JOHN JONES & Co., DBAPERS, 69 and 71, MAIN STREET, CADOXTON DRESSMAKING DOXE ON THE PREMISES. FIT AND STYLE GUARANTEED. SPECIAL LINES FOR THIS WEEK (BOUGHT DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURERS) IN Calico, Sheetings, Ticks, Oxford Shirtings, Cretonnes, Art Muslins, &c. _n_ All Summer Goods at Ridiculous Prices. TRIMMED zWILLINER.11 AT HALE-PRICE. N 0 OLD STOCK. NO RUBBISH. v> Furniture carefully removed. V 4 ^aammifliiHiwnr Vans of all sizej kept. —By Hour or Contract. 1 OA VIP PA IT LETT. Light and Heavy Hauling done '|FU RN IT JRE REMOVED BY ROAD OR RAIL at Moderate Prices. -J ^C'V | 1, Treharne Road7 Brakes, Traps, Waggonettes, Close Carriages for Weddings, Note the Address- David Paulett, Coal Merchant, Otlice-l, Station Yard. 1, Treharne Road, Cadoxton-Barry. ESTIMATES FREE. fEN'b ~OUTHS' A D £ )OYS gUPBUIOR QLOTHING. MAD! TO MEASURE OR READY FOR IMMEDIATE WE; Better selection improbable. Better value impossible. LLOYD & CO., QASH QLOTHIERS. 2.5, & 27, MAIN ST., CADOXTON, AND 72 HOLTON RD., BARRY DOCK. ESTABLISHED 56 FEARS. no JOTHAM & SONS, MANTFACTUTERS OF RELIABLE CLOTHING. ATHLETfC OUTFITTERS, JgESPOKE rjuiLORS, IIATTERS, JJOSIERS &GHIRT RAKERS 26 & 27, ST. MAR Y STREET, CARDIFF Over 1.1,000 (fifteen. Thousand) S'/uare Feet of Shúw Rooms. THK LARGEST OTTFITTINO EITABLITHIJEN-T IN SOGTH \V AI.ES OK THE WEST OF ENGLAND. JOTHAM & SONS, 2G & 27, ST. MARY STREET, CARDIFF. National Telephone Co's Vo. 609. Postal and Trb-graphic Address. Jotltciltn and Sons, Canliff:" MRS. HARVEY. 20, PYKE ST., (near Holton-road Schools, BARRY DOCK. Certificated Nurse and Midwife, (La.te of Sc. Kenelm's College, Oxford.) Highly recommended by Professional Meu and Ladies attended in the district. Mils GUNNING. N U R SEA n MIDWIFE, 17, GRAVING DOCK ST., BARRY DOCK, (Near Windsor Hotel.) Late of the Queen's Hf spit&1, Birmingham. Highly recommended by Medical men, and Ladies att'-nUed i i) the district. Theatre Royal, CADOXTON. & Manager Mr J. P. VASEY! TO-NIGHT, and during the week-The Great New ;Sen-ationa! Hilo-Drama, The Aaesk of Death. Tbe best-acted Drama now travelling. See the Great Electric Scene and the Cabinet of Death What is THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE ■Zf> NEXT WEEK. Thp Great Drama, Trail of the Serpent Magnificent Scenery. Superb Dresses. Splendid Company. Most Powerful Play. I Come and eee the G rl lowered into a Fiery Furnace. TIME AND PRICES AS USUAL. THE OLDEST BUTCHER'S BUSINESS IN THE DISTRICT. WILLI AMJEBEMIAH, Family and General Butcher, 81, MAIN STREET, CADOXTON (LATE BARRY ROAD), IS SHOWING daily at the above address one of J the Primest Collection of BUTCHER'S MEAT Which can be obtained. Every attention is promptly paid to the orders of his numerous customers. CHOICE BEEF, PRIME WETHER MUTTON AND DAIRY-FED PORK Always in Stock. LAMB AND VEAL A SPECIALITY. EXCELLENT HOME-MADE SAUSAGES FRESH DAILY. STORE PIGS FOR SALE. Note the Address :— 81, MAIN STREET, CADOXTON. m- G. NOTLEY & CO., 89, HIGH STREET, BARRY, RPHE PEOPLE' s GROCERS. NOTED FOR QUALITY & CHEAPNESS COMBINED. A VARIED ASSORTMENT OF GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS ALWAYS IN STOCK. Bread Delivered to all parts of the District daily. BOOTS: BOOTS! B OOTSIT N. HUGHES Is now showing a good selection of Spring and Summer Goods, At prices that must command a ready Sale. Please Note the Address HUGHES', 72, MAIN STREET, CADOXTON. R. J. HEATH & SONS, PIANOFORTES AND QRGANS BY ALL MAKERS. ENORMOUS DISCOUNTS DURING SUMMER MONTHS. Senel for our Catalogues and V erdict of 900, pree WALNUT CASE, FULL COMPASS, M°athly panel front, 3ft. lOin. high 18 20 6 panel front, 3ft. lOin. b igh 18 10 6 Similar Model, superior quality.. 