GAS Exhibition & U Cookery Lectures IN THE NATIONAL SCHOOLROOM DINAS POWIS. Practical Lectures ON COOKING BY GAS. BY Miss L. E. Silvester, NI.C.A., froiii Tuesday, Aug. 5, to Friday, Aug. 8, INCLUSIVE. ADMISSION FREE BARRY urban district COUNCIL. • NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN th?.t on the 14TH DAY of OCTOBER NEXT, APPLICA- TION will be made to His Majesty's Justices of the Peace, assembled at Quarter Sessions iu and for the County of Glamorgan, at Swansea,, for an ORDER for TURNING, DIVERTING, and STOPPING UP the PORTION of HIGHWAY leading from HOLTON BUILDINGS to the COLCOT FAWR FARM, in the Parish of BARRY, commencing at a point about OPPOSITE the CENTRE of ] FIELD No. 205 on the Ordnance Map, Scale :iwõ of the Parish of Barry, and proceeding in a Norlh-Eisterly direction, and tcrminating at a point immediately Sauth-East of Colcot Fawr Farm. AND THAT THE CERTIFICATE of two JUSTICES having viewed the same, together with he Plan of the Old and proposed New Highway, will be LODGED with the CLERK of PEACE for the said County of Glamorgan, on the 13TH DAY of SEPTEMBER NEXT. Dated this 25th day of JULY, 1902. J. C. PARDOE, A.M.I.C.E., Surveyor to the Barry Urban District Council. BARRY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. T "VJ OTICE ?S TTEREBY GIVEN that on the Li 14TH DAY of OCTOBER NEXT, APPLICA- TION will be made to His Majesty's Justices of the Pimm*. ■—iimliUiil at Quarter Sessions in and for the County of Glamorgan, at Swansea, for an ORDER for STOPPING UP the PUBLIC FOOTPATH or FOOTWAY leading from BARRY-ROAD to the COLCOT-ROAD, and from BARRY-ROAD to MERTHYR DOVAN, all in the PARISH of BARRY, and which PUBLIC FOOTPATH or FOOTWAY COMMENCES in BARRY-ROAD, at a point about 160 yards to the EAST of the JUNCTION of the BUTTRILLS-ROAD with BARRY-ROAD, and PASSES THROUGH FIELDS No 327, 328, and 247 on the Ord- nance Map for the Parish of BARRY, Scale-L 2600 and as to the portions thereof to be Stopped Up, and part icularly as to the Portion thereof leading to the COLCOT-ROAD, and TERMINATING at the WESTERN BOUNDARY of the said FIELD No. 247 on the said Ordnance Map, and as to the Portion thereof leading to MERTHYR DOVAN, TERMINATING at the NORTHERN BOUND. ARY of the said FIELD No. 327 on the said Ordnance ap AND THAT THE CERTIFICATE of Two JUSTICES haviDg viewed the same, together with the Plan of the Old Public Footpath or Footway, will be LODGED with the CLERK of the PEACE for the suid County of Glamorgan on the 13TH DAY of SEPTEMBER NEXT. Dated this 25th day of July, 1902. J. C. PARDOE, A.M.I.C.E., Surveyor to the Barry Urban District Council. BARRY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. PRIVATE IMPROVEMENTS. WILFRID STREET. \j OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a JN Meeting of the above Council, held ou the 14th day of July, 1902, the following resolution was passed :— The Surveyor submitted Specifications, Plans and Sections, Estimates and Provisional Apportionments for Private Improvements in Wilfrid Street." RFSOLVEL): That the Specifications, Plans and Sections, Estimates and Provisional Appor- tionments submitted by the Surveyor be ap- proved. NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY OI^EN thflt the Approved Specifications, Plans, aud Sections, Estimates, and Provisional Apportionments will be kept deposited during One Month from hereof at the Offices of the Urban District Councd, and will be kept open for inspection at all reason- able times. Dated this 8th day of August, 1902. By Order of the Council, C. B. BROWN, Acting-Clerk. District Council Offic, a, Holton Road, Barry. EIFFEL TOWER LEMONADE This well-known article is partly made in Italy in the midst of the Lemon Orchards, hence its fresh delicious flavor and wonderful cheapness. Dr A. B. Griffiths, the famous food analyst, pays, It is impossible to produce Lenioi ade of a hihber standard of excellence." A 4d. Bottle makes two gallons. Also use EIFFEL TOWER LEMON JELLIES.
