Free Trade at Barry. o Speech by Mr. F. H. Lambert, J.P., of Penarth. LEAGUE FORMED IN THE DISTRICT On Thursday evening in last week, not- withstanding numerous counter attractions, there was a fairly large attendance at a public meeting held under the au-spices of Penarth Free Trade League at the Masonic Hall. Mr W. Graham, Barry Island, pre- sided, and was supported on the platform by Mr F. H. Lambert, J.P., Penarth, the well- known authority on the fiscal system, Coun- cillor W. R. Lee, and Dr W. Lloyd Edwards. The audience were each presented with a booklet containing Mr D. Lloyd George's and the Colonial Premiers' speeches on the question of preference, and other statistics of an interesting character relating to trade being also circulated, thanks to the 1,4 generosity of Mr Lambert and the Manches- ter Free Trade Union. Mr Graham, in his opening remarks, said that since the General Election there had been a little quietness in regard to the ques- tion, but lately there had been a recrudes- cence of the agitation for tariff reform. Even that night at Birmingham, Mr Balfour—(a laugh)—whose attitude had annoyed his friends, and mystified his opponents, was perhaps, crossing the rubicon. (Laughter). They had on the one hand a large body of able men, who both in experience and wis- dom, formed the cream of the country, and who told them that for this nation to aban- don Free Trade and adopt the principle of tariff reform would be disastrous to the country :-that it would be committing suicide in a commercial sense was to commit j suicide in every other sense, for we are still a nation of shopkeepers. (Cheers). On the other hand, there were those who saw in tariff reform a panacea for every ill. Both these parties were in sharp conflict, and both were honest. Then there were those who sailed between the two and desired prefer- ence. The privilege of advancing arguments in favour of Free Trade belonged at that meeting to Mr Lambert, a gentleman who had a great claim on the Free Traders of Barry. (Cheers). Politically a Unionist, yet so strong were his feelings and convic- tions upon this question that owing to the philandering attitude of many of his friends on this question, he found it necessary to leave them. (Cheers). Mr Lambert also had a claim on the working-men of that town, because, as a shipowner-the member of a very large firm—on many occasions during the last few years, he had, like a sensible man, sent his ships to be repaired at Barry. (Cheers). SPEECH BY MR. LAMBERT. Mr F. H. Lambert, who was well received, dealt at the outset in a lucid and able manner with the fundamental points of difference be- tween Free Trade and Tariff Reform. It might be generally accepted that on# of the objects they least desired to tax was corn, yet this was the:one thing that Tariff Reformers wanted to do. As far as ho was concerned he would say Tax it and then everyone would be concerned in taking it off. Opponents of Free Trade said I I We have not Free Trade. All we have are free imports, and it is obviously unfair for them to tax our goods if we do not tax theirs in return The answer to that in plain terms was that W have tried it, and it didn't pay. While admitting the folly of the restrictions imposed by foreigners upon our good, there were only two alternatives :—either to meet them with hostile tariffs or continue the present system of free imperts. This country had Protection up to 1842, find there was a tax on no fewer than 1500 articles—far more than the most ardent tariff reformer would dare suggest to-day. At that time our imports were most disappointing, and in 1846 the abolition of the duty on corn resulted in the imports and exports increasing to such an enormous extent that last year our exports alone amounted to S375,000,000, of which Y,305,060,000 were manufactured goods. (Cheers). Taking ship-building and ship- repairing as an example of trade development, Free Trade had been the means of maintaining the position of Great Britain as better than that of Germany and America together, and if ever those countries adopted Free Trade they would only then be able to challenge our supremacy. (Cheers). Referring to the object of the meeting, Mr Lambert said that at Penarth there were no Tariff Reformers to contest the question with the Free Trade League, while, heaiing that there were a few at Barry-(A Voice' Not many' and laughter)—he had come down to see if a Free Trade League could not be formed here. (Cheers). They bad been fortunate in finding a secretary for them in Mr Herbert, of Camn-street, and several local gentlemen had consented to act on the committee. It was just possible that the present trade boom might r be succeeded by depression, and that would be the time for Free Traders to become active, for having Tariff Reform it would be difficult to go back to Free Trade. Ouce they abandoned the principle of levying taxation for revenue pur- poses only, then heaven help them There was no instance of a country, except Great Britain, which had bsen able to free itself from Protection, and even in our case it required the evil conditions of the times to do it, when millions of people were ou the verge of star- vation. The conditions were too severe to bear Protection, and trade harriers were removed, never, he earnestly hoped, to be again restored. (Cheers). QuestionR were invited, and in the course of a free interchange of opinion, Mr Lambert explained in an interesting and lucid manner the system of money exchange between this and foreign countries, and said that from the latest available returns England imported 51 millions sterling, and exported in the same period 45 millions. (Cheers). On the motion of Councillor W. R. Lee, seconded in an entertaining and convincing speech by Dr W. Lloyd Edwards, Mr Lambert was heartily thanked for his address, and a branch of the League was subsequently formed for Barry.