20 21 s VANDERBOLT MODEL, iron frame full compass, trichord, check action, machine covered hammers, 3ft 1010. high 24 14 o HENRY MODEL, 1-in. higher, su- perior quality 26 15 2 I EMPIRE MODEL, full compass, iron frama, full trichord, check action, phited bolts, sconces, marqueterie and gilded panel trusses, 4ft high. 30 j- g BOARD SCHOOL MODEL, as sup- plied Cardiff, Penarth, &c., Inter- mediate and Board Schools 34 19 10 ASSOCIATION MODEL, 4-ft. 2-in. high burr walnut, prize medal de. sign, with all the most modern improvements 38 99 2 ALEXANDER MODEL, ditto 4ft 4in 45 2fi s IN THE £ DISCOUNT FOR CASH. ALL GOODS SENT CARRIAGE PAID GANS FROM S5. TJIANOFORTES by BR OADWOOD, X_ Collard and Collard, Kirkman, Erafd' &c., &c. Now is the opportunity for acquiring a splendid 1'nstrunie1 t at the lo«e*t poss ble P' lce, either foi Cash or 011 the approved Hire System from 5s monthly. CALL AND SECURE A BARGAIN. SHOWROOM* 3UEEN-STREET, 1 70 TAFF-STREE1 CARUIFF I PONTYl'RlL>D ■ Anrl 31, WINDSOR-ROAD, PENARTH.' Manufactory LONDON. Agencies at A be ra von Cadoxton-B irry, Bridgend, i',Iae,teg, &, Canvassers wanted in all parts on Good CommiMion To the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Barry, in the County of Glamorf/an, and, to the Superin- tendent of Policejor the Petty Sessional Division of Dynas Powis, in the same County, and to all whom, it may concern. I TOM DAVIES, of No. 2, Mill street, Ponty- pridd, in the County of Glamorgan, Grocer- Do HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that it is my intention to apply at the General Annual Licensing Meeting for the above-named Petty Sessional Division, to be holden on the 26th day of August, 1897. at the POLICE COCRT, BARRY, in the County of Glamorgan aforesaid, for the provisional grant of a license to sell by retail all intoxicating liquors, on premises in course of erection at the junction of Quarella street and Courtenay road, Barry, which said premises will be known as the Court Hotel," to be consumed on or off the premises. Dated the 3rd day of August, 1897. TOM DAVIES. To the Overseers oj the Parish oj Barry, in the County of Glamorgan, to the Assistant Overseer of the said Parish, and to the Superintendent oj Police for the Division of Dinas Powis. T JOHN JEWEL WILLIAMS, of Number 98, X} Cathedral road, in the County Borough of Cardiff, Retired Licensed Victualler, HEREBY GIVE You NOTICE that it is my iutention to apply at the next General Licensing Meeting for the Division of Dinas Powis aforesaid, to be holden ac the POLICE COURT, BARRY, in the said Division, on the twenty-sixth dty of August, One thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, for the Provisional Grant of a License to hold au Excise License to sell by retail all intoxicating liquors, to be elr uIJk or consumed on or off certain premises erected, or in course of erection, on a site situate at the junction of Tynewydd road and Woodland street, in the Parish of Barry aforesaid, and called, or intended to be called The Woodland Hotel," and of which said premises I, the said John Jewel Williams, am the Lessee. Dated this third day of August, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven. J. J. WILLIAMS. To the Overseers of the Parish of Barry, in the County of Glamorgan, and to the, Supei intendent of Police fot the Division of Dinas Powis. T WILLIAM JENKINS, of the Craddoek _|_ j Hotel, Eldon Road, in the County Borough of Cardiff, Licensed Victualler, Do HEREBY GIVE YOU NOTICE that it is my intention to apply at the next General Licensing Meeting for the Division of Dinas Powis aforesaid, to be holden at the POLICE COURT, BARRY, in the said Division, on the twenty-sixth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven, for the Provisional Grant of a License to hold an Excise License to sell by retail all intoxicating liquors, to be drunk or consumed on or off certain premises about to be erected on a site situate in Quarella street, in the Parish of Barry aforesaid, and called or in- tended to be called" The Court Hotl," and of which said premises I, the said William Jenkins, am the Lessee. Dated this Fourth day of August, One thousand eight hundred and ninety seven. WILLIAM -JENKINS. BARRY AND CADOXTON ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW. The above Show will be held at the Market Hall, Cadoxton ox WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1897. In addition to the prizes catalogued Two Special Prizes, value 15s and 10s, will be given by Messrs Lever Bros, Sunlight I Soap Makers, for A WASHING COMPETITION Particulars of entries from Hon. Sees— D. T. HOWE, 12, Vere-street, Cadoxton or D. H. REES, Arno