OFFICIALDOM AND INVENTIVE PROGRESS. It is the unfortunate practice of the British Government to treat all new inventions either with disdainful indifference or with the want of appreciation that is closely akin to it. Mr. Herbert C. Fyfe, in "Submarine Warfare," takes occasion to say: The introduction of gunpowder, of dteam, of the screw propeller, of iron-built ships, of high-pressure engines, of rifled ordnance, of explosive shells, of armour-plating, of twin screws, of breech-loading gllns, of steel-built ships, of the locomotive torpedo, of electricity on shipboard, of quick-firing and machine guns, of collapsible boats, of wireless telegraphy, of turbine vessels, of devices for COMI- ing ships at sea, of magazine rifles, &c., See., have been successfully ridiculed by those responsible for the condition of the British Navy. Officialism is, and always has been, a foe to inventive progress, and the official mind still seems incapable of realising that invention is a plant of slow growth; that improvements and innovations when first mooted do not necessarily represent thf-ir final form, and that all the great advances and revolutions in the past in the world of science, invention, and discovery have sprung from small bf 2 innings which have grown gradually and slowly unti! they forced upon themselves the recognition that was their due.
DOING GOOD TO ONE'S FELLOWS. In the late Sir Walter Besant's last book, "A Five Years' Tryst and Other Stories," we get still an th<r glimpse of that generous-minded author's wval emedies for social diseases: nave sometimes (he says) had a vision in which eiity or thirty millionaires—there are really quite as many in the world, somewhere or other—meet together and resolve to do something considerable for the good of their fellow-creatures. There are young people by the million-students, clerks, shop assistants, employees of all kinds; thousands of them come up from the country, and they are comparatively friendless in London they are cast alone and unprotected upon the world. "Let us," say the benevolent millionaires, "befriend this class, which wants every kind of help we can pro- vide we will erect colleges all over London, dotted here and there—colleges for the residences of such young people; in one students, in another type- writers, in a third clerks, and so forth, recognising deprees and levels that are due to them; we will make for them places where they may lead the as eiated life guarded by their occupations, pur- suits, and their friends from the dangers and snares of the streets and the towns. All the things that tempt outside-music, dancing, acting, society- shall be found for them at home." This is my vision. It is an ambitious dream; but it is persistent. The millionaires have not yet done it, and I do not hear of that conference as one of the fixtures of the season. ———————————
A CRUEL AWAKENING. Mark Twain's Double-Barrelled Detective Story" has an ingenious scheme of revenge as part of its plot. There is a handsome young man of slender means, named Jacob Fuller, aged twenty-six, who has married in Virginia a rich young girl of nine- teen, against her father's wishes. She is intense, high-strung, romantic, immeasurably proud of her Cavalier blood, and passionate in her love for her -oung husband. The morning after the marriage uiere is a cruel awakening. Her husband, repelling ner caresses, addresses her as follows Sit down. I have something to say to you. I loved you. That was before I asked your fat her to give you to me. His refusal is not my grievance —I could have endured that. But the things he said of me to you-that is a different matter. There —you needn't speak; I know quite well what they were I got them from authentic sources. Among other things he said that my character was written in my face; that I was treacherous, a dissembler, a coward, and a brute without sense of pity or compassion the "Sedgemoo trademark," he called it—and "white-sleeve badge." Any other man in my place would have gone to his house and shot him down like a dog. I wanted to do it, and was minded to do it, but a better thought came to me: to put him to shame; to break his heart; to kill him by inches. How to do jt? Through 'my treatment of you, his idol! I would marry you; and then-Have patience. You will see.
FATHER OCEAN'S BOY DRUDGES. I I have often wished, says Frank T. Bullen in 6The Men of the Merchant Service," that it were possible to make lads who at school chatter so glibly ibout running away to sea" understand how impossible it is to do any such thing nowadays, except, indeed, in such vessels as are the last resort of the unfortunate. The vessels of which I speak are those small sail- ing craft which still drag out a precarious existence in competition with steam. They may be' seen at all our smaller ports, lying disconsolately on mud banks at ebb-time. Oh, so dirty, so miserable they -ook! Worn-out gear, wretched food, and not enough men and boys to do the heavy work, they provide a hard school for young seamen. In them may Be found still the bad traditions of half a century ago. It is all very pitiful, a side- path to seafaring that must have lent itself to many abuses, through which many a poor, misguided lad had got away to sea, and found no place for repentance until too late. I have only mentioned it here because, in speaking of the boy. I am painfully reminded of the miserable little sea drudges who are still to be found in these vessels, leading the hardest of lives, and uncared for by anyone. They are worthy of all sympathy, b< ing so helpless, so unable to raise themselves. Their environment is as had as it well can be, for, whether ashore or afloat, the company they are in is usually 01 a very bad kind. Now and then, of course, such a vessel will have a good, steady seaman, who has an interest in her, for a skipper. A iran like that will often carry his wife, and wi J1 endeavour to keep a respectable crew with him, voyage after voyage. And as likely as not he will take an interest in the boy, and try to make some- thing of him, but such exceptions are rare.
