BARRY COUNTY SCHOOL —« THE SCHOOL will RE-OPEN on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, 1902. The Entrance Eximinatinn will take place at the School on the previous day, MONDAY, S»pteinber 15th, ut 10 A.M. SCHOOL FEES (£1 per Leriii) are payable to th. Clerk before pupils ciiter school. BURSARIES. Over 25 BUKSARIFS of 92 each will be awarded to deserving pupils. Intending applicants for Bur- sal i's must he present in ch ol the firt term and have paid the term's be "f £ 1. Applicants should first consult the Headmaster, who can he seen at Eryl, Romiily-roa^, Bary, 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, Holtou Road, Barry Dock.
NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. CHIEF CHORAL COMPETITION. KEEN CONTEST. At the Romilly Hall, Barry, on Sunday evening last, a sacred concert was held by the Barry Temperance Choir. The object ol the concert was to further augment their funds towards covering the cost of their 'ourney to Bangor the following day. The hall was well filled with an appreciative audience, the chair being occupied by Capt. R. Davies, dockmaster. The test pieces were well rendered by the choir. THE EISTEDDFOD. The choir left Barry early on Monday morning, arriving at their destination early in the afternoon. The competition took place on Tuesday afternoon, when nine choirs entered. The test pieces (a) Come let us sing (second chorus in Mendelssohn's 95th Psalm); (b) "I wrestle and pray" (Bach) unaccompanied; (c) The storm (Roland Roers) unaccompanied. The prize was ^150 and a gold medal for the conductor. The adjudicators were Dr Rogers, Mr Emlyn Evans, Dr Coward, Lieutenant Miller, and Dr Joseph Parry. The choirs sang in the following order Shrewsbury Choral Society, conductor, Mr W. D. Phillips. Potteries L:d District Choral Society, Mr James Garner. Holyhead Harmonic Society, Mr W S. Owen. Huddersfield Co-operative Prize Choir, Mr D. W. Evans. North Staffordshire District Choir, Mr J. W. Kewall. Barry and District Temperance Choir, Mr D. Farr. Isle of Man Choir, Mr J. D. Looney. Blaenau Festinog Choral Union, Mr Cadwaladr Roberts. Blackpool Festival Choral Society, Mr H. Whittaker. It was past six when the last choir finished its performance, and then the im- mense audience waited expectantly for the adjudication. v Mr D. Emlyn Evans, speaking in Welsh, said not one of the choirs had sung .badly, and more than one had sung excellently. The choruses selected were admirably adapted for test purposes. The competition lay between three of the choirs, and had been very close between two of them. Dr Coward gave the adjudication in Eng- lish, and in speaking of the sixth choir (Barry) said it would have done better if they had commenced with the Mendelssohn piece. It was certainly their best effort, and it would have inspired them to do better in the other pieces. In the" Storm" and I Wrestle and Pray they gave good ordi- nary renderings but they were not interpre- tations-it was a common or garden sort of rendering. It could not be grumbled at in a way, but it was not brilliant. The adjudica- tors awarded ist prize to No. 5 (North Staffordshire); 2nd prize to No. 9 (Black- pool) and 3rd prize to No. 2 (Potteries). The announcement was received with ring- ing cheers, and the award, though disappoint- ing to the Welsh section of the audience, was strictly in accordance with the forecasts made by the majority of those who had followed the contest.
Barry Friendly Societies' Council. A meeting of the above Council was held on Wednesday evening at the Glamorgan Restaurant, Barry Dock, Mr A. president, occupying the chair. A longdis- cussion ensued on the question of holding a demonstration, collections to be made en route for the Cardiff Infirmary, but it was decided that the summer was too far gone to hold one. Mr T. Williams, member of the Nursing Association Executive, in giving his report of the work done by that institution, stated that noble work was being done among the deserving of the district. The subscriptions from the working-men last year amounted to over ^400, and they would probably be increased to .£5°0 this year. Every penny subscribed was well looked after. He paid Mr J. A. Hughes, the secretary of the Association, a high com- pliment for the valuable aid he iendered to the institution. Mr Wiliams was thanked for his report.
