dUI>, CORRESPONDENCE. The Editor desires to state that he does not necessarily endorse the opinion expressed by correspondents. "Give me above all other liberties, the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely, according to conscience.—J-ohn Milton.
BARRY WORKING-MEN'S INSTITUTE. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." Dear Sir,-I shall be glad if you will please insert in the next issue of your paper the follow. ing statement :—Amounts already promised and received, £116 17s Additional amounts received -Mr C. J. Cory, A5 total, £ 121 17s. Only the sum of j628 3s Od is now required to make up the aum of £ 150. the amount required to start the Institute. I shall be glad if those who have not yet subscribed will send their cheques to me.- Yours truly, J. ARTHUR HUGHES. 119, Holton-Road Barry, May 10th, 1305.
BARRY "PROGRESSIVES" AND « PRINCIPLE." To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,-Nuttall says that" Principle" is the source or origin of anything: element, con- stituent, or component part. I am inclined to admit that most "Progressives" have quite a monopoly of it, so much so that some of them have it on the brain. Better they had a little less, :and a bit more common sense and common decency to go with it; then we might swallow it with a little more ease, and not taste quite so nasty. Do they treat their opponents with common fairness to commence with 2 If they did they would personally bear the expenses incurred whilst indulging in this grand battle of persecuting helpless women and children. "Oh," they are wont to say, "we are not wilfully striking ab the women and children, it is the priest and the doctrines of Rome that we are hitting at; the misfortune is that our visions are faulty owing to our Principles being so high, so much so that we are hitting right over the head of the priest, and falling helplessly on to the women and children. Certainly they are being crushed; not one of our side has been seriously injured in the fray, only one poor brother, and had he not been loafing,' no barm would have come his way I am afraid I cannot trace much of the so much vaunted principle in this crushing story. Maybe my vision is spiritually blurred by the stain of sectarian sin if so, pray for my speedy redemp- tion, I must be a terrible sinner. Last Tuesday week the Gas and Water Com- mittee met to elect a chairman. Mr Milward, though absent through his recent accident, was -duly proposed and seconded, and one would have thought that the members present would have kept in touch with the vote of sympathy so heartily accorded him the previous night, and would have agreed to his election without dissent; but 'twas not to be. Messrs W. J. Williams and T. Walters were determined to leave no stone unturned to keep him out of the chair. After exhausting every means ab their disposal, Mr Walters proposed his "esteemed friend," Mr W. J. Williams, for the post. There being nobody forthcoming to second this, nothing daunted Mr Williams very coolly took upon himself the honour of doing so, remarking thab it was some- what unusual, but as a principle was at stake, he would second himself. This was followed by a lot of giggling and laughter, and finally Mr Milward was elected unanimously. If the vote bad been unanimous from the outseb, they could nob have trotted out their well-flogged hobby-horse of principle in full gaze of the public.-Yours -faithfully, A. E. LUEN. 83, High-street, Barry.
THE EDUCATION POLICY OF THE BARRY COUNCIL. Wo the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,-The education question just now is uppermost, and is causing much discussion. Can I venture to discuss the action of a section of our Education Authority without being charged with personalities 1 We do not attack the person but his principle nor do we care a jot about the private when we discuss the public man. Surely our friends will understand this ground of contro- versy, and enjoy public criticism equally with public approval; if not, then they are not fit to hold any public position at all. The present method adopted is the dividing line. With the so- ,called (rather self-called) Progressives I am at one in their determination to get the Education Act in its present form repealed; but I, and others, are not with them in the method they adopt. When it was a question of Passive Resistance" only, they who elected to become such were the sufferers but now, through the joining of hands, a law-breaking majority holding the whip are mercilessly persecuting subordinate teachers and school alike and by their continued stubbornness in law-breaking, threaten to bring every ratepayer and householder into their school of suffering. In other words, the late "Passive Resisters," in order to save themselves the per- sonal consequences of their own policy, are adopting the present method, thus causing wide- spread dissatisfaction. A meeting of the town must be called to give every man an opportunity to speak upon the