=:- -=-=' VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. 11TIl COMPANY, 2ND GLAMORGAN VOLUN. TEER ARTILLERY. COMPANY ORDER8.Drills for the week com- mencing Monday, March 27th, 1899:- Monday-Gun and Recruit Drill. WedLiesday.-Gun and Recruit Drill. Friday.—Gun and Recruit Drill. Hours of Drills, from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. v, (Signed), J, JUST HANDCOCK, Captain, Commanding llth Company, G.V.A., Barry Dock.
DISMISSAL OF A BARRY HEADMASTER. PUBLIC MEETING AT BARRY DOCK. MR. H. R. NORRIS EXPLAINS HIS POSITION. DEFIES THE ALLEGATION OF IMMORALITY. ACTION OF THE GOVERNORS CONDEMNED VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN MR. NORRIS. On Monday evening last there was a largely- attended public meeting at the Regent Hall, Barry Dock, called for the purpose of discussing the action of the governors of the Intermediate School in regard to the affairs of the school and dismissal of the late headmaster (Mr H. R. Norris. M.A.), and other members of the teach- ing Among those present were the following :—Mr A. C. Burgess (Cardiff Higher Grad- School), Mr E. S. Johnson, Councillors E. B. Smith-Jones, D. Morgan, and Evan Jones, Rev T. Pandy John and Mrs John, Rev J. Mydyr Evans, Mr and Mrs T. Williams, Mrs F terson, Messrs E. F. Blackmore, J. RobertsuD, J. Price, J. A. Manaton, J. Jones, J Dunn E. J. Thomas, A. Angell, L. Meredith, — Mason, K. Hughes, J. Thomas, W. Fowler, J. Duxv Tom Evans, J. Bennett, J. O. Davies, Ben Thomas, F. Hybart, J. Felix Williams, R. G. Tucker, J. Hughes, H. L. Jones, W. Evans, S. Dure, &c., &c. On the motion of Mr E. F. Blackmore, second-al by Mr J. Dunn, Councillor W. Paterson was unanimously voted to the chair. After reading the notice convening the meet- ing, a copy of which had been sent to each of the o-rnors of the Intermediate School, the Chairman read the following letter received from Mr John Ward "4, Fullerton-road, Wandsworth. "To THE CHAIRMAN. <I J) P". am unable to be present at your meeting to-night, or I should have been pleased to have raised my voice in favour of fairplay. I suggest that if the meeting fails to secure an impartial enquiry by the managers of the County School that a memorial be presented to the Educa- tion Utpartment asking for a public inquiry into the dismissal of Mr Norris, and more particularly into the methods of appointing Mr Jones, and his treatn < of the old teaching staff. If you fix the tinif for a reply from the managers on Thurs- day vext, and failing a favourable reply will forward the memorial of the meeting to me by Saturday. March 25th. I will personally present it to Mr Tohn Gorst, and state our reasons for same, if the meeting will appoint me to do so. Yours truly, "JoHfr WARD." Mr Thomas Ware, Barry, also wrote apologis- ing for his absence, but stating Mr Norris had his ryiupathy in the matter. Mr H. R. Norris was then called upon, and on rising to address the meeting was received with applause. Labouring under considerable emotion, he said he was very pleased to have this opportunity of meeting them, so that they could consider for themselves what bad been the action of their representatives in this matter, because they must understand that it was their ichooi. It was unfortunate that these governors did not directly represent them, but only in- directly, but as they went out of office at the end of this month, and might possibly wish to be re-elected by the elective bodies, he thought it was a titting opportunity for them to consider the matter and bring, if desirable, such pres- sure *"0 bear on these elective bodies as would enablV them to elect men who would, unless these had given them satisfaction, give them ereatc satisfaction during the next three years. Besides their interests, he was very much in- terested in it himself, especially seeing that he had heard recently that sundry rumours had beer spread abroad reflecting upon his character which if not dealt with, would mean irrepar- able injury to him. And he wished to make an emDhatic declaration as to the truth of these damaging rumours. He could assure them that the life he had lived amongst them had been pure, had been honourable—that his motives had been unselfish, and in the eyes of Heaven of good report. These scandals that were circulated were absolutely false. He lived a pure, honourable, moral life amongst them, and he said this supposing that God, his father and his judge, were sitting there on the side ot him and heard him make this emphatic declaration. In God's sight he had not been guilty of any immoral con- duct whatever, and these rumours were only thro A n across their eyes all a pretext to get rid of him (Cries of "Shame.") Mr Norris proceeded to refer to a meeting of the governors held some time in October last, when they saw a certain individual in the chair-Mr John Lowdon—and the only other member attend- ing was Captain Davies. Although it required five to form a quorum, these two proceeded to business, and certain business was transacted, and as a result of that business he was informed next day that he was to engage another assiswnt-a Mr Taylor-and as a result he was instructed to do something. Mr Norris then described the procedure of the governors at the meetings, pointing out that the country members only turned up in connection with som. thing important, and there were two gentlemen present who were very much en- gaged in other county business, and when any bus- iness was done these members said Well, if you say it is so; you are on the spot, and you ought to know. If you want my vote, here it is." That was the sort of procedure, and by this means they justified some of the actions they bad done, and they now fell back upon the same confidence trick and tried to palm it off on them. So, did they themselves suppose that these gentlemen should occupy such an eminent position who would play similar confidence tricks upon them ? Well, these gentlemen did it. His real offence was a sort of lese majeste. Mr Norris said the trouble commenced in November, 1897, when, owing to a dispute which had taken place between one of the assistant