BARRY DISTRICT COUNCIL PENCOITRE ALLOTMENTS. THE ESTIMATE. SHELTER AT THE ISLAND. The monthly meeting of the Barry Urban District Council was held on Monday afternoon at the Council Chamber, Barry Dock, Council- lor J. A. Hughes presiding. There were also present Councillors J. L. Davies, W. Paterson, J. A. Manaton, E. B. Smith-Jones, James Jones, J. Mil ward; J. C. Meggitt, DrO'Donnell, Mr T. B. Tordoff (clerk), and Mr J. C. Pardoe (surveyor). PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. Dr O'Donnell proposed the adoption of the minutes of the above committee, but not being seconded, the minutes were taken page by page. COLCOT ROAD. Councillor J. Milward moved the elimination of the paragraph in the minutes of the Public Works Committee in reference to the widening of Colcot-road. As this road was very little used, Councillor Milward thought that the work should be deferred until the town was in a better financial condition than at pre- sent. The Chairman This application will not affect the application for the diversion of this road. Councillor Smith-Jones asked for the terms of the agreements the Council had already entered into in connection with the road, but these were net produced. Councillor James Jones seconded the amend- ment. Alderman Meggitt thought there was a road more urgently needed than the Colcot-road, and that was the road from Park-crescent to the Buttrills. The amendment was carried unanimously. Councillor Smith-Jones asked if the services of Mr Jackson, who was preparing the certifi- cates in connection with the diversion of this road, was now required, seeing that Mr Tordoff, the new clerk, had arrived ? The Chairman Mr Jackson had the matter iu hand, and it was thought wise to allow him to complete the same. HAWKERS AT BARRY ISLAND. Councillor Smith-Jones said he thought that the grievance caused by hawkers on the Island was a inatter, not for the police, but for the Council. He asked, seeing that the Barry Company had repeatedly complained about the nuisance caused by these hawkers, what com- mittee should report in connection with the matter ? The Chairma: Refer it to the Public Works Committee. The clerk was theu instructed to report to the next Public Works Committee what power the Council have in the matter. PAVEMENTS. Councillor J. A. Manaton moved that the recommendation of the Public Works Com- mittee to pave throughout Canon and Broad streets, Holton and Court roads, together with a portion of Barry-road to the refuse destouc- tor, and also one side of Harbour-road and Park-crescent, which would entail a cost of S5,000 to the town, be deferred for the same reason as that given in respect to the Colcot- road. Councillor J. L. Davies I beg to second that. The Chairman stated that the prepayment of principal and interest would be spread over a period of twenty years. The cost of gravel- ling these places cost the town £ 192 a year, and the laying down of pavement would only cost SSO per year. It was the duty of the Council to do this work, seeing they had com pelled private owners in other parts of the town to put down pavements. Alderman Meggitt: I believe a part, if not the whole, of this work should be done. Our streets ought to be made as clean and attractive as possible, and I hope the Council will not accept Mr Manaton's amendment. When put to the meeting only the mover and seconder voted for the amendment, the remain- der being against. Councillor Milward then moved a further amendment, to the effect that the matter b referred back, and that the surveyor prepare an estimate of paving these streets on one side only, but this waS also lost. PROPOSED ACCIDENT HOSPITAL. On the motion of Councillor Manaton, a clause was inserted in the agreement with Mr Knapman, architect, in regard to the contract. entered into with him by the Council, to the effect that the Council should not at any time be called upon to proceed with the work of erecting the hospital NEW ALLOTMENTS. The Chairman, in referring to the proposed new allotments at Cadoxton, stated that the conditions of sale were not yet known. He moved that this land be bought subject to the conditions of the Cardiff and District Law Society, it being understood that £1,000 would be the maximum cost of -same, Councillor Smith-Jones moved the elimina- tion of this paragraph from the minutes. They were paying £8 per acre for the land. How were they going to recover the loss sustained, seeing that so few. applications were received for plots. The land was in the parish of St Andrew's, and he was given to understand that the soil was of a poor kind. Dr O Dounell Applications have been re- ceived for six acres of it by men who have examined the ground. Councillor James Jones seconded the elimina- tion of the paragraph, seeing that the land was situated outside the district, and so few apply- ing for plots. The Chairman The allotments will be self- supporting if t'. ey are all let, and 725 perches of the lnnd has already been applied for. The applicants very much preferred to have the allotments here than at the cemetery. Councillor Milward said that the land they were negotiating for at Cadoxton was 50 per cent. better than cemetery land for allotment purposes. In 50 years' time this land would be a valuable asset to the town, and it was a great pity that we had not more of these assets in the town. The amendment, when put, was lost, three voting in its favour. THE ESTIMATE. The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the estimate, said the Finance Committee bad re- commended to the Council that only 500 