matter. I shall be willing to aid in support of auch a town's meeting. The position simply is this Under the old Act of 1870 our then local authority were guilty, with- out being amenable, of engaging teachers for classes of over 60 in some cases, concerning which some of us protested at the time. Under the Act of 1902 this has been remedied, necessitating an increase of the teaching staff. Also further improved legislation has been made in regard to the buildings. Surely none but they who require schooling can rightly find fault with this. Of course, this means extra cost to the rates but where'under the 1870 Act we were enabled to claim about £ 700 to the relief of the rates, under the 1902 Act the Government, without any such claim as of old, now are giving something like £ 2,000 as an aid grant, that is in so far as we in Barry are concerned. Now what, Sir, do we find ? Our friends the Progressives" (self-styled) gladly hold out their hand to take the £ 2,000 (or there- abouts) and refuse the responsibility which has come alongside this new aid grant. They as readily will take the sum of P.250 paid locally by the Roman Catholics towards the cost of education in the town, and then refuse to efficiently staff the school-which responsibility the Government has added along with the increased aid grant. Seeing that Bishop Hedley has said in writing that the Managers of St. Helen's are prepared to give the Council full control of the schools, except as regards religious teaching, in return for the very small proportion of the rate which is required to give their teachers a fair salary," it does seem as though the sectarians are fighting for the sake of fighting. Again, I ask, why not act constitutionally? Be law-abiding, and thus assist our magistrates, &c., in their arduous duty. The Act is not all good, but it is not all bad. Its repeal or reform is urgent, and the only honest Christian manly way of obtaining this all-to-be-desired end is to vote straight in the fast coming General Election. Regretting, Sir, the necessity to occupy so much of your ever-increasing valuable space,- Yours, &c., W. T. MEDHURST. 43, Thompson-street, Barry Docks. p.S.-Since writing the above I have seen the report of the Council meeting on Monday night, at which it was stated that the extra cost to the town under the 1902 Act last year was £ 2,329. This, however, against an extra aid grant of £ 2,658 as compared with the 18 AJ Acb, or the old Necessitous Schools Aid Grant. I am correct in suggesting that if this extra 8 as jstween additional costs and grant of £ 329 be added to the upkeep of St. Helen's School, that school would be more than over-staffed, and even then the local rates would be
BARRY PROGRESSIVES AND ST. HELEN'S SCHOOL TEACHERS. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,—Judging from your report of the last meeting of the Barry District Council, our brave and valiant Progressives are fighting the teachers in St. Helen's School because these teachers do not happen to belong to some teachers' organisation, the N.U.T. This N.U.T. has taken up the humiliating position of looking on, whilst the headmaster of the Roman Catholic School, who is seemingly a member of this imbecile body, has had to wait to have his battle fought before Judge Owen by one of the assistant teachers. What can a Trade Unionist think of an organisation which treats its members so shamefully 1 Is it worthy of the name of a Trades Union ? I have, how- ever, learnt on most reliable authority that most of the officers of the Barry branch were last year either Passive Resisters, Welsh Revolters, or their sympathisers. So can any one wonder that the assistant teachers in the Roman Catholic School did not join it ? Last week Mr Lloyd George was shouting at Bala, No Compromise This week we hear that the Barry Progressives are trying to arrange a fresh compromise. If the "Progressives" are sincere in their wishes for a settlement, let them first pay these teachers who have not received a farthing since last January. Unless they do so the present move can be put down as an insincere, cowardly, and slim dodge to gain time. The great aim of the Progressives" is to starve these three teachers into subjection, and for that object more time is wanted, hence the talk about another compromise. The Progressives are reduced to such straits in trying to find excuses for persecuting these teachers that one Councillor lately tried to justify the attempt to starve the teachers by saying that they were not paid lest they should be contami- nated in the Roman Catholic School. Really, Sir, this is far too funny for words. Fancy, these teachers are starved for their own welfare, and they did not know it. How ungrateful they must be, not to go on their knees and thank the Progressives Let the managers and every friend of the Roman Catholic School take up the Lloyd Georgian cry. No Compromise," and remember that the "Progressive" game is "Delay and Starvation."—Sincerely yours, NOXAS.