teachers and the caretaker, certain correspondence took place between the caretaker and Mr John Lowdon, and he had been informed on very gocd autho- rit3 af he was supposed to be the author of the v-y reply that was sent to him. Besides +W '^ev whispered some criminality as well- that !I-, was iiul)posed to be the author of all the lfcttt-r- sent to him (Mr Lowd»n). Mr Norris ..id U claimed tbat any dispute takii.g place We, these p.rti« was a• EO £ & determine, anOfclr John Liowao to go behind hi# in that fashion, and' any investigation whatever, censure the care- taker. Mr John Lowdon never saw him on this subject, but at the interview he had with hit; "lliP time in June last he brought up this lIubjH' as one of the grounds of dissatisfaction w;t £ t iui. After the caretaker and his wife were dismissed, Mr Fleming went to the docks and'obtained some work in the loading of a shir. At any rate, he had to get a permit from tbi. dockmaster tint, and he asked for this permit". The dockmaster sent for Mr Lowdon. They tad a conversation, and together they told bim that he had a good Je depth d winter, and he djd hIS best to tide tbelli over it by allcin, them to look. after his bouse on the Parade during the h ays (Applause.) Regarding the dismissal of the LsiSant teacher, it had been sug-e>tedtb>t had her to resign because the goverllOr had ti-niissed the caretaker, and in order that he might get a personal friend of his into the Dosition- The cause of the dismissal of that however, was owing to the fact that her work had been very inefficient for a long time i a-;1. Mr John Lowdon objected on the around that be ought to have been consulted in the matter, and that the business should have been decided jointly by himself and by 1 im. It was a course adopted by him, and did not constitute any violation of the Scheme, and he told him so. He referred him to a case at Neath, where the Charity Commission era had threatened to withdraw the grant should the governors in- terfere with the headmaster in the dismissal of teachers. Of course Mr Lowdon knew nothing at all about that, and in matters of Secondary Education, that was his state generally. Mr Lowdon also suggested that he asked the assistant teacher in question to resign in order that he might appoint someone in whom he was interested but what he had done was in the interests of tht:ir children and the school generally,and at great difficulty he had succeeded in securing a lady graduate of the London University of great experience whom he kn ;w. Then Mr Lowdon said he was seen about v ith this lady and not with the former teacher, Miss Brooks. He explained to him that their course to school was the same, and his sister and b;:n- self overtook her on the way, and it was I "r- fectly natural, seeing that she was a friend of his, that he walked up with her. But then (he said) it would be so much better if your sister and the lady had gone on in front and you had walked on afterwards." (Laughter.) Mr Lowdon had also complained that the numbers at the school were not what they ought to be, but he (Mr Norris) could state that during the time he was at the school the numbers had gone up in an unprecedented fashion. (Hear, hear.) He also thought that he never realised the dignity of the position there. (Laughter.) He might have realised this dignity if he bad arranged to have some added glory from him by having nothing done, but as he bad carried out the scheme and found he did not come in here, and that it was he was the controlling individual up there, he thought that he was not entitled to any dignity which he could confer upon him, and so he preferred really to stand upon his own dignity in this matter. (Applause.) Mr Norris proceeded to contend that if he was dismissed under Article 70 of the scheme for an urgent cause, or for immoral conduct, full notice and opportunity of defence should be given him, and if under Article 69-for ineffieiency-and the reports were to the contrsry-he was entitled to a testimonial. If he was dismissed under Article 70, why should he be allowed to carry on the education of their boys and girls for six months ? Why should be be allowed to put his personality into these individuals and dam them for all time ? This was very hard for him, seeing that his character was, to a certain extent, being assailed. He could not pin down any individual to any statement which would enable him to bring an action for slander against him. If such existed, let it be publicly stated in this meeting, so that he should not have any difficulty in proving publication. If there was sufficient evidence to dismiss him, it was good enough to stand an action in a court of law. If they had any faith in their evidence, then let a man of substance come forward. Rome fell for the want of men—men of ability. Should Barry be set back for the same reason ? When they had a first-class honours man capable of looking after the educa- tion of their children, why should they change him ? Not because be had been inefficient, but was supposed to be guilty of lese majeste. The pioneer work in connection with the schools had been done, and there ap- peared a bright prospect of some of the scholars going to the Universities; but that was all finished now. He had had to go away without a testimonial; and although this had been promised him, it was not at present forth- coming, for the reason (he supposed) that since that time he had placed his case before the Charity Commissioners. But he wanted them to understand that these governors were their servants. (Cheers.) They derived their power ultimately from the people. It was for them to say whether he was to go away without a testimonial or not, and it was for them also to say whether these people had been carrying out their behests, or had been acting with private malice, or whether they had been, in fulfilling a public trust, doing something from private motives. So he had to leave it with them, and aa he believed in the Radical doctrine of trust in the people, he threw himself upon their hands. (Cheers.) The following resolution was afterwards moved by Mr Mason :— That the townspeople of Barry, in public meeting assembled, record their appreciation of the work done by Mr H. R. N rris as headmaster of the County School, and their sense of his fitness to continue that work, and protest against the action of the governors in dismissing him as an act of gross injustice on their part, prejudicial both to him and to the best interests of the school, opposed to the spirit of the scheme, and entirely at variance with the wishes of the people. They further record their disappioval of the procedure adopted hy the governors to- wards him, atid at the persecution to which they have subjected him in withholding a well-earned testimonial, as shewn by the annual reports. They have also learnt with apprehension that only two out of the old staff of seven will be at. the school next term, and they caouot regard a management bringing about such a state of affairs as competent to conduct ihe scheol-the scholars suffering severely from the insecurity of tenure. They, therefore, declare that the governors have forfeited the trust reposed in them, and they call upon the electing bodies to choose other men to represent them on the Governing Body." Mr Mason considered that Mr Norris had been subjected to very great provocation. Mr James Price, in seconding, said he wished it to be understood that be was disinterested in the matter. When he offered and grauted the free use of the hall to discuss this subject, he did it with the best of motives. (Hear, hear.) He thought a lot more than be was entitled to say. There were dozens of men in that hall that night who would like to say the same as he said himself, but they were afraid. But he was not afraid of either. (Applause.) There were potentates in this district who seemed to rule it. They knew who he meant. (Cheers.) It was about time they finished. They could bring it home to him if they liked, but he did not mind it. He had no large family to keep. He could keep himself. (Laughter and applause.) Mr James, of Wenvoe, said it gave him the greatest pleasure to support the resolution in the interests of fairplay. Personally, he felt very grateful to Mr Norris for the great interest he had taken in one of bis children who was attending the school. They ought to be thank- ful to the gentlemen who had called that meeting, because it gave them an opportunity of protesting against the uu-Englishlike way in which Mr Norris bad been treated. (Hear, hear.) Another point was the action of the governors in dismissing Mr Norris in the middle of a term. He thought that that pre- judiced entirely the chance of his child passing at the next Welsh Central Board examination. (Applause.) The resolution was then put to the meeting and carried without a dissentient. The Chairman then referred to the fact that the governors of the school bad totally ignored the proceedings that night. Their County School was governed under the cursed system of co-option, and those who composed the Governing Body were responsible to no one. He tried to find out for himself what was the reason, and what was the cause, for Mr Norris' dismissal, but he could only get a vague and indefinite hint as to immorality, and that was all. If every public man was to be subjected to such rumours, who was going to escape ? (Applause.) Mr Norris position was entirely different to that of a great many men in the town. He was a public man, and a charge of this kind, although it was not supported as it ought to be, prevented him from getting a situation anywhere else. That was an it,- justice, and they who had a stake in the County School at Barry ought to have the question ventilated. (Cheers.) The only wfrrenue they could draw from the absence of the governors that evening was that they werp afraid of the result. (Applause.) He came there expecting that this miserable affair would be cleared up but as far as that meeting was cjneerned, Mr Nut ria could go away entirely satisfied with the feedings of the ratepayers of the town. (Loud applause.; Mr H. R. Norris, rising to thank the meeting for the vote of confidence passed in him, said it was a great consolation to him to know that he had the sympathy of the townspeople generally, and that they acknowledged his fitness to conduct the work he was wont to do at the school. (Cheers.) Votes of thanks to the chairman, and to Mr Price for the free use of the hall, concluded the meeting.
CONCEALMENT OF BIRTH AT BARRY. TRIAL AT THE ASSIZES. VERDICT OF GUILTY RETURNED, BUT ACCUSED DISCHARGED. MISS JENNER'S APPEAL TO THE JUDGE. In the Crown Court at the Glamorgan Assizes, which were resumed at the Town Hall, Cardiff, on Monday last (before Mr Justice Channell), Beatrice Hall, a domestic servant (19), was indicted for con- cealing the birth of her illegitimate child at Barry on February 26th. The charge upon which the prisoner was committed was one of murder, but upon this indictment the grand jury ignored the bill, arid returned a true bill upon the count of con- cealment. The prisoner, who was attended in the dock by a female warder, conducted herself with remarkable fortitude, but she bore traces of the deep anguish she has undoubtedly experienced. On being formally charged she pleaded not guilty, where- upon Miss Jenner, rising from the isolicit(,rs' seats at the rear of counsel, said, addressing the Judge, Will you allow me to plead under the First Offenders Act for my poor sister there ?"—pointing to the dock. The Judge briefly interposed, I cannot hear you madam," and Miss Jenner thereupon resumed her seat, and busied herself with pencil and paper. Mr W. D. Benson, with Mr Tudor Howell, M.P., appeared for the prosecution, and Mr Arthur Lewis (instructed by Mr F. P. Jones-Lloyd, solicitor, Barry Dock) appeared for the defence. CASE FOR THE PROSECUTION. Mr Bensou opened the case by saying prisoner was indicted under a statute which said if a woman was delivered of a child every person concerned in the secret disposition of the body was guilty of misdemeanour. Counsel then proceeded to open the case, detailing how prisoner was employed as a domestic servant, and added that prisoner con- fessed that the body found in the wood was that of her child.