IMPORTANCE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN. Volume IV. of "The World's History: A Survey Man's Record," deals with the Mediterranean nations. In the opening chapter the tremendous importance of the Mediterranean's influence on the world's growth and history is clearly emphasised: The importance of the Mediterranean in the history of the worla rests, in the first place, on its geographical position..Although of comparatively limited extent it is enclosed by three parts of the earth which differ comi letely in their physical, geographical, and ethnographical character. If we picture to ourselves the "Pillars of Hercules," through which the Atlantic Ocean penetrates deep into the heart of the various countries, as closed, and the whole basin of the Mediterranean, together with its extensions (the Sea of Marmora, the Black Sea. and the Sea of Azov), as dried up, then the continent or the Old World would appear a con- nected whole. Without any visible division the lands would blend and form a terrestrial unit, which, in consequence of its enormous expanse, would exhibit as unfavourable climatic and meteorological conditions a3 Central Asia. But owing to this inflowing of the ocean, certain sharply- defined parts have been formed, each of which is in itself large enough to constitute a clearly marked continent. The contours of Europe, Asia, and Africa are therefore really formed and individualised by the Mediterranean, though the sharpness o; the demar- cation is accentuated t y an arm of the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea. The -ail ern boundary between Europe and Asia alon" remains undefined, since it lies beyond the formative and modifying influence of the Mediterranean. As a result of the sharp separation between the three continents, these physical peculiarin s, together with the whole attendant train of local phenomena, come far more prominently forward than could have been the case had there only been a gradual transition from laud to land wichout the severing expanse of sea. The eastern border of Europe offers another striking proof of this. TII.. Mediterranean determines not merely the external outline of the continents at their points of contact, but preserves for them in a most remarkable manner the peculiar stamp of ti.eii- characteristics. Tii" effect, however, of this expanse of water is not only to separate and distinguish, but also to uni tv and assimilate. Above all else it extends the me: eoroiogicai and climatic benefits of the ocean to the very heart of the land, and gives it a share in ..hose blessings which are denied to entirely eneiosed continental tracts.
At Troy, Illinois, a flash of lightning made a croas shaped fissure in tin; ground 40ft. long and Si-ii. wiue. When dropped into the cavity, a lead- weight"d line 150ft. long did not reach the bottom. .y, lad," said one Yorkshireman to another, '•we're gettin' on at ahr piece, lean tell tha! ve getteu a mayor. awl we've given him a c-! ar and a c' ain to fit him up like." "Hev ye v.a.H ■ exciaiuimi the otlwr. "Why, we let oorH i'uu loose
YANKEE HUMOUR HARD ON THE MAYOR. Among Mayor Fleischmann's callers the other day were a former Iowa judge and his daughter. It was the first time either had met the mayor, and, of course, the judge, who is a Republican, insisted on talking politics. But the mayor, whose business is politics, grew just a little tired of the subject, and, turning to the young lady, said: "And may I ask why you are in Cincinnati ?" "Certainly," replied the daughter; "we are here to see the sights, and so we thought we would call on you." And the mayor is wondering if the young woman meant to class him with the tall buildings.— Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. THE MODEST AUTOMOBILIST. Concerning things of syntax he was weighty, he was great; He could solve an algebraic problem stiff; He's a big enthusiast on the horoscopic cast; And he pulls a lusty larboard in a skiff. He'll unravel the delusions of your prehistoric state, From the gelatinous tadpole to the ape; He delves in mystic numbers while we're propped up in our slumbers, But he's off a trifle on his auto' shape. When they gather in fine fettle, fellows with the goggle eyes, Fellows with the leathern caps upon their nuts, And expound the witchery of the art of ditchery, Viz. of grinding victims' bones into the ruts, Say, he is a novice quite in his modest paradise. For he hasn't slain a mortal yet to-day. Then they slap him on the shoulder, and cry: "Chappie, you'll be bolder When you've put a half-a-dozen safe away." HIS TWO REASONS. "Where are you going this summer ? "I'm going to a stretch of barren sand, where I can be surrounded by the luxuries of the seashore." By yourself ? "No. Whole family. Wife and children, servants, nurses, etcetera." "Cottage ? "Yes. Has eight rooms for sixteen people. Each room will hold comfortably about one-half of a human