BARRY MAY SHOW AND HORSE PARADE. AN IMPOSING EXHIBITION AND RECORD ATTENDANCE. The ninth annual Horse Show and Parade of the Barry district took place on Wednesday last, the Show being held as usual at the Buttrills Field, under the presidency of Col. W. H. Wyndham-Quin, C.B., M.P., Mr W. Thomas, J.P., The Hayes, being chairman of Committee Dr P. J. O'Donnell, vice- chairman Mr C. W. Vine, general steward Mr W. Fowler, treasurer Mr R. W. Hall, M.R.C.V.S, (L.), hon. secretary; and Mr F. B. Wilkins, assistant hon. secretary, and the very efficient manner in which the whole of the arrangements were carried out reflected the utmost credit upon all concerned. The weather this year was all that could be desired, and although last year there was a record gathering of the public in the field during the afternoon, the attendance this year was larger than on any previous occasion. The entries numbered nearly 170, and notwithstanding the fact that a depression in trade has prevailed in the district for the last two or three years, the quality of stock shown and the excellence of the turn-outs, especially in the tradesmen's classes, were very gratifying. The feature of the show this year was a handsome new ten-guinea champion silver cup, generously given by Mr T. G. Tibbetts, Ceylon House, for the best tradesmen's horse in the light classes, and the fine collection of animals placed in the ring for the blue riband of the Show were highly admired by the crowds of spectators who witnessed the competition, the cup and first prize being won by Mr G. H. Burnett. There was also a district champion class, the first prize in which was a five-guinea silver cup, given by the joint committees of the Cardiff, Penarth,and Barry Shows, for the best light horse as well as a five-guinea silver cup given by Mr C. B. Griffiths, Royal Hotel, for the best single turn-out plying for hire. The judges of the light classes were Messrs Thomas Nicholas, Port Talbot; and John Slade, Weston- super-Mare heavy classes: Messrs Oliver Williams, Great Hampston, St. Lythan's and David Jenkins, Flemingstone, Cowbridge. Previous to the judg- ing, the usual parade through the town took place, the procession being an exceedingly attractive and imposing spectacle. The Barry Dock Town Brass Band was in attendance, and played a selection of music both at the Parade and on the Show Ground during the afternoon. The awards of the judges were as follows :— ORDINARY CLASSES (LIGHT). Horse, Harness, and Vehicle — 1, Thomas Brothers, corn merchants; 2, J. E. Levers and Son, corn merchants; 3, Alfred Taylor, potato merchant. Pair of Horses in Brake or Wagonette, and Harness, plying for hire-I, 2, and 3, D. Paulett, Market Mews, Cadoxton. Horse or Pony in Cart or Trap, and Harness (Milk)—1, 2, and 3, Morgan Howell, Colebrook. Horse in Cart. or Trap, and Harness (Bakers)- 1, James Price, Modern Bakery; 2, Thomas Philipps, Holton-road 3, J. Isaac, Barry-road. Horse in Cart or Trap, and Harness (Grocers) -1, Jones Brothers, Holton-road; 2, T. G. Tibbetts, Ceylon House; 3, F. B. Wilkins, Central Stores. Horse in Cart or Trap, and Harness (Butchers) —1 and 3, G. H. Burnett, Barry; 2, H. Lakin, Cadoxton. Protest laid in this class. Horse or Pony in Cart or Trap, and Harness (Hawkers)-l, James Tallboy, Barry Docks; 2, T. Ruckley, Cadoxton 3, W. E. Kathrens, Barry Docks. LIGHT CLASSES (SPECIAL). Private Turn-out (Single)-l, G. H. Burnett; 2, James Price 3, Jones Brothers. Turn-out (Single)—1, W. J. Rees, Barry Docks; 2 and 3, D. Paulett; 4, George Gay and Son, Barry Docks. Best Horse in Show for Speed and Action-1, Evan Williams, Victoria Hotel; 2, A. C. Clissett, Barry 3, G. H. Burnett; reserve, R. W. Hall. Protest laid. Private Turn-out (Single)-l, A. C. Clissett; 2, W. Diamond. Protest laid. Trotting (open)—1, John Williams' (Pontypool), Honest Tom 2, Gwalia Stud Farm Company, Cardiff; 3, Watkin Evans' (Cardiff) Lady Mary Ann. Best and smartest Horse, Cob, or Pony—1, R. W. Hall, M.R.C.V.S., Barry Docks 2, Alfred Taylor, Barry Docks 3, Harry Langley, Barry Docks; 4, W. J. Rees, Barry Docks. Protest laid. Best Tradesmen's Horse in the Light Classes (Champion Class).