BARRY TRADE & LABOUR COUNCIL A MEETING of TRADE UNIONISTS will be held at the GLAMORGAN RESTAURANT on THURSDAY, AUG. 21st, at 7.30 p.m., for the purpose of considering the present position of the above Council, and decide as to its future welfare. All Trade Unionists interested in the Labour Monmenf. of the District are earnestly invited to attend. Councillor J. H. Jost- and Councillor CHAPPKL, of Cardiff, will be present. FRED WALLS, Sec.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. SINCE the Leeds election there have not been wanting signs that the country will yet make a strenuous fight against the Education Z5 Bill. With a unanimous and determined opposition, the passage of Clause 7 through the House of Commons settles nothing whatever. Mr Balfour has been very care- ful in making his Cabinet appointments not to expose the party to the risk of any dan- gerous bye-elections. But he has reckoned in ignorance of the temper of his opponents. The safe Tory seat of Sevenoaks (Kent), where Mr Forster had a majority in 1900 of over 4,000, has, after all, been challenged. It is a forlon hope, but if Liberals and Free Churchmen all over the country will but continue the fight in that spirit of daring and self-sacrifice the result cannot in the long run be doubtful. But the real battle will not be at the polls. The Carnarvon- shire County-Council, by a majority of two to one, has passed a resolution warning the Government that if the Bill should pass in its present form it will refuse to act as the instrument of a policy of injustice, and will simply decline to levy rates or to fulfil its other functions under the Bill. If other County and Borough Councils in Wales and in the great industrial towns have the courage to follow this example, the Bill will be from the first a dead letter. But if that first line of resistence fails there remains the course of refusing to pay the Education rate when it is levied. The British Weekly and the Methodist Times, following Dr Clifford's lead, are already organising this movement. If some thousands of Noncon- formists all over the country would but put their names to a covenant to pay no rates under this iniquitous Bill it would be im- possible to enforce it. But it is important to organise the protest in advance. If the question can be settled without an actual appeal to force the country will be saved from an agitation which nothing but neces- sity would justify. THE reception of the Boar leaders by the King after the great Naval Re\iew is one of the most agreeable incidents connected with the Coronation. General Botha, De Wet, and Delarey have received every mark not only of official but also of popular esteem. If more has not been done, that is only because delicacy forbade it, since after all these brave men are still burdened with a great bereavement-the loss of the cause to which they had devoted their lives. The bitterness of the past three years has vanished, leaving hardly a trace behind it. Not many months ago Mr Chamberlain was denouncing these men as bandits." The Standard and the Daily Telegraph openly advocated the shooting in cold blood of such of their men as we captured from time to time. Mrs De Wet was a defiant prisoner in a Concentration Camp. No calumny was too gross for belief. The three generals whose hands the King was grasping the other day were outlaws sentenced to banish- ment for life. All this is happily forgotten to-day, but wise men will ponder over it. It is fashionable to talk of war as an experience which exalts a nation, and calls out all that is chivalrous in its soul. Is that really the fact ? In the heat of battle, no doubt, the soldier rises to moments of self-sacrifice and high daring. But what of the nation at home It was not till peace came and we could think quietly that anything like sym- pathy or chivalry or generosity made its appearance. Then, to be sure, in a moment we dropped the old angry attitude as though it had been no more than a conscious in- sincerity. But while it lasted it debased and degraded and decivilised. War is not a moral tonic; it is a temporary return to savagery and to all the passions of the savage. DEPOPULATION OF THE VALE. THE census particulars issued this week by the Registrar-General afford food for reflec- tion as far as the Vale of Glamorgan in our own immediate neighbourhood is concerned. It will also provide statistics showing how the depopulation of the agricultural districts still continues, for with all the increase in the towns the rural population is still de- creasing. Back to the land has been the cry of the political economist now for half a century, but it is evident from these latest statistics that as yet no sufficient inducement has been made by successive Parliaments towards the realisation of this excellent principle. It is almost ancient history that Barry increased during the ten years from 13,2721027,030. The villages in the Vale which show a decrease are Bonvilstone 219 to 188, Colwinstone 231 to 214, Cowbridge (which is the only town decreasing in rateable value), 1377 to 1202 Flemingston 57 to 44 Gileston 62 to 57 Llanblethian 768 to 683; Llancarvan 548 to 