tons (if St Kei vine stone b*' pufcl.ased, instead of 1,000 tons, and that the remainder be substituted by local stonp, also that the six additional road- man resolvtd noon by the Council he not em- ployed thi half year, thus effecting a saving of £ 400. He htd spok- n to Mr P.rdoe in con- nection with this Iwd h r, and was told that the roads would suffer but little in consequence. Two other reductions were made XI 50 off th" legal and Parliamentary expenses, and X.50 off the Accident Hospital, making a tl tul reduction of 1600. The estim ite as it stood amounted to £ 15,606 2s 3d, and if tie reductions mentioned were agreed upon, a Is lOd rate, which would amount to E14,941 13s 4d, would be sufficient. Councillor Paterson seconded. Councillor Manaton moved a reduction of £ 30 on the estimate of the proposed fire ap- pliances shed at Barry Island, and that the appliances be stored in the cloakroom. This motion was not seconded. Councillor Smith-Jones noticed that there were only two members present at the Finance Committee when the estimate was considered. In making the reduction in respect to the 8t Kervine stone, no provision was made for the extra amount of work given to the crusher at their quirry. He thought the estimate bad not been thoroughly gone through, and had this been done, they would find that a Is 6d rate was quite sufficient. In respect to the balances due to the treasurer, they had considerably in- creased. On the general district rate X5,000 was due to the treasurer, and also £ 14,500 due on the loans. The Chairman Don't mention the loans they only confuse people. Coucillor Smith-Jones It was quite evident that they were very much worse now than they were at the end of the last half-year. He moved that the estimate be referred back to the various committees for further consideration, as the estimate as at present was only based on former estimates, and not on its merits. Councillor Milward seconded this. In deal- ing with the financial state of the town, he said the Council this half-year had an increased rate of 6d in the jE, which amounted to £ 4,075. The debit balance due to treasurer this half-year was £1,344 3s 6d, the credit balance due to treasurer by last Finance Committee being Y,2,201 6s lO.i, thus showing clearly that the expenditure this half-year had exceeded that of the preceding half-year by X3,207 16s 8d, which, to his mind, reflected credItably on the former Finance Committee. The Chairman, in reply, said that in reference to Councillor Milward's remarks regarding the increased expenditure, it should be borne in mind that they had paid the debts that were owing at the beginning of this half-year. Councillor Smith-Jones: Kindly name me one ? No answer was given. The motion, on being put, was carried, Councill6r Smith-Jones voting against. Coun- cillor Milward remaining neutral. STANDING ORDERS. On the motion of the Chairman, it was de- cided to appoint a committee to revise the pre- sent Standing Orders of the Council. The fol- lowing members were appointed to act on that committee :-Councillors J. A. Hughes, J. L. Davies, J. C. Meggitt, J. H. Jose, J. Milward, and Dr O'Donnell. SHELTER ON THE ISLAND. Councillor J. A. Hughes thought the Council should take some steps to provide a shelter for the people who visit Barry Island, and that Lord Windsor and the Barry Company should be approached on the matter. Mr Hughes suggested that a building somewhat similar to the shelter at Ilfracombe should be built, and that the basement be let for stalls, &c., the income from which would probably be sufficient to maintain it. He moved that a committee be formed to prepare a report as to the cost, && and to submit same to the Council. Councillor Paterson: I beg to second that most heartily. Councillor Milward thought that if Lord Windsor and the Barry Company would bear part of the cost they could have a most hand- some building. The resolution was carried unanimously. TAXATION. A letter was read from Mr John Fergusson, Glasgow, asking the Council to instruct one of their members to attend a conference to be held in London on October 23, when the question of the taxation of land values for local purposes will be discussed. Councillor Paterson was ap- pointed to attend. INCREASED REPRESENTATION. Mr J. Cruise, secretary of the Barry District Ratepayers' Association, sent a copy of the resolution passed at the recent public meeting in respect to increased representation. The clerk (Mr Tordoff) was instructed to reply stating that the application for the re-distribu- tion of wards had been made, and the ma* tor was now in the hands of the County Council.
Labour Representation. TRADES CONGRESS PARLIAMENTARY SCHEME. Many of the delegates attending the Trades Union Congress were present at a meeting held in London to consider the proposed fund for the maintenance of Labour members in the House of Commons and for assisting in paying election charges. Mr Richard Bell, M.P., who presided, announced that at present seven Labour candidates brought out under the auspices of the Labour representation com- mittee were before the constituencies, and there would be many more before the general elec- tion. The progress made had been most satisfactory. A resolution approving the objects of the committee was carried. BARRY RAILWAY TRAFFIC RETURNS The total returns from passenger, goods, and mineral traffic (including receipts of the Vale of Glamorgan Railway) for the week ending September 6th, 1902, amounted to J,15,2762 being an increase on the traffic of the corresponding week last year of £ 2,399.