being." "Cottage alone?" "Oh, no. We shall be next to a lot of others. Each with an assortment of children." Nice people ? "Well, they're people I wouldn't think of associating with on ordinary occasions, but, of course-" "Oh, certainly. Where do you get your vegetables ? "From the city." And your water ? "From the nearest well "Typhoid?" Probably." < "Flies?" "Heaps." "What are you going for?" "Two reasons. Because I can't afford to, and my wife wants to.Life. UTILISE THE DOG. Down in Georgia, according to my friend Captain Lyerly, who ought to know, lives a man who is noted for his love of ease, but whose wife is sufficiently a hustler to almost make up for his chronic disinclination to activity. One cold night he went to bifd, leaving some bags of grain out of doors which should have been placed in the barn for protection against the weather, to say nothing of thieves. But, then, they don't have many thieves in Georgia. During the night the hero of this story awoke and thought that he heard something which sounded like rain. He was anxious to know whether it was raining or not, for if it were he wanted an opportunity to worry about that grain, or perhaps hint to his wife and then go to sleep while she slipped out and attended to it. He thought the matter over for some time, and then hunched the good woman. "Nancy! "What is it, John?" "Is it rainin' ?" "I don't know, John." "I wish I knew." "Why don't you get up and see, then ?" "I hate to; I'm just awful sleepy." "Well, then, go to sleep and never mind. "W-all, I'd like to know. Hit's right important." "Then go and see." "You go, won't you. Nancy?" No, I won't—so now, you lazy thing you John lay and reflected for some minutes, then awoke his wife again and said "I'll tell ye what ye might do, Nancy. Ye might get up an' let the dorg out. He'll bark fer a minit er two an' then whine ter get back in. Ye c'n let 'im in an' feel o' him, an' if hit's a-rainin' he'll be wet, an' if hit ain't he won't be, an' then hit'll be all right." -Lippincott's. HONOURS EVENLY DIVIDED. The iceman stepped into the little kitchen and stood waiting for the flat dweller to arrange the refrigerator for the fresh consignment of ice. "It's kind of you," said the flat dweller, looking up with her hands full of dishes, "to stand there and hold your dripping ice over that pretty rug. Otherwise, you might dampen the kitchen floor." "No trouble at all," said the iceman. "We aim to please customers. Don't hurry about getting that refrigerator ready. If the ice in the waggon melts while I am up here I can drive back and get more." "Oh, don't mind me," said the flat dweller, with a scarlet spot growing on either cheek. "Just crowd right up and throw the ice on top of the cream and fruit. It isn't large enough to do much damage." "Of course not," replied the iceman. "We are going to sell a ton for five cents next week. People who have three cents' worth of oleomargarine and skim milk all at one time require plenty of ice." "Certainly." said the flat dweller. "It is very thoughtful of you, I'm sure. Where do you get that new kind of ice ? Don't you think its appear- ance might be improved by the addition of a little more colouring matter? Then if it were somewhat larger it would look like an Easter egg." "That's a new one on me," said the iceman, "but I'll have it fixed for you the next time I come. Any time you want lilies of-the -valley around the ice just mention it. Ti ese cheap flats look better when properly decorated." "Oh, we have plenty of flowers," replied the flat dweller. "When this compound you sell for ice melts it leaves a rich, dark deposit in the refrigerator. Flowers grow nicely in it." "Now," said the iceman, "you may put your truck back into the refrigerator. If you have a folding bed or a cottage organ or a coal stove or something of that sort you might put it in here on top of the ice. I can bring a couple of men with me and move it out in the morning, you know." "I think we'll get along without that," replied the flat dweller. "We don't want the varnish melted off the furniture. The woman in the next flat uses your ice to generate heat for baking, but as this is not a steel refrigerator I have to use gas. If you like, you may bring me some sand ice to-morrow. The black muck this ice melts into is a little heavy for my plants. There must be some sand near the mudhole where you cut this ice." "Plenty of it," said the iceman. "I'll send you a 50-foot lot with a hedge around it as soon as you pay the bill for the month before last. Any lady" having a taste for farming ought to be encouraged." "Never mind that," said the flat dweller. "I've been selling the real estate you bring up on your boots. If you have time you might add a little more sawdust. We're nearly out of fuel for the grate." "No trouble at all," said the iceman. "How would you like to have me bring a 10-pound pickerel in the ice to-morrow ? We are in this business to shut