IT IS a little difficult, to understand of what stuff the conscience ot a statesman can be composed who perseveres with such a measure as the Education Bill after such a verdict as the Leeds election. Here was a constituency which had been Conservative even before the Home Rule split. The Unionist majority has steadily risen, until at the khaki flood-tide, not two years ago, it stood at 2,517. That seemingly hopeless majority has been swept away, and to-day North Leeds is a Liberal constituency with a comfortable majority of 758. There is no doubt about the cause of this revolution. The Unionist press talks vaguely about the growing discontent with which the country regards a weak and ill- assorted Ministry and the Times talks, in its large way, about the swing of the pendulum. But, after all, even a pendulum does not swing of its own accord. It is the anger with which the country regards the Education Rill that has set the pendulum in motion, just as it was the Bread Tax which produced a simi- lar result at Bury. This Government tricked itself into power in October, 1900, by posing as an indispensable national institution engaged in a great national undertaking. It has proved itself to be nothing more than the creature of a sect, inspired by the narrowest denominational ideals. The natural reaction has followed. It is impossible that any but the staunchest of partisans should support a Government which has committed itself to a sectarian crusade. With the examples of Bury and North Leeds before him, Mr Balfour can be under no illusions. Whatever majorities the Whips may be able to give him in the House, whatever temporary triumphs the closure may secure, he is legislating against the will of the country. Democracy becomes a sham when statesmen can ignore a lesson so plain. One would have thought that the Leeds election would have suggested to Mr Balfour the wisdom of some compromise on the Education question. He may, if he pleases, persevere, but at the present rate he is paving the way for a reaction which will pro- bably endanger the interests he has at heart much more seriously than any politic yield- ing on his part might do at the present moment, An Education Bil) which was not grossly unfair might survive a general elec- tion. A settlement on Mr Balfour's present lines can be only temporary. But the fair moment for compromise has now passed. It arrived with an amendment proposed by Mr Dillon. As the Irish members have sup- ported the Government in this Bill, there would have been no humiliation involved in a surrender to an ally. The Irish proposal, moreover, was eminently reasonable. It was that in the 8.000 parishes where the Church School is the only school, the board of management should consist of two members elected by the trustees, two by the Parish Council, and two by the parents of the children actually attending the school. Mr Balfour, however, stuck to his point that four members should be appointed by the Church and only two by the locality. He would, he said, consent to nothing which might destroy the denominational character" of these schools. It is useful to have this simple statement of principle. It would be fair enough but for one circumstance-that Mr Balfour's own Bill has already destroyed the denominational character of these schools by providing for their maintenance out of the rates. From the moment that the Church ceases to be responsible for the cost of the education given in these schools, ceases even to find the teachers' salaries, it has no further right to treat them as denominational pre- serves. Moreover, Mr Balfour seems to assume that the four managers to be chosen by the parish in Mr Dillon's scheme would all be Nonconformists. Many of them, per- haps most of them, would be Churchmen- but not bigots That is why the extreme Anglican party object to public control. Lord Rosebery's speech at the Liberal League dinner was very far from being an inspiring performance. A party programme was never yet defined in negatives, and Lord Rosebery seldom gets furthur than an em- phatic declaration that he is not as other men are—pro-Boers or inefficients. He made some sectional capital out of Mr Barran's return for Leeds; quite forgetting that Mr Barran was elected by the loyal work of all sections of the party, and that he gave an unequivocal pledge to support Sir Henry Campbell- Bannerman as his leader. Of definite poli- tical pronouncements, Lord Rosebery made only two. The first concerned the Education Bill, which, he said, might be made an instrument of great good to the country if it could be amended on two or three points." It was not Lord Rosebery, after all, but Dr Clifford, whose fervent oratory did so much to win the Leeds election, and Dr Clifford did not speak in that hesitating vein. The second pronouncement was to the effect that there should be no independent Parliament in Dublin." That will not go far towards solving the Irish question You might as well try to found a party on a declaration that you will never surrender India to Russia or Gibraltar to Spain. Nobody, not even Mr Redmond, asks for an independent Parlia- ment in Dublin. And yet this irrelevant and oracular saying was Lord Rosebery's sole contribution to the Irish problem, which is beginning to vex men's consciences as it has not done for many a long year past. What would Lord Rosebery do to reform Dublin Castle, which misgoverns and oppresses by means of its packed juries and its perjured policemen, its" rernovables" and its Ser- geant Sheridans? How would he solve the land question, which has split the Unionist ranks even in Ulster? The drift of public opinion is towards conciliation and sympathy. Even while Lord Rosebery was speaking a Unionist member, Mr Cathcart Wason, was obtaining his constituents' permission to change sides because he is convinced that Unionism is no cure for the miseries and wrongs of Ireland.