—1, G. H. Burnett; 2, Thomas Bros.; 3, James Price; 4, Jones Bros.; reserve, T. Philipps. Best Horse in the Show for Speed and Action- 1, T. G. Tibbetts, Ceylon House 2, James Tallboy; 3, Evan Williams, Victoria Hotel. Trotting (Open)-l, Evan Williams 2, Gwalia Stud Farm Company 3, A. C. Clissett. Best Horse, Cart, and Harness (Consolation)- 1, Thomas Bros. 2, H. Gray, Cadoxton 3, G. Gay and Son. Best Horse or Mare of any breed—1, F. B. Wilkins. Most Suitable and Neatest Dressed Driver (Light)—1, F. Pearce (J. E. Levers and Son); 2, Robert Jackson (James Price); 3, E, Boyce (Thomas Bros.) District Champion Class. For the best light horse exhibited either at Cardiff, Barry, or Penarth Shows-To be adjudicated at the Penarth Show next Wednesday. ORDINARY CLASSES (HEAVY). Horse, Cart, and Harness-1 and 2, D. Paulett; 3, W. Britton. Horse and Harness in Van, Cart, or Trolley—1 and 3, C. H. Bailey 2, D. Paulett. Horse in Wagon, Trolley, or Cart, and Harness (Coal Merchants and Hauliers)-1 and 2, William Bushell; 3, H. Stephens. I HEAVY CLASSES (SPECIAL). Best and Soundest Heavy Horse in the Show— 1, C. H. Bailey, Tyne Engine Works; 2, W. Britton, Barry Docks; 3, W. Bushell, Barry Docks 4, D Paulett. Driver Showing Smartest and Cleanest Turn- out in Heavy Classes—1, H. Stephens; 2, W. Britton. Most Suitable and Neatesb Dressed Driver—1, E. Osborne (D. Paulett), Cadoxton 2, C. Trask and R. Burnell (C. H. Bailey) equal; 3, W. Thatcher (D. Paulett). Amongst the visitors to the show ground during the afternoon was the President, Colonel Wyndham- Quin, M.P., who expressed himself as being highly pleased with the excellent show, and remarked that the collection of horses and turnouts were much superior to what he expected to find at Bairy in fact, the show was in every respect equal to many exhibitions which he had witnessed in much larger towns. The catering arrange- ments in connection with the show were this year entrusted to Mr C. B. Griffiths, of the Royal Hotel, Cadoxton, and this important department was discharged in a manner which gave entire satisfaction.
THE ANNUAL DINNER. The annual dinner of the Show was held in the evening at the Windsor Hotel, Barry Docks, when Mr W. Thomas, J.P., The Hayes, occupied the chair. There was a large gathering in attend- ance, amongst those present being Colonel Wyndham-Quin, C.B., M.P.. the president of the show; Messrs D. Jenkins, Oliver Williams, and John Slade (judges), W. E. Singer (Penarth), W. Morgan (Cardiff), R. W. Hall (hon. secretary), F. B. Wilkins, (assistant secretary), C. W. Vine (general steward), W. Fowler (treasurer), Alder- man E. John (Cowbridge), Messrs W. J. Travers (secretary of Cardiff May Show), G. Wareham, James Price, H. L. Jones, Sidney Davies, J. Marshall, G. H. Burnett, J. Reynolds, Corbett Price, Rees Jones, W. Farmer, W. Jeremiah, A. Jeremiah (Pontypool), J. Williams (Pontypool), J. Monk, W. H. Monk, H. Vine, G. Whitby, D. Housden, R. Powell, C. B. Griffiths, E. D. Monk (Taunton), James Webb, &c. The large assembly- room had been tastefully decorated for the occasion, and an excellent dinner was provided in a manner which reflected credit upon the respected host and hostess, Mr and Mrs Osborne Jones. After dinner, an interesting toast list was gone through. The Royal toast, given by the Pre- sident, was heartily received. Mr J. Reynolds proposed "The Houses of Parliament," which he described as the finest institutions in the world, and they were glad to have a member of one of the great assemblies with them that evening. (Applause.) Colonel Wyndham Quin, M.P., on rising to respond, was accorded a hearty reception. He thanked the company for the cordiality with which they had received the toast. He regretted there was not a member of the Upper Chamber present also, and hoped they would be more for- tunate on a future occasion. The question of the House of Lords was a delicate one, but whatever their views about the Lords might be, he could not help feeling that they sent from Glamorgan to that Chamber some worthy and able representa- tives. Lord Windsor, whom they were all glad to see promoted to an important place in his Majesty's Ministry—(cheers)—was a very capable gentleman as was also his (Colonel Quin's) kins- man, Lord Dunraven. (Cheers). Again, there was a nobleman who, while not residing in Glamorgan, had large interests in the county, a gentleman whom he considered was an ornament to the House, and an excellent example for everyone to follow. He referred to Lord Tredegar. (Loud applause.) It did not fall to the lot of everyone to occupy a position like Lord Tredegar, whom he was pleased to see was to be the recipient of a testi- monial from the inhabitants of the three counties. The people were coming forward to show their admiration and appreciation of the noble lord's life's work. Glamorganshire intended to present Lord Tredegar with an