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FOOTBALL SEASON, 1902-1903. PROSPECTS OF THE CLUBS. [BY "ATHLETE."] BARRY UNITED ATHLETIC CLUB. The prospects of this club are undoubtedly more promising than they were a few weeks back. 'The club is receiving the suppoit of1 m -.ny footh ill enthusiasts of the district, while a number of players of the late Unionist team have been signed on. The trial match was played on Saturday lasf, and jurigiug by talent exhibited there should be no difficulty in placing in the field an exceptionally strong eleven. The trial game showed that forward and in the back division the club will be particularly dangerous. Altogether the prospects are bright, and the supporters of the team are anxiously looking forward to the first match. BARRY DISTRICT. The Barry District (winners of the Unionist challenge cup) will not by any means have a poor team this season. Their defence last year was considered to be very strong, and the only position they were at fault was at goal. For this season the District are looking out for one that will do justice to the team in this respect, for last season many matches were lost through not having a competent man in that position. The team, except for one or two changes, is practically the same as last year. Joe Yarr has been re-appointed captain, and B, Melvin vice-captain. Great difficulty has been ex- perienced in obtaining a ground, and so they will probably play on the same ground as last year—Romiily Park. CADOXTON ROVERS. The officils and players of the Rovers are entering upon the season's campaign with the best of spirits, and the team promises again to prove themselves worthy of support. Their aim is to head the Cardiff and District League (first division), for which they struggled hard last season. Mr Fred Johnson will captain the team, and under his uiivctions some big things can be expected. BARRY DOCK ALBIONS. For the past three or four seasons the Albions (winners of the 4th division Cardiff and District League), has made steady and continuous pro- gress, and en several occasions last, season th,ir form was worthy of that of the 1st division of the above league. That this is their ultimate aim there can be no doubt, and the policy pur- sued by the committee, who have insisted year by year on retaining eleven of their best players, and declining to accede to hysterical shrieking for fresh faces, must, if past experiences is a guide, laud them in the first division. Mr Tom Davies has been re elected captain-a popular choice—and the team will play on the same ground as last season-Romilly Park. BABRY WYNDHAMS. The Barry Wyndhams (who last year went under the name of Gladstone Villa) is chiefly composed of last season's players, with a few new faces. On Saturday last they opened the season in earnest, and defeated the Cardiff cake makers (Kemp's United) by three goals to one. Although an easy victory was gained, their play on Saturday do not appear to guarantee them so successful a season as they anticipate, and a few changes is necessary if they hope to secure a prominent position in the 4th Division of the Cardiff and District League. However with such officials as D. Abbott fcapt), and S. Woods, the energetic secretary, we can hope for a prosperous season. BARRY UNITED OFFICES. The Offices XI. have completed their arrange- ments for this season. It will be remembered that some of the closing games of last season caused much disappointment among the sup- porters. A useful playing ground has been secured at Palmerstown, and judging by the interest taken in the club and the number of players available there is every reason to believe that they will hold their own with the teams of the district. Mr Fred Williams, who rendered the team valuable assistance last season, has been elected captain. Both financially and otherwise the prospects have never been brighter. OLD INTERMEDIATE. The promoters of the Barry Old Intermediate are very sanguine as to the prospects of the club. The only great difficulty they have to face (which is the case with most of the Barry teams) is the finding of a suitable ground, and up to the present all negotiations have proved futile. If this club got a fair start it would not be long before they made themselves felt, for no club in the district has so many good players at their disposal as the case with the Old Inter- mediate. BARRY COUNTY SCHOOL. This club' will suffer greatly by the number of footballers which has left the school since the last football season. The few who remain are not sufficient, and with so many new additions the form of last season will not be maintained. Nothing will be done in regard to the football club until the school rc-opetisloii Tuesday next. BARRY DOCK UNITED. After a most successful season last year this club has decided to run for another term. A. M. Wride, this ye r's captain, is no novice at the game, having piloted the fortunes of Severn road School, Cardiff, for two years in succession. He is only 17 years of age, and will in time develope into a fine player. Arthur Gadd, the secretary, has already shown commendable tact and energy, and is responsible for a good fixture list for this season. Other promising players of the club are A. Friss, W. Buckley, B. Wendt, and R. Bletso, all of whom have played in the Barry and Penarth School league. BARRY OLD BOYS. The Old Boys will likely prore a strong com- bination, for a number of players from other local teams'.seemed to have joined their ranks, which will result in bringing about the smartest team in the district. ST. MARY'S JUNIORS. This team, after a very successful season at cricket, have decided to try a football team. A number of smart juniors of the district have joined their ranks, who will do yeoman service to the club and help to maintain its reputation. BARRY WEDNESDAY. Judging from the support received by this team at the meeting recently held this club will have a most bright and prosperous season. Although in former seasons some excellent gamfos have been played by the Wednesday players, the club will not experience a dearth of good players this season. The colours of the team are black and amber, and the team will probably play at the park. Irving Davies has been selected skipper." At the trial match on Wednesday some particularly good players were noticed. The secretary, Mr Dan Evans has arranged a strong fixture list. When complete the team will be an extra strong on.e. w CADOXTON JUNIORS. What baa come as a surprise is that the Uadoxton Juniors, who after such a bright season, has been disbanded. Something should be done to bring them together before it is too late.