out competition. If you like music we'll send a male quartet along with each delivery." "When you go downstairs," said the flat dweller, "give the baby a kick and step on the dog. We pay rent here in order to entertain icemen. I'll have a lunch ready for you to-morrow. You look all run down, and ought to get another drink at the saloon on the corner. If you meet the sanitary inspector tell him to come right up. I have this room fumigated every day after you go. "I'll tell him," said the iceman. "And don't forget to have him fumigate that butter. I'll bring you a new piece to-morrow. I promised the neigh- bours I would." The iceman went whistling away. The two dearest friends of the flat dweller, standing on the landing below, agreed that it was a shame the way Mrs. Topflat flirted with the iceman. -Chicago News. "I suppose there have been times when you have refrained from intoxicating beverages," said the philanthropic stranger. "Mister," answered Meandering Mike, "your insinuation hurts. I ain't been locked up in gaol for over a year now."— Washington Star. "Yes," said the one with the auburn hair, "I enjoy those historical novels very much." But they say," the brunette replied, "that they are generally so inaccurate." "01), I don't care about that. I always skip the history in them, anyway." "I heard him call you 6Duckie, 1 11 announced the small brother. Well, what of it ? demanded his sister defiantly. "Oh, nothin' much," answered the small brother. "I was only thinkin' maybe it's because of the way you walk, but it ain't very nice of him."
PUBLIC WORKS. This committee met on Tuesday afternoon, under the presidency of Councillor J. H. Jose, the other members present being Councillors J. A; Hughes, J. A. Manaton, J. L. Davies, Dr E. Treharne, and Dr P. J. O'Donnell. JUBILEE FIELD -APPLICATIONS OF CLUBS. A letter was read from Mr W. J. Hood secretary of the Barry Unite-l Athletic Associa- tion Football Club, asking for permission to play on the Buttrills Field this season. That club bad (he continued) been generally sup- poited in the town, and the desire of the club was to provide a place for young men of the district to engage in a healthy pastime during the winter months. Mr J. A. Hughes also said that Mr Wareham, of the Barry Dock Conservative Club, asked for permission to hold the sports there which the club could not hold at Clevedon when on their annual outiDg. The proceeds of the sports would, it was stated, be handed over to the fund in connection with the Nursing Associa- tion. Councillor Manaton moved that the last application be granted, and this was seconded by Dr E. Treharne, and carried. In reference to the other application, a dis- cussion took place as to what shall be done with the field-let it by tender or grant per- mission to several clubs who would not be charged anything for its use. Dr O'Donnell supported the latter view. Councillor J. A. Hughes advocated letting the field by tender, especially seeing that the Unionist Club used to pay SIS a year for the .field, Mr John Thomas, the landlord, reserving the right to graze the land. Councillor Manaton suggested that they meet on the ground, and this was eventually agreed In upon. Councillor J. A. Hughes suggested that they ask the Council to give the Committee full power to let the land until they a report as to the Council's power to spend money on r cycling track. Personally, he did not think they had such powers. Meanwhile it would be better to let the land to the highest bidder. Councillor Manaton Let's meet on the ground some day. (Laughter). The Surveyor produced a report on the ques- tion of a cycling tract, and he was instructed to get what information he could on the matter. FLOODING CULLEY'S HOTEL. A letter was read complaining of the flooding of the cellars at Culley's Hotel. Dr O'Donnell: This is a hardy annual. It was agreed that the Surveyor interview Mr R, Evans, of the Barry Railway Co. for permission to run a drain for overflow water, and endeavour to get Mr Culley to accompany him. A COMPLAINT. Mr Richard Evans, general manager of the Barry Hailway Co., wrote complaining of hawkers standing in front of the Booking- office of Barry Island Station. Dr O'Donnell: This is a matter for the police. It is a public highway. THE CADOXTON COMMON ACCIDENT. Mr S. Wheeler, father of the little girl who met with an accident by falling over the edge of Cadoxton Common, wrote stating that it occurred through the Common being unfeuced, and asking, as the child would be crippled for life, for compensation. The committee decided to discuss the matter in private. PAVING MAIN STREETS. The Rer Aaron Ddvies, D.D., wrote a letter asking the Council to complete Court-road by paving it. Dr Treharne There's a chance for you, Mr Hughes. Dr O'Donnell Perhaps Mr Hughes has been taking to him. The letter continued that those people resid- ing in that district should net be compelled to pass over muddy