A BARRY QUOIT THROWER. MR TOM GREATREX'S CAREER. There is a no more familiar figure around Barry than Mr Tom Greatrex. Many know him as the astute railwayman, while of late he has been more prominently associated with International honours in the quoit throwing world. With his brother Mr T. Greatrex will shortly be leaving for South Africa, and advantage has been taken of the occasion to make him a handsome and suitable presentation,. A very familiar figure will be missed when he departs. On Satur- day in the International match- England v. Wales—Greatrex beat a redoubtable oppon- ent in G. Workman by four points, and thus tried to enhance the reputation of the Welsh- men in that particular branch of sport. Mr Greatrex is the proud possessor of a gold medal, which he won with the championship of Wales in 1896, out ot 18 contestants. On that occasion he scored 84 to his opponents' 28. Greatrex has won a number of prizes in club competitions, but remains an amateur. Greatrex has represented the Principality since 1896. On his first appearance at Cheltenham he was beaten by Smith of Peterborough by 21-1 I, and next year at Bridgend by Dougell, of Reading,by 21-19. Next year at the Crystal Palace, however, Greatrex was in splendid form in beating Stone, the champion of London, by no fewer than 18 points, this being a record defeat ot any player in an International contest. At Merthyr next year- Greatrex was beaten by W. Graham 21-18, and in the succeeding year at the Alexandra Palace the same player beat him by 21 —17. Last year he beat G. Workman, the runner up up for the London championship by 2 1 16 and this year he has repeated the perfor- mance and earned the congratulations of his numerous admirers. HANDSOME PRESENTATION. On Tuesday evening Mr Greatrex was entertained by a number of friends and well- wishers to a banquet at the Ship Hotel, Barry, when he was made the recipient of a purse of gold Mr John Thomas presided, and several speeches were delivered expressing regret at Mr Greatrex's impending departure. _n_
OPEN-AIR CONCERT. TEMPERANCE CHOIR AND 1 HE EISTEDDFOD. On Bank Holiday the Barry Temperance Choir gave a grand open-air concert on Friar's Point, Barry Island, in the presence of a very large number of people. The choir gave admirable renderings, and the hope of their supporters that they will carry off the coveted trophy at the National Eisteddfod was materially strengthened. Air D. Farr conducted, the renderings including the test pieces, which are Bach's "I wrestle and pray"; Rogers' part- song "The Storm," in which Miss Pugh took the solo; and the Chorus by Mendelssohn, "Come, let us sing." The band of the Severn Division Submarine Miners, conducted by Mr J. Matthews, afforded variety to the programme, the concert being appropriately opened with the National Anthem by the combined choir and band, and closed with the Welsh National Anthem, Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," Miss Pugh also sang the solo For all Eternity."
Submarine Miners' Encampment. DEPARTURE OF THE CADET CORPS. On Wednesday the Pontypridd Cadet Corps, which has been in camp with the Volunteers at Barry Island, and have been in command of Capt. Rbys Morgan, headmaster of the County School, departed after an enjoyable week. The lads had shooting practice this week at the Weycock Range, and 80 profi ient did they become in the use of the rifle that in a little imprnmtu competition they were only beaten by a squad of officers, the lads taking second place. The inspection in mine-laying work took place to-day (Thursday), the men having done splendid work in connecting and laying mines in the channel between Sully and Barry Islands, On Friday, Colonel Gouldie, com- mander of the Western District, will conduct an inspection in infantry exercises. Notwith- standing hard work each day, the men have enjoyed themselves thoroughly, the concerts held each evening in the large teut being well patronised by the townspeople. There has been quite a galaxy of talent available eaeh evening, and on one occasion the Pierrots from the sands gave an interesting programme.