-EdAard Johu Lewis, an errand boy, of 17, Lomhard-street, Barry Dock, gave evidence of fiuding the body in a copse-like wood.—Cross- examined by Mr Arthur Lewis Witness said the copse was ue"r Holton-road, one of the principal thoroughfares in Barry. There was a cart road through it and it was 12 yards from this that he saw the body. There were pathways all over the cop,e, and people were constantly going to and fro.- Thomas Harris, a coaltrimmer, of 49, Newland- street, Barry Dock, also gave evidence of seeing the body in the wood. Mrs Jessie Duchemin, of 67, Kins^and-crescent, Barry Dock, stated that the prisoner had been in her employ as domestic servant for about a couple of months. On February 24th notice was given to the girl on account of the return home of her daughter. Prisoner bad been a good servant, and it was through no fault that she received notice. There was nothing singular in the girl's condition, and she went about her work as usual. On March 2nd Inspector Williams and a constable came to the houe, ard were admitted by prisoner, who im- mediately left and did not return. Elizabeth Tobin, wife of Thomas Tobin, living at 29, Richard-street, Barry Dock, stated that the prisoner came to her house and asked to see her sister, who resided there. The girl fainted after a conversation, and witness sent for the mother. She recovered in the evening, and then said, Oh, dear mother, forgive me it is my child that was found in the wood." She also said, witness con- tinued, that she did not know how she did it. The baby was born dead, between 12 o'clock Saturday night and six o'clock Sunday morning, and she did nothing to it. Inspector Williams said the place where the body was discovered was 50 )ards from Holtou-road, and four yards from the path that ran through the copse. He charged the prisoner with murder, and she replied, "I never touched it after it was born it never moved or cried." Witness also stated that he visited Mrs Duchemen's house on the 3rd inst., and described the condition in which he found the bed, sheets, and carpets in the accused's bedroom, all of which bore blood stains. Medical evidence was given by Dr Livingtone and Dr W. Lloyd-Edwards, both of whom stated there were no marks of violence on the child's body.—This concluded the evidence for the prose- cution. SPEECH FOR THE DEFENCE. Mr Arthur Lewis, in defence, submitted that no case had been made within the meauing of the statute. He contended that there was no evidence of secret disposition as stated in the indictment, the body having bf-en placed in a public place. C nsiderable argument was aroused on this point, but eventually the Judge ruled that it was a case that should go to the jury. Mr Lewis then pro- ceeded to address the jury. He put it to them whether they bit themselves justified, upon the evidence called, and particularly with regard to the evidence they had heard as to the place where the body was discovered, whether bhey were justi- fied in saying that secret disposition had been proved. The concealment contemplated by the statute was not the concealment of the birth of the child from any individual, but the intention in her mind must be to conceal from the world at large the fact that she had been delivered of a child. The body was found in a place where it could be seen at once by anyone passing along, and it was seen b three people on that morning. Was there, there- fore, any intention to show that there was actual concealment of this child ? Evidence had been called to show what took place at Mrs Duchemin's house, and it was elicited from the police that no preparations had been made for the birth of the child and that was an element often brought forward in aid of the prosecution in cases of this kind. But here was a girl, barely arrived at womanhood, working, and apparently in her usual health, up to the very time almost that the child was born. She might not have known what her condition was. Her state of health and her ability to do her usual duties might have led her to believe that she was not so near the time as she would have thought had she been an experienced mother. Taken in her loneliness, helplessness, and almost a child herself, she was delivered, and he asked the jury whether they would judge her c nduct by a too severe standard under the circum- stances ? Had she in her mind any intention to conceal the child she would surely not have taken it to a piece of ground intersected by paths, and where it could be seen by everyone. VERDICT OF "GUILTY" RETURNED. The Judge having summed up at some length, the jury considered their verdict, and the foreman ai nounced that they had found the prisoner guilty of concealment, but there were slight doubts in the minds of some of the jurymen as to whether she intended to secretly dispose of the child.—The Judge said he must ask them to state whether they found she had secretly disposed. He felt already that he did not think it was a case for punishment. —The jury, after further consultation, returned a unanimous verdict of guilty of concealment of birth by secret disposition.—The Judge then passed sentence of one week's imprisonment upon the prisoner, which, as the Assizes commenced more than a week ago, meant immediate discharge. —The verdict was received with applause by a large number of the unfortunate girl's friends who were present in court, but this was promptly suppressed. MISS JENNER'S APPRECIATION. Miss Gertrude Jenner desires to state that she deeply appreciates the universal sympathy and kindness exhibited on behalf of the young woman Beatrice Hall, not only at Barry, but also at Cirdiff. She further wishes to express and to acknowledge the remarkable consideration shown on the part of Mr Superintendent Giddings and members of his staff at Barry liock-especialiy by Inspector Williams and Poiice-constable Hale before and after the charge was made.
(; ALLEN PEARCE, Maker of Legs, Arms, Hands, By a. Trusses, Belts, Elastic S ockings, Spine Supports, Leg Irous Rupture cured.—4, Charles- street, Cardiff, »ad Bristol.
