BARRY COUNTY SCHOOL THE SCHOOL WIN RE OPEN ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, 1902. The Entrance Examination will take place at the School on the previous day, MONDAY, September 15th, at 10 A.M. SCHOOL FEES (£1 per term) are payable to the Clerk before pupils enter school. BURSARIES. Over 25 BUKSARIKS of £ 2 pach will be awarded to deserving pupils. Intending applicants for Bur- saries must be present in school the first term and have paid the term's fpe of £1. Applicants should first consult the Headmaster, who can be seen at Eryl, fiomilly-road, Barry, on SATURDAY, Sept. 13th, and MONDAY AFTERNOON, September 15th. SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS should before en- tering school see the Clerk to the Governors, ALFRED JACKSON, Metropolitan TCank Buildings, Holton Road, Barry Dock.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. The Trades Union Congress has met this year under circumstances of great urgency and importance. By recent legal decisions and interpretations of the law the status of Trade Unions has been materially changed, and those great combinations of Labour, which for thirty years have enjoyed a constant increase of freedom and power, and, we would add, of usefulness to themselves and the community, have recently found their powers curtailed and their supposed rights rudely challenged. It is hardly too much to say that the legal rights of Trade Unions to-day, so far as combination and defence of labour against capital are concerned, are practically gone. At all events, they can be exercised only at great risks. By the Act of 1871 Trade Unions were made legal, but only "as clubs, and not as trading com- panies," and therefore devoid of the power to sue or be sued. By the Act of 1875 their action in strikes was defined, and they were told what they might and what they might not do legally. But now it is held that they may be sued and their funds made liable for damages, and that picketing, even of the most peaceable character, is illegal. These changes have been made by the decisions of a Tory Lord Chancellor and by judges ap- pointed by a Tory Government, and they are part of the price which working men have to pay for having voted for our present rulers. The only remedy is a new law, a new Charter of Trade Unions—which they will never get from a Tory Government. Lord Rosebery and the Liberal League are not to enjoy a monopoly of the efficiency cry. According to Sir J. Dickson-Poynder, M.P., the" advanced Tory democratic party," of which he considers himself a member, has for its policy to watch the great Home Departments-the Home Office, the Local Government Board, the Board of Trade, and the War Office--to see that their administra- tion was kept up to date, and that the Minis- ters responsible for them vigilantly controlled the strings. It was also the policy of that party to look closely into our national expen- diture, which was increasing by such leaps and bounds." We do not know who consti- tute that party, nor do we remember that Sir J. Dickson-Poynder himself spoke or voted during the session for or against any proposal which could achieve any of the laudable objects enumerated by him. On his side of the House Mr Winston Churchill and Mf Bowles were the only advocates of retrench- ment of expenditure or efficiency of adminis- tration, but even they rarely voted as they spoke. But if Sir T. Dickson-Poynder is right in his statement that there are other Tories beside himself who hold these views, and are anxious to give effect to them, there is evidently an even stronger cleavage on the Government benches than on those of the Opposition, and the revolt against the Balfour-Chamberlain regime may manifest itself in the autumn session in an unexpected form. It behoves the Liberal party to be prepared for a possible defeat of the Govern- ment, and consequent appeal to the con- stituencies. r Mr Jerome K. Jerome's speech to the Liberals at Henley was anything but the idle thoughts of an idle fellow." It con- tained thoughts and sentences which are good to hear and read in these days of half- hearted and cynical politics. On South Africa and its future government, on the Education Bill, on the Irish question, on the House of Lords, on foreign, colonial, and domestic policy, and, above all, on the duties and functions of the Liberal party towards itselt and the nation, Mr Jerome spoke brave and true words which Liberals should lay to heart. "The duty of the Liberal party," he said, was not to ioilow public opinion, but to lead it. Liberalism that had not an idea of its own Liberalism that was afraid to be Liberal for fear of offending the Tories who happen to call themselves Liberals Liberalism that was second-hand Conservatism diluted with water-was not worth the trouble of crossing the road to vote for." Mr Jerome is not an advocate of the clean slate," which he would consign to "the political dustbin," but prefers the old Liberalism of Bright and Gladstone and Morley That, he believes, is the Liberalism which won at Bury and Leeds, and so nearly won at Sevenoaks; and that, we feel sure, is the Liberalism which will win at the next General Election.