paths. It would be better to do such work than do what was unnecessary on the outskirts of the town. Councillor J. A. Hughes moved that pave- ment be laid in front of all houses on Court- road and Holton-road, and used several argu- ments in favour of this. Dr O'Donnell: Don't those arguments apply equally to Barry-road ? Dr Treharne And Weston Hill ? Councillor J. A. Hughes Weston Hill is part of Hoiton-road. The motion was not seconded, Councillor Jose stating that he would not do so as he was in- terested in property in Court-road, and it would be infra dig for him to do so. Councillor Hughes then moved that the pave- ment be laid over the whole length of the roadway whether built upon or not. Dr E. Treharne I would support that if Mr Hughes would include Barry-road as well. There is an enormous traffic there. Councillor Hughes: Then it would not be fair to leave out Park-crescent. Dr E. Treharne: Barry-road is all built upon. Councillor Hughes: And so is Park-crescent. Councillor Jose seconded this motion. Dr O'D.,rinell I move that we pave Holton- road and Court-road and Barry-road. Dr Trebarne seconded. Councillor Hughes: There are two other roads used quite as much-Harbour-road und Park -crescent. The Surveyor, in reply to questions, said the total cost of the whole of the roads, with Canon-street, would be about S4,000, and s-eing that a large sum was beiug pent annually on gravelling the paths, it would only cost £ 30 m re to have the roads paved. After the Chairman bad made an appeal Counc illor Hughes' motion was carried. TELEGRAPH POLES. The Postmaster-Geueral asked for permission to place a pole on I he Council's land opposite ihe Brewery. Councillor Manaton said ho hoped that this land behind the hoardings could be used for shows when it was filled in. Councillor Hughes also said that they should not allow this unless they knew the exact spot <Inri ascertained whether it would interfere with them. It was agreed to get definite information on this point. A SOLICITOR MISSIONER. Mr Theodore Roberts, a Newport solicitor who for years past has been carrying on gospel mission work, asked for permission to pitch his tent inside the railings at the corner of Ty- newydd-road, and it was granted. GLADSTONE-ROAD REDIVIVUS. Councillor J. A. Manaton asked about Glad- stone-road, and desired some communication being sent to the landowners who had not carried out their undertakings to construct their portions of the road. Councillor Hughes said it was well known why the work had not been done. No resolution was passed. THE ESTIMATES. The committee next considered the various items of the estimate of expenditure for the ensuing half-year. OBJECTIONS. Mr F. de Ceurcy Hamilton, Cardiff, wrote on behalf of the Weston Hill and Barry Island Estates, asking the committee thai: the private improvements in Wilfrid-street be deferred owing to the depressed state of things in the town. It was also stated that an objection had been raised to the carrying out of the work from Lombard-street to Woodland-road, and after considerable discussion the plans were referred back to the Plans Committee for further consideration.
GAS AND WATER. THE ESTIMATED DEFICIENCY. Councillor J. A. Manaton presided over the monthly meeting of the above committee, held on Monday afternocn at the Council Chamber, the only members present being Conncillors J. A. Hughes and J. Milward. GAS EXTENSION. Mr F. M. Harris, the gas engineer, reported that since the last meeting 28 gas services were laid, 12 ordinary and 69 prepayment gas meters were fixed, 35 bouses were also fitted out, 10 ordinary and 52 prepayment meters were re- moved. COOKERY LECTURES. The gas exhibition and cookery lectures which were held at Dinas Powis at the begin- ning of August were reported to have proved a great success. The attendances were good, and over 20 new gas consumers were booked.— On the motion of Mr J. A. Hughes, it was 'decided to appoint a canvasser to call on house- holders in Dinas Powis to induce them to con- sume gas, and that he be paid 2s 6d for cottages and for each house. RAINFALL. During the month of July last rain fell on 11 days, with a total fall of 2;00 inches. The average rainfall for the last 14 years has been 2*51 inches. The rainfall last month was 0*51 below the average for the last 14 years. NEW WATER SERVICES. Eight new services- were laid for building purposes and one service for domestic supply, 794 house inspections were made, 496 taps were repairs by Council's inspectors, and 73 notices were served upon owners of property to abate waste of water from various caupes. THE ESTIMATED DEFICIENCY. The estimate of expenditure for the ensuing half-year was considered, and it was announced that a sum of £1,000 would be required to meet the deficiency. For the last two years the deficiency in connection with this department was £ 3,950. It was decided to make application to the Finance Committee for £ 1,000.