CITY OF BARRY IN 1920. A RETROSPECT. [BY THEODORE DODD.] C'est magnificent! Look from the top of St Baruc's Park to the west along the Welsh coast- line What a scene of beauty and pleasure is there! The promenade, running as far as the spot where the Military College band is playing above the landing stage on the east, continues in a serpentine-like track along the sea front pass the Fort and the Bristol Channel Hotel in the grounds off Friar's Point. Then it crosses the I entrance over to the Knapp, where the camera obscura is fixed, and proceeds down beneath these terraces of beautiful residences as far as Rboose Cliff. The last stone in the sea-wall near the latter spot was laid four years ago, and when King Edward VII., with his family, were staying at the Bristol Channel Hotel last year they were often peen to descend in their air-ships upon this Point after a cruise across the Channel. To them the place has no equal for beauty and pleasure Last year, for instance, it was estimated that 1,600,000 people visited the City! The London and Barry Railway carried these from all parts without a single accident occurring. They owe their position chiefly to making engines and driving them with generated air pressure. At first it was thought that this would never equal steam, while oil was also put forward as a competitor in this branch. Everyone pooh- poohed the idea ex- cept the London and Barry Co, and the result is that they now hold the field among railway companies. The Marquis of South Africa (then plain Mr Cecil Rhodes) came here to view the first experiment on the run from Barry to Bath, which was accomplished in an hour and a quarter and this nobleman felt so satisfied with it that he forthwith joined the Barry directorate, and the same motive power is now in use on the Cape to Cairo Railway. Ah! science has marched ahead since last we met! Let's turn into the Telephorum here at the corner, and listen for a moment to the debate in the premier House of Parliament at Westminster. Baron Clydach is to move for the utilisation of all our ships of war into air-ships. Many of the old men-of-war—the Terrible and the Magnificent among them-have been lying in harbours about the world in a neglected, disused state for some time past. The motion is one which has been rendered necessary on account of this fact The fighting airships are to be tied up on land, according to the Interna- tional Peace Treaty, and the horrors of war, which have been avoided for the past ten years, are not to be resorted to, unless (as I previously told you) one of the great Powers who are signa- tories to the treaty, ceases to observe its pro- visions What a crowd is inside the Telephorum Hush, and you shall hear all:— "The accumulated wealth in those vessels must be turned to use for the good of the people. Scripture must be verified, and the swords must be turned into ploughshares. The reign of the Prince of Peace must become a positive reality! (Cheers.) By that whirring noise breaking forth from those hundred tubes the applause of the world is meant Such a remark has brought out the feelings of the people, and the House dare not disregard it! The voice of the people rules. Vox populi is now Vox Dei! Journalism, too, is benefitted by the advance- went of the science telephony. Let's step outside, and we may have a special edition of the HERALD on the promenade containing the first portion of that speech. They are being shouted out there now "HERALD, sir! Peace victorious over War! "Terrible calamity in the Eastern Smelting Works! Three men injured 11 Ah 1 Yes! Labour is still paying its price by yet other lives. You see the clouds of smoke over there rising to the sky ? They are the aluminium works. This metal has sup- planted all others. Another accident has occurred. (Reads): Explosion in the Chemical LaboratDry: Twenty-seven men blown to atoms Surely our growth as a town is bringing in its train disaster and death; is it not ? But let's return to the circumstances that brought about the construction of this pier. Councilior Manaton first brought on the question when the town bad reaped the benefit of the taxes im- posed for local purposes on land. Alderman Paterson took a deep interest in that movement. He was its life and soul in South Wales. The pioneer of the movement, however, was Mr D. E. Williams, of Hirwain, a gentleman now numbered with the dead. There still lingers fragrant memories of that old gentleman, and at Aberdare a monument is erected to his memory. This was his great question, and he persevered with it in the same way as Gladstone did with Home Rule, but, unlike the latter, he died when the reform upon which he bad set his heart had been accomplished. The terraces of houses rising above the hill surrounding us came soon after the future success of Barry was assured. Cardiff became depopulated, and a great change was wrought in the respective positions of the two towns. The finances of one became alarming, while Barry was in a prosperous condition. Industries of all kinds flocked here. Just peep to the eastward for a moment, and try and reconcile the fact that that forest of smoking stacks have all sprung up within the last 20 years Why, sir, Barry is the marvel of the ages Its growth is unpre- cedented and almost incredible. The King himself acknowledged this the other day when addressing a deputation from the City Council and receiving a welcome to the place by the Mayor (Alderman Smith-Jones). To His Majesty nothing (he said) had appeared more j incredible than to think that a City of such magnitude should have sprung up within half a century. But it is a fact, nevertheless (To be Continued.)