equestrian statue of himself. Referring to the House of of Commons, Colonel Quin said he considered its present composition decidedly good. (Applause.) He believed that the members did their respective duties to the best of their ability, and he en- deavoured in every way to carry out the wishes of his constituents in Barry and South Glamorgan. (Cheers.) It was not generally known that between all the parties in the House of Commons there existed the utmost cordiality and good feel- ing, and it was one of the great blessings of public life that while they fought as keenly as they liked, still they were good friends. It was a privilege that the British nation alone could claim, for political and social strife existed in every other country. He again thanked them for the cordial reception given to the toast, and hoped it would be his privilege on another occasion to return thanks in the same terms. (Applause.) Success to the Barry May Show," was sub- mitted in felicitous terms by Mr W. J. Travers, who claimed to have had some experience and taken a deep interest in shows of this description. This year, not only Cardiff, but Barry also had had a very successful show. The fact that a district championship cup had been offered for competition by tradesmen at Cardiff, Barry, and Penarth, would add additional interest to these shows, and there would probably be a keen com- petition for the trophy next Wednesday at Penarth. Mr Travers said if a Barry horse did not succeed in winning the prize, one if Dot two would probably receive prize money. He wished the Barry May Show continued success, and coupled with the toast the name of Mr W. Thomas, the popular chairman of the committee. The toast was drank with enthusiasm and the Chairman, in responding, said he was glad the show had been so successful. He was proud of the honour of having been chairman of the com- mittee since the commencement of the show, and much of the success was due to the capable com- mittee. They had had a few storms, but happily not so many as the members of the Barry District Council had. (Laughter.) Mr R. W. Hall, the hon secretary, then read the list of prize winners, and Colonel Quin presented the handsome silver champion cup to Mr G. H. Burnett, and the silver cup for the best single turnout plying for hire to Mr W. J. Rees, in each instance amid the heartiest applause. Mr W. E. Singer, Penarth, proposed the toast of the health of "The President, Colonel Wyndham Quin," which was received with musical honours. Colonel Wyndham Quin, in reply, congratulated the committee upon the fine weather which had prevailed that day. Referring incidentally to the good feeling which prevailed towards him in SoutV Glamorgan, the Colonel said he remembered with gratitude the almost touching reception accorded him at Barry on returning from South Africa, and he greatly appreciated the fact that the toast of his health was at the time proposed by the presi- dent of the Liberal Association. (Cheers.) It afforded him (Colonel Quin) great pleasure to act as President of the Barry May Show, believing that shows of this description were of the utmost importance. It was desirable also that the repre- sentatives of the county families should attend these interesting and useful functions. (Cheers.) The next toast was that of The Judges," given by Mr Edward John, and Messrs Slade, Oliver Williams, and David Jenkins acknowledged, each stating that they had done their work to the best of their ability, and expressed a hope that they had given general satisfaction. (Cheers). "The Successful Competitors" was proposed by Mr H. L. Jones, several of the winners speak- ing in response. The next toast was that of "The Chairman, Vice-chairman, Treasurer, and Hon. Secretaries," given by Mr James Price, and duly responded to. Mr R. W. Hall was entrusted with The Visitors," and Messrs Corbett Price, W. J. Travers, and E. D. Monk suitably replied. The Stewards was then proposed by Mr Rees Jones, who coupled with the toast the names of Messrs C. W. Vine (the general steward), G. Whitby, R. Powell, and W, Farmer, who acknow- ledged in appropriate terms. Mr W. Monk submitted the toast of the Host and Hostess," and Mr and Mrs Osborne Jones acknowledged. The musical programme was an excellent one, songs being sung by Messrs W. J. Travers, J. Price, J. Lloyd, A. Blainey, E. D. Monk, W. H. Monk, W. Morgan, and D. L. Davies, Mr E. Ryan pre- siding at the piano. The enjoyable gathering concluded amid the strains of the National Anthem.