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BEFORE THE BENCH BORAC ACID IN MILK. CLUB WAITER IN TROUBLE. MILK ADULTERATION. Samuel Lavis, milk vendor, of 78, Kingsland- crescent, Barry Dock, was summoned ou Mon- day before the local magistrates (Mr Lewellin Wood and Mr John Lowdon) for selling milk adulterated to the extent of 0-075. per cent. with borac acid. InRpcct. ,r Morris pmved purchasing the milk from Albert Palmer, 25, Hirwaun-street, Barry Dock, who had procure 1 it from 1 be defendant. Defendant said he bad been selling milk in the town for 12 years past, and samples bad been taken repeatedly, but in no case previously had the milk been found adulterated. rhemilk in the present case bad been purchased from a farmer near Bristol, and the latter sent a bottle for the inspection of the Bench showing the kind of preservative used. The magistrates pointed out that defendant might have been indemnified from such pro- ceedings by means of a warranty, but in the absence of that they imposed a fine of £ 2 and costs. CLUB "WAITER'S OFFENCE. The police prosecuted in a case in which Arthur Randall, a waiter, was charged with selling whisky without a license on Monday, August 4tb. Defendant is a waiter at the R.A.O.B. Institute, Thompson-street, Barry Dock. On the date mentioned Police-sergeant R. H. Thomas, with Police-constable Poolman, watched him outside in the street. A seaman gave him something, and he went inside the club, returning with something beneath his coat. When he caught sight of Sergeant Thomas (who was in plain clothes) he took the seaman up into a side street, and there banded him a bottle containing whisky. When both the seaman and Randall were subsequently brought face to face, the former said he paid 2s 6d for the whisky. Randall said he had got into trouble through trying to do a man a good turn. Defendant now said that the seaman begged of him to get the whisky, as his mother was ill. Mr Lewellen Wood: This is a most serious offeuce. We inflict upon you a fine of £ 5 i 1- eluding costs, or one month's imprisonment. Mr F. P. Jones-Lloyd, solicitor,who watched the case on behalf of the club, desired to state something as to defendant's conduct. Mr Lewellen Wood We have disposed of the case, and don't want to hear more of it. PIGEON COOP LOOTERS. Isaac Charles Todd and John Godfrey Wilson, two Barry youths, were charged with stealing three Homer pigeons from a coop at the back of 45, Morel-street, the property of a man named Heury James Wessendorf. Wilson was ordered to receive six strokes with the birch rod, while Todd, who has started on a disas- trous career, was remanded until Thursday for inquiries. THE BUTCHER'S CLAIM. The adjourned case was dealt with in which William Ward, a butcher, sued a haulier for- merly in his employ named A. F. Loubeck, for 268 damage for leaving his service without notice. Mr A. F. Hill, solicitor, Cardiff, appeared for the complainant. Mrs Vaughan, sister of Mr Ward, was called, and declared that she made an agreement with Loubeck for e week's notice on either side. Defendant told her on a recent Saturday night that he was going to finish that night, and she then told him that she would require notice. Defendant denied that there was any agree- ment he was only engaged temporarily, and nothing was mentioned about notice at the time. The engagement took place in March last. Complainant said that owing to defendant's action he lost an order from a ship, amounting to £ 9 or £ 10. The Bench made an order for the payment of the amount claimed with costs. KERBSTONE FREQUENTERS. Herbert Pearse, Herbert Melvin, and Thomas Fisher were together charged with obstructing the pavement in Holton-road on Sunday week. Police-constable Lewis said he saw the youths obstructing the pavement at 2.15 p.m.,when he warned them. On his return with Police- constable Poolman at 2.30 they were still there. A fine of 2s 6d t-ach was imposed. FRUIT HAWKER'S OFFENCE. A fruit hawker was fined fts for obstructing the street in Dock View-road and not desisting when the police requested him to do so. STREET DISORDER. Susannah Evans, for being disorderly in Gracing Dock-street, was fined 7, 6d, or in default seven days' imprisonment. THE D. AND D. LIST. This was short. Sarah Ann Widger was fined 5s; James Nash was fined 5s; and William Bassett, a young coal trimmer, was ordered to pay 7s 6d for being drunk and disorderly in the streets on Sunday. -U.n_
Dock Steamship Collision. CAKDIFF VESSEL BADLY DAMAGED. On Saturday evening while the s.s. Brant- wood, of Sunderland, light, was proceeding out of No. 2 dock at Barry, and the steamer Lavernouk, owned by Messrs Morel, Cardiff, laden with coal, was going toward the low water lock, they collided near the entrance to the water lock. After the impact the blade of the propeller of the Brantwood struck the Laver- nock about 7ft. below the water's edge, making two holes in the vessel's side. The services of the Barry Company's diver were requisitioned to stop the leak, the Barry Graving Dock Com- pany having charge of the temporary repairs. The Lavernock wa" afterwards berthed in the dock basin, where she is being discharged prior to the necessary repairs being effected.