SEAWEED AS AMEDICINE ITS MARVELLOUS EFFECT UPON THE STOMACH, LIVER, KIDNEYS & BOWELS. SEAWEED possesses a natural streugtliening" healing and purifying power, far greater than other know n remedies. This is now conceded by im porlant authoiities. It was first introduced by Mr Veno as one of the ingredients of Veno's Sea- weed Tonic, since which time Veno's Seaweed Tonic has been used in hospitals and by doctors theinselves because of its superior curative pro- perties. Its most brilliant effect is produced in stomach, liver and kidney diseases, and the extra- ordinary cures it performs, even in the worse cases, is positive proof of its efficacy It is a god send to sufferers from indigestion, wind, headache, general weakness, kidney trouble, weak and painful back, torpid liver, female troubles, poorness of blood and HABITUAL CONSTIPATION. Ask for VENO'S SEA- WEED TONIC. Price 1/14 and 2/9 at chemists and medicine vendors.
STOP-DAY ACTION. VICTORY FOR THE MEN. Mr Justice Bigham delivered judgment in the colliers stop-day action at noon to-day in favour of the men.
TOWN & DISTRICT BARRY ISLAND BAPTISTS On Wednesday the children and parents and friends connected with Amherst-crescent Bap- tist Chapel, Barry Island, enjoyed a tea and lecture. The tea was well fittonded, and was, moreover, of a highly successful character. In the evening the KevT.Towy Evans, Blaenau Gwent, delivered a lecture on "George Muller, the prophet of the XIX. Century." Mr R. Edwards James, solicitor, Cardiff, being in the chair. BARRY PRESBYTERIAN FORWARD MOVEMENT, MKRTHYR-STHEET HALL.Opeii throughout Sun- day and every week evening. A hearty welcome- Free seats. Sankey's hymns. Set vices next Sun- day at 11 aud 6.30 p.m. Preaching Service Mon. day. Children's Services Sunday 11 a.m. 2.30, and 6.30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. 6.30 p.m. Preacher next Sunday: Rev D D. Davies, Aberystwith University College. It is earnestly requested that all the children will meet at the Hall on Siturdiy, Aug. 9th at 1.39 p.m. to arrange for the Coronation procession. Scholars must bring their mugs. INDEPENDENT ORDER OF RECHABITES On Monday last the Barry Dock and Cadox- ton Juvpnile Tents held their annual united treat. Owing to the unsettled state of the weather they were unable to avail themselves of a field at Holton Farm, kindly placed at their disposal by Mr John Thomas. But dur- ing the afternoon about 200 juveniles paraded the streets headed by the Rechabite Brass Band and then marched to the Cadoxton Tent-room, were they were joined by about 100 adult members and friends, and all partook of the cup that cheers but not inebriates. In the evening the weather cleared up and the band played several selections on Cadoxton Common, and the children indulged iu a number of sports, races, &c., prizes for which were provided by the adult tents and friends. Notwithstand- ing the fickle weather a very enjoyable day was spent, and the children returned home sober, cheerful, and happy. We would like to call attention of parents to these Juvenile Rechabite Societies, where the children are not ohly taught the principles of temperance, but are also made members of one of the most souud and flouishing benefit societies in existence. FOR a good glass of homely Bitter, invigorating Liquors, and Wholesome Refreshment when in Cardiff, call at the York Hotel (off Custom House- street). Proprietress Mrs Ben Jenkins. BARRY DISTRICT A.F.C. A meeting of members of the Barry District A.F.C. has been held and have decided to run the team again next season. It was pointed out that it would be of little valae to enter for the South Wales and Monmouthshire League (2nd Division). Steps will at once be taken to enter for the Cardiff and District League (1st Division) It is at present very probable that they will join the Town team and be styled as their seconds. Mr J. Dalton was elected secre- tary pro tem. GARDENERS AND ALLOTMENT-HOLDERS are re- commended to apply for my new Seed Catalogue for 1902. Speciality in Seeds; always fresh. Cata- logues free.—W. R. HOPKINS Pharmaceutical Chemist., 88, High-street, Barry
The Barry Indecent Assault. At the Glamorgan Assizes on Monday, Wm. Davies (42), fireman, pleaded guilty to assault- ing Alice Jane Gilbert, aged seven, at The Buttrills, Barry, on June 21st. Prisoner sobbed, and made a piteous appeal for mercy, saying that this was his first offence. His Lordship: Five years' penal servitude. That is a light sentence for what you have done.
