and with incurring a debt of 14s 6d for board and lodgings with George Davies by pretending he had beau appointed manager of the Sanatorium. Pris- oner said he was an applicant for the position, and acted thoughtlessly in making the pretence he did. His character was good, and as he had been in prison two months he was let off with 14 days' hard labour.
OPPOSITION TO THE BARRY RAILWAY BILL. The owners, &c., in Barry have withdrawn thei opposition to the Barry Railway Bill This oppo- sition was promoted in case the poll of the rate- payers that has been conducted last week failed in the intention to permit the expenditure by the District Council of the amount necessaiy for the purpose.
V\~ Danish Dairy Co.'s "MEADOWSWEET' is Ist-rate Danish Dairy Co.'s Danish Butter is Ist-rate Danish Dairy Co.'s CANADIAN CHEDDAI is Ist-rate CHEESF, Danish Dairy Co.'s Margarirle on toast is Ist-rate Danish Dairy Co.'s TEA is Ist-rate SAMPLES GIVEN FREE to demonst-rate 3, The above to be accu-rate THIS DAY'S PRICES- Per lb Fresh Dairy Butter Is. Pure Dairy Butter 10d Fine Margarine, splendid on toast 4d. P11T.A HVn /Drawing a Strong Liquor, with great\ "1 Q JL U.I C JL Cd Pungency and Fragrance. — Note the only address in Barry Dock- DANISH DAIRY CO., 80, Holton Road, Barry Dock. No connection with any other firms in Barry Dock. Br&nohes in all large cities and towns.