433; Llan- dow 1 t 7 to in; Llanilid 99 to 95 Llan- sannor 197 to 165 Llantrisant 19,702 to 10,090? Llantrithyd 155 to 115; Llanveithyn 29 to 22 Michaelstone-le-Pit 102 to 87 Monknash 90 to 84: Pendoylan 352 to 343 Penlline 275 to 248; Penmark 503 to 490 Porthkerry 145 to 122 St Donat's 123 to 117; St Hilary 175 to 739: St Lythan's 114 to 85 St Mary Hill 177 to 170 Welsh St Donat's 188 to 174; Wick 327 to 325. The majority of these small parishes are comprised within the area of the Bridgend and Cow- bridge Union in every instance, however, agriculture is the chief pursuit of the inhabi- tants, It is a common sight in going through the Vale to see labourers' cottages untenanted and falling into ruin, the former occupants having trekked to the colliery districts where wages are higher. This migration has shown considerable increase of late years, and the cry will still go on to get the people back to the land. Legislation, however, is never directed towards the labourer 01 those of his class; it has been directed by successive Tory Administrations and has operated with signal benefit to the landlord, while the tenant farmer, the Welsh Land Commission notwithstanding, remains in about the same state as ever. As for the labourer, his lot has never appealed to the sympathy of Tory landlordism in South Glamorgan, the con- sequence is that he has moved towards the large centres, where people look after them- selves and are independent of the Tory squire and his ecclesiastical satellites, and are able to make their voices heard, and their votes count in the ballot boxes. MR COURTNEY'S wise and conciliatory article on the South African situation in the North American Review has been welcomed even by the Times, and it contains passages which may well be adopted as a motto by both parties alike in their future dealings with the Boers. A sturdy spirit of local in- dependence that might easily become narrow in its sympathies was the vitalising motive of the Africander party in the Cape Colony. A kindred spirit inspired the Boer Republics, and the best-I hestitate to say the only-hope of keeping South Africa at peace under the sovereignty of the British Crown lies in the recognition and allowance of this spirit of local independence. To take the Boers into partnership in the great enterprise of building up South Africa means something more than allowing them to go back and cultivate their farm in peace. If the Boer consent to abandon in- dependence is to be confirmed, strengthened, and made perpetual it must be met with an equally steady consent of the British to abandon racial predominance. There, in a few words, is the key to the whole situation. A dictatorship can achief nothing; the only hope is a quiet meeting at a round table to work out some common basis of co-opera- tion, some fair and liberal constitution.
DRISCOLL'S DOINGS. CAUSES HIM IMPRISONMENT. Daniel Driscoll (22), labourer, of Morel- street, Barry Dock, who has been convicted of drunkenness and disorderly conduct nine times since January of last year, was brought before Mr J. 8. Batchelor aud Major 3. A. Brain at Penartb Police-court on Wednesday charged with a similar offence, and with assaulting the police. Driscoll was in Thompson-street, Barry Dock, on Monday evening, behaving in a disorderly manner, and on being asked to go away he made a savage attack upon Police- constable McGovern (453), whom he struck several times and kicked repeatedly on the back. Defendant, who pleaded guilty, was sent to prison for a month with hard labour.
Assault on a Foreigner. FIGHTING IN TRAVIS STREET. At the Barry Dock police-court on Thursday, John Wilson, a burly seaman, was summoned for assaulting Auguste Sjolboln, a foreigner, at 16, Travis-street, Barry Dock, on the 20th Aug- ust. Mr F. P. Jones-Lloyd appeared for the prosecutor, the latter in the witness-box pre- senting a battered appearance with his nose well plastered. Prosecutor said prisoner was keeping a row at the door of the house in which he was stopp- ing. He told prisoner to go away and received a blow in the face. Both men were under the influence of drink at the time, and he did. not wish to press the charge. Mary Guy, a woman employed in the house, said she saw prisoner strike prosecutor, and the latter was on the ground prisoner kicked him. Dr Bray, who dressed the prosecutor's wounds, described them as being about 1 t inch long, scraping the skin and flesh off the nose. There was nothing dangerous about the wound. Prisoner said he was drunk at the time. Mr S. A. Brain You must not get so much drink P Prisoner: A man must have a little some times to pass away the time. Mr Brain: And not lose your sences. The bench agreed that the case was a bad one and fined prisoner zC3, or in default one month's imprisonment.
.=:=====--==--=-=. DRIVING WITHOUT LIGHTS- Max Schuster, a boarding-house keeper, was summoned for driving a carriage on the high- way without having lights, as required by the bye-laws of the County Council. Defendant pleaded that it was an accident. Police-constable Parker also said that he found that the socket had fallen out of the lamp. A fine of ds inoluding costs was imposed.