BARRY RAILWAY COMPANY. PROPOSED EXPENDITURE. The Barry Railway Company hold its half- yearly meeting of shareholders at Barry to-day (Friday), when the annual report will be pre- sented. From that it will be found that in addition to Mr Clifford Cory, the directors suggest that Mr David Davies, grandsou of the first deputy-chairman and son of the late managing director, shall be elected to the board. There is an estimate of further expenditure on capital account during the current half-year of no less than JE 100,000, of which as much as S38,000 will, it is stated, be required for the deep sea lock, and 130,000 for what is called the Brecon branch, the reference being to the extension across the Rhymney Valley which is to join the company's line to that of the Brecon and Merthyr Railway. The balance due to the bankers was S127,120. The coal bill was during the half-year £13,936, nearly LI,000 less than in the corresponding period, but there was an increase of wages connected with the working of locomotives to the extent of J6700. The receipts from passengers, parcels, &c., increased by JE500, being A;20,876, as against Y,20,35 1. The merchandise and minerals showed a much heavier increase, being nearly £6,000 £ 122,401, as agianst £ 116,458. Sl ipping receipts also increased by £2,600, being £ 43,766, against £ 41,165. The dock receipts were JEl1,781 in excess of those of the corresponding period, being £119,373, against £ 107,592. The total revenue was £ 309,743, a3 compared with £ 288.731, and the total expenditure was £171,928, as com- pared with £ 164,005. The percentage of expenditure on receipts was 55-51. This com- pares with 56'80 in the corresponding period.
The Barry Attempted Suicide Mary Bowden, of Merthyr-street, who recently threatened suicide by taking carbolic acid was sent to prison by the Barry magistrates to-day (Thurs- day) for keeping a disorderly house, a charge which was brought against her before she made the attempt.
Fruit Sellers' Obstruction. Nine local frait sellers were cautioned by the local magistrates on Thursday for obstructing the thoroughfare opposite the entrance to Whitmore Bay, Barry Island. Mr Lloyd Meynck, in their defence, urged that they were supplying a great public convenience,
BASEBALL. GRANGETOWN CONSERVATIVES v. BARRY DOCK CONSERVATIVES. The above match A as played at Grangetown on Saturday last and resulted iu a win for the home- sters by 20 runs. There is undoubtedly a great improvement in the Bai ry club, and they are to be congratulated ou the way they are performing against their strong opponents of late, considering this is their fist season at the game.
Penarth Coaltrimmer Loiterer. Benjamin Sadler, coaltrimmer, Penarth, for being found OR Cadoxton Railway Station premises early this morning and damaging an automatic sweetmeat machine, was sentenced to 14 days' im- prisonment with hard labour.
SNAP SHOTS. Barry Railway Bill has been duly passed into law." The Porthcawl lifeboat is to be removed, and there will in future be no boat between Barry and Mumbles Head The Australian cricket match was well patronised by Barry folk on Monday and Tuesday, and the su rli er game has been given a good "leg-up." Mabon nowngures in a new role, a capital photo of the lion, member being issued by a firm of tobacconists and presented with their cigarettes. It has been agreed that in the order of singing in the competition for the choirs at the Na'ionai Eisteddfod at Bangor in September Barry shall sing sixth. Dr Joseph Parry is spending a quiet holiday at Aberthaw in the Vale of Glamorgan. He is putt- ing in a lot of work on a new oratorio by the lone seashore. Mr Andrew Carnegie, in a communication to the Lord Mayor of Cork, announces his readiness to make a grant of £ 10,000 for the purpose of provid- ing a free library. Through the kindness of Mrs D. T. Alexander, the Sunbeam League stall at Dinas Powis Flower Show last Wednesday obtained six guineas towards the funds of the Cardiff Infirmary. Cardiff, according to the recent statistics, is the third largest port for outward tonnage in the world, New York being first, and London second. One year Cardiff took the foremost position. On Tuesday the House of Lords decided on appeal that it is illegal to make payments for pupil teachers' centres out of the school funds or fcr any It building other than a public elementary school. Sir J. Wolfe Barry, who built Barry Dock, is anxious to fling a bridge across the Strand where Wellington-street slopes gently towards Waterloo The" Globe" says that if he succeeds he will certainly make some of us cross. A horse belonging to Mr J. R. Chammings, ridden by a son of Capt. R. Davies, our esteemed dockmaster, bolted on Monday, threw its rider, and colliding with a vehicle, broke its leg, and the animal had to be shot in the street opposite the Barry Hotel. A discussion has taken place at the Coronation Committee of the District Council as to the amount of cake it will take to kill a child. It was stated