PUBLIC MEETING OF RATEPAI ERS. DEARTH OF LOCAL MAGIS- TRATES. MR CARNEGIK'S GIFT TO BARRY. FUTURE MEETINGS OF TFlK ASSOCIA TION. A public meeting of ratepayers of thj Barry district was held on Tuesday evening at the Regent Hall, under the auspices of the Barry Ratepayers' Association. Mr T. Evans, the president of the Association, occupied the chair, there being a good attendance. The Chairman, in his opening remarks, invited an open and free discussion. DEARTH OF MAGISTRATES. Mr S. R. Jones moved the following reso- lution This public meeting of the ratepayeis of the town of Barry begs most respectfully to call the attention of the Right Honour- able Lord Windsor, Lord Lieutenant of the county, to the urgeut necessity of increas- ing the number of magistrates in the town, as for some time past the non-attendance of sufficient magistrates to carry out the duties pertaining thereto has been fre- quently felt, and the delay occasioned haq proved a considerable loss to those having business at the police-courts. Mr Jones, in moving this resolution, stated that the business transacted at our local courts was great, and there were only three acting magistrates residing in the town, and in consequence the business at the courts was often delayed. During the last twelve months the court had on three occasions been adjourned, while delay was of a common occurrence. Mr Jones contended that there were gentlemen residing in our town who hold responsible public positions and had done credit to themselves. It was an easy thing to select many gentlemen from our midst who could serve us on the bench and at the same time do us credit as a town. Mr W. Stapleton (Barry) seconded the resolution. The motion was then put and carried with only two dissentients. INCREASED REPRESENTATION. Mr J. Jones was then called upon to move the following resolution "That this meeting of ratepayers call upon the District Council to at once pro- cure an order for an increase of members, the same to come into force at the next election-1903, we being of the opinion that such increase of representation is an absolute public necessity." The speaker described this as an "annual matter." It first came before the Council five years ago, and very little bad been done in the matter, and each year the question was being shelved. He thought that increased re- presentation would destroy the local monopoly that existed in the town it would also tend to a better supervision of the affairs of the town. Last year, when Pon important question was to be discussed at the Finance Committee, only two members put in an appearance, and they as ratepayers should call the attention of the Council to a duty which they had neglected for five years. Mr W. T. Medhurst seconded the resolution. He thought they should not be discouraged, for they had had previous requests granted them after a considerable time had elapsed. Mr Reeves stated that he had been in con- versation that day with one of their District Councillors, who told him that the scheme was well in hand, and would come into operation at the coming election. Mr S. R. Jones thought they should press the matter through that evening, so that the Council should take immediate action and get the consent of the County Council. The Chairman then put the question, which was declared carried. MR CARNEGIE'S GRANT. Mr J. Cruise, secretary of the Ratepayers' Association, stated that the meeting ought to take some notice of the persistent efforts of the Free Libraries' Committee, who bad been suc- cessful in obtaining the magnificent grant from Mr Carnegie. He moved that they tender their hearty congratulations to the Libraries' Com- mittee for their successful efforts. Mr W. T. Medhurst seconded this. Mr J. Broomfield, Harry, thought they should mention the name of Councillor Paterson, as it was chiefly through him the grant was obtained. Mr Stapleton said it was not Mr Paterson's brains that brought the matter to an issue. Mr J. Arthur Hughes compiled the correspondence, and all that Mr Paterson had done was to write the letters. To his mind, it was not right to mention Mr Paterson's name more than some- body else's. The resolution as it stood was only just and fair. Mr J. Broomfield stated that he held no brief on behalf of Mr Paterson, but still it was only ordinary fairness that his name should be men- tioned, seeing that he practically did the whole of the work connected with the matter. (Hear, hear.) Mi William Cruise agreed with the former speaker. He said that Mr Paterson had done us a real good service. The resolution was ultimately carried men- tioning no name. MEETINGS. Mr Cruse (secretary) announced that the meetings of the Association would now be held regularly during the coming months. He hoped the ratepayers of the town would assert their rights for a free road to the Island, as well as free access to the sands at Barry. These questions were to be brought forward at future meetings, and he invited every ratepayer tc be present at the meetings and take part in the discussions. Mr Medhurst thought it would be a good thing for the Executive of the Association to inquire into the present system of scavenging in the town and try to bring about a reform in the present methods.
BARRY KAILWAY TRAFFIC RETURNS The total returns from passenger, goods, and mineral traffic (including receipts of the Vale of Glamorgan Hail way) for the week ending August 30th, 1902, amounted to £ 12,109, being a decrease on the traffic of the corresponding week last year of JE293.