Dale, Forty & Co. SOLE AGENCY FOR Lipp Pianos, Hoffmann Pianos, Chappell Pianos, A.ngelus Brinsmead Pianos (Player and Piano combined), Bell American Organs PIANOS AND ORGANS IN STOCK By ALL BEST MAKERS. NEW PRICES. NEW TERMS. LATEST ADVANTAGES. WRITE OR CALL FOR LISTS. DALE, FORTY & Co., PIANO AND ORGAN MERCHANTS, High Street and Castle Arcade, Near the Cantle, CARDIFF. Also at CHELTENHAM, BIRMINGHAM,&G
COMING EVENTS. CADOXTON TENNIS CLUB WHIST DRIVE. 0:1 Wednesday next, at St. Mary's Hall, Barry Dock, the annual whist drive of the above olnb will take place, the proceedings opening at 7-30 p.m. After whist, dancing will be engaged in. PIERROT CONCERT AT MASONIC HALL. As their share of the expense in advertising the charms, both musical and natural, of Barry, the Princes' Pierrot Company have kindly promised to give a benefit night towirds the funds of the Advertisement Committee of the Barry Chamber of Trade, and the event has been fixed for Wednesday evening next at the Masonic Hall, Barry, when a large number are expected to avail themselves of this dual opportunity of supporting the efforts of the Chamber of Trade, and of hearing the excel- lent Prince's Pierrot Troupe's full complement. The concert is under the distinguished patronage of the chairman and members of the District Council, and the tickets are 2s., Is., and 6d.
A POISON FACTORY WHICH MANUFACTURES MILLIONS OF MICROBES. A most thriving manufactory for millions of the deadliest microbes, is the human body. One' organs can only do a certain amount of work, so if we give them too much to do, in the way of digesting unsuitable food, or getting rid of con- taminated air, etc., and not taking enough fresh air and exercise to help them in their functions poisonous matter is not eliminated, and is re-ab- sorbed into the system, countless harmless germs being evolved which do their evil work in render- ing you run-down, nervous, prostrated, thin and anaemic, and bringing about serious stomach, kidney and other trouble. When troubles such as the above do occur, immediate recourse should be made to Dr Cassell's Tablets, the new and effective remedy, lately made up from the prescription of a noted specialist, and sold by all chemists at the nominal price of lOd. This great family medicine, guaranteed pure and harmless, is in enormous demand just now, and is every day effecting hundreds of extraordinary cures in cases of nerve and physical exhaustion of every kind and as a certain eradicator of poisonous germs and matter, and a builder up of sound healthy flesh, blood, bone, and muscle, Dr. Cassell's Tablets are superior to anything else.
Chronic Constipation Cured. Think of a man, or woman, suffering for six long, weary years from severe consti patio n -ne yer knowing any real relief from pain—gradually becoming worse and worse until all hope of cu re is MR. A. HOROWITZ. abandoned, How Mr Horowitz-a tailoring presser of Leedg-saffered in this way, and when he obtained relief, is told in the interest g letter we publish here. 51, Macaulay Street, jueedi, For more than six years I was troubled with severe constipation. I Inay say that I had been in England most of that time, and that, in spite of taking different remedies, I was unable to obtain either relief or cure until I took Iron-Ox Tablets. In my case the results have been truly wonderful, because the constipation had become chronic, and I was afraid that nothing would ever cure it. I had not been taking your tablets for long when I obtained consideratle relief, and at the time of wrun g, I can only say the constipation has quite disappeared. Altogether I used four b xes of Iron-Ox Tablets. You can easily realisa how grateful I am to you. remedy for having removed the severe ailment which has troubled me for so long. I should like to take this opportunity of recommending Iron-Ox Tablets to everyone who is suffering from constipation. I know by experience that your Tablets can cure when other remedies fail, "(Signed) A. HOROWITZ." Chronic constipation, such as Mr Horowitz suffered from, is bound to affect the general health. The system is not beiug properly cleansed, and poison is accumulating, which upsets the digestion, worries the nervas, and clogs the brain. Now, a wonderful cathartic would not have helped Mr Horowitz. But Iron-Ox Tablets completely cured him because they so strengthened the bowels, so invigorated the liver, that these organs were able to resume their proper functions, and the trouble disappeared of its own accord. If you are afflicted with chronic or even occasional constipation, take careful note of what Mr Horowite says about the wonderfully benefioial action of Iron-Ox Tablets. They cau do as much for you as they have done for eim.