BARRY AND THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. TEMPERANCE CHOIR PREPARING. A HUGE AND COSTLY UNDER- TAKING. REPRESENTATIVE OF SOUTH WALES MUSIC. PUBLIC SYMPATHY ENLISTED. To take a choir of 150 voices to Bangor is a stupendous undertaking, and requires considerable courage to undertake. The expense is enormous, and for a youthful organisation like the Barry Temperance Choir, it is frought with great difficulty. The committee of the choir have, however, set their hearts upon undertaking such a task, and in their vocabulary there is no word synchronising failure. Mr D. Farr, the able conductor, is now a veteran in the com- petitive area. To have won the Male Voice party prize in the Royal National Eisteddfod at Cardiff against choirs of such renown was a feat sufficient to secure fame for any musical conductor. Since Mr Farr has wielded the baton and undertaken charge of the Tem- perance Choir its improvement has been very marked. Mr Farr combines enviable natural ability with music culture, and his interpreta- tion of the masterpieces in choral com- positions has been at all times confirmed by the critics and extolled by eisteddfod judges. Recently he paid a visit to Bangor, and has been so impressed by the knowledge gained as to the competition about to take place that he has no hesitation in saying that Barry will be able to do credit to itself and honour to the Southern portion of the principality, which it has been called upon to represent. In a measure it now depends upon Barry as to what is the reputation of South Wales in choral singing. They have a big reputation to uphold. Time was not so long ago when Dowlais and Merthyr, Llanelly, Porth, Cym- mer, Builth and Rhymney, all appeared on the platform of the National Eisteddfod in active competition for the chief choral con- test. Interest has changed in a remarkable manner from mixed choirs to that of male voices, and now Barry, which has received her iaurels in the latter is to make an effort to uphold the reputation of South Wales in the competition for mixed voices. The under- taking, as we have previously stated, is one involving considerable expense, and to meet this a concert will be held at the Roniilly Hall, Barry, on September 3rd, which we hope will be generously patronised. An appeal is to be made to the public in another form, and to this also it is to be hoped a ready response will be afforded. Upon the same subject the Man about Town in the Echo thus speaks :— Barry stands for the whole of South Wales. In the National Eisteddfod at Bangor the only mixed voice choir from South Wales will be that of Barry. The Barry Temperance 'Choir is the only choir entered for this important contest, and I hear that they are making vigorous efforts to maintain the fame of the district. The effort is a costly one, and ;CiSo is needed to enable the choir to visit the eisteddfod. Probably the cost of contesting in the chief choral events has led to its unpopularity of late, at least in South Wales, the Male Voice Choir has become popular at the expense of the mixed choir-more's the pity for musical progress. The popular event is now the Male Voice contest, and the interest in the mixed choir is waning-not with the public, but the singers. It is bad for the advance- ment of music in Wales, and it must be bad ultimately for the Eisteddfod. However, Barry is eager to maintain the traditions of South Wales in the chief choral event, and their appeal for assistance is deserving of practical sympathy." Mr Albert Williams, 111, Holton-road, Barry Dock, the hon. secretary of the choir will be pleased to receive subscriptions which will be publicly acknowledged.
CRUSHED TO DEATH. FOOTBALLER'S SAD DEATH AT BARRY. About 9.30 on Wednesday morning James Tanner (27), who formerly played full-back for Penarth and later for Mountain Ash, and for five seasons past played in that position for the Hull (Northern Union) Club, was crushed to death at Barry Dock. Tanner, whose parents reside at Penarth, came on Tuesday in search of work. He stayed the night with his father-in- law at Cadoxton, and the following morning went to the dock. At the time of the accident he was with a lot of other men standing near No. 1 tip waiting for work. There is a stop block at the end of the railway siding near here, and on this Tanner was leaning smoking a cigarette, his back being then between some empty trucks. These closed upon him in some shunting operations, and he was crushed be- tween a buffer and the block. Tanner's identity was not known until Dock-Sergeant Palmer had removed the body to the mortuary, where he was recognised by bis brother. Tanner leaves a widow and two children.
BARRY DISTRICT RAINF ALL. RETURNS FOR SEVEN DAYS ENDING AUG. 17TH, 1902. Tuesday. Aug. 12 0*03 Wednesday 13 0110 Thursday 14 0.00 Friday 15 0 00 Saturday 16 009 Sunday 17 o*37 Monday 18 0*70 E. W. WAITE. Engineer. Council Offices, Barry.