NOTICE TO CLUB SECRETARIES. Secretaries of I football clubs are requested to scud in the nmnes of their team for the Saturday's match oot later than 6 o'clock on Wednesday evening to ensure insertion. A fr q ieur '■■"Use of non-insertion is the neglect t<> s' t v. n- re the match is played and who are their opponents. The following style should be o'bservect Harry Dock Albions v. Barry Old Boys. At Romilly Park, Barry. Albiuns:- FIXTURE LISTS. We wish to draw the attention of the secre- taries of the different clubs that we intend making a speciality of punting fixture lists at low prices. -All orders promptly attended to.
TOWN I DISTRICT. BARRY TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION COMMIT! EE. A meeting of the above committee was called for Tuesday evening last, but only two members —Rev F. J. Byrne and Mr E. W. Waite, put in an appearance. Mr R. Trebarne Rees was in- structed to open the classes as soon as possible. The date of the opening will be on Monday, September 22nd. SHOP ASSISTANTS OUTING. Owing to the inclement weather which pre- vailed on Wednesday the shop assistants' outing was postponed until Wednesday next, when all existing arrangements stand good. The brakes leave the top of Thompson-street for Cowbridge at 2 p.m., the fare being 3s, which includes brake, concert, sports, and tea. BARRY PRKSBYTERIAN FORWARD iliOVEMENT- MERTHYR-STKEBT 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 Mou- 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. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES. Harve&t thanksgiving services were held at the Bible Christian Chapel, Court-road, on Sunday and Monday last. On Sunday special sermons were delivered by the Rev E. Hortop, of Shebear. Mr J. E. Levers occupied the chair at the musical service held on Sunday afternoon, when solos, etc., were given by members of the Sunday school. On Monday evening a public meeting was held, when addresses were delivered by the Revs E. Hortop and D. Lee Cann, and others. Mr R. Blake presided. FOR a good glass of homely Bitter, invigorating Liquors, and Wlio!ksoine Refreshment when in Cardiff, call at the York Hotel (off Custom House- street). Proprietor- W. H. Alden (late Heathcock Inn), Llandaff. DEATH OF AN OLD PENARTH INHABITANT. On Thursday evening Mrs Hunt, wife of Mr John Hunt, of 89, Plassey-street, Penarth, was found dead in a chair in the kitchen. Deceased was one of the oldest residents of Penartb. At the inquest a verdict of Death from natural causes" was returned. 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 ACCIDENT AT CREIGIAU. Tudor Williams (12), son of Mr Thomas Williams, Little Mill, Creigiau, was admitted into the Accident Hospital at Barry Dock on Saturday morning suffering from internal in- juries and severe shock. he lad was crossing the metals at Creigiau Station and was knocked down by a pilot engine and van. He was immediately taken by the engine to Barry Dock, and is now progressing favourably.