HINTS FOR THE HOME ENAMBLLBD ware can be nicely cleaned by using owdered pumicestone. ALL green vegetables keep their colour if boiled apidly and kept uncovered. POWDEBBD chalk added to glue strengthens it. oil one pound of glue and two quarts of skimmed nilk, and it will resist the action of water. To set delicate colours in embroidered hand- kerchiefs, soak them ten minutes before washing' in a pail of water in which a dessertspoonful o! turpentine has been stirred. To strengthen a decayed canvas, and to prevent sound oanvas from decaying, let the back of every picture receive two or three good coats of white lead." » THK WIFE'S PART. A wife's part in the family income is generally best taken where the wife looks after the economical management of the domestic machinery. Many mothers try to help the family income by doing some outside work, but where home and children are to be looked after the results arc satis- factory in very few cases. The greatest value of a housekeeper and mother lies in or momy in her home, in the wise education of her < i Idren, and in the encouragement of her husband. Where a wife is childless, and has no household cares,then leisure is had to help the income, and this may be done in various ways. But, as a general rule, a wife's source of greatest help to her husband lies in the home, and not out of it, by stimulating him to tsarn all that he can, and by wisely saving all that she can of his earnings. CARE OF THE HANDS. Thfe hands can be kept in good condition by the use of rain water. If this cannot be obtained a small piece of borax will make the hardest water soft. Hard water may also be softened by boiling. The roughest hands may be kept smooth and soft if washed in warm soft water evpry night, and, when thoroughly dry. rubbed well with either glycerine, cold cream, or vaseline, whichever agrees best with the skin. Tlwn eocClsP the hands in a pair of old ghves from which the finger-ends have been cut. Old gioves should never be thrown away, but should be kept for occasions when rough work may be necessary. The chroniclers of Queen Anne's time say that the whitc of an egg with one grain of alum dissolved in it, applied to the hands, wrapping them afterwards in old linen, makes oft and flabby fingers firm and clear looking. The use of bran or oatmeal will also make the hands soft and white. THE SELFISH CJULD. N body loves the sel fish child, except, perhaps, those whose unthinking devotion has made them such. "Unselfish parents often have the most selfish children, and selfish parents the most unselfish," is a remark we frequently hear. The unselfish mother puts away her share of a choice dish for Bob and Kate. The best clothes are given them, and mamma goes shabby. Mamma wears herself out in unstinted service; and all these sacrifices they come to accept as a matter of course. On the other hand, the course of the selfi-h parent naturally involves sacrifice, self-denial, and service on the part of the child and in this sense the selfish parents' child has the advantage; yet the advantage is dearly bought, for childhood's most precious possession, manhood's and woman- hood's most inspiring memory, is a loving, unselfish mother. Only let the unselfish mother be on her guard against developing in her child the fault she herself does not cherish, and all will be well. One of the loveliest traits in childhood is readi- ness to serve parents, and to find in this privilege and not sacrifice. Unrellishness towards brothers and sisters and playmates is a far more precious and abiding possession than the best hat or biggest piece of cake. THE KBY TO HOUSEKEEPING. The Germans have a story which the home-loving people love to repeat. A father, when his daughter became a bride, gave her a golden casket, with the injunction not to pass it into other hands, for it held a charm which in her keeping would be of inestimable value to her as the mistress of a house. Not only was she to have the entire care of it, but she was to take it every morning to the cellar, the kitchen, the dining-room, the library, the bed- room, and to remain with it in each place for five minutes, looking carefully about. After the lapse of three years, the father was to send the key, that the secret talisman might be revealed. The key was sent. The casket was opened. It was found to contain an old parchment on which was written these words: "The eye- of the mistress are worth one hundred pairs of servants' hands." The wise father knew that a practice of inspection followed faithfully for three years would become a habit and be self-perpetuated—that the golden casket and the hidden charm would accomplish their mission. COMPLEXION HINTS. Famous beauties nearly all unite in giving testimony that a thorough steaming of the face at night is wonderfully effective in producing a clear complexion. This is done by holding the face over a bowl of hot water. A certain amount of exercise is indispensable. Brisk morning walks, regularly taken and per- sistently adhered to. produce a healthy glow that defies artificial imitation. Avoid rich and greasy foods. Though it is practi- cally useless to tell a woman to abjure sweets, it may be suggested that they are complexion destroyers, and that the fewer one eats the fairer one's