NOTES AND COMMENTS. THE letter of Mr Balfour and the telegram of Mr Chamberlain to the Tory candidate in the Sevenoaks election both shew that they are aware ot the. danger in which the Govern- ment has been placed oy the Education Bill. With more than usual sophistry Mr Balfour tried to make out that that measure is really a most Liberal one, and that its effect would be to destroy the denominational control over schools which now exist. It is a sufficient answer to this to quote his own words in the House of Commons a few days ago, when he said that it is was absolutely necessary to preserve the denominotional character of denominational schools, and that he would be delighted to find any method by which that result could be combined with the granting of a popular majority on the Board of Managers." As for the other statement in his letter, that under the Bill the whole secular education will, for the first time, pass under the complete control of a popularly- elected body," we can repeat what Sir William Harcourt told him to his face, that it is a pity he does not study his own Bill. If he is golfing anywhere near a seaport town, we would suggest his telling that to the marines." Mr Chamberlain's telegram con- tained the pregnant sentence-" the Educa- tion Bill will give complete control of secular education." And so it will, so far as tht; denominational schools are concerned-to the Church. But perhaps that was not what Mr Chamberlain meant to say. The result of the polling is a sufficient answer to all these sophistries. Sevenoaks was the safest Tqry seat in the three kingdoms. But even there a majority of 4,812 has dropped to 891. This is an even bigger change of opinion than occurred at North Leeds.
TOWN & DISTRICT, PRIZE DRAWING. Winning numbers of prize drawing for widow and children of late Bombadier S. Dyer, Cadoxton-Bltrry- 3,460, 760, 744, 3,029, 4,726, 1,727, 5,247, 1,875, 5,211, 5,243, 737, 233, 3,590, 2,143, 4,884, 2,485, 331, 2,418.-bergeant J. W. Jordan, Secretary. CADOXTON ROVERS A.F.C. The Cadoxton Rovers promises again to prove themselves a team of good qualities, several of last season's playars having again joined the club, and together with several new additions, the team should have a very successful season. Fred John- son has been elected captain and R. Griffiths as his vice. F Tucker, 198, Barry-road, Cadoxton, is the scribe, and Mr G. Reed has been appointed treasurer. The following non-playiug members compose the committee :—Messrs F Tucker, G Reed, J Clissold, J Harvey, W Griffiths, and J Polfrey. The back division of the team will be a powerful one, but there are a few vacancies in the forwards, and the secretary would be pleased to hear from any good forwards who would like to join the club, which has again joined the First Division of the Cardiff and District League. The fixture list of this team, together with those of others, will appear in this paper at an early date 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. Preachiag 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: Pastor O. Rees. BARRY UNITED A.F.C. A meeting of the above club was convened for Monday evening last for the purpose of signing on players for the team and the transaction of other important business, but owing to the small attend- ance the meeting was adjourned. DEATH OF MRS E. DARE. The death took place on Tuesday evening at her residence, 56, Pyke-street, of Mrs Dare, relict of the late Mr Edmund Dare, and mother-in-law of Mr E. T. Williams, headmaster, Holton-road Schools. The deceased lady, who had attained the ripe age of 78 years, was pre-deceased by her hus- band about 18 months, and belonged to a family as well known as they are highly respected through- out the Bridgend district. Some members of the family have risen to prominent positions. For several years they lived at Ogmore Mill, near Bridgend, from which they removed to Bariy some years ago. The greatest sympathy is ex- pressed towards the Misses Dare, Mrs E. T. Williams, Mr Frank Dare (son), who reside in the Barry District, and towards the other relatives. The interment takes place at Newton, near Porthcawl. FOR a good glass of homely Bitter, invigorating Liquors, and Wholesome Refreshment when in Cardiff, call at the York Hotel (off Custom House- street). Proprietor—W. H. Alden (late Heathcock Inn), Llandaff. LOCAL PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED. Thomas Hughes, Eliza Hughes, and William G. C; Macey, trading as Hughes and Macey, at 2, and 4, Glamorgan-btreet, Bairy, grccers, pro/ision dealers, and bakers. 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
20,000 SHILLINGS. Subscriptions Received. 8. d. Amount already acknowledged.. 13,420s. 3d David Davies Lodge Grand United Order of Oddfellows. 21s. Total Receipts. 13,441s. 3d Still required. 6,558s. 9d