BARRY EDUCATION COMMITTEE. APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN. MEMBERS INDULGE IN MORE PERSONALITIES. THE QUESTION OF SECONDARY EDUCATION. BARRY COMPLAINS OF HARD TREATMENT. The monthly meeting of the Education Com- mittee after the annual meeting of the Barry District Council took place on Monday afternoon last, Mr J. A. Manaton, J.P., presiding at the outset. The other members present were Miss M. E. Meredith, Messrs D. Morgan, D. Lloyd, Rev Ben Evans, Rev T. Pandy John, Gwyn Morris, and S. R. Jones. APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN. The first business being the election of chairman for the ensuing year, Mr Manaton said he had great pleasure in moving that the Rev T. Pandy John, who had acted with credit as vice-chairman last year, be appointed chairman.—Mr D. Lloyd I have great pleasure in seconding.-On being put to the meeting, Mr John was unanimously elected. — Rev T. Pandy John thanked the members for the honour they had conferred upon him, feeling quite sure from the unanimous vote that he would have their cordial support. He did not anticipate a stormy year of office. The rev. gentleman trusted they would work har- moniously, and carry out the important matters which would come before them with the best of their judgment. (Hear, hear.) THE VICE-CHAIRMAN. For the position of vice-chairman, Mr Jones moved the appointment of Mr Gwyn Morris, who, he said, had done good service in the past.-There was no seconder.—Mr Manaton said perhaps the members had not seconded the motion for similar reasons to his own, and that was a belief that the vice-chairman should be a member of the Council. In moving that the Rev B. Evans be appointed, Mr Manaton said he hoped Mr Morris would take the matter kindly.—Mr D. Lloyd seconded.-Rev B. Evans declined, remarking that he believed in dividing honours, which was a wise and healthy rule.-Mr Manaton Then I move Mr Meggitt. -Mr Jones seconded.—Mr Morgan associated himself with the view expressed by Mr Manaton. -Mr Morris stated that after that expression of opinion, although he did not fall in with it, be would like to withdraw his name.—Mr Meggitt was then unanimously elected. APPOINTMENT OF SUB-COMMITTEES. Mr Manaton said that last year some members of the Education Committee had not been placed on any of the sub-committees, and those members who were on the sub-committees had more work than they could comfortably perform. He, there- fore, moved that the work be divided between three committees, namely, Building and Plans Committee, Attendance and General Purposes Committee, and Finance and Requisitions Committee. Rev Ben Evans seconded. Mr S. R. Jones said Mr Manaton was already on fourteen committees, Mr Lloyd was on five, and it had been the intention of some members that Mr Jose and Mr Milward should be returned on the Education Committee. A man of experience like Mr Meggitt had only been placed on one. Personally he (Mr Jones) had only been elected on the Hospital and Public Libraries' Committees, after being returned for the Holton Ward by three votes to two. He agreed with Mr Manaton that the best fitted members should be placed on the different committees, but he should like to see the rule consistently carried out. In reply, Mr Manaton said he was a member of these committees in his capacity as chairman of the Council. He had always considered Mr Jones a little man, but he had made himself very much smaller that afternoon. Mr S. R. Jones Hear, hear Mr Manaton (receiving a sheet from Dr O'Donnell, who was also present) Here is Mr Jones' programme, prepared in the chapel. Mr Jones That was produced by the traitor. Mr Manaton: Never mind who produced it. You were to act on the Gas and Water Committee -a very suitable one, Gas." (Laughter.) You were to have been also on the Hospital and Finance Committee?. This is the programme prepared in the chapel—the original programme. Mr S. R. Jones It is not the Sunday one, is it ? Mr Manaton Oh, and you were to have been chairman of the Finance Committee, and you are very sore because you were deposed but you were not deposed because you never had it. The Chairman, Messrs D. Morgan, J. C. Meggitt, D, Lloyd, J. A. Manaton, and Rev Ben Evans were appointed to constitute the Building and Plans Sub-committee, and the Chairman, Miss Meredith, Messrs Gwyn Morris, S. R. Jones, and J. C. Meggitt the Requisition and Finance Committee. It was proposed that the Chairman, Miss Meredith, Rev Ben Evans, Messrs Gwyn Morris, and S. R. Jones be the General Purposes Com- mittee. Mr Manaton thought it rather hard that some of the old members like Mr Lloyd should not be re- elected on this Committee. He hoped they would have an opportunity of rectifying it at the Council meeting. Rev Ben Evans I hope this feeling will not continue, and that it is not too late to rectify it. Mr Manaton It is too late it should not have been commenced. Rev Ben Evans It is ungentlemanly to say it is too late I object. Mr D. Lloyd But, Mr Chairman, it is unfair to reject old members for co-opted ones. Mr Gwyn Morris I claim I am not