skin is likely to be. Massage is recommended by many who have made a special study of the fine art of complexion- preserving. A gentle kneading of the face at night and in the morning makes the skin soft and healthy. Over-frequent washing of the face should be avoided. Some physicians insist that the face should be washed but once a day. and then in tepid water. It is understood that only the purest soap should be used. NICE DISHES. CHICKEN CUSTARD. To tempt a capricious appetite try chicken custard, which is a nice varia- tion from the ordinary chicken dishes. To a tea- cupful of good chicken stock add a similar quantity of cream, and cook for a few moments in a double saucepan. When hot, add the beaten yolks of three eggs and salt to taste. As the mixture begins to thicken pour into custard moulds or glasses to cool. GoosEm:Rfty CHAHLOTTF-Onr and a half pint gooseberries, half a. pound of sugar, six penny sponge cakes, whipped eream. l>oil gooseberries with sugar and half a tear.upful of water v il reduced to a pulp; pass i lii,(,iiLli wire sieve. Line a mould with the sponge cakes, pour in the fruit, place a layer of sponge cake at the top. Let it stand for some hours, and serve with whipped cream on the top. SAUTED SWF.FTBRFADS. -Take a couple of lambs' sweetbreads, trim them ne., ly, "nd soak them in cold, salted water for a hour and a half, when they may be placed in a saucepan of cold water. with a lump of salt as big as a marble, and just half- cooked. Put into a stewpan a thick slice of fat bacon, a shredded onion, a small carrot cut into dice, a blade of mace. pepper and salt as individual fancy dictates, and last, but not least, a bunch of parsley, sage, and thvme; add the sweetbreads, drain.them, and set them between two plates, with a weight on the upper one, to grow cold; carve into slices about three-quarters of an inch in thickness, dip in grated bread crumbs, then in a well-beaten egg, and roll again in crumbs: salt and pepper each fritter, and fry to a nice golden brown in a sauce- pan of boiling fat. Serve very hot, with fried parsley and quarters of lemon. MUSHROOM STUFFING substituted for ordinary forcemeat makes a change in serving beef olives, stuffed fillet of mutton. &c. For this wash and peel enough mushrooms to make a gill when chopped. Add to them one ounce of raw ham, chopped, a teaspoonful of parsley, chopped, a little lemon thyme, pepper, and about as much finely-chopped onion as will fill a saltspoon. Now fry the whole in a little bacon fat, letting it get hot before adding the mixture. Cook the stuffing till it is reduced a little, add breadcrumbs to make it the right consistency, and use in the ordinary way. MULLIGATAWNY soup.-rrocure a small knuckle of veal, and put it on to boil in three quarts of water with a good thick slice of lean ham, or, better still, a ham bone. Let these simmer for two hours, merely seasoning with salt. Next fry half-a-dozen English onions of medium size and half a dozen shallots; also cut up a head of celery. Add all these to the soup stock, first having removed the knuckle of veal and cut the meat from it, then returning the bone to the stock. Skim carefully after the vegetables are put tn, and simmer again for three hour3. Have ready two tablespoonfuls of flour, mix with a little of the stock, and thicken with it, also adding to it two dessertspoonfuls of curry powder and a seasoning of cayenne smoothed with stock. Strain off before adding this thicken., ing, and when adding it also add the veal meat taKen from the bone, together with a teacupful of cooked rice.
Evan Evans and David Thomas were brought before the Barry magistrates to-day for bathing at the Graving Dock, and were fined 5s each.
SNAP SHOTS. Mr T. B. Tordoff, Barry's new town clerk, has arrived, and commenced his duties on Tuesday last. Mr Richard Bell, M.P., spent Wednesday night in last week in Barry. Miss Bell, his daughter, had been staying here for week previously. The death occurred on Monday afternoon of Mr Henry Arkell, owner and licensee of the Winds" Hotel, Cardiff Docks. He leaves a widow and ton Deceased was the proprietor of a brickyard at Oadoxton. « The Japanese worships tailed from the Ptnarth Roads on Monday morning en route for Japan, which they hope to reach before the Emperor's birthday in November. Their progress past Barry was watched by a large crowd. The living of Cadoxton-Barry, about which so much that is inspired has been written, has been filled, and still remains vacant, according to the reports of a daily journal. It is wonderful what miracles the press can accomplish Our many readers will be glad to learn that Mr J. Moss, who left Barry in July to take up an appointment as foreman boilermaker on the Nagpur Railway, Bengal, arrived safely at his destination on August Sth, and is eajoying excellent health. The thirty-fifth Trades Union Congress opened on Monday in London, Mr Steadman (London Bardge Builders) presiding. There were present 490 delegates, representing nearly 1,500,000 organised workers. Sir J. M'Dotigall, chairman of the London County Council, welcomed the delegates. The Parliamentary committee's report reviewed the labour questions of the past year, and cordially approved the movement in favour of in- creased Labour representation.