DOCTORS KNOW THE VALUE OF T I I TABLETS in cases of Indigestion and I fi I I |\ ■■If A. Constipation. Write for Copy of 4 The Doctor's Word,' A dainty Aluminium Pocket Packet of 50 Tablets for Is. If your ehemist has not gob them, they will lie sent post free on receipt of One Shilling by the Iron-Ox Remedy Co., Ltd., 20, Coekspur Street, London, S.W.
Barry Education Authority. :o:: — LATE CHIEF ATTENDANCE OFFICER. Vote of Condolence. ANOTHER RELIGIOUS DIFFICULTY Barry Education Authority met on Tues- day evening, under the presidency of Coun cillor W. J. Williams, J.P., when, on the motion of Councillor J. A. Manaton, seconded by the Rev Ben Evans, a vote of condolence was passed with the widowed mother and relatives of the late Mr Win. Williams, formerly chief attendance officer, both gentlemen alluding to the fact that the deceased had done his duty efficiently under great physical difficulty. It was particularly sad that the widowed mother, now 86 years of age, should have buried a fine family of seven sons within a period of 15 years. SAUCY, VERY Councillor Thomas Davies, alluding to the recommendation to connect Gladstone road School by telephone, asked: Why this wire-pulling? Why this telephone for Gladstone road School more than any other ?" Councillor Manaton I am surprised at Mr Thomas Davies' ignorance, especially as a member of this Authority for so many years, that he should not have known that every school in the town, except Gladstone road School, is connected by telephone. I have heard Mr Davies ask some silly ques- tions here, but this is one of the silliest. ("Oh.") Councillor T. Davies (smiling) Thank you very much. I merely ask that is all. MORE SAUCE OVER A COMPLAINT. A report was presented by the sub- committee which had investigated the com- plaint of Mr James Williams re corporal punishment at Hannah street School, stating that James Williams, George Lixton, and F. Ball had been examined, and, in addition four of the assistants and Mr J. E. Rees, denied that he had punished the lad. The sub-committee were unable to arrive at any decision. Councillor Mossford,who, with Councillors D. Lloyd and J. E. Levers, formed the sub- committee, now moved that the whole para- graph be deleted, and this was seconded by Councillor J. D. Watson. Councillor Levers said the sub-committee had really left it for the Couucil to decide. Owing to the conflict of testimony they were unable to do so. A lengthy discussion took place as to what transpired at the investigation. Councillor T. Davies asked in what capa- city was Dr O'Donnell present at the enquiry ? The Chairman He was there because he attended to the boy. Councillor T. Davies: In what capacity did he act ? Was he as doctor or judge, or prosecutor or councillor ? (A laugh). "Per- haps it may amuse some of you," retorted Councillor Davies 4 but I want an answer.' Dr O'Donnell said he was there at the request of the parent of the child, as the doctor who examined the boy, to say that the punishment inflicted upon the boy was too severe. The amendment, on being put, was carried t3 with three dissentients-Dr O'Donnell, and Councillors C. B. Griffiths and McCann. Councillor T. Davies then moved a further amendment to exonerate Mr Rees, the head master, from all blame, and declared that if the latter had beaten the boy, he would have said so. Personally, he failed to see why Dr O'Donnell should attend at this committee. He had had experience of Dr O'Don- nell attending a Licensing Committee meeting at one time or another, when he was not a member of the committee, but it came out that there was an old woman who had applied for a license. Dr O'Donnell I rise to a point of order. The Chairman Mr Davies, please sit down. Dr O'Donnell I know what Mr Davies is referring to. The Chairman: What is your point of order, Dr O'Donnell. Dr O'Donnell: That there was no old woman in the case. (Laughter.) Councillor T. Davies She was a good age, sir, and she owed a debt to Dr O'Donnell which was 12 years old-- Councillor Manaton I rise to a poiot of order. I think, as one who speaks to a motion, his remarks should be relevant to the point at issue. I ask whether this is relevant ? The Chairman No, it is not. I ask you to withdraw that, Mr Davies. Councillor Davies Pardon me, but he attended a committee of which he was not a member. I think that to be relevant. Dr O'Donnell: We will correct Mr Davies' ignorance as he goes along. It is competent for any member to attend any committee of which he is not a member, and also to speak, but he is not allowed to vote. Councillor Mossford seconded this resolu- tion, and said, while he agreed that the boy had been thrashed, no evidence was given as to how the thrashing came about, Dr O'Donnell denied that there was any feeling in the matter between himself and Mr Rees. If there was, it was not on his (Dr O'Donnell's) part. It was in consequence of Mr