MARCH, 1899 BARRY Sundays am am am am am am amiamamptu pmlpmlpm pmlpn' pmiNot jpmjSat pmipmipm.pm pm p m am(a m p m pm prn pm pm Barrylala'ddp 835 1015 125 212 i3l5 423iSat. 5 7|oly;6 5 8 0 920 .12 8.. 328 515835 Barry — „ 524 645 715 756 840 921 1020 11 0 1153 1245 130 217 230,320 352 428|5 5|512i6 0.610 7 0 8 .VS43 925 10 0 855 955 1213 142 333 520 84C Barry Dock „ 528 649 719 8 0 8«4 925 1024 11 4 1157 1249 134 221 234(324 356 432 5 91516 6 41614 7 4 S 9's47 929 10 4 859! 959 1217 146 337 524 844 Cado-ton „ 531 652 7i2 8 3 847 928 1027 11 7 12 0 1252 137 224 237 327 359 435 519 617 7 7 812 850 932 10 7(9 2 10 2 1220 149 340 527 847 Dinaa Powis „ 536 657 8 7 852 933 1032 1112 12 5 1257 142 229 332 440 524 |622 712 CR|855 10l2i9 7 10 6 1225 154 345 532 852 Cogan —541 7 2.. 812 857 938 1037 1117 1210 1 2 147 234 337.. 445 5 20 529 1627 717 CRI9 0 1017 912(1011 1230 159 350 537 857 Grangetown „ 547 7 8 734 817 9 3 944 1043 1123 1216 1 8 153 240 249 343 411 451 5 26 535 618 633 723182519 6 944 1023;918 1016 1236 2 5 356 543 9 3 Cardiff (GWR) 551 712 738 821 9 8 949 1048 1128 1221 113 158 245 254 348 417 456 5 32 540 622 637 727 8291910 948 1027t922l 1020 1240 2 9 4 0 547 9 7 ClarenceRdar 1.. ■■ 824 911 952 105llll3lll224l 11612 1 248l257'351 420 459 5 35'543| | jam am am am a m a m p m pmlpm pm pmlpm.pm pm(pm Not pro Sat pm pm pm pmjp m p m p m a mlp m pm pm pnilpm pm Clrence Rd dp 830 915 1015 11 0 12 5 1 8 140 227 3 7 337 418 5 b 5 40 612 oly — Cardiff(GWR„ 6 0 722 835 920 1020 11 5 1210 113 145 232 312 342 4 4 423 510 5 45 617 635 715 8 5 840 922 10 0 1040 11 0 1025 1250 230 415 555 920 945 Grangetown ,,6 4 796 839 924 1024 11 & 1214 117 149 236 346 427 514 5 49 621 719 8 9 92610 4 11 4 10291254 234 419 559 924. 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The 2.48, 3.51, 4.59 and 5.43 trains to Clarence Road, and the 3.37, 4.18, 5,5, nd 6.12 train from Clarence Road do not run on Saturday CR Calls at Dynas Powis and Cogan to set down passengers from the Vale of Glam line upon notice being given to the Ticket Examiner at Rhoose. ,I MARCH, 1899 PENAETH Sundays am am am am am a m p m a mipm pm pm pmlpm pm pm pm p m p m am am am pm pm pm pm pm Cdoxtondp .9 0 1030 150 250 450 613 825 1045 ..410 725 Sully.. .9 4 1034 154 254 454 617 829 1049 ..414 729 Lavernck 9 9 1039 159 259 4 9 624 834 1055 ..420 734 Pena th „ 530 720 830 918 10 0 1054 12 0 1240 210 310[»27 510 535 632 730 844 9 45 1030 815 11 2 218 130 742 840 Sully 94 1034154 4454 617 829 1049 414 729 Lavernck 9 9 1039 159 259 4 9 624 834 1055 420 734 Pena th „ 530 720 830 918 10 0 1054 12 0 1240 210 310[»27 510 535 632 730 844 9 45 1030 815 11 2 218 130 742 840 PenrthDk, 534 724 834 922 9 54 1058 12 4 1244 214 3141331 514 539 636 734 848 9 50 1035 819 11 6 222 134 746 «44 Grngetwn, 539 729 839 9 59 11 3 12 9 1249 220 319 337)519 544 641 740 854 9 56 1040 325 1111 227 439 752 847 Riverside,, 543 857 930 1215 227 I ClrnceRdar 9 0 933 1218 230 CrdffGW,, 732 10 3 11 7 1253 322 3401522 548 645 743 857 10 0 1044I828 1115 231 443 755 853 CrdffGWdpl 755! 911 11041 1149iSat 156 350-448 526 628 711848 1029/11 6j 9 53 1* 253 3 813 926 C rnce Rd 9 5 9 39 240 Riverside 550 ..99 9 43 10 244 Grngetwn „ 554 759 915 9 49 1045 1153 1 4 2 2 250 354 451 530 629 715 854 1033 1110 10 0 115 3 0 610 820 930 PnarthDk,, 6 0 8 5 916 921 9 56 1050 1159 110 2 8 256 4 0 455 537 633 721 9 1 1039 1118 10 6 121 3 6 616 826 936 Penarth „ 6 6 825 920 925 10 0 1056 12 3 114 215 3 0 4 4 5 1 543 639 735 9 5 1043 1120 1010 125 310 62C 830 940 Laverno ,,613 83? 10 5 222 416 549 742 1022 318 640 sully „ 618 837 1010 227 421 655 747 1027 323 645 Cdaxton 622 841 1014 231 425 559 751 1031 327 649 BARRY AND PONTYPRIDD RAILWAY. UP TRAINS Sunday DOWN TRAINS Sundays am a.m p.m. p m a.m p.m pm pm am pm pm pm am pm pm pm Barry I'nd 1225 520 430 Porth 838 137 623 858 545 Barry 7 37 1230 525 8 0 435 Havod 842 141 627 9 2 549 Barry Dock ..7 41 1234 5 29 8 4 4 39 Pontypridd 8 48 1 47 6 33 9 8 555 Cadoxton 744 1237 532 8 7 442 Treforest 8 52 151 6 37 912 5 59 Wenvoe.7 50 1243 538 8 13 448 Efail Isaf 858 157 643 9 18 6 5 Creigiau .8 1 1254 5 49 8 24 4 59 Creigiau 9 3 2 2 6 48 9 23 610 Efail Isaf .8 6 1259 554 829 5 4 Wenvoe 9 13 212 658 933 620 Treforest .812 1 5 6 0 835 5 10 Cadoxton 9 19 218 7 4 9 39 626 Pontypridd .8 16 1 9 6 3 838 514 Barry Dock922 221 7 7 942 629 Havod .822 1 15 610 845 5 20 Barry 926 225 7 11 946 633 Porth 825 1 18 6 13 8 48 5 23 v Barry Islnd9 30 2 29 6 37 I VALE OF GLAMORGAN RAILWAY. .1 UP TRAINS. DOWN TRAINS. Sunday Sunday Stations am am a m pm pm am a m pm Stations am am pm pm pm pm pm pm pm Barry dep 7 0 953 11 45 215 543 11 0 3 0 637 Bridgend dep 825 1056 1 14315 7 5 1240 415 740 Rhoose 7 1610 9 12 1 231559 1116 316 653 Southerndown Rd 834 11 5 1 23 334 714 1249 424 749 Aberthaw „ 7 21 10 14 12 6 236 6 4 1121 321 658 Llantwit Major^ „ 845 1116 1 24 345 725 1 04358 0 Gileston "0 7 25 10 18 12 10 240 6 8 1125 325 7 2 Gileston 852 1123 1 41 352 7321 74428 7 Llantwit Major „ 7 32 10 25 12 17 247 615 1132 332 7 9 Aberthaw ,,856 1127 1 45 356 7361 11 446 811 Southerndown Rd 7 43 10 36 12 28 258 626 1143 343 720 Rhoose 9 1 1132 1 50 4 1 741 1 16 451 816 Bridgend arr 7 51 10 44 12 36 3 6 634 1151 351728 Barry „ 916U147 2 5 416 756 1 31 5 6 831
i1 I Very Palatable Beverage OF GREAT STIMULATING AND SUSTAINING PROPERTIES/' -British Medical journal.