that three-parts of a pound would necessi- tate the attendance of a doctor, but the Committee agreed to risk this. The Rev W. 1. Morris, of Sardis, Pontypridd, one of the most prominent members of the Welsh Independent connexion, and a stalwart temperance advocate, with whose presence Barryites are familiar, died at Llantwit-Major on Tuesday morning. Councillor Milward, at the Coronation Com- mittee, desired the cake to be distributed on the same principle as the loaves and fishes-" There was, however, a concensus of opinion as to what the Scriptures really said on the point, and the Committee decided according to their own ideas Barry is progressing in manufactures. Mr J. T. Emerson, cycle manufacturer, Holton-road, has shown sufficient enterprise to build an excellent motor cycle, on which he may be seen careering about at as rapid a rate as the law will permit. It is of the Minerva type, fitted with B S A fittings throughout, and is probably the first of its kind built in Barry. The International Life-saving Congress, which has just concluded its sittings at Nantes, adopted resolutions adopting the regulation of the speed of vessels in foggy weather, the establishment of an International Maritime Bureau to draw up uniform maritime regulations for all nations, and the carry- ing of a rocket apparatus by every warship and trading vessel. An attempt is being made to raise the price of bread delivered at people's houses, the price "over the counter to remain the same. Thanks to the astute efforts of some local bakers the attempt has been so far frustrated, and the local Association which might appropriately be called The Raising- the-Bread Society," is disappointed. A local minister, after enquiring from a boy at one of the neighbouring stations the time of the next train, then desired his name. "Oh, yes," said the minister, "I thought I knew you. And where do you go on Sunday, my boy ?" Boy All over the place, sir. Sometimes I run down to Barry Island, and at other times I go to Rhoose, and I go to see my sister occasionally." Minister Dear, dear, and you don't go to chapel at all. You are a wicked fellow, and I am ashamed of you."
INTERNATIONAL QUOITS. ENGLAND BEATS WALES. BARRY THROWERS SUCCESSFUL The seventh international quoit match be- tween England and Wales took place at Burton-on-Trent on Saturday, when the first- named county was successful by 68 points. In the Welsh were two Barry players-D. Brennan and T. Greatrex—and these beat the men pitted against them, the former defeating W. Johnson, by 16-21, and the latter G. Workman, London, 17 21.
20,000 SHILLINGS. Subscriptions Received. a. d. Amount already acknowledged.. 13,202s. 9d received week endiog July 31st, 1902:- Mr W. E. itnspuian, Barry 20s. Mr W. J. Williams, Barry 21s. Barry Dock Unionist Club, per Mr Jas. Johnson 50s. —— 91s. Total Receipts. 13,293s. 9d Still required. 6,706s. 3d
CORONATION FESTIVITIES SATURDAY'S PROGRAMME. United Services & Populai Rejoicings CHILDREN'S TREAT AND SPORTS. Gel AND DISPLAY ON BARRY I ISLAND. Mr J. Arthur Hughes, chairman of the Barry District Council, has issued the official programme of festivities in connection with the Coronation on Saturday next. Residents are asked to decorate their houses and shops, and in the evening to place a candle in every window to illuminate the town. The programme will be as follows :— I I a.m. — Special services at Parish Church, Barry, St Paul's, and St Mary's; also at Holton-road Baptist and Tabernacle Chapels, Barry Dock, respectively. i p.m.—Submarine Miners will fire a feu de-joie on Barry Island. 2 p.m.—Sports. 2.15.-Children's assemblage and proces- sions. 6 p.m.-Supper for aged poor. 7 p.m.—Dinner for all those who have taken part in the war in South Africa. 9 to 10.30.—Town illuminations. The children will assemble in the Cadox- ton district at the Victoria Park; for the Barry Dock district at Tynewydd-road and for the Barry district at Broad-street (be* tween Windsor-road and Trinity-street). The Submarine Miners will give an interesting display on Barry Island. The men will be ranged around the Bay, ten paces apart, and at a given signal there will be a running fire from them all three times. Between each series of firing the band will play the National Anthem, and subsequently three boats will be seen approaching the shore, presumably manned by an attacking force. At a signal from the Submarine Miners' boat the boats will be blown up by a submerged mine, the whole performance giving an idea of the kind of work done by engineers in pro- tecting our ports. It seems inexplicable, however, that this should be fixed for a time when the children (to whom such a sight would be very instructive as well as interest- ing) will be required to be in readiness for the processions in various parts of the town.] Both this event and the sports clash with] other events, and in this respect the arrange-, ment will not permit of any one person taking part or seeing the whole programme carried put.