TOWN &T i-) i srr i t. i c "r SALE OF PROPERTY AT LLANTWIT MAJOR. Acting under instructions from the Court of Chancery, Mr William Thomas, of Barry, offered the following properties at the Town Hall, Llantwit Major, on Monday last:-A residence known as Crooked Nbord, with stable and outbuildings, and a field of pasture land at Llantwit Major, the whole containing about three and a half acres, one-fourth being free- hold and the rest copyhold, was sold to Mr Alfre-I Evans for £ 865. Sunny Bank House, with stable, garden, &c., held for 1,000 years from 1850 at a peppercorn rent, was purchased by Mrs Sarah David for JE270. The solicitors acting in the matter were Messrs Raudell and Co., Bridgend; Messrs Tamplin, Tayler, and Joseph, London; Messrs Waldron and. Sons, Cardiff; and Messrs Wrentmore and Son, London. BARRY PKKSBYTERIAN FORWARD MOVEMENT- MERTHYR-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 and Thursday, 6.30 p.m. Preacher next Sunday: Pastor O. Rees. LABOURER INJURED AT BARRY DOCK. John Rossiter (60), 12, Churchill-terrace, Cadoxton, a labourer in the employ of the Barry Railway Company, was admitted into the accident hospital at Barry Dock on Wed- nesday, suffering from injuries to his right leg. Rossiter was engaged in cleaning a culvert in the Sully river and by some means fell into the culvert, a distance of about 17 feet. When taken to the hospital be was attended by Dr King, and was found suffering from a large wound on his thigh. 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. POACHERS AT SULLY. At Penarth on Wednesday (before Mr D. Paries and Colonel Thornley) two Cadoxton labourers, John Foxhole and John Pennington, were charged with trespassing in pursut of game on land in the occupation of Mrs Thomas, Cog Farm, Sully, on the 23rd ult. The accused were on their way to work, when, blending pleasure with business, they turned off the path, and beat for game. When arrested by Police- constables Rees (221) and Jones (189), the men denied that they were poaching, but nets and a wire spring were found in the possession of Pennington.—Defendants now pleaded they were old residents of the Barry district, and bad never been up for this offence before. They hoped, therefore, the bench would be lenient with.thema. -Fined 10s each and costs, or seven days.—Foxhole was also fined 10s for trespassing on the Taff Vale Railway on the same date, Mr F. J. Hunt, solicitor, who appeared for the prosecution, remarking that these offences were of frequent occurence in the neighbourhood of Sully, and the Taff Vale Co. were anxious to put a stop thereto. GAKDKNKRS 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
Barry Liberal Club Outing. The annual outing of theWednesday members, which comprise of the local tradesmen and shop assistants of the above Institue, was held on Wednesday in last week, the venue being Llantwit Major. The company, which num- bered about 200, left Barry station about midday, the weather being beautifully fine. At Llantwit Major an excellent dinner was pro- vided, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Dinner over the party wended their way to the meadows to witness a cricket match arranged by Mr J. J. McCutcbeon and Mr J. Phelps, representing the marri.d and single element. Mr McCutcheon won the toss, and elected to bat first on behalf of the Singles who totalled 28 runs, the bowling of Mr T. C. Symonds being very good, and was ably assisted by Mr W. Macdonald. Next carne the treat of the day-the innings of the Married men. Messrs Corbbptt and Laws taking charge of the bowl- ing dismissed them all for 2 runs and a bye. Corbett taking 4 wickets in his first over for no runs, including the bat trick. They were again given another innings, but did little better than their first attempt, the Singles ultimately winning by an inuings and 8 runs. The match afforded considerable amusement to the spectators, who chaffed the members of Mr Phelp's team unmercifully. One sparkling feature of the match being the brilliant fielding of Mr W. Williams (a la Jessop), who con- tinually gained rounds of hearty" applause. After the historic parts of the village had been visited tea was announced and finally a "smoker," the party returning home shortly after nine, having spent a most enjoyable day.