Rees' letter that someone was behind the father that he moved for an investigation, because he knew very well who that meant. Councillor T. Davies (interrupting) I rise to a point of order. Is it right for Dr O'Donnell to act as prosecutor, doctor, wit- ness, and councillor, as he is doing in this case now ? The Chairman I cannot accept that. Dr O'Donnell: Mr Davies is acting very funny, sir. I have no animus in the matter. I simply want to justify the position I took up. I was charged with instigating this woman to make a charge against Mr Rees. Eventually this amendment was carried. BUSINESS MORALITY. Councillor Manaton said that an account from Messrs Lennox, of Cardiff, for Y,3, had been referred back, and he moved that they refuse to pay it. Mr Lennox had con- tracted to supply certain stationery for 3s, and now charged them 60s. Like other local firms, the contractor had probably made a mistake, and he should be com- pelled to pay for it. Councillor Lee I hope not. Councillor S. R. Jones said he liked to be fair as one local firm had put in the price of 6d for some article which cost a great deal more, and the Council had bought some, and insisted that they should be supplied. The price was put in under the assumption that the Council would not require any. He wanted to treat them all on the same footing. The motion was put and carried that the bill be not paid. ALLEGED INTERFERENCE WITFI PARENTS. Councillor J. A. Manaton said a number of children had been removed from the Gladstone road Schools to St Helen's School in the middle of the school year, which interfered with the interests of the school and the children. Parents had written to say that they were sorry, but a mission priest had told them they must send the children to their school. He was glad that the action was not taken by any local Roman Catholic. It was the inter- ference of an outsider with the free will of the subject. He moved that the matter be referred back to the Education Committee. Dr Sixsmith, who seconded, said he had very little respect for parents who did this at the bidding of anyone. Councillor McCann said it was the first he had heard of the matter. Rev Ben Evans expressed regret that anything should have arisen to disturb the harmony which had now been prevailing for some 'ime between the managers of the Roman C", ,,1:C School and the Local Authority. The motion was unanimously approved. A, AN APPLICATION. The Education Committee reported that an application had been received from Miss Parker, Cadoxton Girls' School, for an in- crease of her salary of 170 per annum, and pointed out that her case differed very much from that of other ex-P.T.'s, inas- much as she had served an apprenticeship of five years, and had never failed to pass her examinations and earn the grant. She was now entitled to take charge of a small school, and she completed her apprentice- ship two years before the present code scholarship came into force. She had served 18 years and 5 months in an infants' school and 2 years at Hannah street Boys' School, and the reports regarding her had been always satisfactory. It was decided to consider this applica- tion when the automatic increases will be before them.
DE fURSUlT OB HAPPINESS. Uncle Ike, who makes his living at ash-hauling, ,hil11:1ey sweeping and whitewashing, being the .TO'.UL owner of a spavined mare and an old II ;:S"0tJ, had recently taken to reading all the i:!eiuture that -lie could find in the ash barrels, i-e the careless housewives often send pieces of hali-burnt newspapers and magazines and even good story books. Uncle Ike's nephew's known tlh) Black Stump, because of his very blackness, called Stumpy, for short, was very fearful of J10 consequences of being obliged to read to Uncle Ike his literature of the ash barrels, for, not being veil educated, he was not sure that he always read things right, and he knew well the terrorising cjisposition of his dear old uncle. One clay Uncle Ike found in an ash barrel the page of a book which contained the preamble 01 the constitution of the United States. He stowed it away in his pocket and took it home for Stumpy to read to him. He thought deeply on it and said nothing for several days, while he studied its meaning. Finally, one evening he came home and he was in unusually deep thought while he and Stumpy unhitched the spavined nag and took her inlo tho shed and bedded her jjowu for the night. Then he said to Stumpy; '"All reckon we bettah read dat pre-amble ob de constitushun agin. Going into the hut, they sat down beside the kitchen stove on which the "old mammy" was cooking some pork chops—Uncle Ike had been rati>v fortunate in 2 job of ash-liauling the day before, and had money with which to buy the chops —and over the anticipation of the savory feast, Uncle Ike became so good-natured that, after read- ing the preamble once, Stumpy made bold to ask: "Uncle Ike, whut do dat