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AT BARRY. A monthly meeting of the School Board Bye- laws Committee was held on Friday evening last. Present-Dr P. J. O'Donnell, Captain Davies, and Dr W. Lloyd Edwards.—A number of parents appeared before the committee to explain the irregularity of their children's attendance at school, and in each case it was pointed out that unless the attendance improved police-court proceedings would be instituted.— The attendance officer (Mr Seig) reported that during the past month eight boys bad been committed to industrial schools by the magis- trates for habitual truancy. Mr Seig also mentioned the cases of nine girls, whose attendances, notwithstanding that the parents bad been repeatedly fined, continued to be unsatisfactory, and the derk was directed to write to the parents informing them that unless the attendance of their children improved application would be made for their committal to an industrial school.—The average percentage of attendance at the schools during the past month was reported to be as follows:—Boys, 85'6; girls, 81'9; infants, 77'6. During the month 34 cases of infectious diseases were notified, 27 of which occurred in the Holton district, in which sore throat and other ailments were very prevalent.-A petition, signed by the whole of the caretakers in the employ of the Board, was read asking that the clause which provided that they should purchase their own brushes, brooms, soap, &c., be eliminated from the regulations. -Aftet a short discussion the committee decided that they could not entertain the proposal.
FELL FROM A WINDOW. AN OLD WOMAN'S DEATH AT BARRY. Johanna Healey (74), residing at 100 Graving Dock-street, Barry Dock, was found on Friday night lying in the back yard beneath the bed-room wiudow in a pool of blood. She had gone upstairs about 9.15 p. rn with the intention of going to bed, aud must have overbalanced herself when leaning out of the window. She died in a few hours. THE INQUEST. The inquest was held at the Police-court on Monday afternoon (before Mr E. Ll. Reece, deputy coroner), when evidence of identification was tendered by Timothy Hayes, coaltrimmer, a nephew of deceased.—Annie Martell, a domestic servant in the employ of Mrs Driscoll at the address given, said deceased had been in her ordinsry state of health lately. 08 Friday night Miss Healey had supper About nine o'clock, and half an hour after- wards proceeded upstairs on her way to bed. About ten o'clock witness and Mrs Driscoll heard a noise as if someone had fallen heavily into the backyard. They called Mr Hoskin, a neighbour, and on going into the yard the latter discovered deceased lying on the floor. He picked her up and carried her into the kitchen, where she lay when the doctor arrived. She died about 6.30 on Saturday morning. The bedroom window occupied by deceased was exactly above the spot where she was found.-Dr P. J. O'Donnell described the condition in which he found the deceased woman when he attended her shortly after the occurrence, She had a large wound on the left sidf of the forehead exposing the bone, a fracture of the left leg at the knee, and also fracture of the right leg above the ankle. Deceased was perfectly conscious and remembered nothing further than that she went to bed and slept. It was, therefore, probable that she had got up in her sleep and, opening the window, pushed her head out, and thus fell down into the yard. The cause of death was from shock attendant upon the injuries she had received through the fall.-The jury eventually returned a verdict that death was due to shock caused in the manner already stated, and that there was no evidence to show how the deceased mim to fall out Of the window.
EDUCATIONAL MEETING AT BARRY DOCK. To-morrow (Saturday) will be a red letter day in Barry educational circles. We are to witness the advent into the district of representatives of the teaching profession from all parts of South Wales. The South Wales District Union of Teachers holds its annual meeting here in the morning, while in the afternoon a public meeting will be held in the English Wesleyan Chapel, Barry Dock. Mr Waddington, the president of the National Union of Teachers, will speak on "Greater Britain's Duty to the Children." We hear and talk a lot about the dangers with which British commerce is threatened, and in many districts the threats have been forcibly realised. Let us go and hear what an expert-a man who practically devotes his leisure time to studying such questions—has to say on this matter. Mr Waddington has attended many conferences in all parts of the British Isles and in different countries on the Continent. Perhaps, then, we may heir a few of the causes tending to the transference of the South Walts tinplate industry, the Merthyr and Dowlais steel industry, the Swansea copper smelting industry, the Lancashire and Yorkshire textile industries, to our more alert neighbours. Are some of these unpleasant facts due in any measure to Greater Britain's neglect of her children ?" If we attend to-morrow's meeting we may learn something from Mr Waddington and from our leading local educationists.