Crime in Glamorgan. INCREASE OF INDICTABLE OFFENCES. At the quarterly meeting of the Glamorgan- shire Standing Joint Committee on Monday at Cardiff, Mr Oliver H. Jones presiding, the Chief Constable (Captain L. Lindsay) reported an increase in the number of persons proceeded against for indictable offences, but a decrease under the head of nonindictable offences during the past quarter. The number of persons pro- ceeded against for indictable offences was 387 males, and 93 females, an increase of 99 males and 32 females the number convicted showed corresponding increases of 78 and 33. Iu'non- indictable offences the decreases were 84 males and 84 females, the totals being, 45,431 males and 674 females. The number of orders made in quasi criminal proceedings was 522. Under the licensing laws 21 licensed holders were pro- ceeded against, 18 being convicted, an increase of 12 over the corresponding quarter, but there were only two convictions for Sunday offences, against 11 in the corresponding period; 130 persons were convicted for being illegally upon licensed premises, 49 of these being on Sunday
Death Duties' Heavy lield. It is a somewhat remarkable fact that the actual yield from the Death Duties has in every instance exceeded the Budget estimate since these duties were first imposed by the Finance Act, 1894. This, however, is probably less due to any inherent difficulty in compiling a reliable estimate than to a desire on the part of the authorities to keep something in the nature of a "secret reserve." So far as the death duties for the current financial year are concerned, the total receipts during the part four months have exceeded five millions ster- ling, being nearly one million more than in the corresponding period of last year. To some extent it is probable that this increase may be due to an increased vigilance on the part of the Inland Revenue authorities in comparing the results shown by the residuary account with the actual valuation for probate purposes, and re- quiring additional duty to be paid where the realisation has exceeded the probate estimate. We understand that something like half a million was realised last year from this source alone, a circumstance which shows that in pre- vious years enormous sums have been lost through the supineness of the authorities.- Thp Accountant." ==--=-== .=-=-
LkNc7 1. ./TSSfy. T=^ ¥»ii'mt i i £ 1 cocoa I is the topical English Cocoa. It is world-renownc.i j for it aosofute purity and its great invigoratin- properties. Gives energy and staying power, > arid firmness to the muscles and nerves. '"CADBURY'S is Cocoa, and the best Cocoa only. Athletes should I take care to avoid risky concoctions containing diii-R or chemicals. CADBURY'S COCOA is a pcrfect food, for all ages and all seasons.
SNAP SHOTS. Our only c nsolaticln-a slight reduction in the rate. So far as the past seisin is concerned, cricket has gained considerably in favour in the Barry district. At an athletic sports at Tredegar on Monday last T. J. Eva s, of Bit-r),, "on third prize in the mile i ace. The Rev Ben Evans, Barry Dock, will occupy the pulpit at King's Cross Chapel, London, on Sunday next. Mrs Llewellyn, of Baglan Hall, has sent a dona- tion of £100 towards the general fund for the erec- tion of four new churches in the Barry district. Mr W. H. Hooper, who presided owr the Temperance Choir concert on Wednesday evening of last week, made a gall int attempt to pronounce Y Bardd a'r Cerddor "—the title of a duet. The prognostication in these columns about Association football in this district during the condng season not reaching the standard hitherto attained has been amply verified by events. South Monmouthshire Liberals have decided to approach the Labour party respecting a candidate to oppose Col the Hon. F. 0. Morgan at the next General election. It is remarkable that the appeals for compromise on the Education Bill proceed more largely from Conservatives and Churchmen than from Liberals, who are determined to see the fight out to its bitter end. Sergeaut Jordon, of the Barry Company of the 2nd Glamorgan Volunteer Artillery, was presented with a silver medal, he being the junior sergeant present at the sergeants' picnic held at Usk on Saturday. The Cardiff B ard of Guardians on Saturday sanctioned the borrowing of £2,076 for the purpose meeting the extra expenses in connection with the group of children's homes at Ely. The Newport School Board tets a splendid ex- ample to other boards in the way of fostering swimming amongst children. This year again they have decided to offer nietlais for competition among the scholars at their schools. The Board of Trr.de annual report for 1901 on the strikes and lock-outs of the United Kingdom says that the number of trade disputes during the ye ir was 642, the lowest number of any year pre- viously dealt with. The number of working days lost was nearly a million more than in 1900. • Judging by the proceedings at the last meeting of the Welsh Rugby Football Union, there seems to be an organised boycot of the Cardiff club in force among the other clubs of the Union in consequence of the club committee preferring to give fixtures to English teams in preference to those from the Principality. Barry will be for some time in the throes of con- troversy over the introduction of electricity. Already the hope expressed at the time the Syndi- cate Siding was purchased that it might be utilised for such purposes has been shattered, and the Siding looms as the biggest failure in the history of the Council. It is a remarkable fact that the Cymrodorion Society opened the eisteddfod proceedings at Bangor with two papers on health and sanitation, and as health is the foundation of wealth and a necessary contributory to happiness, the eisteddfod is thus providing a means for the real progress of the Welsh nation. The Board of Trad. returns issued on Saturday show that the imports for August amounted to EIO,412,571, against E40,937,140 in the correspond- ing month of last year, being a decrease of £ 524,569. The export for August were £ 24,299,826. against 924,205,569 for August of last year, showing an increase of £ 94,257. A high compliment has been paid the Glamorgan and Cardiff police forces by Captain Terry, R.M. Inspector, who has suggested that next year both should parade in the Cardiff Arms Park, and he would invite the Home Secretary, the Government inspectors, and other chief constables