mean—dat pre-amble?" "Dat pre-amble," said Uncle Ike, very thought- fully. "I reckon dat mean dat it amble ahead ob de rest ob do constitushun—dat kind ob drag it erlong like de ole mahr done drag de ash waggon. I spect dat am de fundeinentation of this hyar whole kentry. Dat whut am de pre-amble." "But look hyar," continued Uncle Ike, "did you done read dat pre-amble right?" Yaas, sah," said Stllmpy. "Yo' shore yo' done read it right?" asked Uncle Ike, with a tremor of doubt. "Yaas, sah," declared Stumpf. Uncle Ike thought a moment, and then he half soliloquised and half spoke to Stumpy, "Dat pre- amble guarantee to de people a light ob life ? "Yaas, sa11" said Stumpy. "It done guarantee to de people de right ob liberty ? llyaas., nali," said Stumpy. "I reckon dat is sense: MistahLincoln done freed de cullud folks," mumbled Uncle Ike. I spect dat am true," said Stumpy. "But look hyar," said Uncle Ike, growing strenuous, "ah yo' shore dat it done says dat dey only guaranty de p-u-r-s-u-i-t ob happiness?" "Dat whut it says," affirmed Stumpy. "It don't guarantee dat yo' gwine fo' to ketch dat happiness?" asked Uncle Ike. "No, sah," replied Stumpy. "Dat whut dem politishuns done," emphatically declared Uncle Ike. DEACON SHORTWELL OBSERVES. I hev alius jedged a man by the way he whittled, and I never made but few mistakes. The man who will whittle away at an old hickory ax-helve with an old dull knife will let his cows go two days without milkin' and his notes of hand go to pro- test. He's too lazy to sharpen his knife, on the one hand, and too shiftless to look for a pine zliiiigi- on the other. The man who heaps up the measure when sslhu taters to his nayburs may not git rich at it durin .)is lifetime, but on the day of his funeral most jverybody will be willin' to wash the mud off their waggons and drive in the funeral procession to do him honour. I hain't contendin' that a dog should be put on nn equality with a man, but what I do rav is that the man who kicks his dog because he cau't outrun a fox orter be kicked himself, because lie hain't as smart as Squar' Johnson. Thar's jestice in all things, and the dog should hev his share of it. 1 am satisfied that if we understood humnn natr.r' better we'd hev a heap less tr, on o :v hands. Me and Farmer Sanders were mad at i-i.. other for ten long years, and yit thar' wasn't a in :111 that time that if I'd asked Vim what to do for a son-backed boss, or he'd hev asked me what was good for holler-horn in cows, but we'd hev been c'so flattered that we'd hev shaken hands an3 made up.—Brooklyn Citizen. --=- HER EQUILIBRIUM RESTORED. Ic was during one of the days Jasl: Weelv, when the sidewalks were slippery vjlth snow and ice. One young woman, whose arms were loaded with bundles, was tripping along with a quick stop, her face reflecting the amusement caused bv manv falh she had seen. Suddenly she, too, fell, arid hrr bundles were scattered as bundles can scatter on!; it such times. Gathering all in sight and regaining her feet, sp- started off. "Siy, miss!" a voice 1 voiced her. "Say, mi sr. didn't yon lose something ?" Partly because she had a sense of humour and partly because the speaker a newsbov, and she expected to be made the tictim of his sharp wit, she answered: lYes, I lo;t my equilibrium." "Well, here it is," he said, handing her a j." a reel which had fallen out of reach ot' her eye. — Ci<v.-Und I lain I):ahr. "I fell over the bulwarks," said the "i.ilor, "and the shark came along and trrabbed me by the leg." "1J what did VO\1: do?" "I let him Lavo the leg. I never dispute uith a shark." Now that Ann's age has boon thoroughly dis- cussed, tho Council Bluff's Nonpareil springs tins one: "A young woman goes upstairs to dress at 7.45 for the evening. She is nineteen years old alii weighs 1021b. State the wait of the man below." As Shakespeare says," remarked Cassidy, was fond of airing his "book larnln' occasioi ly, "what's in a name?" "Well," replied C ey "call me wau that Oi don't like an' Oilli abC\
Attendance Officership. :0 DARK MUTTERINGS AT THE COUNCIL. IS THE APPOINTMENT COOKED?; At the meeting of the Barry Education Authority on Wednesday evening, presided over by Councillor W. J. Williams, J.P., the minutes were presented of a special private meeting the Local Education Committee held the previous afternoon, when it was recommended— (a) Owing to the recent death of Mr W.Williams, the late Cnief Attendance Officer, it was resolved that the Clerk be instructed to advertise in the local parers ody for a Chief Attendance Officer at the salary of.illo per annum, rising, by annual increments of 15, to a maximum of £ 125 per annum or an assistant attendance officer, at the salary of jE75 per annum, rising, by annual incre- metttsof.65, to a maximum ot £110 per annum, and that all applicants be requested to state whether they will be prepared to accept either of the posts. (b) Resolved that