TOWN & DISTRICT SONS OF TEMPERANCE. The quarterly conference of the Cardiff Grand Division of the Sons of Temperance was held on Saturday afteinoon at the Wesleyan Chupel, Barry Island, when Bro. H. Brown, Cardiff, the G.W.P., presided over a numerous attendance of delegates. The statistical re- ports presented were of a satisfactory character, showing that there were fourteen divisions in the Cardiff district at the close of June, with a membership of 1,245, an increase of 30 during the quarter. At the conclusion of the con- f retice an open-air meeting was held on the sands at Whitmore Bay. BARRY PRESBYTERIAN FORWARD MOVEMENT- MEBTHYR-STREET HALL.—Open throughout Sun- day and every week evening. A hearty welcome. Free seats. Sankey's hymns. Services next Sun- day at 11 and 6.30 p.m. Preaching Service Mon- day. Children's Services Sunday 11 a.m. 2.30, and 6.30 p.m. Wednesday aud Thursday, 6.30 p.m. Preacher next Sunday: Mr W. Heath. SHIPWRIGHT'S ACCIDENT. An apprentice shipwright, Ernest Walters, of Guthrie-street, Barry Docks, whilst engaged in sharpening a tool at the Barry Graving Dock, on Wednesday afternoon, received severe injuries to his hand, which became jambed in the grindstone. After being surgically attended to by Dr Bowen, it was found necessary to amputate his thumb just beluw the joint. FOR a good glass of homely Bitter, invigorating Liquurs, and Wholesome Refri cluneut when in Cardiff, call at the York Hotel (on Custom House- street). Proprietor- H. Aldeu (late Heathcock Inn), Llandaff. BARRY LABOURER'S ACCIDENT. John Pratt, aged 39, of Queen-street, Barrv, was <>n Wednesday morning admitted into the Accident Hospital after having bis two fingers severely crushed while following his employ- ment at the docks. Dr Tr^harne attended the patient, and it was found necessary to amputate both damaged fingers. GARDENERS AND ALLOTMENT-HOLDERS art- re- commelidl d to apply for my new S' ed Catalogue for 1902. Speciality in Seeds always fresh. Cata- logues free.W. R. HOPKINS Pharmaceutical Civ-'inist, 88, High-street, BarlY
DAYLIGHT ROBBER CUOL HOUSEBREAKER AT CADOXTON. PLUCKY CONDUCT OF L ADIES. A man named James Mackey, labourer, was brought before the magistrates at Penarth Pulice-court on Wednesday on a charge of breaking and entering a house at Cadoxton on the 18th inst. Johanna Graham, wife of James Graham, 23, Kenilworth-road, Cadoxton, said prisoner entered her house on Monday afternoon through the window of the front room downstairs, which be closed after him. Prisoner went upstairs, and, hearing a sound on the stairs as she and Miss Williams were having tea, witness went to the passage and found prieouer at the top of the stairs. Prisoner beggea to be "let of," as he was a poor man. Prosecutrix replied that if be was poor he could be honest. Prosecutrix and Miss Williams pluckily detained the prisoner till Police- sergeant Ben Davies arrived, and took him into custody. Prisoner admitted the offence, and said he was in drink at the time. Accused was committed for trial at the Quarter Ses- sions.
Another Bargain Gone IS THIS A SECOND SIDING ? A "RUSH" RESOLUTION PREVENTED. On Monday a special meeting of the Barry Health Committee was held in private when a discussion arose (on whose initiative has not been disclosed) over a eale of land about to take place on the next day. The land in question is a couple of fields (about 11 acres) situate on the road leading from Cadoxton to Pencoedtre. The Committee unanimously agreed after only a few minutes consideration to recommend the Council to purchase the land for allotment purposes, and in order to effectively "rush" the matter through, an emergency meeting of the District Council was held on Tuesday, next day. Many members are away on holidays, and there were only a few present. Councillor E. B. Smith-Jones objected to this policy of hurry as being against the best interests of the town and claimed that the meeting could not legally decide anything, sufficient notice not having been given. This contention being undisputable the meeting thus came to a ter- mination.