co-opted. I was returned to the County Council as the repre- sentative of three wards and I should have been returned at the District Council election a month ago, but for the unfair practices used. I won't admit that I am a co-opted member. The Chairman Mr Gwyn Morris is, perhaps, technically a co-opted member, but he is here for the County Council to represent the people. Mr Lloyd Only for a little time. Mr Morris I object to that. The Chairman, Messrs Gwyn Morris, Rev Ben Evans, and Mr Lloyd were appointed to represent the Education Committee on the Dinas Powis Truant School General Committee and Mr D. Lloyd and Rev Ben Evans on the Finance Com- mittee. COUNTY COUNCIL AND BARRY COUNTY SCHOOL. The Clerk (Mr T. B. Tordoff) read a letter from Mr W. C. Howe, assistant overseer, who stated that £250 had been included in the precept which the County Council hadserved upon the Guardians, and he was given to understand that it represented expenses incurred with regard to the training of pupil teachers at Barry County School.—The Assistant Overseer was in attendance, and said last half-year nothing was charged for special purposes in connection with the County School. He reported to the overseers that they need not expect such a charge being included in the pre- cept till they got the required notice under section 18 of the Act. No notice was received, and a precept was issued upon the Guardians, amongst the items being this £250. He had communicated with Mr T. M. Franklen, clerk to the County Council, and on April 28th received a notice, but the precept had been issued a fortnight previously. Mr Howe said he brought the matter forward because he did not receive the notice in due course. He had been given to understand that this £ 250 applied to the current half-year.—Mr J. Lowdon, J.P., one of the Barry representatives on the County Council, who was present, stated that the cost of these pupil teachers for the half-year was j6171 13s, and under section 18A of the Act the County Council could only charge with respect to expenses which had been incurred. He thought it was totally illegal for the County Council to make this charge.-The Chairman Hear, hear.- Proceeding, Mr Lowdon said the County Council had levied a lid rate, which would mean a cost of jE500 to Barry. It was, he thought, hard on Barry, from which last year the County Council made a profitof atleast £ 600 with regard to technical educa- tion, and it was equally clear that they were likely to make a profit of jE900 this year with regard to Barry.—The Clerk stated that up to July, 1904, grants had been received by the Education Com- mittee, and the grants, which would be at an increased rate on account of Barry being recog- nised as a pupil teachers' centre, would be received by the County Council or Governors. — Alderman the Rev D. H. Williams, M.A., who was also present, said the pupil teachers at Barry did not cost £ 500.—Rev B. Evans remarked that the statements by Mr Lowdon made things monstrous. They should seriously consider whether or not they could get the carrying on of secondary education in their own hands. It would be better, and he was sure carried on quite as efficiently.-The Clerk remarked that they had not paid anything to the governors of the County School for the training of pupil teachers since December, 1903. He assumed, until Mr Howe spoke, that this amount ( £ 250) would include payments since that time. The Clerk thought there must be some misunderstanding.-Rev D. H. Williams said he was inclined to agree with the Clerk.-However, the Chairman, Rev Ben Evans, and Mr J. C. Meggitt were appointed to act with the three Barry members of the County Council in the matter. MANAGERS OF DEFECTIVE CHILDREN'S CLASS. Mr Manaton moved, and Mr S. R. Jones seconded, that the Chairman, Miss Meredith, and Rev B. Evans be appointed managers of the special class for defective children.—This was agreed to. CHECKING REGISTERS. The rota of members for checking the school registers wa.s agreed upon. UNDERFED CHILDREN. The former committtee appointed, with the addition of Mr S. R. Jones, were instructed to inquire into and report on the matter of underfed school children in the Barry district. TRANSFER OF TEACHERS. Instructions were given to the effect that Miss L. Cargill be transferred from Holton-road Girls' School to Clive-road Mixed School Miss O. Phillips from Clive-road Mixed School to Holton- road Girls' School and Miss Brown from High- street Infants to Court-road Infants. TEACHER'S RESIGNATION. Miss E. Llewellyn, assistant teacher at Romilly- road Infants' School, tendered her resignation, which was accepted, and instructions were given to the General Purposes Committee to take steps to fill the vacancy. LEAVE OF ABSENCE. The question of applications for leave of absence I from teachers who intend sitting at the next certificate examination was also referred to the General Purposes Committee. THE MAY SHOW: Permission was given to close all the schools in the town on Wednesday last on the occasion of the Barry May Show. This was all the public business.