this Committee be authorised to select not more than eight candidates to appear before the local Education Authority, ani that a special meeting of the Committee, and of the Education Authority be held for this purpose (2) ri s jlvt d also that in the opinion of this Committee three attendai ce officers, including the chief officer, are sufficient to cor'! with the work of school attendance in this district. Councillor Sixsmith rose and said that they had two excellent attendance officers in their employ now, and the senior should be promoted. He felt ashamed and grieved that some person should call upon him to canvas for the position rendered vacant by the death of Mr Williams the day after that official had passed away. He moved that the Council promote their senior officer, Mr Rees, and advertise for a man to fill the junior position at £75 a year. Councillor Lee seconded, and in the course of his remarks said that he had been looking over the attendance returns for some years past, especially those relating to the district over which Mr Rees had had special charge, and he found the attendance in that district to be exceptional. MrRees had given them nine years' faithful and effi- cient service, and it was only natural that he should expect, and it was only right that the Council should give, the promotion which he so well deserved. In 1899 the attendance was 83-2 per cent, and it had grown to 91-6 in 1903, and over 92 per cent. in the present year. At Bristol and Cardiff they had promoted their senior officers. Mr Rees now had greater experience than Mr Williams had when the latter was appointed chief, and even that week Mr Rees had conducted prosecutions successfully in the police-court. During his nine years' service there had not been a single complaint against him, and in his district for the four weeks in October the attendance had been 98-2, 97.1, 96*3 and 97 per cent. respectively. Of course, the credit for this was shared equally by the teachers. By appointing Mr Rees the ratepayers would save between ^30 and Y,40 per annum, because these men had nearly reached their maximum. Councillor C. B. Griffiths supported it, and said that the system of promotion must be conducive to the best results, otherwise how could they expect men who were assistants to devote themselves whole- heartedly to the work in that capacity. He believed Mr Rees would be the right and proper person to be appointed. Councillor Watson also supported the motion. He remembered the time when Mr Williams was appointed, and it was all done because of the experience and the knowledge possessed by the latter. Mr Rees had even greater experience than Mr Williams, and was a very painstaking and energetic man, whose work was reflected in the satisfactory attendance returns for the High street district. Councillor Manaton then rose and said he was very sorry that the amendment should have been moved, because the Education Committee should be in the best position to know what was most beneficial for education in Barry. Mr Lee had spoken about school attendance, but he reminded that gentleman that there were other influences at work besides the influ- ence of attendance officei-s-- Councillor Lee I have said so, and I have given all praise to the teachers, Councillor Manaton declared that they wanted an energetic head, and the amend- ment was that Mr Rees be appointed head attendance officer. If they read the re- commendation aright of the Education Committee, who discussed it for two hours, it did not debar them from appointing Mr Rees, but with the facts at their disposal the Education Committee had come to a right and proper recommendation. Councillor Lee Question. Councillor Manaton Yes, it is a ques- tion, but Councillor Lee does not know anything about it. Councillor Lee: That's a high compli- ment. I am sorry for you. Councillor Manaton, continuingi said that the Authority generally left the trans- action of its business to the Education Com- mittee, and the recommendation was the only practical solution which they could bring before them. It left it open for the Authority to appoint either Mr Angus or Mr Rees. The recommendation had been made that they should first of all appoint a man, and then decide about appointing a chief. They were paying th very best 1 salary for an officer of the description, and they were entitled to have the best, otherwise they were not doing the best for the town. It was a matter of having value for money. He would not go so far as to say that Mr Rees and Mr Angus were neither suitable for the position, but if they paid X] 10 they should have some thorough good man, and if not, they should promote one of the present officers for the position. Personally, he had no one in his mind, but he wanted to get the best man for the job. Out of respect for the Education Com- mittee, who sat a whole afternoon discus- sing it, they should accept