Conference of Labourers' Union. MEETINGS AT BARRY DOCK. A PROSPEROUS TRADE UNION. The biennial conference of the National Labourers' Union was opened at Barry Dock on Monday, when there were present twenty- four delegates, with the officers, branch secretaries, Mr G. H. Curtis, Barry (a member of the executive council), and Mr Jenkin Phillips, Cardiff (general auditor).—The Presi- dent (Mr C. M. Stenner) gave his presidential address, and a statement of the finances was presented by the Secretary (Mr Harry Williams), together with the report of the finance com- mittee, which showed that the Union was in a sound financial condition, and compared with other societies of its size was the richest in the United Kingdom. During the last six years the Union had saved a considerable amount of money, notwithstanding the fact that they had had large strikes and heavy law cases.—The conference was continued on Tuesday, when the election of officers took place, which resulted as follows :-President (Mr C. M. Stenner), and General Secretary (Mr J. Williams) were re- elected. District Secretaries—Newport (Mr J. Twomey); Cardiff and District (Mr C. M. 8tenner); Barry (Mr H. Rogers). Executive —Newport (Messrs J. Collins and Dyer); Car- diff and District (Messrs G. H. Curtis, Burns, and Kenney); Swansea (Messrs Powlesland and Clements); General Auditors (Messrs Jenkin Phillips and J. Faulkner); General Trustees (Messrs J. Wilkinson, H. Jones, and J. Dennis) Treasurer (Mr J. Coar). The president and general secretary were elected to represent the Union on the Labour Conference to be held in London, and also two or three other meetings, where questions of vital importance to the poorer classes will be discussed. On Wednesday the conference passed a re- solution in favour of direct labour representa- tion, both municipal and Parliamentary, and a special fund was opened with that object. A new rule was accepted providing for members who received an accident and did not benefit under the Compensation Act, and it was further agreed to pay wages of such men who would benefit during the first fortnight after an acci- dent. Discussions took pi ce during the re- mainder of the day on the question of altera- tions of rules.
QUOITS. BARRY SECONDS v YSTRAD SECONDS. Played at Barry on Saturday, and reaulted in a win for the homesters by 16 points. Scores:- BARRY. YSTRAD. V Garrett If }} Hopkins 21 F Maltravers 21 D Lewis 4 p Bray 21 W J Ware 15 W Turner 20 W Dowlay 21 E Barrow 21 J Murphy 11 A J Medcroft 21 H Pomeroy 15 C Owen 18 J Hopkins 21 C Farr 8 D Lougher 21 Total. 145 Total 129 -+-
BIGGEST TREE IN THE WORLD The biggest tree in the world has been discovered in California. It has a circumference of 154ft. 8in, and is over 51ft. in diameter. It stands on Govern- ment reservation ground, and is, therefore, pro- tected from the attacks of lumbermen.