LATE CRICKET, ST MARY'S v HIBERNIANS. The St. Mary's Church Cricket Club, whom nothing has been heard of for some .time, catne again to the front last Saturday. They played the Hibernians on their own ground, and after a hard- fought game, won by a single run. Gardner, Bourne, aud Cayley showed fine form with the bat for St. Mary's, also H Thornhill for the Hibernians. Scores:— n n ST. MARY'S. W Gardner, c James, b Melvin 11 C Cayley, b Melvin 8 S J Bourne, b English 11 J Acbeson, b James 4 W Richards, c Williams, b Dadds 0 J Howells, b James 0 J Lewis, c Melvin, b English 0 W Treharne, b English 2 F Clark, b Dadds 0 R W Hall, not out 1 J R Hughes, b Dadds 0 Extras 9 Total. 46 HIBERNIANS. W English, c Clark, b Gardner 0 VV Mipham, b Gardner 3 H Thornhill, b Bourne „ 14 D Dunovan, c Hall, b Bourne 1 A Thomas, b Bouroe 0 G Jameb, b Bourne 10 E Melvin, run out 2 A Dadds, not out 4 J Dunovan, b Bourne. 1 J Webber, b Bourne 0 G Williams, b Bourne 0 Extras. 10 Total. 45 SATURDAY'S FIXTURE. ST. MARY JUNIORS v BARRY ISLAND JUNIORS. —To be played on the former's ground, wickets pitched at 2.30 p.m. St. Mary's team—P Adams, J Richards, F Howell, J Evans, C Pollard, D Evans, A Waters, T Howell, A Hobbs, and W Richards.
FOOTBALL. BARRY UNITED ATHLETIC A.F.C. -A meeting will be held on Monday next, August 25th, at the Castle Hotel, at 7 o'clock sharp, when all players intending to taka part in the trial matches are re- quested to attend, and will hear of something to their advantage. w. J. Hood, hon. sec., 12, Lower Morel-street.
The Bank Holiday Fatality. CHILD'S BODY WASHED UP AT BURNHAM. On Saturday evening the body of a lad was found at Berrow, near Burnham. The body was in a nude state, with the exception of a piece of cord round the waist, similar to the band of a pair of bathing drawers. The body appears to have been in the water some days, an.d it is generally believed to be that of the C.uliff lid Sidney Clemerson, who was drowned while bathing at Barry Island on August Bank Holiday. The body lies at the Burnham Town Hall awaiting inquest. Up to Monday night there had been no satisfactory evidence of identification.
Barry Railway New Stock. ALLOTMENT OF QUOTATIONS. On Tuesday shareholders in the Barry Rail- way Co. were placed in possession of allotments of £ 339,000 of the new Ordinary Stock. The allotment is made at a premium of 50 per cent. in the proportion of JE22 8s 4d of new stock for every X100 of original ordinary stock, and jEll 4s 2d of new stock for every £100 of pre- ferred converted ordinary stock or deferred con- verted ordinary stock. The amount of allot- ment with premium thereon, must be paid by four equal instalments on the following dates :— 1st October, 1902; 1st January, 1903; 1st April, 1903; and 1st July, 1903. A good deal of in- terest was show in the local market as to the additional premium the allotments would com- mand. Of course the price will be largely de- pendent upon the number of allotments coming on the market. On Tuesday the quotations ranged from 28 to 32. The price at the opening was 2&, but later on business was done up to 29J.
BARRY WOMAN'S INCOGNITO. A FAIR STOWAWAY. The following appears in a Baltimore paper arriving by the last mail: -The Belfast steamer Lord Erne has arrived in port with one more person on board than Captain McGinnis sup- posed he bad on leaving Barry for Las Palmas, Canary Islands, and that person was a woman with long plaints of hair and a pronounced German countenance. No less extraordinary is the fact that her prescence was not discovered by the master of the vessel until she was 25 days out, although two members of the crew shared the same room with her. The woman, it turned out, is the cook's wife, who, possessed with the idea that they might be parted for ever if he returned to the United States alone, prevailed upon the husband to smuggle her on the vessel. To make this piece of strategy possible of accomplishment she donned male attire. The silence of the cook's room mate once assured the rest was easy, and for over three weeks not an inkling of the romance on the freighter got out, although inspections of quarters by the officers were frequent, and once the boatswain felt the texture of the curtain behind which the fair stowaway was concealed. Immigrant Commissioner Weis will pass judg- ment upon the case of Mrs Ratcliff. She was sent to a hospital, but not being an American, and her husband having no naturalisation papers, there are complications ahead. Whether it will be made obligatory of Captain McGinnis to take Mrs liatcliff back in his ship remains for the Commissioner to determine.