SHIP-REPAIRER'S MATRIMONY. HIS CAREER AS A PUBLICAN. PAINFUL DISCLOSURES IN BARRY COURT. AN ILL-MATED PAIR. On Thursday in last week a painful case of matrimonial misery was disclosed at the local police-court, when Frances Ada Hill, a young wife, sought a separation order from her hus- band-Albert Hill-on the ground of persistent cruelty. Since March last the parties have lived at Barry Dock. Mr Lewellen Wood and Mr John Lowdon were the magistrates on the bench. Mr A. F. Hill, solicitor, Cardiff, appeared for complainant, and Mr W. H. Cadle, Cardiff, represented the defendant, and at the outset the latter declared that the husband was willing to take his wife back if the latter consented, but this Mr Hill declared to be impossible under the circumstances. Complainant, who in consequence of her dis- tressed and weakened condition was permitted to be seated, told in a low voice her painful story, covering in detail the greater part of their married life-a brief period of only four years. She was married in March, 1898, and had two children—a girl, aged three years and a half, and a boy, aged two years, the latter being partially paralysed. After marriage they lived at the Pontygwyndy Hotel, near Caer- philly. Here defendant FIRST TOOK TO EXCESSIVE DRINKING, and after the closing of the house at night he would frequently go out and wander in the woods, and she was obliged to go after him beseeching him to return. This terrified her to a great extent. 1 welve months later they removed to the Avondale Hotel, Port Talbot, and, as the result of his drinking habits, defen- dant met with an accident, when he severely cut his wrist while smashing bottles of spirits on a metal counter. On this occasion two doctors were called in, and it took four police- men to hold him down. In January, 1901, they took the Adamsdown Hotel, Cardiff, and here his drinking habits increased, and he neg- lected his business, so that she bad to get up at six in the morning and remain on duty till mid- night. Defendant frequently slept on the bed in his clothes, and on one occasion struck her in the face. He afterwards threw articles threat- eningly at her. About this time the youngest child developed symptoms of paralysis. De- fendant was frequently DRUNK BEFORE BREAKFAST. On one occasion he turned her sister out of the house and locked complainant inside, saying he was "going to have some fun with her." De- fendant had several times loeked her (complain- ant) out after closing time, and on one occasion refused to let her in until she brought a police- man. In consequence of the work she had to do at the Adamsdown Hotel her health became seriously impaired, and they left the hotel in January, and lived at Dinas Powis till March, but since then she had lived at Barry. During the last three months, with the exception of a part of a week and several days, defendant was continually drunk. She had several times had money from her own parents to keep the house going. On the 29th of July, while the defen- dant was having his dinner, the baby com- menced to cry, and because she could not pacify it defendant accused her of purposely waking the baby, and threw a loaf of bread at her, and while she was in the act of leaving the room he threw a plate at her, which STRUCK HER ON THE HAND. She tried to leave the house, but he prevented her, saying: "If you go, I'll break your back." On the 5th inst. complainant slept with defendant's mother, and on the following day, at dinner-time, he threatened her. After she had gone to bed that night he kept on annoying her, and told her to get out of bed, and pushed her out. He got out of bed after her, and said, I'll cut your throat now," and went to the drawer where he kept his razor. She ran out to the street with the baby, both being in their night clothes. She went along Dock View-road into Thompson-street, where she met two policemen, who took her back to the house. In the presence of her husband, she complained to the police that defendant bad threatened to cut her throat. This he denied. She went up and dressed herself and child while the police were in the house, and hid the razor. She walked about the street, and took the first train to her mother's home. Before keeping hotels, defen- dant worked as a patternmaker. During the last two months she lived with her husband he gave her 30s a week. Previous to that he was in partnership as a ship repairer at Barry. Cross-examined Complainant denied scratch- ing her husband's face. It was true he had never been convicted of drunkenness. THE CONSTABLE'S PART. Police-constable Pratt said ou the 6th ult, about 1.30 a.m., he saw complainant in Thomp- son-street, Barry Dock. She was in her night- dress, and seemed exhausted and terrified. He took her back to her house i. Kingsland- crescent, and defendant said to her, All right, my lady, you will hear of this again." Dr Pearce, Cardiff, said he saw complainant first in Ncvember, 1900. She was then in a very nervous condition. He had several times seen her since her confinement, and she ap- peared to be very nervous. Her condition would be due to the treatment she had received. Defendant was called, and said his wife and himself had lived contentedly up till twelve months ago. His wife was very hysterical. On the first occasion that he struck complainant she first scratched his face and bled his nose. Referring to the 6th ult, he admitted threaten- ing his wife, but did not go to a drawer for a razor. He admitted throwing a loaf of bread and plate at her on the 28th of July, but only did it to frighten her. Cross-examined by Hr Hill: Defendant said it was untrue that' he wandered about the woods while at the Pontygwyndy Hotel. His wife was continually nagging at him. He knew his wife to have a temper before he married her, but be thought it would improve. Mr Hill: What, with conduct like yours ? Defendant Yes. The Bench retired to consider their decision, and, on returning into court, Mr Wood said the Bench considered it amply proved that the conduct of the defendant amounted to persistent cruelty, and granted a separation order, defen- dant to contribute 15s per week towards the support of his wife and two children, and to pay [ the costs.