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BARRY BOARD :SCHOOLS. RESULT OF SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINA- TIONS. THE ROLL (IF FAME. The results of the local I xaminations f,;r entrance scholai-hips to the County School Wbre announced ( n Wednesday. It will be seen from these that Ho'ton-i-oad Schools beads the other schools of the town with no fewer than six out of the ten successes in the boys' division and half of those in the girls' division. The first boy and first girl are to be awarded S2 each 'in addition to the school fees. The Governors have decided to award ten scholar- ships for boys and eight for girls. In the case of the girls, as Mabel Clavey, Annie John, and Ellen Jones have already won scholarships which include maintenance and tuition at Howells'School, Llandaff, for three years, it is probable that the three next candidates in order of merit will be awarded scholarships. The following are the results :— BOYS. I-David William Davies, 14, Jewel-street, 399 marks, Holtou School. 2—Charles Evan Booker, 33, Station street, 391 marks, Holtou School. 3-William John Clarke, 3, Evelyn-street, 350 marks, Barry School. 4-Frank George Williams, 9, Canon-street, 349 marks, Barry School. 5—Herbert George Adams, 7, Robert-street, 342 marks, Holton School. 6.-William Ewart Evans, 47, Tynewydd-road, 340 marks, Holton School. 7-George Overton Wat'-rs, 75, Cou. t-road, 340 j marks, Holton School, 8—Frances Brewster Pinch, 61, Porthkerry-road, 332 marks, Barry School. 9-Jacob Gorrickis Jonker, 11, Court-road, 330 marks, Holton School. 10—Percival Ed. Amor, 9, York-place, 328 marks, Barry School. GIRLS. I-Clara (Dolly) Maggie James, 38, Morel-street, 336 marks, Cadoxton School. 2-Mabel Olive Clavey, 10, Jewel-street, 328 marks, Hulton School. a-Jane Sophia Leben, The Olives, Colcott, 328 marks, Romilly-ioad School. 4-Annie Jan; John, 51, Morel-street, 321 marks, Holton School. 5—Margaret Thomas, Little Colebrook, 320 marks, Cadoxton School. 6—Ellen Jones, Alexandra Hotel, 293 marks, Holton School. 7—Florence Kate Waters, 75 Court-road, 291 marks, Holton School. S-Sara4 Ann Williams, 56, George-street, 285 marks, Holton School. 9-Ceridwen Evans, 36, Woodland-road, 275 marks, Holton Scbopl. 10-Lily Burnett, 73, High-street, 273 marks, Romilly-road School. 11—Mabel Kate Burgess, 3, York-plaee, 268 marks, Romilly-road School. 12-Elizabeth Sedwell, 33, Churchill-terrace, 268 marks, Cadoxton School.
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not hold ourselves responsible for the views expressed by our correspondents. -ED. POLITICAL HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF. TO THE EDITOR OF THE "BARRY HERALD." IR,-Times change, and change when the party in power do not want it. Who would have thought that in a few years such a chauge would have come over this country. The reason is, that the then verdict was not the true one. History repeats itself. Four hundred years ago (1662) a noble 2,000 would sooner leave home, and all the enjoyments of their livings, than by staying give up their liberty of conscience. Take away the peoples' rights and liberties, and the hearts of Englishmen are afire. But the party at present in power think we are too blind to perceive that all the old nobility is lost, and the working-man is only living for the present. Therefore they can take away his right without any complaint from him. But is it so ? North Leeds, and again Sevenoaks tell another tale. Englishmen know too well that education is the greatest power in a nations advancement, then why should this great party of law and order try to put the clock back ? It is all very well for the party to say we wish to educate the poor when that cry is or-Iy one to throw dust in the eyes of the working-man. The t; uth is that they know that education will not help the Church as by law established. Our villages are advancing, therefore they must be k, pt down. For should the youth be too highly educated then the day of the parson is over. Enter any village where the pal son d oes not control the schools, and one he does, what a contrast. The very children tremble to see the parson, and lifr is, therefore, upon the lower plain. Read Colonel W. H. Wyndham-Quin, .M. P.'s speech at Wenvoe, and one can see at a glance what he and his party think. When the right moment comes he will have some plain questions put to him. Does he and his party think that we cannot see a hole through a ladder? Does he think that the working-man cannot see that, one-third control mean loss of control. We ask for control over that for which we pay. Now why should the Voluntary Schools (Church their right name) ask to be supported from the public funds, and then say at the tame time you shall not say how we are to spend it It is now time for all Liberals and Nonconformists to be up and doing and come forward as one man. We are on the eve of a great fight, and a fight that as not been for over 30 years. Are we going to stand quietly by and allow all the rights to be taken from us that our forefathers suffered so much to obtain ? Let every Nonconformist and true Liberal unite and work, not talk, that when the moment comes we may give them notice to quit. Yours, &c FIAT JUSTITIA. Cadoxton, August 27th, 1902
Marriage of Mr R. W. Hall, M.R.C.V.S. PROPOSED PRESENTATION. A meeting of the committee of the Barry May Show was held at the Victoria Hotel, Barry Dock, on Tuesday, Mr W. Thomas, The Hayes, presiding.—Mr H. L. Jones in- timated that the meeting had been called for the purpose of discussing the desirability of making a presentation to the hon. secretary of the show, Mr R. W. Hall, M.R.C.V.S., on the occasion of his marriage this week. The meeting was unanimous in its decision to make the proposed presentation, and Mr W. Thomas, The Hayes, was appointed chair- man of the presentation committee, Mr J. Reynolds (chemist), treasurer, and Mr H. L. Jones, hon. secretary. J