Barryj Tradesmen & the Coronation. SHOPS TO OPEN AS USUAL. AN ASSOCIATION FORMED. A very representative meeting of tradesmen of the Barry district took place at the Regent Hall, Barry Dock, on Tuesday evening last, and was presided over by Councillor J. A. Manaton. The meeting was convened by the Coronation Committee of the Barry Urban District Council, for the purpose of deciding whether business should be carried on as usual on Saturday next. Mr E. W. Matthews, Holton-road, opened the discussion by saying that they, as tradesmen, had carried out the express wish of the King by closing on both days of the Coronation in June last, and he thought it was quite unnecessary to close on Saturday next. Mr J. H. Abbott thought it would be wise to remain closed until 5 or 6 o'clock in the evening. Mr John Jones (Bristol House) concurred with the first speaker. He moved that the meeting express its loyalty to the King; but, consider- ing the present state of trade i. the district, recommended that the business be carried on as usual on .Saturdays. Mr James Price, in seconding this resolution, said if he thought that all in his line of busi- ness would suspend business for the day, he would readily do so. (Hear, bear.) Mr Thomas Walters, Cadoxton, stated that by closing on Saturday they would drive a large number of residents to Cardiff, where they would probable spend more money than they would at Barry, and this alone would mean a serious loss to the town. Mr W. L. Hughes, Cadoxton, moved an amendment, that they close at one o'clock. In doing this he said they should consider the assistants, who would be working, while others were holiday-making. On the days of the pro- posed Coronation festivities, some tradesmen had not showed loyalty, and had opened on both these days. Mr J. Davies seconded this amendment. Mr W. T. Medburst wished to add what was called a rider, to the effect that they close until three o'clock in the afternoon, so as to give the assistants a chance to go to the services tkat are to be held on Saturday morning, but this the chairman could not accept. Several other gentlemen spoke to the resolu- tion, and the amendment put and declared lost. Mr T. Walters they proposed another amend- ment, that they close until six o'clock. Mr W. L. Hughes, in seconding this, said it was a usual thing to close on Tuesday afternoon after Bank Holiday, but this year they had not done so, and by closing at this time they were only giving the assistants what was really due to them. Mr Lennox thought it should be all day, or nothing at all. This amendment was also lost. Mr W. L. Hughes moved another amend- ment, that they close at 10 a.m., this being also lost. The resolution was then put, and there voted in its favour 24, against 16. Business, therefore, will be carried on as usual on Satur- day next. Mr T. Evans then got on the platform, and made another use of the meeting, and a better opportunity to advance his idoas he could not have obtained seeing that the greater portion of the tradesmen of the district were present at the meeting. Mr Evans, in a stirring speech, said they, as tradesmen, should combine and form an association among themselves. What was needed here was a universal closing hour in the town. There should be certain closing hours for all branches in the trade. There were tradesmen who kept open on the seventh day, whom he described as aliens to the the country. Mr James Price agreed with the suggestion, and promised the use of the Regent Hall gratis at any time. (Cheers.) Mr John Jones also supported this, and thought there was no better opportunity for advancing the early closing movement. Sept. 1st would be a suitable date for commencing to close at 7 p.m. (Cheers.) The reason why shop assistants had been unsuccessful in this movement was that they either started in the spring or at Christmas time. At that time all tradesmen were exceedingly busy. He moved that the tradesmen form an organisation and endeavour to get early closing in this district. There ought not to be any difficulty in closing at Barry. Mr J. H. Morgan seconded, and this was carried unanimously. Mr W. L. Hughes was then appointed to act as secretary pro tem. A committee of four from each district was appointed as follows Barry Messrs T. Davies, W. R. Hopkins, W. H. Hooper, and E. Lloyd. Barry Dock: Messrs James Price, Bnckland, T. Evans, and J. H. Morgan. Cadoxton: Messrs T. Walters, John Jones, William Cruise, and W. Owen. This com- mittee will draft and prepare a set of rules for the Association, and submit them for considera- tion at a future meeting. At the close of the meeting practically the whole of the tradesmen present paid their initiation fee.
PROMINENT WELSH AMERICAN DEAD. A WEALTHY NATIVE OF ST FAQAN'tj. News has just been received of the death in his 90th year, of Mr Wm. Miles, one of the wealthy men of New York. Mr Miles was born at St. Fagan's, near Cardiff, and when sixteen years of age-74 years ago-he went to the States to join an uncle, who was a carrier in New York. He started amassing his wealth in a modest way. He purchased a house which inereased in value, and then he hnno-Kf land which had coal under it Th>fi vf 1 f out; and lie grew rich on the lea8fd coal raised. He „« ,ne»il" w,T the as all Welshman tni* enthusiastic Welshman, "on to kno» h°Ar?0' New David'ti Society was started in New York, an(I young Mile8 was the first secretary. He married the stenirmfV,« r'cousin was the father of ow^tof Sw Mr eDI7 Eadcliffe, ship-
BARRY DOCK TIDE TABLE. The following is the tide table for Barry Dock for the week commencing to-morrow (Saturdavt J I Day. Morn. Aft h. m. ft. in. h. m. ft. in. Saturday, Aug 9. 10.28 34. 0 10 45 m 4 Sunday 10. 11.2 31. 4 11.21 30. 8 Monday ll. 11.41 28 9 Tuesday 12. 0. 5 28. 3 0.32 26 5 Wednesday 13. 1, 5 26 5 1.33 25 8 Thurt-day 14. 2.26 26. 6 3. 9 26.11 Friday 15. 3.47 28. 0 4,22 28.1J