BARRY AND THE NATIONAL EIS- TEDDFOD. CONCERT AT THE ROMILLY HALL. TEST PIECES REHEARSED. On Wednesday evening the Barry Temperance Choir jjave tj eir last public performance of the test pieces beforr embarking upon the serious work connected with the competition for the blue riband at the National Eisteddfod to be held in the Cathedral city of Bangor in exactly a week's time. Already mention has been made in these columns on repeated occasions of the object of the concert, and there is every reason to hope that, after all, the choir will not suffer materially in its financial resources by their courage in attempting to uphold the good name of the Southern part of the Principality, which it is destined to represent. The artistes at the concert were-Miss L. Pugb, soprano con- tralto, Mrs E. J. Davies, Barry Mr Wm Rees, Kenfig Hill, tenor and G. T. Llewellyn, Port Talbot, bass. Mr W. H. Hooper, our enter- prising local tradesman, who has frequently given musical societies valuable assistance, oc- cupied the chair in a thoroughly appreciative manner. The choir, under the baton of Mr D. Farr, evinced perfect discipline in its various movements, the component parts responding to the cellos as readily as the piano responds to the touch of the performer. There was a better balance of voices than has hitherto been percep- tible, and the quality of the tone produced shows that there are plenty of singers in the district. At the appointed time the chairman took his place, the hall then being crowded. The choir rendered the test pieces in a credit- able manner, and were each time loudly ap- plauded by the audience. The following was the programme of the evening PART I.-Part song, c. The storm," Choir song. "For England," Mr G. F. Llewellyn; song, Woman's way is best," Mrs E. J. Davies; Motett, "I wrestle and Pray," Choir; soog, The Swallows," Miss L. Pugh song," The gay Hussar," Mr W. Rees; chorus, "Come, let us sing," Choir.—PART II.—Duett, Y Bardd a'r Uerador, Messrs W. ttees ana Lt. r. Ldlewellyn motett, I wrestle and pray," Choir song, For all Eternity," Miss L. Pugh song, By the foun- tain," Mr W. Rees chorus, "Come, let us sing," Choir song, In Old Madrid," Mrs E. J. Davies song, The King's Highway," Mr G. F. Llewellyn part song, "The Storm," Choir. Finale, "God Save the King." By special request the choir will again appear before the public at a sacred concert to be held at the Romilly Hall, Barry, on Sunday evening at 8.15 p.m. ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE EISTEDDFOD. The choir will leave Barry on Monday next at 9 o'clock, and will be conveyed to Bangor by special through train via Pen Rhos, arriving at their destination about 3.30 p.m., where provision has been made for them at the Wicklow Temper- ance Hotel The choir may travel back on either Tuesday or Friday evenings by special through trains to Barry.
Barry Evening Classes. RESULTS OF EXAMINATION. Candidates whose names have been omitted from the following list have not succeeded in satisfying the examiners. SCIENCE AND ART. Building Constrnction James H. Welch, 2nd class. Human Physiology—1st class, elementary Hannah James let class, advanced: F. E. Jackson; 2nd class, advanced: C. E. Master- man, E. M. Banks, B. Sage, F. A. Pettybridge, A. S. Fitz-Payne, David Jones. Practical Inorganic Chemistry—Thomas J. Lewis and Sarah A. Evans, 2nd class. Inorganic Chemistry-F. T. Kingston, 1st elementary. CITY AND GUILDS' EXAMINATIONS. Manual Training (Woodwork)—First year'" passes Thos. John Lewis and Wm. John Jones. Final examinations, 2vd class Frank Biss, Thomas Dart, Harry Peach, Arthur W. Storey, Oliver Watkins. COUNTY COUNCIL EXAMINATIONS. Theoretical Music 1st class, elementary stage C. T. Scaunell, Kate Gale, W. Saunders, J. Driscoll, L. Thomas, A. J. Donaldson, M. S. Davies 2nd class do. N. Smith, L. V. Martin, B. Ball, S. Richards, T. Norton. A satisfactory result has been obtained in the vocal examination. Staff notation is taught. The part singing was fair. Welsh--2nd class elementary stage Idris Evans and D. Lewis. INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC. Violin 1st class elementary stage J. Lougber, C. Driscoll, J. Martin, H. Smith, W. A. Lewis, E. Wheelan, V. Brownjobn; pre- paratory stage, 1st class E. Ayre, J. Dreher, A. Warren, J. Jcnker (viola), N. Dobb, M. Williams, W. Hopkins, C. Newcombe. The instruction given in the preparatory stage is of a very elementary character, comprising of only easy exercises, but all the scholars evince good promise. In the elementary stage the position and knowledge of the instrument are satisfactory. Exercises are well done, and Miss Draper is to be complimented upon the results. Advanced stage, 1st class, violin W. T. Llewellen (violincello), J. Driscoll, H. Jonker, M. Lavis; ditto, 2nd class W. Saunders, A. Dadds, K. James, A. Wilson, F. James. The sight reading exercises were extremely well played, and the general quality of the work was good, Haydn's Smphony No. 9 was well played, and so was Elgar's Salut D'Amour." There is a large amount of work done in these classes, which cannot fail to be productive of much good fruit in the future. Mr Draper deserves high praise.