QUOITS CHAMPIONSHIPS. DOUBLE VICTORY FOR BARRY. PROUD POSITION GAINED. :[BY OUR~QUOITING CORRESPONNDE.NT.] On Saturday last at Aberdare an interesting series of quoiting contests took place under the auspices of the South Wales and Monmouth- shire Quoiting Association, when the fiual matches for the championship in the senior and junior competitions were fought out. "JLhi. is the first year that a competition among junior clubs has been arranged, and there is every prospect that the formation of this section will make the matches more generally interesting, us well as strengthen the various clubs by enabling the senior clubs to utilise as reserves those members of the seconds who come up to the top. Barry Seconds took the field against Newtown, and gained a lead of 7 points with the first two men. The next couple—P. Edwards and W. Turner—coming off 21 points in their favour, making a lead for Barry of 28 points after half the men had thrown. E. Barrow and A. J. Medcroft then took the field, losing 3 points on the game, bringing Barry's lead down to 25 points. R. Cook and E. Owen were the last taking the field. These two heats were not played out as Barry could not be beater, the players being withdrawn by fii-r tig- meut between the rival captains, so that the first teams could have their ground. Barry Seconds were thus winners by 19 points. They have an unbeaten record for the whole of this season, which is the first of thpir existence. Scores:— NEWTOWN. BARRY 2NDS. H Beer 18 P Maltravei-a 21 A Duddon.. 22 F Bray 20 S Francis 6 P Edwards 21 T England 15 W Turner 21 F England 20 E Barrow 21 T Doole 21 A J Medcroft 17 T Hyde 17 R Cooke 21 TSimmonds 21 EOvvt-n 11 Total 134 Total 153 THE 81CNIOR MEDALS-A TOUGH STRUGGLE. Barry in this competition were drawn against Mountain Ash, Cyfartbfa being given a bye. Barry sent in T. Grea'n x, the v,tf>ran, and f. J. Martin, and were pitted against E. Meredith and E. Bran well respectively, the seaside couple coming out with the handsome lead of 20 points at the end of the first set. Martin played a marvellous game against Bram well, and when the selection of another International team is made it is to be hoped that be will be picked against England. In the quoiting ground Martin has always held his own, and bis claims are such that cannot be longer resisted. In the set—Greatrex v Meredith—both men showed excellent form, the Barry man finishing up with a lead of 5 points. The second set caused the greatest excitement. D. Brennan and J. Jones lost by 21 points, and Barry were thus removed from a leading position, Mountain Ash being ahead by one point. W. Yelland and J. Collins, the next pair, however, retrieved the position somewhat, and came out with a lead of 7 points, Barry being thus 6 points to the good. G. Alexander, and T. Collins, who followed, placed the result beyond doubt with 16 points to their credit, the Barry team thus winning by 290 poinls. BARRY v CYFARTHFA. Amid considerable excitement Barry next met Cyfarthfa. The first couple left off with a credit balance of 24 points, and it was found unnecessary to put the last four players in the field, Barry men having won all round. Scores BARRY. CYFARTHFA. T Greatrex 21 W Williams. 7 S J Martin 21 T Lewis 11 D Brennan 21 D Davies 11 J Jones 21 W Taylor 18 W YellaDd 21 B Watkins 19 J Collins 21 ENewine. 5 Total. 126 Total. 71 G Alexander and J Collins did not throw. PRESENTATION OF THE MEDALS. The medals will be presented the successful teams ac the annual dinner of the club which will take place on Saturday evening next at the Ship Hotel. Ex-Councillor A. T. White will preside, and advantage also will be taken of the occasion to bid farewell to Mr T. Greatrex who will shortly leave for South Africa.
CRICKET. BARRY v PENARTH 2ND. Barry were visitors to Penarth. They we, t. fully represented, but the home team were without the services of Watkins and \V T Llewellyn. Play started at 3.45 on a miserable w icket. Scores PENARTH 2ND. R Dewar, b Kirby 1 L F Thomas, b Morgan 28 C Jones, c Kirby, b Morgan. 11 R A Gibbs, b Morgan 2 H Dyke, b Morgan J. 2 P Stp-venson, c & b Moran 14 E Davies, c Gibbs, b Morgan 6 E McCarthy, lbw b Evans 1 H Wiggins, c Douglas, II Evaus 18 L Gibbs, h Kirby 3 Schroeter, not out 12 Extras. 12 Total 107 BARRY. W Gameson, b Schroeter 2 E Kirby, b Stephenson 0 E Teilow, c & l) Stephenson 8 W M Douglas, b Ttiomsis 9 T Morgan, not out jg T Evans, b Stephenson 2 J J nes, c Dewar, b Wiggins 3 R Williams, b Stephenson 0 C Yeld, b Stephenson 0 H Taylor, iiot out 2 Extras. 4 Total (for 8 wickets) 46
WAlEK CONSUMPTION. At a meeting of the Gas and Water COlli- mittee, held at the Gas Works on Monday las', Mr E. W. Waite, the water engineer, re- ported that the total quantity of water pumped to the reservoirs during the mouth of July was as follows :-High level, 2,924,700 gallons, and low level 17,909,900 gallons, the total quantity used being 21,244,150 gallons. The average quantity used per day was 685,296 gallons, this being equivalent to .23i gallons per head per day upon the population. Iu the corresponding month of last year the average quantity con- sumed per day was 609,140 gallons. The con- sumption last month was 76,156 more on the average than in July, 1901.