_n_- Property Sale at Cardiff. DINAS POWIS AND CADOXTON LOTS. On Tuesday, at the Mart, 5, High-street, Cardiff, Messrs Stephenson and Alexander held a sale by auction of land for building sites and dwelling-house. Three leasehold dwelling- houses, known as "The Old Post Office," and two houses adjoining, and the stable at the back, situate in Bridge-street, Cadoxton-juxta- Barry, held for 99 years, from 1859, at a yearly ground rent of S5, now let at a total rent of 12s 6d per week, the landlord paying rates and taxes, were sold to Mr W. Clode for JE160. Four freehhold dwelling-houses and gardens, situate on the hill on the eastern side of the road leading from Dinas Powis to Leckwitb, let a £1 per week for the whole premises, land- lord paying rates and taxes, were sold for J6700 to Mr C. W. Knapp.
THE FUNERALS. The funeral of the late Mr Edward Hind, of the Royal Restaurant, Barry Dock, took place at Merthyr Dovan Cemetery on Friday after- noon last. There was a large attendance of general mourners, which included a number of prominent tradesmen of the town. The re- mains were encased in an oak coffin which was covered with floral tributes from relatives and friends of the deceased. The chief mourners were Mrs Hind, George, Edward, and William Hind (sons), and Mr and Mrs Jones. The burial service was conducted by the Rev J. Jeffries, Barry Dock.
THE LATE MISS M. E. MORGAN. The funeral of the late Miss Mary Elizabeth Morgan, daughter of Mr Thomas Morgan, of 90, Station-street, Barry Dock, took place on Saturday, the place of interment being Llan- dough Churchyard. Deceased was a member of Salem Welsh Baptist Chapel, Barry Dock, "and also took a prominent part in the Barry Temperance Choir. The cortege was of great length, and included a number of members of the church which deceased attended. The chief mourners were Mr and Mrs Morgan (father and mother), Messrs James, Richard, and George Morgan (brothers), Mrs Elizabeth Price (bister-in-law), Mr John Morgan and family (Llandough), Mr George Telford and family (Llandough), Mr Robert Davies and family (Porth), and Mr William Morgan (Penarth) relations. The ministers who officia- ted at the graveside were the Revs Owen Jones (Barry Dock), Morris Isaac (Cadoxton), G. Roberts, and W. J. Davies (Penarth). The arrangements of both the above funerals were in the hands of Messrs James Jones & Co., and were conducted under the personal supervision of Councillor James Jones, Barry Dock.
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SNAP SHOTS. Mr Andrew Carnegie has promised 9800 to Criccieth conditionally. France has invaded England. The onion men are on their annual pestering tour. Birry Island just "OW has a goodly proportion of visitors, and apartments are at a premium. There are no acknowledgments this week in con- nection with the 20,000 Shilling Fund. Messrs Mordey and Carney (Southampton) have constructed a floating workshop for use in ship- repairing. Councillor J. H. Jose and Mr W. Fowler, Barry Dock, were judges of the foot races at the Cardiff boilermakers' sports on Saturday. The Barry Railway Company traffic receipts suffered to the extent of over E2,000 in consequence of the three stop-days following the Coronation. Heard on Paddington platform Where are you going for your holidays ?" Reply To Wales, where the strikes come from." There will be an adjutant's parade of the local Artillery Volunteers on Friday. Last Saturday there was a big gun practice at Lavernock. Barry Dock Liberal Workmen's Club and Insti- tute intend having their annual outing to Mine- head. To meet the convenience of members there will be Saturday and Wednesday parties. A Barry May Day Show Committee meeting was convened at the Victoria Hotel on Tuesday even- ing, but owing to the fact that many are on holi- days, it could not be held. The Coronation Sports programme had on it ia big letters-" No betting allowed." Notwith- standing this three bookmakers were openly shout- ing out their odds. At Wenvoe last week the Imperialism of the Primrose League meant the engagement of a German (Hungarian) Band No Britishers need apply Mr Sam Woods, tke general secretary of the Trades' Union Congress is to bs opposed for the first time in several years by Mr J. Hodge, Manchester Steel Smelters, and Mr Ben Tillet, London Dockers, who have been both nominated. Bro. A. T. White, V.P. of the United Ancient Order of Druids, Bro. A. W. Harpur, and Bro. Duck (Penmark), were local members present at a banquet in connection with the Loyal Dowlais Lodge at the Lord Wimborne Hotel, Splott, on Wednesday evening. A friendly shooting match between Barry and Newport Rifle Clubs will be shot off on the Way- cock Range on Saturday next. A brake will start for the range at 2.20 p.m. Barry Dock Conservative Club went for