CONSERVATISM IN SOUTH GLAMORGAN. THE MINERS' PARLIAMENTARY LEVY. BARRY DECIDES TO JOIN IN THE PROTEST. In connection with the great demonstration of Conservative Miners, which will take place at Pontypridd on Whit-Tuesday, to protest against payment of the Parliamentary levy which has been imposed by the Miners' Federation, a repre- sentative meeting of directors of the three Con- servative Clubs of the Barry district was held at the Barry Dock Conservative Club and Institute, on Wednesday evening last, when Councillcr J. A. Lovat-Fraser, B.A.L., presided. Amongst those present were Mr J. Littlejohns. chief Conservative agent for East Glamorgan Mr Stephen Jacobs. Conservative agent for the Rhymney Valley Mr J. Thornton, chief Conservative agent for Cardiff Rev S. R. Jones, vicar of Glyntaff, and the Rev Ackerell Jones, rector of Prendergast, Haverfordwest. The Chairman explained that the object of the meeting was to discuss what form of support Barry should give to the demonstration. A strong feeling was growing throughout South Glamorgan against this compulsory levy, with the proceeds of which their opposing candidate would be supported. (Shame). Mr J. Littlejohns said it was supremely im- portant to Barry, the largest town in the division, that a bold fight should be made against this levy. Mr Brace was fighting South Glamorgan on the strength of the prospective Parliamentary levy fund, which they proposed to do away with. They had passed a resolution asking that the levy should not be insisted upon, but this being of no avail they had decided to refuse payment of the levy, t and bring the question into a court of law, and he was sure they would win in the matter. (Applause.) The eyes of the country were upon them, and they should continue to make the demonstration a great success. The assistance of Barry was required, and he appealed to them to organise on systematic lines, and thus achieve a decisive victory. If a Conservative working man wished to go to Parlia- ment he stood no chance to get there on the strength of his political opponents, and Mr Brace should be made to do the same. (Cheers.) Mr John Thomas, Barry, also spoke against the levy, and described Mr Brace, not as a labour candidate, but as one of the worst Radicals who had ever stepped on a political platform. The Chairman observed that since the last demonstration at Pontypridd, Mabon and Mr Brace had ceased to declare that a Conservative miner was almost an impossibility. (Laughter.) Mr J. Thornton stated that they had decided to become passive resisters, not resisters of the law of the land, but of man-made laws-those of the Miners' Federation. This levy was one of the most peculiar monopolies he had ever heard of. They heard a great deal about conscience now-a- days, but the Conservative miner was not supposed to have a conscience. If it was right for one to protest against that which they did not believe in educationally, surely it was equally right to oppose payment of a compulsory levy. He hoped, there- fore, they would fight tooth and nail" for conscience sake against this levy. (Cheers.) On the motion of Mr Edward Williams (Cadox- ton), seconded by Mr A. Lewis (Barry Docks), it was unanimously decided to ask the directors of the local clubs to raise as large a sum as possible towards the movement, and resist this unjust exaction. Rev S. R. Jones referred to the enormity and importance of the last demonstration, and urged the Barry Conservatives to be enthusiastic, The movement on the other side meant an endeavour to crush out Conservatism, and the resistance must be a strong and determined one. (Applause.) In a stirring speech, the Rev Ackerell Jones said the time had arrived when they should take up an attitude of offence, not defence. If they succeeded in crushing out this levy, it would do away with the pecuniary resources of Mr Brace. Mr F. W. Hybart proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman. In seconding, Mr Littlejohns referred to the valuable services rendered by Mr Lovat-Fraser to the cause of Unionism throughout the constituency. The speaker remarked that Mi- Brace at Llandaff had so presumed upon the ignorance of the people as to tell them that they now paid 2s 6d more in Imperial taxation than ten years ago. He (Mr Littlejohns) was glad to see that Mr Fraser had tackled Mr Brace in that day's Western Mail in so able a manner, and he was curiously awaiting a reply. They did not want a man who exploited labour interests in an endeavour to get into Parliament as a Radical.-— I The vote was accorded with enthusiasm.
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