House, Holton-road. BOMILLY HALL, BARRY. MONDAY, AUGUST 23RD, "Trial of JHeohol." MR. TENNYSON SMITH'S SPECIAL & FAREWELL NIGHT. ADMISSION. Is. CHILDREN 6d. Ticket holders admitted by early doors, 6.45 Box office open, 7.15. Commence at 7.30. Open-air Demonstration on Saturday evening Temperance friends meet at Dock View-rd. at 6 S3T Meetings each day as announced. WILLIAMS & SONS, T ADIES' AND RENTS' IJIAILORS, 252, HOLTON HOAD, BARRY DOCK. MOST FASHIONABLE MODES. BEST FIT AND STYLE IMPORTANT VISIT TO BARRY DOCK. WAIT FOR THE BIG SHOW FOURPAWR'S GIGANTIC CIRCUS & HIPPODROME Combined with Anderton & Haslam's MAMMOTH MENAGERIE WILL VISIT WYNDHAM ROAD, BARRY DOCK ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, FOR ONE DAY ONLY. Positively Largest Combined Shows in Europe! 100 Horses, Ponies, and MuLs 40 Star Artistes 40 Carriages, Wagons, &c. 300 Beasts, Birds, and Reptiles, amongst which will be found 12 noble lions; tt 0 Distinct Bands eight Funny Clowns; herd of Camels and Dromedaries wonderful Per- forming Elephants. Also, see the Baby Camels, born in the Managerie only three weeks old. Another novelty, the MOTOR CAR, or Horseless Carriage on view daily on the Circus Fi. Id. Two Grand Performances at L.30 and 7.30. Ze ADMISSION 3s, 2s, Is, and 6d. The Mammoth Two Pole Circns Tent is abso'utely Waterproof, and « ill sedt 5,000 people. Seats may be inspected and booked from 10 a.m. Sole Proprietors: MEssRs ANDERTON. HASLAM, & FOURPAWR Advance Auent. G. A. RAMPLIXO Wait for the Big Show r D. W. THOMAS, I Cabinet Maker, Joiner & Undertaker, 4, VERE STREET, CADOXTON. FURNITURE, SHOP, RND OFFICE FITTINCS. Venetian Blinds made to Order. Carpets and Lin- oleums Laid. Suites Re uphol-itei-ecl as good as Neiv. French Polishing expeditiously done. HousE REPAIRING BY PRACTICAL CARPENTERS. Jobbing in all Branches done with Neat- ness at Moderate Charges. I FUNERALS ESTIMATED TO ANY EXTENT. I
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS NOTICES should be sent in on or before 10 a.m. on THURSDAY, to ensure insertion in the next issue. DEATHS. SHORT.—On the 7th inst., at 62, Queen-street. Barry, Henry James Victor, infant son of. Mr Henry Short, engine-driver. SCURLOCK—On the 10th inst., at 7, Elmgrove- place, Dinas Powis, Brinley Alexander, infant son of Mr William Feter Scurlock, shipwright. POWELL—On the 11th inst., at 110, Main-street, Cadoxton, Sarah Ann, wife of Mr John Powell, labourer, aged 58 years. WILLIAMS—On the 11th inst., at Henstatf Court, St Bride. 's- su per- Ely, Mr David Williams, brewer, aged 70 years. BODELL-ON the 13th inst., at 97, Main-street, Cadoxton, Mary, widow of .sir Edmund Bodell, labourer, aged 66 years. HAMBLETON—On the 13th inst., at 5, Harvey- street, Cadoxton, Albert George, son of Mr Charles Frederick Hambleton, butcher, aged one year. LEWIS—On the 15th inst., at 25, Davies-street. Cadoxton, William James, infant son of Mr Samuel Lewis, boilermaker, aged nine months PPIcE-On the 14th inst., at 47, Gueret-street, Barry Dock, George Alban, son of Mr John Alban Price, labourer, aged one year. SARGEANT-ON the 16th inst., at 5, Spring-street, Cadoxton, Mr Alexander Sargeant, labourer, aged 65 years. WOTTo-On the 15th inst., at 46, Bell-street, Barry, Edith Maud, daughter of Mr William Wotton, labourer, aged one year. PHILLIPs-On the 15th inst., at Wenvoe, Margaret, widow of Mr David Phillips, farmer, siged 69 years. THOMAS—On the 16th inst., at 47, Sydenham- street, Barry Dock, Rose, daughter of Mr John Thomas, mahon, aged 11 months. GOODALL-On the 14th inst., at 74, Queen-street, Barry, Lily, infant daughter of Mr Stephen Goodall, tinsmith. DUKE-On the 16th inst., at 35, Vere street, Cadoxton, Walter, son of Mr Thomas Duke, baker, ag' d one year. TAYLOR-On the 16th inst., at 18, Melrose-street, Cadoxton, Arthur Evan, son of Mr George Taylor, ship's steward, aged 17 months. GRIFFITB.S--Otl the 15th inst., at York-place, Barry, Beryl Evelyn, daughter of Mr Samuel Griffiths, estate agent, aged two years. HUGHES—On the 19th iriat., at 32, Salisbury-road, Barry, Idwal, son of Mr Llewellyn Hughes, mason, aged one year.