the recommen- dation. Councillor T. Davies pointed out that the attendance for the High street end was equal to the attendance of any town in the United Kingdom, and they had a record year this year. What more could they say in praise of the work done by their present officers. The recommendation was a most extraordinary one. He failed to explain it. Neither Liberalism, Socialism, nor Toryism would explain it, but there was one word which would, and that was-favouritism. (Cries of Oh.") Councillor Manaton (rising) I ask that that shall be withdrawn it is an improper remark. The Chairman I must aj you to with- draw that remark, Mr Davies. Cou ncilior T. Davies Di Sixsmith is my authority, sir. (Laughter). Councillor Davies eventually withdrew the remark. Councillor McCann said he was strongly in favour of appointing the senior officer, if possible, and if these men were capable of filling the position they would have it. Under the circumstances, however, he could not vote for it. The present officers ran no danger if they were equally as good as those who applied. Councillor S. R. Jones affirmed that the Education Committee had come to the unanimous decision that this would be the wisest and best thing to do. He appealed to Dr Sixsmith and Councillor Lee to with- draw the amendment. Councillor Sixsmith It is no use I will stick to my resolution. Councillor Lee And I will stick with him this time. Councillor S. R. Joces, resuming, said that generally the Authority allowed some weight to attach to the decisions of the Education Committee, hut when matters attaching to certain individuals cam") before them it was possible-he would not go further, and be called to order-it was possible, he repeated, that they might find men in public life not strung enough to withstand certain pressure which thos"l people bring to bear upon them. (Oh!). 'We should take our stand,' he con- tinued, and do for the ratepayers as if- it was our own." Councillor Sixsmith I want to be honest I have never seen Mr Rees, to know him, in my life. Councillor S. R. Jones, continuing, said that if, in the opinion of the Committee, the proper men were available, they would say so, but be maintained, if it was a matter in connection with their own business, they would try to get the very best man. If we do that in our own business," he exclaimed, 'let's do it here. Do not let any mau pull the strings in the matter.' The Chairman (interrupting) Pardon me, but do you infer that any other member does it ? Councillor Sixsmith I am the only straight- forward man. (Laughter). Councillor S. R. Jones I do not insinuate, neither have I said, that any member has al- lowad it to be done, but I say there is a possi- bility. Councillor Lee The worst spoke of the wheel creaks first. (Laughter). Councillor Marshall said it was very dis- couraging for the Education Committee to be overruled by the Council, especially if they had a strong Committee, like the Education Committee. Councillor S. R. Jones Hear, bear. Councillor O'Donnell supported the recom- mendation of the Education Committee, and said that the seniority principle was sometimes advocated, and at other times it was qualifica- tions, according to the whim of those who advocated it. The amendment was then put, and there voted in its favour six members Councillors Watson, T. Davies, Sixsmith, W. R. Lee, John Williams, and C. Griffiths. Against, twelve Councillors O'Donnell, Mossford, S. B. Jones, J. T. Hogg, Morgan, Leyers, McCann, Lakin, James Jones, Marshall, Manaton, and the Ohairman. Councillor Lee asked if an age limit had been placed. Councillor Manaton, in reply to this, said that neither Councillor Lee, who was older than himself, nor himself, would like to be re- garded as being too old to carry out the work. Councillor C. B. Griffiths: The age limit is under 9 and over 90. (Laughter.) Coun. Lee In the last advertisement for attendance officer it was between the ages of 25 and 45. Councillor O'Donnell asked that canvassing should be stated as a disqualification as he had already been inundated with applicants. Councillor Griffiths: It is ouiy a farce to put tha,t in. J f It was decided to meet next Wednesday to receive applications.
Baity jurors at the Assizes are publicly con- demning 1.1- present jury system.
Hockey. BARRY v. CARDIFF. At the Buttrills on Saturday last a good game was ftitnts wl between the above teams. Final score, Cardiff, 6 goals Larry, 2 goals. BARRY 2nds v CARDIFF 2nds. An interesting match was played between these two teams at Cardiff, the homesters winniDg by 5 goals to 1.
I I Mr. BONNER MORGAN'S Illustrated Booklet- The Why and Wherefore of DEFECTIVE EYESIGHT and SPECTACLE WEARING" WIU be forwarded POST FREE on application to the «- SIGHT TESTING ROOMS, t 101, Queen Street, CARDIFF. ) ) IN THE FRONT RANK FOR EXCELLENCE White, Cutter's Brown, } Farmhouse) 1^0(1! 200,HOLTON-RD 44, VEltE STREET.