National Cyclists' Union. STATEMENT BY THE LOCAL SECRETARY In defending the National Cyclists' Union against criticism in a contemporary, Mr H. J. Powell, Cardiff, the hon. secretary of the South Wales Centre, writes :—I should like to remark that the Union is not in such a hopeless condi- tion as some people could wish. We have still thousands of licensed rilers, and we have still over 70,000 members. The loss of less than 50 professional cyclists is not such a serious blow, after all. The Union will, doubtless, survive it. And as regards the local centre severing itself from the parent body and forming itself a into Welsh Cyclists' Union, I shall simply ask what extra benefits would be procured by the local amateur rider if this course were adopted ? Would a Welsh Union confer any privileges that are not accorded by the National Cyclists Union ? Would it have the power and influence that the parent body has at present ? Would any Welsh Uuion have been able (in Parliament and elsewhere) to protect the rights of cyclists as the National Cyclists' Union has done F And could any Welsh Union improve upon the pre- sent rules of the National Cyclists' Union ? Until these questions are answered satisfactorily, I fail to see t1- t there is any justifiable reason for the local cci sever itself from the National Cyclists' Union.
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CRICKET. ST. MARY'S JUNIORS v "BARRY ISLAND SCHOOL. This match was played on the ground of the former on Saturday last, and resulted in an easy win for the Church. The Island fared badly against the bowling of P Adams and J Richards, the former taking 7 wicketa for 4 runs, while Richards took 3 for 6. This is the last match the Church play after a very successful season. The following were the scores :— ST. MART'S. O'Connor, b Lough 0 P Adams, not out 19 v F Howell, b Lough 0 T Howell, run out 2 J Richards, b Lough 0 W Abbott, b Lough 0 J Webber, b McCarthy. 2 C Pollard, run out 0 A Hobbs, b McMurphy 0 A Richards, b McMurphy 0 Sub-, lbw, b Lough 0 Extras 10 Total 33 BARRY ISLAND SCHOOL. J Brown, b P Adams 3 F Bushell, b P Adams 1 S M McMurphy, b P Richards 3 E Lough (capt.), b Adams 1 -McLen,ion, b P Adams 0 F Purvis, b P Adams 0 Turner, b P Adams 0 Lloyd, b P Adams 0 W Lloyd, b J Richards. 1 Evans, b J Richards 0 Webb, not out 1 Extras 9 Total. 19 BARRY WEDNESDAYS v BARRY DOCK WEDNESDAYS. The above match was played on the Island, re- sulting in a win for the Barry team. Scores:— Barry Wednesdays, 72 Barry Dock Wednesdays, 9. Griffin boiled well for Barry, taking 7 wickets for 4 runs.
FOOTBALL. Mr C Tucker presided over a representative meet- ing of players of the district held at Rosser's Restaurant, Barry Dock, on Monday evening. It was unanimously decided to form a Wednesday Association team, and the following officers were elected-Captain, Irving Davies vice-captain, J Lewis; treasurer, S Davies secretary, D Evans, Woodland-road. The team will, aa on former occasions, probably play on the Romilly Park, Barry. BARRY UNITED OFFICES. The Barry United Offices have decided to run their club another season. The following are the officers-Captain, F,Williams; secretary, JjDavies, Cadoxton treasurer, A Daunton, Barry. SATURDAY'S FIXTURE, BARRY WYNDHAMS v KEMP'S UNITED (CARDIFF) -This match is to be played at Barry on Saturday next, when the following team will represent the Wyndhams. Goal-D Thomas backs—D Abbott (captain), S Hinder; half-backs—W Lloyd, B Gyles, T Baker forward-C Bowls, S Wood, R Grant, A Gwilliams, B Ringwald.
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