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4 JWija iSfefali Conducted in the Interest of Liberalise, Radicalism, and the Labour Cause. -===- .Friday, August 20, Id97. --===- -==-- THE CLOSE OF THE SESSION. A BARREN RECORD. THE Session, just brought to an inglorious end, will surely bear the palm for barrenness of record, for mediocre quality of work done and for lack of enthusiasm and devotion to public duty on the part of the representa- tives of the people. Nothing has stood out more clearly in this connection than the great and striking fact that the present House, with its huge majority, is composed for the most part of wealthy men, whose chief recommendation to the party wire- pullers was their ability to spend large sums of money by way of bolstering up the party organisations and promoting their own return as members of the best club of Europe. Here their responsibility is at an end. They are utterly unskilled in the science and art, so to speak, of legislation and administration. To them, the history proper development and safeguarding of the British Constitution are considerations quite outside the range of their capacity and mental vision. The attendance at debates has been wretchedly thin, and members have shirked their duty in a manner quite 0 alarming Not a whit less blameworthy I has been the attitude of the general public, —characterised by the most extraordinary apathy and indifference to the proper con- duct of public business. Constitutional usages have been repeatedly violated by Mr. Balfour and his underlings, but the British workman, still in the enjoyment of deliver- ance from Sir William Harcourt's Veto Bill, and the fireworks so lavishly displayed in the Jubilee Tory demonstrations, is absolute- ly indifferent to what is being done in the Commons House of Parliament. The voting of a large sum of public money for the endowment of Sectarian Schools elicited no very grave protest from the outside public, the passing of the Workmen's Compensation Bill, which surely must concern working men, if any piece of legislation does, in a riddled and useless form, thanks to the House of Lords, who have succeeded admira- bly in rendering the measure almost worth- less, has not evoked the stern reprobation which should be expected in these so-called days of public enlightenment and democratic progress. Within the House, all must confess but few reputations have been either made or enhanced, certainly more have deteriorated. Mr Arthur Balfour, "sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought," has proved a failure as a leader which even his best friends deplore and from which they wish him a speedy deliverance in the shape of a translation to the Upper House. Mr George Curzon, as the mouthpiece of Lord Salisbury, has distinguished himself by his cynical contempt for the traditions and1 usages of the body to which he belongs, and by his hostility to the brave but sadly mis- managed attempts of the Hellenic race to free itself from the canker of Turkish rule. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach-the only serious opponent of, and competitor with, Mr Chamberlain in the struggle for the leader- ship of the strange combination of Tories, Conservatives, Radical-cum-Socialist Union- ists, now ruling the destinies of the State, missed a grand opportunity of scoring over his ever vigilant and inscrutable antagonist, and at the same time, of leaving his mark on the history of the reign by some great relief of the common people from their dis- proportionate burden of taxation, in dealing with the Budget of the Session. He granted relief to Squire and Parson, but to the poor and struggling artisan and worker no concession was made to signalise this year of J ubilee for which the ordinary toiler is asked to render his best thanks and prayers, and which the lories have worked for all it is worth as a political card and tool. Strange to relate, the only success of the Session from the personal and Ministerial point of view is Lord Hugh Cecil, younger son of the Marquis of Salisbury, who sits for Greenwich, for whom a very brilliant future is predicted. Greenwich was once repre- sented by Mr Gladstone, and is essentially and almost exclusively a working class con- stituency, and