LOCAL POLICE COURT NEWS. THURSDAY.. AN IMPORTANT LIST. Toe magistrates on the Bench were Mr L el n Wood, Mr John London, and Aldtrmai J. C. Megi-itt. The first cases in an important list wore gainst William Williams, Dlvid Williams, ;md Jsaac Melvin, three lads, for loitering on the pse- titisei of the Barry Railway Campany. Police constable Harpur gave evidence of fi riin the boys playing with a trolley neir the railw.-n sta ion. It %i a, a common practice, and the I o), had been warn d before. A fine of Is each was imposed with a caution. CHARGE AGAINST AN EX SINALMAN. James Lmgdon, formerly in the service of the Barry Railway Co as a signalman up to August last, was charged with stealing au overcoat belong- ing to his late employers. Mr J. A. Hughes, solici'or, who appeared for the defendant, pleaded guilty. Defendant had yielded to sudden temptation ..fter being in the service of the company for the past six years, and had borne hitherto a good character. Under the circum.-tauces the Bench decided to impose a fine of 10s. OBSCENE LANGUAGE IN A RAILWAY CARRIAGE. Herbert Braund and William Taylor, of Barry Island, were summoned for u-inc obscene Lmyuaue O O o in a railway compartment on the Vale of Glamor- can Railway on Sunday last. Mr H. J. Handcock appeared for the prosecu- tion, and said that numerous complaints had been ma-le of such conduct by men who went as hona- fide travelbis into the country, and returned in the evening by train. Police-cons able Poolman and Police-sergeant R. H. Thomas gave evidence of defendants using ob- scene language in a carriage in which were two ladies and a cleigyman. Defendants denied the offence, but were fined 20s and costs, or in default seven days' imprisunment, with hard labour.
NEW PATENTS. List of local and county inventions specially compiled for this paper by Messrs E. P. Alexander and Sou, Chartered Patent Agents, 19, Southamp- ton Buildings, London, W.C., from whom al general information rela.ing to patents can be obtained free of charge W. Jones and J. H. Howell, Fishponds, Bristol: Automatic guard for electric trains Aug. 11th No. 17,538. J. D. Hughes, Bristol; Connecting buttons to garments Aug. 12th No. 17,647
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BARRY DOCK TIDE TABLE. The following is the tide table for Barry Dock for the week commencing to-morrow (Saturday) Day. Morn. Aft li. in. ft. in. h. m. ft. in. Saturday, Aug 301, 3.50 31.5 4.29 32.11 Sunday 31. 5. 3 34. 2 5.34 35. 9 Monday, Sept 1. 6. 1 36. 7 6.16 38. 0 Tuesday. 2. 6.50 38. 3 7.13 39. 5 Wednesday 3. 7.35 39. 2 7.55 39.11 Thursday 4. 8.14 39. 2 8.32 39. 5 Friday 5. 8.50 38. 1 9. 7 38. 1
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JUVENILE SMOKING. On general grounds the harm done to juven- iles by smoking has been amply proved. I Tobacco interferes with the due nntrition of the growing body, but it is left for Dr. Fisk, Principal of the American North-Western Pre- paratory School, to demonstrate that smoking exercises a positively deteriorating mental effect on pupils. By aid of statistics Dr. Fisk shows that the smokers under his oare were lowest in class scholarships, and another in- vestigator reports that some 400 boys who smoked, out of a total of 1,800, fell behind in their studies. There may be oritios who will question the scientiflo accuracy of these statistics, but that juvenile smoking can act as anything else than a mental narcotic few per- sons will doubt. American legislation, with its L forward tendencies, should be capable of deal- ing effectively with the evil.
THE BOOMERANG ACTION OF LYDDITB. An extraordinary effect of lyddite has been revealed by the experiments with the hulk of the old battleship, the Belleisle," shells con- taining that explosive having driven fragments back upon the attacking vessels, which were 800 yards distant. Other fragments also dropped close to a gunboat situated 2,000 yards out of the line of Are. The deduction that may be drawn from these facts i. that when lyddite is used there is danger for a friendly vessel at leant 2,000 yards away. To be of any ser- vice it would appear that it must be dropped right on board a hostile vessel, for if the pro- jectile does not hit the right place, it may, like the boomerang, fly back and slay the slayer.