New Licensing Act. LOCAL MAGISTERIAL NOTICE. Mr Lewelen Wood, one of the justices sitting at Barry Police Court on Monday, publicly announced for the information of license holders in the Dinas Powis division, comprising Barry and Penarth, that by attend- ing at any of the local courts and by paying half the usual fees, their licenses would be con- tinued in force until February next, when the annual licensing meeting will be held.
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BARRY'S TENDER PLANT. Will the Trades' Council be Revived ? COUNCILLOR CHAPPELL AND TORY CAPITALISTS. On Thursday evening in last week a meeting of Trades' Unionists of the Barry district was Bummoned at the Glamorgan Restaurant, Barry Dock, for the purpose of taking steps to revive of dissolve the Trades' Council. It is to be hoped that the extent of the desire of the workers for federation was not indicated in the attendance, there being scarcely a dozen persons present. Mr Russell, president of the Council, occupied the chair, and after waiting for about an hour, opened the meeting by asking the opinion of those present in view of the small attendance ? Mr Fred Walls, the secretary of the late Council, then gave an account of its financial position, and pointed out that the Council bad recently given unmistakable evidence of its utility in the interests of the workers by inter- ceding on behalf of the Tailors' Society aDd secur- ing the introduction of a new log in the town without the necessity to resort to a strike. For this the Executive in London had tendered the Council its best thanks. Councillor J. Chappell, of Cardiff. who was then asked to address the meeting, said he bad looked with a jealous eye in times past on the work done by the Barry Trades' Council, and there must be some reason for the present apathy. Personally, he would suggest that a conference of representatives from every Trade Union branch in the town be held in order to lee what could be done, so as to give it a fresh start. Mr Curie, the secretary of the Federa- tion of Trades' Councils, might possibly make it convenient to attend that conference with the speaker and others. In these days of trusts and combines it was a sign of great weakness on the part of Labour to dissolve a Trades' Council. It was no time for every Tom, Dick, and Harry to force his peccadiloes on the workers. They must be ready to assist in the law-making of the country, for one tbing; for what had not the present Government taxed, for instance ? Why, the worker could get as much for 25* a week five years ago as he can for 30s to-day. Tory capitalists declared that it was not the capitalist who increased the price of bread, but the baker. Taxation, however, caused the baker to raise his price, while beer, tobacco, coffee, and sugar had also been taxed under the regime of the present Government. Then the latter wanted to prevent the growth of the present education system, in order that in 10 or 15 years the children of the workers should not continue to receive the same advantages in education as lLoso of a higher class. Ttiuo were the Tories deprini-g workmen of their strongest weapons. Was it not worth whil* making another attempt to bring the workers of Barry face to face with this great question ? The Government was also taking the law lords in its grasp, and late decisions in the courts showed what the prevailing attitude of the Government towards Labour was. Why were not the Government engaged in looking after the huge frauds in company promoting, instead of having its eye on the funds of Trades Unions ? The Tory capitalists had taken ad- vantage of their position to attempt to cripple the workmen's resources by interfering with their financial war chest. For the purpose of protecting their own interests, therefore, the Trades' Council must not be permitted to be dissolved. Eventually a resolution was moved, seconded, and carried in favour of a conference being held on Wednesday, October 1st.