yet it bestows its favours upon this clever young scion of this the most haughty Tory family of the Three King- doms. What can we say of the Opposition when opportunity has been so fruitful, and ability of defence so strangely lacking ? Can we honestly say that Sir William Harcourt and his followers have played a bold and skilful part ? With the exception of the action taken by the direct representatives of Labour,-and a few Welsh members, system- atic and telling criticism of the policy of the Government has been conspicuous by its absence. Yet we do not see much hope for the future. Stern, unremitting work must still be done in the way of educating the electorate to a conception of their position. Candidates for Parliamentary honours do not get sufficiently in touch with their future constituents. The exigencies of the time compel political committees to select gentlemen who are sufficiently wealthy to literally buy their returns, and who in return naturally expect to enjoy a measure of personal freedom of action which is not always consonant with the requirements and rights of their constituents. But we are glad to notice that the National Liberal Federation is already waking up to a con- ception of its duty as fervently wished for in a previous issue. The question of the Second Ballot is of urgent importance just now in view of the running-amuck policy of the I.L.P. To it we hope to invite the attention of our readers in our next.
IT IS strange that there is as great perplexity as there is complexity with the Licensing Laws of the country. Since the great Sbarpe v. Wake- field trial, vested interests have been reduced to nullity, and a recent decision at Dover en- lightens the people as to the extent of their locus standi at the sessions, and also indicates the strength of representations made by the people. At Pontypridd and Brecon, we are told on the authority of the South Wales Daily News, licenses have been renewed for years to houses where not a drop of drink is sold from one year to the other. Lord HERCHELL, in the Dover case, pointed out that "anyone who is in court when the matter comes on cau say I object,' and if the justices think fit they can adjourn the case, and require the licence-holder to attend. The person who has raised the objection need not attend, and may do nothing, and yet the justices upon that may themselves summon a constable or other police officer to give them information, and upon the informa- tion so given they may refuse the licence. Suppose a person has given a notice and he does not appear, the justices may still take any evidence they please in respect of the renewal upon that objection." In the face of this pronouncement Barry residents should assert themselves in the vindication of that right which is legally extended them at the Licensing Sessions. IT IS not often that we are called upon to give judgment upon any decision of the Trades and Labour Council, but we cannot help believ- ing that, in the interests of justice and fairplay, and also of common gratitude, a mistaken view of matters has been taken in relation to the sudden displacement of their late secretary, Mr T. S. THOMAS. Mr THOMAS is one of the founders of the Council; he has watched its interests with a jealous eye, and has, without interruption, employed all his zeal and activity in the promotion of its success. Those who know anything of the Council can testify to the truth of this assertion. Yet Mr THOMAS, a short time ago, accepted an engagement which called him hurriedly away, and demanded his absence from the district for at least four months. He made some arrangements respect- ing the Ccuncil's work, which were not as complete as the Council desired, or, perhaps, as we could have wished ourselves. Still, in his absence the Council has decided to displace him on this account without offering him an oppor- tunity of defending himself or tendering any explanation. We know nothing more than the; Council of the circumstances that led up to such a reprehensible step but this is scarcely justice, setting aside for the moment any question of gratitude which years of spleudid service un- doubtedly deserved at their hands.