TELEPHONIG THROUGH THE EARTH. Among the most interesting experiments in telephoning without Wires are those of Mon- sieur Duoretet, a French scientist. He places an ordinary telephonic transmitter in direct communication with the ground, and, at a con- siderable distance away, on the other side of some buildings with thick walls and cellars, he has a receiver connected by one wire to the earth and by another wire to a small metallic sphere let down through an opening to the A _m .• T-V ° wwr% noor oir ine catacomi)s rnrls. When words are spoken into the transmitter they are heard in the receiver with muoh greater clear- ness than in an ol.aiiiitry telephone. Monsieur Ducretet is continuing his experiments at io- oreased distances.
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JAPANESE SQUADRON. BARRY GETS A GOOD SIGHT. Bariy, with its many points of vantage, was astir early Monday morning watching for tiu- Japam-se Squadron, which were due in Cardiff on Monday morning. The, two bitt], ships— the Asama and Takasago-were in the clear light seen about twelves miles to the we;-twnid. A sniall streak of smoke in the line of the war- s i s v. is the object of considerabie conjecture. As t,.u vessels approached nearer it was seen that a Welsh collier was straining her engines to keep her place of honour between the Japan- ese warships, both of which formed an escort, of which the struggling little steamer was justifi- ably proud. As if to pay respect to a class of vessel very necessary in time of war, the Japan- ese Squadron permitted her to maintain her position, and together the three steamed up the Bristol Channel, crossing from the English side towards the Nash Lighthouse. The ships, taking advantage of the tide, kept in the "race on the coastline, but as they approached Barry Island the warships slowed down, and the proud little collier kept her pace on her voyage towards Cardiff. Quite a large number of people were on Nell's Poiut and Friar's Point, Barry Island, and these were rewarded for the extra effort of getting out early by obtaining a splendid view of both vessels. A number of pilot cutters also put out from Barry entrance to greet the foreigners, and some letters await- ing the warships were sufely deposited on board. The cruiser, after getting beyond Barry Island, steamed straight for the Barry Dock entrance, and people on shore bad their en- thusiasm raised by the prospect of a visit to the port, when she turned her bows round, and steamed in a circle for about an hour with the evident intention of killing time and obviating the necessity for anchoring before proceeding to Cardiff Roads, where it would not be high water for some time. About 8.45, however, the vessels 01 ee again steamed ahead for Peu- arth Roads.
BARRY DISTRICT RAINFALL. RETURNS FOR SEVEN DAYS ENDING AUG. 25TH, 1902. Tuesday Aug. 19 0*02 Wtdntsday 20 0*01 Thursday 21 0.00 Friday 22 0*37 Saturday. 11 23 010 Sunday 24 0 00 Monday. 25 0-00 E. W. WAITE, Engineer. Council Offices, Barry.
Tanner's Sad Death. The inquest in the circumstances attending the death of James Tanner, the footballer, who tuet with his death at the docks on the previous Wednesday morning being crushed between a stop-block and the buffers of a truck uear No. 1 tip was held at the Central Police Station. In- spector Osborne watched the proceedings on behalf of the Barry Railway Co. The circum- stances were all attested precisely in accordance with the report which appeared in our last issue, evidence of identification being given by Mrs Elizabeth Davies. Commercial-road, Cadoxton, mother-in-law of deceased. A verdict of Accidental Death being returned. The funeral of deceased took place on Saturday, when a number, of friends and relatives from Penarth and Barry attended.
SPIRITUALISM. MEETINGS ARE HELD EVERY SUNDAY at 6.30 p.m. in the LARGE ROOM. GLAMORGAN RESTAURANT, THO M PSON-STREET (Side Entrance in Greenwood Street). SUNDAY NEXT, AUG. 31, MR E. S. G. MAYO will g,ve a TRANCE ADDRESS.
Food for Fishes. BUTCHER'S HORSE IN THE DOCK. On Saturday morning a horse and trap were It ft temporarily unattended at the Barry end of No. I dock. The animal backing over the pitching was precipitated with the trap into the water, the animal being drowned. Later in the day the Barry Company's diver wt-nt below, got the harness loosened from the animal, and the trap being recovered, the body of the unfortunate horse was towed out into channel.
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PKIZE I)HAWING- On the 26th inst. a prize drawing, under the aus- pices of the Barry District Glee Society, foi the benefit "f the wich'W and childre.n of a late member, was held at the Barry Cafe, Counci lor J. Arthur Hughes presiding- Ti.e winning numbers are as follows:—1st, 2396 2nd, 3867; 3rd, 898; 4th, 3987 5th, 683 6th, 2707 7th, 2417 8th, 3184 9th, 2641; 10th, 2589 11th, 13S5; 12th, 4861. Holders of the winning numbers are requested to communicate with Mr J. James, 38, Park-crescent, Barry, as to the disposal of the prizes.