throughout the country to visit the inspection. It is strange that the Ratepayers' Association has not taken up the question of approaching the Barry RullAay Company in order to get the ap- proach to the railway station at Barry Dock im- proved. The town is certainly prejudiced by the apperance of both the station shanties and the zig- zag pachs leading ther&from. The Baptists of Pontypridd have protested against prize-fighting going on in the town. If the amount of space allotted to the noble art in the columg of the daily press affords any criterion of of the interest displayed in it, we are not:surprised to hear that as much as two guineas per head has been charged to see the lights. The Rev Thomas Law, general secretary of the Nation Free Church Council, which body is organ- ising demonstrations throughout the country against the Education Bill, says:—"I have no doubt that we are going to defeat the measure. I question very much whether it will ever become law, and if it should pass it is our intention to use the whole of our machinery to make it inoperative." Mr D. R. Morgan is becoming a prominent mem- ber of the Llandaff and Dinas Powis District Council. The council had been invited to send representatives to the Sanitary Institute Congress, to be held at Manchester, during the comiog week. Colonel Fisher, Mr Warran (the clerk), and Mr Holdeu (the surveyor) were appointed, but subse- quently Colond Fisher found that he could not attend, so the council appointed Mr D. R. Morgan in his stead. Mr Sam Woods, secretary of the Trade Union Congress, after being re-elected by a tremendous majority when opposed by Mr Ben Tillett, is to be provided with a seat in Parliament as soon as a favourable vacancy would occur. It was Mr Woods who, in the House of Commons, referred to the laughing and jeering of Tory members when he brought forward the question of the payment of workmen in the dockyards, and made a strong indictment against the member of South Glamor- gan which the Trades' Council were not courageous enough to uphold. The X '.i nal Union of Shop Assistants, which is represented by thirty-one branches in South Wales and Monmouthshire, had a total income for the half-year ended June last of £ 5,016 10s 6d, an increase of £1,376 14s over the corresponding period of last year. The Cardiff central branch retains its position as the strongest in the Union. It would also seem that the South Wales branches are the most aggressive, for at the quarterly meet- ing of the District Council of 'he Union, held in Cardiff last Sunday, a resolution was unanimously I passed urging the executive of the Union to formulate a practical programme in the interest of the members, such as the fixing of hours and wages. j
TYNE COMMISSION. VISIT OF MEMBERS TO BARRY. On Wednesday afternoon the Tytie Commis sion visited Barry, when they were welcomed by Mr Robert Forrest and Mr G. Insole, directors of the Barry Railway Co. The Com- missioners last visited this district about 12 years ago. The members composing the Tyne deputation are: Sir William Haswell Stephen- son, J.P., D.L. (chairman), Alderman Thomas Richardson, J.P., Alderman William Sutton, J.P., Alderman J. Baxter Ellis, J.P., Alderman L. T. Penman, J.P., Alderman J. T. C. Penman, J.P., Alderman R. Collins, J.P., Alderman John Bowma J.P., Mr Henry Fawcus, Mr Walter de Laucey Willson, J.P., Mr J. P. Spencer, C. E., Mr D. Stephens, Mr W. J. Noble, Mr R. Irvin, Mr R. Bccles, J.P., Mr G. E. Macarthy, Mr A. Bell, Mr R. Urwin (sec.), and Mr James Walker, C.E. (engineer). Accompaning the visitors were: Messrs Robert Forrest, G. Insole, R. Evans (general manager), W. Mein (secretary), D. W. Roberts (superintendent), and Captain R. Davies (dock- master) representing the Barry Railway Co. After lunch WAS partaken of at the offices, the visitors were taken to places of interest at the docks. The deputation were much struck with the enterprising character of the Barry Co' and were highly interested in all the modern equipments at the docks. The commissioners were first taken over the spacious general offices at Barry Dock, and after- wards were (ntertained to a luncheon. Mr Archibald Hood, who presided, gave the loyal toasts, aud subsequently gave The Tyne Commissioners." He felt a great deal of pleasure in welcoming Sir Wiiliam Stephenson and his friends, and the only regret that he and his brother directors felt was that the noble chairman of the company (Lord Windsor) was not present to wel- come the commissioners. He supposed that the visitors had come to learn something if they could. The Barry Dock Company had not a long history, like the Tyueaiders had, and could not boast such names as George Stevenson, Armstrong, and Nicholas Wood. Nevertheless, they had a little bit of history, about which it was sufficient for him to say that they had a great struggle for existauce, and before they were allowed to spend money in making docks they had to spend nearly E90,000 in legal expenses. He was happy to say that they had got over that period. In the docks the most recent appliances had been adopted, and they had high level tips, by which most of the coal was loaded. Some movable tips had been provided, as some people preferred them, and the company was ready to meet the wishes of the people but he was bound to say that most of the coal went by the high level tips. The commissioners were wel- come to see everything in the docks, and to ask questions about what they saw. He hoped that some day he and his friends would be able to go to the tyne and see what was done there. Sir William Stephenson, who responded, said that the progress made at Cardiff ani Barry showed that the Tynesiders would have to put their best foot foremost if they are to maintain the high position that they claimed. The commissioners had been met right royally at the Bristol Channel pcrts up to that moment, and he hoped that some of the South Wales gentlemen would return the ►visit. He proposed "Prosperity and Success to the Barry Railway and Docks." Mr Robert Forrest also responded, and referring to a remark made by the chairman, said that during the preliminary struggle each side went on until they were both tired and wishing that the struggle would end-of course, each wishing also that it would end in their favour. (Laughter). The work had proceeded, however, until the docks had grown to the extent that the commissioners would be able to inspect.