ADRIFT FOR FORTY-NINE HOURS. SUFFERINGS OF A BARRY CREW. COLD, FIRE, AND EXPOSURE. Boston exchanges brought to Queenstown state that 21 men, comprising the officers and crew of the British steamer Furtor, laden with timber and bound for Barry, commanded by Captain Jenkins, were landed at Boston by the steamer Sagamore, of the Warren Line. Their vessel had become waterlogged through collision 09 with an iceberg and was burned at sea, and they were picked up by Captain Alexander Fenton after they had been 49 hours in open boats. The Sagamore left Liverpool on July 24, and when off Cape Race, Newfoundland, about 1 a.m. on July 29th, the look-out saw rockets. A boat was lowered, and the rescuers discovered four lifeboats, containing the entire crew of the Furtor, which was lying close by in a waterlogged condition and on tire. The Furtor, under the command of Captain D. J. Jenkins, sailed from the West Bay, N.S., on June 23rd with a cargo of 1,000 standard of deals, consigned to Barry. The Sagamore was bound from Liverpool to Charlestown, and on the 29th July they sighted the Furtor, showing signals of distress. Chief Officer Enyon, of the Sagamore, together with five of the crew, proceeded in a lifeboat to the DISTRESSED VESSEL, which was waterlogged. The crew were in their own lifeboats, and were taken on board the Sagamore. The rescued men had suffered considerably, having been adrift for 49 hours. The whole of the previous day a heavy gale raged, and the men were cold and wet through with the rain. With regard to the loss of the Furtor, the chief officer (Mr W. S. Tamlin) stated that they left West Bay, N.S., on June 23d, for Barry, nothing eventful happening until the 27th, when they collided with an ice- berg, which btove her bow in, and necessitated her return to Newfoundland for repairs. They set out again on July 22nd, and three days after they encountered a heavy gale. The bows of the vessel were apparently weak, and she SPRANG A LEAK. The water gained on them, but they remained on board until the 27th, when the four lifeboats were provisioned and lowered. A fire was kiudled 011 the deck of the Furtor to attract the attention of any passing vessel, aud rockets were fired at intervals. The vessel then caught fire, and they were forced to stand off. They remained in the boats 49 hours, and when they parted from her to go to the Sagamore the water had risen to the stoke-hole and engine- room. They were drenched to the skin by the heavy rain and suffered considerably from the cold. Having boarded the Sagamore they left the Furtor, to her fate. The Furtor, which was previously called the Tynedale, was a steel steamer, built by Messrs Ropner and Son, at Stockton, 1889, and was owned by Messrs J. Holman and Sons, of London.
FLITTING LOCAL FOOT- BALLERS. RETURN OF T. HUGHES TO BARRY. "NO PLACE LIKE HOME." Tom Hughes, the Barry three-quarter, who, as previously reported in the columns of the BARRY HERALD, went with Jones, the full back, to Huddersfield for the purpose of playing f"r that team, has returned to Barry, and on a different mission to that on which he came a short time ago. He will remain in Barry, and probably play for the local team. The reason for his sudden return is that the agreement which the Northern Club promised to produce, according to the terms previously laid down, was not forthcoming, and rather than be open to any "shabby" treatment after he has declared himself a professional, he pivferred to "come back to his home once more." Jones, on the other hand, has been furnished with lucrative employment as a riveter, and has thus rendered himself practically independent of the Club in such an undesirable event as Hughes feared possible. It is untrue that Tom Jones, the captain, has gone away, and we hope he will be found leading the local fifteen to victory on many occasions in the coming season. The prospects of the club are rosy, and a tour to Cornwall, arranged to take place at Eastertide, will offer an additional inducement to players to join the club.—Mr A. Williams, the secretary of the Barry Club, attended the annual meeting cf the Glamorgan League held at Pontypridd on Tuesday.
THE "BRITISH ARMY" EXPLO- SION AT BARRY DOCK. At Cardiff County Court held on Thursday in last week-before his Houour Judge Owen- Caroline Joan White, widow of the late Thomas White, who was killed by the explosion, in January, 1896, on the s.s. British Army at Barry Dock, brought an action against her father-in-law, Thomas White, her brother-in-law, John White, and her brother, H. C. Samways, as trustees under a certain deed of settlement to set aside the deed on account of there being no provision contained therein for her infant son, Reginald Thomas Joliffe White. Mr John Sankey, barrister-at-law, instructed by Mr J. Arthur Hughes, solicitor, Barry, appeared for the plaiutiff, and Mr Bailhache, birrister-at-law, instructed by Mr R. Edwards James, Cardiff, appeared for the defendants T. and J. White. Judgment for the plaintiff was given by consent, viz., the trust deed to be set aside, the trust funds (£165) to be paid into court, and the defendants r. and J. White to pay E25 costs. At, the same court Mrs Caroline Joan White sued Mr It. Edwards James, solicitor, Cardiff, for E80, balance of money received on her account. The defendant counter-claimed for his bill of costs. Judgment by consent was given for plaintiff for £ 40, to include costs. Mr Sankey, instructed by Mr J. A. Hughes, solicitor, Barry, appeared for plaintiff, and Mr Bailhache defended.