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SNAP SHOTS. The Rev T. Pandy John is at The Wells recruit- ing aftf r a severe attack of bronchitis. Thf cloakrooii-s and !;ivatrries on Barry Island promise to be a p < rttal 1 municipal undertaking. Barry Railway Company s«v.d £ 1,016 in its coal bill last half-year. There « dl be i), Tai.) alterations on the Barry I Railway for the en uing month. Owing to the wet weather which prevailed on Saturday the shooting match—Barry v. Newport— did not take place. Every pL-ice with the slightest attraction on its seashore finds a place in railway guides, holiday routes, and picrnrial advertisements, but Bariy That, at any rito, r'oes not indicate that its local authority is a very progr< ssive one. At Llaudow, in the Vale <f Glamorgan, 00 Sunday a window and tablet were unveiled in memory of the late rector, the Rtv Wm Jos. ph Edwards, B.A., who riied three yeas ;g), after holding the appointment for 40 years. Mr Joseph Spenser, Gilesion, near Barry, died on Tuesday night at his residence, d<»ceas- <1 having been in delicite health for some time past. De- ceased was a well-known agriculturist, and be- longed to one of the oldest families in the Vale of Glamorgan. The Rev J- H. Stoweli, at one time pastor of Windsor-road Congregation! Church. Barry, is rt a visit to the scene of his former labours, and occupied the pulpit at the church on the last two Sundays. A Kidwelly man praying in Welsh told how the Education Bill was an awful thing," and how Balfour thought himself a great man, but be be- seeched the Almighty to show him that He was a better man than Balfour. Many Barry people are still enjoying ih mselves at Llanurtyd ;.tii LImd-indod, A local Councillor his in his possession an interesting document setting forth the qualities of the saline waters, reo ceived hy Dan Bach of the Pump House from a gentleman from Cork. Another official order has been issued by the Board uf Agriculture, dated August 20, piohibiJng the holding of markets, &c, of cattle, sheep, or swine within the parishes of Llantwit-Major and Llanmaes. This is done because of the absence of a properly-constl ucted marketplace, which it is hop< d will be shortly provided. » The Rev J. Cradoc Owen, A.T.S., of Bethesda and Llandyssilio, Pem., who paid a visit to Barry on Monday, won a cfcair for a pryd test on "Devsi Sant" at Clj nderw< n Eisteddfod on Wednesday, out of eleveD competitors. The rev gentleman is a brother-io-law of Mr W. M. Davies, South Wales Daily News. The late Mr W. Wa Nell, cf The Grange, Wen- voe, hos bequeathed to his wife 92,000 arisi g from two life policies held by him, and an annuity cf £ 100 with the use-Upper House, Wenvoe—and furniture and effects from The Grange. To each of his sisters he has left jEJOO and various other legacies to relatives and fri- nds. The net value of the estate is 13\\ orn at 917,752 19s 5d. Lieutenants Ed, ir Jones, Isaac, and Corfield, (,f the Royal Engin ers, Severn Di\ ision (Volunteers), have passed the examination in Part III. of sub- marine mining. Very few officers in this branch of the service have succeeded in passing this test, although in the Severn Division there are no fewer than seven, a fact which reflects very creditably on the intelligence of the corps. The N S.P.C.C. s thirteenth annual report has been issued, and afford splendid proof of the splen- did work done by its officers in Barry and district. In this place Mrs Sibbering Jones, Penrhiw, Barry, is the hon. tecretary, assisted by Mrs J. S. Frazer, of Park-road, Barry, and who will be pleased to receive subscriptions. Lance-corporal D. G. Davies, one of the Cardiff telegraphists who volunteered for active service in South Africa two years ago (brother of Mr W. M. Davies, South Wales Daily News) is now on his way home, after having been twice promoted. This week a large consignment of horns, skins, &c, the result of a hunting expedition, was received from him at Barry. The Wesleyan Missionary Society has 325 central and principal sta, ions, being an increase ot 10 over last year. Associated with these are 2,466 chapels and other preaching places, being an increase of 16. The present staff of missionaries and native minis- ters is 325, an increase of 31 The full and accre- dited membership of the mission churches is 50,132, with 14,482 on trial. The total number of pupils in attendance at the mission schools is 100,738, leiug an increase of 4,355.
Barry and the National Eisteddfod. NEXT WEDNESDAY'S CONCERT. In order to assist in obtaining funds to convey the Barry choir to Bangor National Eisteddfod, another concert has been arranged, and will take place on Wednesday evening next at the Romilly Hall, Barry. It is to be hoped that the public will extend a generous measure of support to the promoters' who are working assiduously and deserve success. At the concert the competitive pieces will be rendered in addition to solos sung by talented artistes.
Barry Householder's Loss. Mr J. P. Panniers, of 12, Hilda-street, Barry, secretary to the local Band of Hope Union, an i an omcer of the sons of Temperance has reported to the police that his house had bteu entered and about film cash at d several documents, includ- ing two insurance policies, stolen. On getting up one morning he discovered the back rlt or open, the mouey being abstracted from a drawer.