Cloth Factory for Barry Employees' Dinner Hour. A special meeting of Barry Public Works Committee on Monday evening, Councillor D. Morgan occupied the chair, and there were also present-Councillor J. A. Mana- ton, Drs P. J. O'Donnell and C. F. Sixsmith, Councillors W. R. Lee and J. Marshall. THE DINNER HOUR. Respecting the arrangements for working hours of the Council's workmen, a deputa- tion attended from the Municipal Employes' Association, consisting ot Mr Rees Llew- ellin and Mr A. E. Church, Barry, and another person. The spokesman referred to the Council's decision with regard to the dinner time, the Council having curtailed it, and therefore allowing the men to start later. He would suggest that an hour was really necessary, and he read the regulations at Bristol, which allowed the men one hour for dinner, and half-an-hour for breakfast, and the men started correspondingly earlier in the winter, but in reply to a question, he admitted that at Bristol workmen were allowed no holidays. Councillor Manaton moved that they continue the same hours as last winter, as it would be unfair to the others in their employ,-Dr O'Donnell seconded. Councillor W. J. Williams suggested a further resolution that if the men wished they could work by the hour, and have their dinner hour, being paid at the rate of about 6d per hour, but the resolution was not 2 pressed. Councillor Manaton's proposition was carried, and on the following evening was confirmed at a special Council meeting. NEW INDUSTRY FOR BARRY. A letter, dated November 12th, was read from the United Welsh Mills Co., The Hayes, Cardiff, enquiring whether there was ny freehold land for sale suitable for the erection of a clothing factory in or around Barry Dock. and also the rates of the town. The Clerk (Mr T. B. Tordoff) said he had replied to them suggesting that their representatives should meet the representa- tives of the Council here to go into the matter, and also the representatives to meet the overseers with regard to rates. They (United Mills Co.) had replied further in- quiring whether there were any freehold sites for sale. That was a question which he (the Clerk) could not answer. The members endorsed the action of the Clerk in the matter, and on the proposition of the Chairman, it was agreed to ask repre- sentatives of the United Welsh Mills Co. to meet the Chairmen of the Council, Health, Public Works, and Education Committees, to discuss the matter. ———— _t!L t —————
HELPFUL TO BARRY. When we are in trouble how helpful it is to hear of a means of relief from our neighbours who have suffered in the same way as we are doing. Many here in Barry must be going through the same trial as is described for us by a Barry woman, and many will be grateful to her for telling us how she was able to set herself right. Mrs E. A. Powell, 8, York Place, Barry, says Doan's Dinner Pills are the best medicine I have ever taken for liver troubles. For a long time I was a sufferer from indigestion. My tongue was coated, and my face was so sallow that people used tell me how ill I looked. There were severe pains in my chest and between my shoulders. I have been to doctors, but their medicine never cured me, and at last I got into a very low and weak state. I then began with Doan's Dinner Pill?, and when I had taken a few doses I felt a lot better. I continued with the medicine, and by the time I had got through two boxes, I was like a different woman. These splendid pills have helped me wonderfully, and I shall have pleasure in speaking for them at every opportunity.— (Signed) E. A. POWELL." Doan.s Dinner Pills are the best medicine for biliousness, indigestion, for headache, retching, dizziness, distress after eating, poor appetite, yellow eyes, heartburn, wind, and for every liver, stomach, and bowel trouble. The pills may be had of all chemists and stores, or,direct from the proprietors, the Foster-McClellan Co., 8, Wells- street, Oxford street, London, W. Sold only in boxes at Is lid a box, or six boxes for 6s. Be sure to ask for Doan's Dinner Fills.
VICTORIA THEATRE: :0: Victoria Theatre has been exceedingly popu- lar this week, and the audiences nightly have been very large. The Daintons (Arthur and Eve), as vocalists and dancers, are a great hit, their" dainty" performances being much en- joyed. On Monday and Tuesday that myster- ious personage, Queen of the Night," was the dramatic topic of discussion, whilst on Wednesday evening The Blue Girl of Paris proved to be a strong dram". Those who frequent this theatre will have to-night (Thursday) an opportunity of shewing their appreciation of J*. C. Gillietson's work there in the past. H is popularly, and indeed more familiarly, known as t..e (Ma man," an; for his benefit evening te-nigbt a fine cc ception, Dolly Grey "—a play witr- villain- is on the boards, and crowds: pecfeed. Friday evening Sentenced to J is on the boards, whilst on Saturday "Utah-ke-tah" on the Gold Creek played.