MORE COALS FOR BARRY. COLLIERY ENTERPRISE IN THE OGMORE VALLEY. A SYNDICATE FORMED. A Cardiff syndicate has been formed for the opening and working of two large pits at Glynogwr, near Blackwell, in the Ogmore Valley. It is anticipated that in two years an average output of from 1,000 to 1,500 tons per day will be obtained. Most of the coal will be shipped at Barry. This spot is practicallv a virgin field, being in close proximity to the Dimbath Valley, which lies between the Rhondda and Omore and Garw Valleys. The coal will be couveyed per G.W.R. as far as Toudu, where it will be received on the Vale of Glamorgan Railway for direct shipment at Barry.
DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS. SAILING BOAT ASHORE AT ABERTHAW. A small sailing boat, length 17ft. 6in., with centre-board, was found on the beach at Aberthaw on Sunday aftcruoon hy Mr William Thomas. The rrast was broken off and the sides stove in. It is surmised that the boat came from Cardiff or Barry. ABANDONED CARDIFF STEAMER. The s.s. Grimsby, of Cardiff, was abandoned by the crew in Bideford Bay on Thursday, and was taken in tow by the tug White Rose, of Cardiff, but at midnight on Friday she foundered.
POSITION STILL THE SAME. There is nothing new to record in connection with this strike, the men having held out firmly and with determination since the commence- ment. The strike pay has again been distributed, and the position remains practically the same as at the commencement of the dispute, nearly eight weeks ago. C, 11
ENGINEERS AND THE STRIKE. The committee of the local branch of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers decided at a meeting held on Monday evening last to recom- mend their Council tc grant a coutribution of X20 towards the navvies on strike.
SUBSCRIPTION LIST. Owing to heavy pressure on our space, the list of mi )fCi ijit!i)i)s for the relief of the striki rs has been una\ 01..ably held over, but the total amount received up to the present, we are pleased to announce, is zE446 7s 9Jd. SACRED CONCERTS AND THE STRIKE FUND. TO THE EDITOR OF THE "BARRY HERALD." Dear Sir, May I be allowed, on behalf of the 1 rades Council and the navvies on strike, to solicit the favour of a small paragraph to the effect that the Trade Council intend organi-ing a sacred concert each Sunday evening during tliQ progress of the strike iu aid of the Strike Fuud. The first of these will be given on Sunday, August 29th next, in the Cadoxton Market Had. If you will kindly utdise the above you will greatly oblige the Council.—Yours faithfully, T. J. CHAMBRLAIN. II.S.-Tilere will be a special meeting of the Council on Friday evening next. 0
LETTER FROM MR JOHN WARD. THE STRUGGLE, AND ITS OBJECT. SIDELIGHTS ON THE ISSUE. We have received the following letter from Mr John Ward for publication :— The Barry Navvies' strike has entered upon its seventh week (he writes), and bids fair to see its seventeenth unless a' little more of that sweet reasonableness, of which Mrs Garnett informs us they have a monopoly, is shown by the contractors, rhe dispute is caused by the contractors refusing to pay such wages and recognise such conditions of labour as are considered "fair" in the district. The navvies are only asking the firm of Messrs Price and Wills to do what tney are perfectly wil- ling to do when accepting contracts under the Governmont. And as it is not usual for the Gov- ernment of any country to err on the side of extreme generosity to their workmen, we may take it for granted that in asking for these conditions the navvies and labourers of Barry are merely seeking to secure the minimum standard for bare subsis- tence. 1 have no doubt that the public, who have so freely assisted the men, are at a loss to understand how it is that this firm should bp prepared to stand the expense of this struggle, which has probably cost already double the amount in dispute, and court the odium that such an obstinate and unreasonable attitude must of necessity bring upon them. But I venture to suggest that the secret of the whole thing depends more upon a determination to kill the germs of unity, which are gradually growing amongst their workman, than upon any question of the miserable d per hour 2 increase that the men are demanding. "John Price stated that for 36 years he had never heard of such a preposterous thing as navvies being dissatisfied with their wages and working conditions and that this explains the general b aring of t, e contractors towards their workmen is shown by the arr gant manner in which they have so far conducted their side of the