A CARDIFF INCIDENT. OF PARTICULAR INTERES r TO BARRY DOCK PEOPLE. The following statement by a Cardiff resident is of more than usual interest t, Ba.ry I> >ck peoplt and furnishes mforma ion of vast importance to many of us. Mrs Susan Robinson. of 45, C-ristina-s reel, Cardiff, says :—" I have be, n a gn at sufferer for a long time past from cruel pains cro s thn sma 1 of my back, swimming i;j the head, travel, aching pains in my loins, a dragging I all-izon(-. fens ,tiOD that made mo very miserable aud quite untit for work, and whenever I stooped or suddenly stri-,ght- ened myself a sharp p. hi slu t through me like a knife. I consulted a doctor, at d he prescribed for me, but his medicine did me very little good. It eastd me for a time, but tne old trouble soon re- tnrned, a Lid I grew worse instead of better. I have spent no end of money on different me iicines to cure me. but I might as well have thrown it away, for I got no lasiiug benefit, from a) y 01 them. It was wheu I had teached this tsti: e of health that I first came to bear of Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, so T procured a box from Anthony aud Co in St Mary "nd after taking some of them, I am pleased to say, the backaches are much easier; I can stcop with ease and comfort my general health is greatly improved, and it is entirely due to these Pills. 1 certify the above is correct, and give you authority to publish the facts. (Sigucd) Susau Robinsou. If you are ill, Nrite and tell us your symptoms. Your letter will be treated in strictest confidence. No charge will be made and we* may be able to save you from a world of suffering. Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are 2/9 •> kn» ia boxes 13/9). Of all chemists and drag £ posted free on receipt of price by the nronrietors— Fcstei-McCellan Co., 8, W ells-street, Oxford-st., London, W,
UNLUCKY THIRTEEN. The origin of the ill-luck of the number thirteen, especially with reference to sitting down to a meal, is said to lie in the fact that thirteen sat down to the Last Supper. It should be noted that the Italians consider thirteen and its multiples very lucky in the lottery, and that Italian gamblers Wtar the number thirteen as a charm. ♦
THE CONCENTRATION OF SUMMER. We are apt to forget, says a writer on Lapland in Cornhill, when we attempt to reckon the Arctic summer by its short three months, that into that time is compressed an amount of sunshine and of daylight which further south has to be spread out. over spring and autumn. North of the Arctic circle the growth-processes of Nature are carried out a!l in one spell, and so, too, is her long sleep. The life of a flower in that period of perpetual day is, indeed, an interesting subject for speculation. Is there no time during which the growth is suspended, no time of sleep or rest? Not less interesting is the^question as it affects animal life, and especially bird life-a question which, so far as I know, lias not been fully handled by any naturalist. Insect life is produced in these regions at all hours of tLe twenty-four, and food is therefore available at ail time, without pauses, for the young, growing birds. Now, the migrants who in summer swarm all along the course of such rivers as the Muonio and the Reisen, and breed there, spend all their winters in semi-tropical regions, where day and night are fairly evenly distributed. Have they one set of habits for their northern homes, < tic set of sleeping times, feeding methods, above the Arctic circle, and another set for: their southern homes ? Do they, in fact, when they go north still by in- veterate habit observe the distinctions of night and day; or do they, as so many travellers attempt to do to their cost, cast them to the winds ? T; a; the perpetual daylight must temporarily affect th; life and habits of bird and plant and insect in a very appreciable degree would seem to be self-evident, and it is one of the many questions which help to make Lapland so interesting a country.
MAKING A PINK PEARL. A ball of beeswax introduced into the shell of a living fresh-water mussel has resulted in producing the most remarkable, "artificial pearl in existence. It is about liin. in length, says Sciiiice Siftmys, oval in form and pink in colour, and is now the property of the Smithsonian Institution. The ball of wax was placed near the hinge of the bivalve, which, being kept in a tank of fresh water, was carefully watched. The irritation of the wax caused the mollusc to protect itself by coating the forsign object with a smooth coating of peari stuff-the same material as that which is used in lining the inner surface of its shell.