LOCAL SUCCESS AT BANGOR. Miss N. Summers, Vere-street, Cadoxton-Barry, was the winner of the prize in the needlework class for an afternoon tea cloth (drawn thread) at the Bangor National Eisteddfod on Wednesday.
BALA-BANGOR COLLEGE. The annual report of the Bala-Bangor Inde- pendent College is about to be issued. The total collections from the various counties are as follow:—Cardiganshire, £ 59 13s lid, Car- marthenshire, X100 Is 4id; Pembrokeshire, S36 10s lOd; Breconshire, X30 8s Hid; Mon- mouthshire, JE46 4s 7d G-lamoreranshire, E383 12s oid Flintshire, £] 3 3s; Denbighshire, S46 128 8d; Merionethshire, JE71 78 5id; Montgomeryshire, JE39 log; Anglesea, X26 7s 8d; Carnarvonshire, 1122 3s 8id; English towns, Y,61 3s 7id; total, £ 1,037 4s Of:1. Con- gregational Fund Board, 1100; Reyuer's Trust, X2,5; Twentieth Century Fund, S10 10s; Bodiman rent, JE31 9s; mortgage interest, Xf336 7s lOid, making the total receipts £1,847 19s Sid. The balance due to the treasurer at the beginning of the year was S301 6s lOd, while at the end of the year the debit balance was only JE38 12s 4d. The professors' salaries totalled £õ80.
Sale of Stock at Llantwit-Major, Mr John R. Thomas held his fortnightly sale at Llantwit-Major on Monday. Cattle, sheep (both store and fat), pigs, and calves were plentiful, and the demand was quite equal. Beef raised 7d to 7id per lb., sheep 8d to Sid, calves 8d to Sid, and pigs (porkers) 10s to 10s 3d per score. There was also a large number of store cattle.
A Penarth Assault Case. At Penarth police-court on Wednesday William Matthews, engineer, of Albert-cresccnt, Penarth, was summoned for assaulting William Pope, bar- man at the St. Fagan's Hotel, Penarth. Mr Lewis Morgan, solicitor, Cardiff, represented the com- plainant. There was a cross-summons, Pope being charged with assaulting Matthews. A number of witnesses were called, whose evidence tended to show that Pope was the aggressor.—The Bench retired to consider the case, and on returning into court dismissed the charge against Matthews, and fined Pope 10s, including costs.
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. 11TH COMPANY, 2ND GLAMORGAN ROYAL GARRISON VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY. COMPANY ORDERS.—Drills for the week com- mencing Monday, Sept. 15th, 1902 :— Monday—Company Training. Tuesday-Band Practice. Wednesday—Company Training. Thursday—Band Practice. Friday—Company Training. Saturday—Annual Inspection, when every Member must attend. Time of leaving Cadoxton for Lavernock will be published later. ^aaoxton Hours of Drill, from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 n m (Signed) S. A. BRAIN, Major, Commahding lith Company, G.V.A., Barry Dock. =-
BARRY DISTRICT RAINFALL. RETURNS FOR SEVEN DAYS ENDING SEPT. 8TH, 1902. Taesday. Sept. 2 q-qj Wednesday 3 oloo Thursday „ 4 N.00 Friday „ 5 Q.™ Saturday '„ 6 0"00 Sunday. „ 7 Monday „ 8 0*00 E. W. WAITE, Engineer. Couucil Oiffces, Barry,