dispute. Much worry and trouble would have been avoided had the firm taken sufficient interest in their work- men's welfare to have made themselves acquainted with the deep feeling of resentment entertained towards the firm tor the automatic and bombastic manner in which they treated the men's Union in the early stages of the dispute. True, it assisted us in convincing the men of the callousness of their employers, but it also made it practically impos- sible to hope th it any medium course could be adopted. It looked as though Mes-rs Price and Wills were determined to have a strike, whether the men came out or not; and that being the case, tney oujht not to complain if their poor dumb- drudges should honestly try to supply thair wants in that, as they had previously done in the matprial of human requirements. Messrs Price and IVilis also seemed to have entirely forgotten the power of resistance that any body of workmen who are most horribly paid must have beyoud that of ordinary falily paid workmen. In trades wheic decent wages are paid, the men naturally lead decent lives aud have more home comforts than is possible in a trade where the wages are not suffi- cient to keep body and soul. Navvies have to tramp the country to seek their work. and in doing so undergo untold hardships before they get it. Messrs Price and WIlls theu pay them 5d per hour for an amount of work in excess of what was re- quired and extracted from any galley slave during the darkest days recorded in Euro- pean history. During last winter their wages worked out something like this :—6s 8d, 7s lid, 10s, 13s, 15s 5d, &c., per week. A man who keeps himself and his wife and family for six months in the year upon wages like that is not much put about when a struggle of this charac- ter is entered upon, as the money received from public subscriptions runs the wages of the contrac- tor in close competition. This explains the deter- mined attitude of the men, and I venture to predict that unles the firm agree to their demands that the dock will not be opened during this century. The responsible advisers of the firm have most lamentably failed as combatants in a Labour move- ment. In the fortnight's lock-out at the onset they ridiculed the ultimate success of the poor and grossly-wronged navvy in his struggle for decent pay. While there were over 1,000 men in the dis- trict anxiously waiting for every sunrise to see if C, the dispute was arranged, it would have been little snort or a miracle had not some submitted to the intolerable yoke and gone in. But the contractors soon swept that danger away by posting the notice for a lock-out, and so driving at least half of the men from the district. It also gave us breathing time in which to publish our case to the world and appeal to our fellow-men for funds to carry on the battle, so that when the "famous" circular was issued begging the men to return on Julv 19th, and promisiug them police protection, our difficulties had disappeared, and we were Ready, aye, ready," to meet the enemy of tair wages on equal terms. The terms of the notice were also a peculiar mixture of comic and absurd bxnoast. The contractors went on to threaten the men that if they did not return to work the d)ck would be "closed for a long period, The men knew better than myself how much reliance could be placed upon the circulars of these gentlemen, and merely used them to light their pipes when indulging in the pleasures of the fragrant weed. The men did not return to work, and the dock has not been closed, which proved that the men had rightly gauged the veracity of the firm's notice.
BARRY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Mr J Lowdon, J.P., presided at a meeting of the governors of the Barry intermediate School on Wednesday evening last, held at the Gas and \Vater Offices, Barry Dock.—A resolution was adopted agreeing to the appointment of an additional assis- tant mistress at the school. The following list of students for continuation scholarships were ap- proved of :—<?»»•& ■' G^en James, B. Pinch, Ada Jones, Maud Mason, Hdda iMorgan, Ethel Jones, Edith Candlish, Beat, ice James, Flossie Williams, Minnie Richards, and 1 heresa Rees.
BARRY DOCK TIDE TABLE FOR NEXT W EEK The following is the tide table for Harry Dock for the week commencing to-morrow (Saturday) lJay. Morn. Aft. h. m. ft. in. h. m. ft. in. Saturday, Aug 21 — 0. 5 25. 6 Sunday, 22 0.38 25.2 1.18 24.3 Monday, 23 2. 4 24.10 2.51 25.3 suT y' 24 3,37 26- 8 4 20 2710 Wednesday 25 4.54 29. 4 5.23 30.10 Thursday, 26 5.48 32. 1 6. 9 33. 8 Friday, 27 6.29 34. 7 6.48 36. 1