'-n_ BARRY SCHOOL MANAGEMENT. APPOINTMENT OF AN ATTENDANCE OFFICER. The monthly meeting of the School Manage- ment Committee of the Barry School Board was held on Thursday evening in last week at Holton-road Schools, Barry Dock. Mr J. Lowdon, J.P., occupied the chair, and the other members present were- Captain R. Davies, Mr D. Lloyd, Rev W. Williams, Mr C. L. Buzzo, and Dr W. Lloyd Edwards. APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT ATTENDANCE OFFICER. The four candidates for the post of assistant attendance officer selected out of 54 applicants at the previous meeting of the Board appeared before the committee, and were interrogated in the following order :-Ivor H. Evans, caretaker Barry County School; Richard J. Yeo, Broad- street, Barry David Rees, High-street, Barry; and D. W. Thomas, Vere-atreet, Cadoxton. On a ballot being taken Mr David Rees was found to be elected. EASTER HOLIDAYS. It was decided that all the schools be closed for the Easter Holidays from the Wednesday evening previous to Good Friday until the following Monday week. VOICE TRAINING. The Chairman submitted the amended terms of Mr W. T. Samuel for two days' services per week in voice production at the schools and one evening per week for the teachers, which now weie JE60, including train expenses.—It was decided to accept Mr Samuel's services at this amount. MISCELLANEOUS. The committee approved of the appointment made by the chairman of Mrs David Jones as temporary assistant at Barry Island School.- The committee decided to recommend the Board to grant the use of one of the rooms in Holton-road Infants' School to the Barry Dock Musicians' Society for the purpose of practices. j
BARRY DOCK POLICE. FRIDAY. Before Dr NEALE and Alderman J. C. MXQOITT, CHEAP POTATOES AT THE DOCKS. A tugboat lad named Thomas Pill, living at Grangetown, Cardiff, was brought up charged with stealing a bag of potatoes, value 3s, the property of Mr R. England, from a truck on the basin aiding at Barry. Prisoner was seen by Dock-constable Harvey to fetch the bag of potatoes from the truck, and was carrying them towards a tugboat when he was stopped. Handed over to Police-constable Lee, Pill was charged by the latter, and said he only intended taking a few potatoes for his supper. The lad was fined 20s and costs, or in default 14 days' imprisonment with hard labour. A BRUTAL HUSBAND'S DK8ERTS. A dock labourer named Patrick Daley, of Pfke- street, Barry Dock, who, the police state, has given them some trouble through recent acts of ill-treat- ment towards his wife, was placed in the dock charged with unlawfully woundmg the woman. The evidence of the latter was that her husbaud returned home on Wednesday evening, and after making a complaint respecting his tea he deliber- ately threw it at her, inflicting an incised wound on her forehead. She admitted that he had fre- quently ill-used her.—Dr. Neale said to prisoner You will be sent to prison for a month, and warned him that if he again appeared before them on a similar charge he would be more severely dealt with. A SCOTCHMAN IN HIS CUPS. A Glasgow fireman, named Richard Sherry, was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and disorderly and assaulting Police-constable Beedles in the execution of his duty on Wednesday night. Prisoner was ejected from the Victoria Hotel and accosted by the constable, by whom he was requested to go away. This had the effect of making Sherry abusive, and turning sharply round he nit the policeman on the side of the face. Then in a scuffle that ensued kicks and blows were administered. Police-constable Welsby eventually arrived, and Sherry was removed to the police- station. He was now sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment with hard labour. CAUTIONED AND DISMISSED. Annie Pike, of 6, Spencer-street, Barry Dock, was charged with keeping a disorderly bouse on the25 hult. Evidence in support of the charge was given by Police-constable Hale and Sergeant Gill, who deposed to finding a prostitute of the lowest type in the house, in company of a man. Having heard evidence for the defence, it was stated that defendant's husband had already been convicted for the same offence, and the woman was now cautioned and discharged. ONLY TWO WOMEN. The drunk and disorderly list contained only the names of two women, and one of these, named Annie Jenkins, was ordered to pay 7s 6d, while the other, Mary Ann Sharpe, who has frequently appeared on the same charge, was dismissed, but she was informed by the magistrates that should she appear before them again, a severe sentence would be passed upon her. COALTRIMMBR'S LANGUAGE. Thomas Kingston, coaltrimmer, pleaded guilty to using obscene language on the highway, and he was mulcted in a fine of 10s, in default a week's imprisonment. LLANCARVAN POOR-RATE. Lewis Williams, of Cardiff, a owner of property at Llancarvan, was summoned for non-payment of £ 5 5s due to the overseers of the parish of Llan- carvan in respect of poor-rate made on the 10th of December last. Mr Loughor (assistant overseer) submitted the rate-book, and the magistrates ordered a distress warrant to be issued in default of payment. MONDAY. HJS CONSCIENTIOUS SCRUPLES. Ernest William Butcher applied for an exemption certificate in respect of his it-faint son, who he objected to being vaccinated.—Granted. RATE DEFAULTERS. Orders for the payment of rates were, upon the representations of Mr T. W. Lewis the local collector, made aaains Frederick pearce, Joseph Clemence, Elizabeth Acfcford, and Peter Cahill. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. These cases included Wm. Prothero, who was fined 5s in respect of his son Richard Francis Wallace was ordered to give up his soij Frank to he sent to a truant school a case against Wm. Powell for disobeying an order previously made, was ad- journed for a month to see whether there was any improvement; Thomas Richard was fined 5s Wm. Ball, in respect of his son Samut-1, was dealt with in the same way as William Powell; Matthew Stollway, dismissed Mary Williams, Thompson- street, was dealt with by having her sou sent to the Truant School Humphrey Harris was ordered to send his sou to Cadoxton School Henry Lee was similarly ordered to send his son to Barry and Samuel Parry, his two sons to Holton-road. Printed by Lewis Evans, at his Minerva Printing Works, 117, Holton Road, Barry Dock, in the County of Glamorgan, and Published by Lewis Evans and Thomas, MARCH *4, U.