an outing on Monday to Clevedon. Old Jupiter Pluvius poured down copious showers of rain, interfering greatly with the .enjoyment of the trip. It is stated that the Japanese Squadron will shortly pay a visit to Cardiff, which is of considera- ble interest to it on account of the Welsh coal industry. Does" Cardiff" in this instance mean Barry. We hope it does. Mr J. A. Lovat Fraser told the local Tory Clubbites at a picnic that the present Government should be continued in office." It's a good job that he is alone in this wish, for what with the education muddle and the bread tax, the country are, like Leeds, crying out for a change. The South Wales Baptist College have done highly successful work. Daring the past three or four years two students have graduated M.A., two B-Sc., six B.A., two have passed the B.D., and twelve the A.T.S. examinations, a record of which any theological college might feel pardonably proud. Mr A. G. Legard, H.&i. Inspector of Schools for Wales, contributes a long letter to the Times on Nature Study. The term nature," he says, is restricted to living things, plants, animals, insects, and their environment, and the term stady" in this instance implies something more than mere passive ebservation. Barry is, like measles, continually breaking out in fresh places. Mr W. C. Howe, Cadoxton, has had an invention—an improved saucepan lid- provisionally protected, and Messrs Gould and Wheeler have registered a design in Class I. During recent years the Congregationalists have lost through death three ministers in the Rhondda Valley district, and the three bore the surname of Morris," viz., the Revs Thomas Morris, of Porth M. C. Morris, of Ton-Yutrad; and W. Isaac Morris, of Pontypridd. Three prominent Glamorgan men have died within the past week, viz., Mr Frank James, Merthyr, Mr Charles Evan Thomas, The Gnoll, Neath, and Alderman Freeman, one of Swansea's most astute public men. The latter by the way is a father-in-law of Mr W. Llewellyn Williams, M.A., B.L. late of the South Wales Star, The Boilermakers' Society won an important case at Newport last week, and secured £300 com- pensation for a widow, whose husband (in a similar way to what was contended by medical gentlemen in a death at Barry a short time ago), had suc- cumbed to tuberculosis due to the injury. Doctors on the opposite side said the tuberculosis was due to excessive drinking, but there was absolutely no evidence forthcoming to show that the deceased man was a soaker." Everybody who is anybody has been, or is at the Wells. Two Barry Councillors—Councillor James Jones and Evan Williams-could have been seen fraternising last Sunday at Llanwrtyd with Mr and Mrs W. J. Bendall, of Swansea, well-known and highly respected people whom Barry cherish fond memories of, Mr and Mrs T. V. Davies, Cadoxton, and a number of others, ss the auction- eer announces too u:ner"ns to particularise." Councillor Evan Williams, of the Victoria Hotel, Barry Dock, who is on a motor tour round the Wells of Wales," got stranded at Llanwrtyd from Saturday to Monday last, having run short oi petrol. On Sunday be made for Tregaron (Cardi- ganshire) in search of oil, and after a most adven- turous trip arrived back safely in a four-wheel phaeton at Llanwrtyd, but minus the liquid. Our Barry Councillor was the object of general sym- pathy from his friends, but on Monday morning he steamed away for Llandrindod, where a supply was promised him. Another striking illustration of the danger of passenger boats "cutting it fine" at Cardiff was afforded on Wednesday night, when the Bonnie Doon took the mud in the Entrance channel, and with her load of passengers bad to wait till 4.30 this (Thursday) morning before being able to get into a berth to discharge ti-em. At Barry such an event would have been impossible. Moral Never go on a sea trip except via Barry Pier. The Man under the Clock often hears some- thing worth noting. Speaking of the bearing of Barry Stocks he thus soliloquises:- Rise of 2! in the dividend, and a bigger rise ahead. Pity poor Bruin the weather's so very warm for him." The strike will put him right." Strike's off. Take that from me. Pleuty of sparring the old business, you know midnight oil and champagne for the New Year. But that's all right! Strike game doesn't pay, and both sides know it. Line of compromise is as clear as daylight. What is it." Tell you, and block it all up Not much. It's enough to say there'll be no stoppage, and that's good enough." If one could only believe it." Bah What is there between them ? Figure it out, without any stuff about masters and men, control of the collieries, and all that sort of piffle. Come down to plaiu figures; put in the ordinary business considarations of give-and-take in any negotiations, and where are we ?"