Barry Telegraph Boy's Funeral. The funeral of the Barry telegraph messenger, George Messer, who was drowned by falling over the quay wall with his bicycle on Sunday, took place on Thursday last. The local postal telegraph boys, 14 in number, attended, and were joined by about 25 from Cardiff. The latter were in charge of Inspector Milner and Bandmaster Jeffreys. Both sections placed wreaths on the coffin. Mr J. E. Price, the local postmaster, Mr Mayzey and others repre- senting indoor and outdoor staff attended, the postmen being in uniform. A number of Sun- day school fellow scholars of the deceased also joined the cortege, the progress of which through the streets towards Mertbyr Dovan Cemetery was watched by a large number of people. The Rev J. Mydyr Evans, Congrega- tional minister, officiated, and after the closing hymn a bugler boy sounded the Last post over the grave. Messrs Stone Bros., of Cardiff and Barry Dock, were the undertakers.
CARRIAGE ACCIDENT NEAR SULLY. NARROW ESCAPE OF LADY WINDSOR AND LADY PAGET. Precipitated into a Ditch DANGEROUS BRIDGES. Lady Windsor, Lady Paget, Mrs Cecil Paget, and Miss Nancy Paget, the Hon. Phyllis Windsor Clive and Lord Rowton bad a narrow escape from death or serious injury while out driving towards Sully on Friday evening in last week. Lord Windsor, it appears, had gone earlier in the day to the Penarth Golf Club Links on a motor car, and Lady Windsor and the party named were driving to meet his lordship in a wagonette drawn by two horaas. They had proceeded along the road over the Moors, and were going over the narrow bridge, under which runs a brook. This is about 400 yards from Sully Rectory. Running parallel with the road is a wide ditch and a small stream. The parapets of the bridge are very low, the bridge itself being also very rarrow and afforded no escape from such an accident as that which took place. The horses were about descending the slope on the Sully side of the bridge when one of the animals shied at the parapet and forced the other animal clean over the wall on the other side. The pole cf the carriage broke, and the wagonette itself went over on its side into the ditch. Lady Windsor and Lady Paget were thrown headlong into the water, and Lord Rowton and the other ladies also bad a ducking. Apart from this they escaped injury, the fact that the wagonette did not topple clean over being quite Providential, for if the party had gone down beneath the body of the vehicle there would have been no possible chance of avoiding serious, if not fatal, consequences. Lady Paget and Lady Windsor and the other ladies walked to Sully Rectory, where every comfort was provided for them by Mrs Williams, wife of the rector. Dr E. Tre- harne, of Cadoxton, also came up, but his services were not happily required. The coach- man on the bench was tilted over into the mud also, and one of the horses became so deeply embedded that ropes had to be procured, and it had to be dragged out. Subsequently a message was sent to Lord Windsor, who came down to Sully with all speed from the Golf Links, and some of the unfortunate party were conveyed to St Fagan's in a car. Mr D. Paulett's carriage was sent for and conveyed the remainder of the party to Cadoxton Railway Station, where there was a saloon awaiting them, and in this they were takpn with all speed back to St. Fagan's • • fortunately, the accident was un- attended with any more serious consequences, Lady Paget, who is the mother of Lady Wind- sor, recovering from the shock in a remarkable manner. ARE THE BRIDGES DANGEROUS ? We have no doubt that something will now be done by the Llandaff and Dinas Powis District Council to remove the dangerous low parapets to the bridge on which the accident occurred, and also a similarly built bridge near the Brickworks. In a conversation with Mr William Thomas, The Hayes, that gentleman said that he has repeatedly called attention to the state of these bridges, and he has no hesi- tation in declaring them to be dangerous. It is not until such an accident as this occurs- which might have been attended with far more serious consequences-do the authorities really give any credence to the contention. —1
VOLUNTEEJt INTELLIGENCE. 11TH COMPANY, ND GLAMORGAN ROYAL GARRISON VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY. Company Orders. — Drills for the week com- mencing Mouday, Sept. 2ud, 1902 ;— Monday—Company Training. Tuesday—Band Practice. Wednes(lay-Company Training. Thursday—Band Practice. Friday-Drill order under Adjutant. Hours of Drill, from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. (Signed) S. A. BRAIN, Major, Commanding 11th Company, G.V.Ai, Barry Dock. Printed and Published by Thomas Thomas at th* "Barry Herald" Offices, 117, Holton'Road, Barry Dock, in the County of Glamorgan, A UOUST Sq, Igo*.