BABY'S NATURAL DEPRAVITY. A fond father declares that natural depravity is well developed in a six-months-old infant, as he can prove by bitter experience. The other evening he was left alone with his tiny son and heir. The youngster's mother went to the theatre. His aunt went out also, and so did his nurse, and the man was left in full possession of the field. About seven o'clock he began to rock his child to sleep. And he rocked and crooned and walked steadily from that time until nine. Then,the infant having finally succumbed to "nature's sweet rest(,rer, he arose and, as if walking on eggs, carried his burden stealthily to the bedroom, put it down as gently as possible, and withdrew. Alas! however, in closing the door it squeaked a bit, and Mr. Baby was as wide awake as ever, and he remained chirpy until his mother came home at eleven. Next evening— and here's where the depravity, comes in—mother was home, and auntie and all the rest of the family, so Mr. Baby went off to sleep at six o'clock, as usual, and even when he presently fell out of bed did not awaken. And now the bewildered father is wondering why a baby who is "arou-ed by the slightest creaking of a door one night, when hia mother isn't at home, fails to -wake when he falls out of bed the next. It is rather a problem. 4w
THE CANDLE ON THE PLATE. The year that I lived in Chicago, I noticed one night, in passing through the Polish Jew quarter, an extremely curious scene, writes the Rev. David M. Steele. It was "the candle on the plate." A man dies, and, for want of means to pay the rent, his family is to be turned out on the street. The widow sets a plate on the pavement before the door and puts a lighted candle on it. For the length of time that it will bum it is a summons to the neighbours passing by to put in various sums of money—which invariably they do-until a fund is raised sufficient to save the family from eviction. 0
A GHOORKA'S OBEDIENCE. The following remarkable anecdote of a Ghoorka is told in the Scotsman by a correspondent, to whom it was related by the surgeon of the regi- ment, who was present on the occasion: In days before the Mutiny, the commandants of irregular regiments had great authority over their men, and one of them, whose regiment was a Ghoorka regi- ment stationed in the hills, used often to take them out with him when he went tiger-shooting. On one occasion he, his officers, and a visitor were out tiger-shooting on elephants, accompanied as usual by a number of the men on foot. They rais, d a tiger, which rushed away down a steep ravine where the elephants could not follow, and they had to go up to its head in order to cross it. One of the men, however, followed the tiger on foot down the ravine and up the opposite side, and when he reached the top levelled his riflp to fire. The visitor saw this, and said to the commandant. "There's that man going to fire." The commandant shouted across the ravine, "Recover arms," which the man imme- diately did, and stood like a statue for about half- an-hour, till the elephants, having rounded the head of the ravine, came up to him. "What were you goin, to fire at ? said the commandant. The tiger, sir." "Where is it?" "There," said the man, pointing to a bush about twenty yards off. The officer was greatly put out at finding- that he had exposed his man to such imminent risk for such a long time, so he got down from his elephant and stood beside him to share the danger. "Where is it?" said he to the man. "There," said the man, pointing to the same bush. The officer looked into the bush for a long time, but could not see it; so at last he said to the man, "You fire." The man fired, and shot the tiger dead. Go
THE REMORA OR SUCKING-FISHES. Sucking-fishes have the unenviable reputation of going through life as hangers-on to fishes of larger growth, notably sharks, swordtishes, and bull- fishes. Like some human beings, they prefer to have their food found for them—too lazy to do their own skirmishing in the struggle for life; and to accomplish their end they attach themselves to the gill-covers or sides of larger fishes with their first dorsal' fin (the fin on the back nearest the bead). As they are excellent swimmers, there seems to be no reason why they should become a burden to others, but it is well known that they travel with their unwilling hosts continuously in this manner, and the latter have often been found emaciated and thoroughly exhausted from the strain of pulling these uninvited guests around. From careful observation it appears that the object of the suckers beyond doubt is to share with their hosts the food which the latter find. a r
A LIGHTHOUSB INTERIOR. Suppose that we succeed in penetrating to one of these strange dwellings, we find the ground floor as a rule devoted to stores. Here are great drums of mineral oil to feed the lamps, and a further supply of oil and coals lies in a vault beneath the building. On the next floor is the living-room or kitchen, a cosy little place,with a dresser, a good range, and a sink. The keepers go on the principle 01 "every man his own couk and housemaid," and all visitors agree that the exquisite cleanliness and neatness of the rooms wouJd shame the ordinary domestic. They have nece-satiiy to rely a good deal on tmned meats, and they learu to be quite adepts in prepar- ing tasty dishes from them. Hooks and magazines are not wanting, a supply being sent every month ing tasty dishes from them. Hooks and magazines are not wanting, a supply being sent every month with the reliei boat lrom headquarters. On the floor above we come to the sleeping-room with its four bunks, and then to the lamp-room with its four reservoirs and the machinery for the occulting light. The whole place is warmed by stoves, and has a comfortable shipshape appearance, In the summer life on a lighthouse- may be pleasant enough. There is a constant round of occupation, perfect quiet, the strong, salt, invigorating air, and the glorious blue sky overarching the dimrdimr glittering waters. But in the winter, when the icy north-easter blows and the waves thunder against the granite walls, it M a dreary and lonely life. ♦
GERMAN CANALs AND COMMERCE. Canals in Germany constitute an important factor m her commercial development. Apart from the canals and estuaries open to ocean ships, Germany possesses over 6,000 miles of navigable waterways, which carry, according to Engineering, in a year 41 million tons of exports and 23 million tons of imports. The ratio of water to raIl traffic in Germany is 24 to 76, oalculated on the total amount ef goods carried. When we (Engineering) reckon the goods transport per unit length, the ratio is in favour of the waterways by 8 to 5. Hence the German maxim Not railways or canals but rail- ways and canals.
Mahomed Abdul, a Malay seaman, was fined 2'6 for smuggling cigais in a ship at Barry.