Echo of the General Election. A HOLTON ROAD ROW. A stalwart fellow named Richard Henry Robertson, alias Canton," was brought up in custody under a warrant charged with being drunk and disorderly and assaulting P.O. Will. Evans (415), on the 11th October, 1800, the night of the last General Election. The coa- stable told the Bench how they had had considerable trouble with prisoner, who, outside the Victoria Hotel, wanted to fight any seamam .40-n.r. T- "'1. -À- -t i">J_ .&.1 UUg ouoou 1U buc UllUBt VI. a UUWUQU thoroughfare he was accosted by Police- Inspector Morris and P.C. Evans, both of whom he savagely attacked. He managed to get his teeth into the officer's nail and dragged it off, and then he set upon Police-constable Evans, kicking him and biting him like a mad- man. Owing to the immense crowd which gathered they let Robertson go up the street, when he again began to make a row, and again he assaulted the constable. Inspector Morris declared that the excitement was so great that if the police had not acted with discretion there would have been a riot. Robertson said be had been away from Barry since that time. Mr 8. A. Brain It would have been a good thing if you had cleared off altogether. The Magistrates regarded the assault as a very serious one, and sentenced Robertson to three months' imprisonment with hard labour.
THURSDAY'S POLICE-COURT SITTING. Before Mr JOHN LoWOOB and Alderman 8. A. BRAJN. UNLICENSED BOARDING-HOUSK. Harriet Coleman, tobacconist, 59, Thomp- son-street, Barry Dock, was summoned at the instance of the Barry District Council for keeping a seaman's lodging-house without a licence on the 16th August. Mr F. P. Jones-Lloyd appeared to prose- cute. Accused pleaded guilty, and said that a man came to her shop on Friday evening, made a small purchase, and by the consent of her hus- band he remained there while he went to look for lodgings. He failed to find any, and he stayed there the night, paying Is for the bed. In the morning he had breakfast, and paid her for that. In what she did she considered there was no harm, as she wished to maintain her nine little children by hard work, and no dis- honesty. Mr Jones-Lloyd said that Inspector Davies had found that two men had stayed at the house. The husband of accused had been re- fused a license, and against him there were several complaints. There were none against the present defendant. Mr John Lowdon said that defendant had clearly and knowingly broken the law, and she would have to pay a fine of 90s including costs. The maximum penalty was LO. ASSAFLT ON A LAD. Ellen Hale, of Barry-road, was summoned for assaulting a lad named Saul. James Ball in that neighbourhood on the 11th inst. The lad said that he was standing on the street corner when defendant came up to him, caught hold of him by the throat, and then asked him for something which he could not give, and with that she hit him on the few with her hand. The lad fell to the ground, and while on the floor she kicked him several times. —(Questioned by defendant the boy denied throwing a stone at the woman. The boy further said that he was rendered unconscious by the blow, and had to be taken to a doctor. William Cole, a witness, said he ran up and stopped Mrs Hale ill-treating the boy. She accused the boy of stealing bird seed. The mother of the lad said when the latter came home he had a swelling on his right eye. For the defence, Mrs Hale's lad said young Ball had hit him one day-he could not re- member when. The magistrates considered defendant guilty of a serious assault, and bed her 10s and costs, or in default 7 days' imprisonment. ANOTHER UNTJCBNTBED BOARDING-HOUSE. William Norman, of 76, Thompson-street, was also charged with keeping a seaman's lodging-house without a license. Defendant was represented by his wife, Mr F. P. Joues- Lloyd appeared for the prosecution. Inspector Joshua Davies proved visiting de- fendants' house with Inspeetor Finlay on the 18th August, and finding three seamen lodging on the premises. One of the men admitted in defendants' presence that he had been three days lodging in the house. Another had been there for about seven days, according to his own statement. Mr John Lowdon Has this man ever applied for a license ? Inspector Davies Yes, sir, and also Mrs Norman, but both have been refused. Inspector Thomas Finlay also corroborat.4 this evidence. Mrs Norman, in defence, said she was obliged to pay her rates, and she could not understand why the Council would not grant her a license. Mr Jones-Lloyd said the Council would not grant a license to married woman when her husband was living with her. A fine of 40s inoluding costs was imposed, with an alternative of 14 days' imprisonment with hard labour. DISORDER, James Yarr pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct by fighting in Thompson- street, and was fined 5s,