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i i FOR j Printing OF EVERY DESCRIPTION TRY THE 'Barry Book News,' HOLTON ROAD, BARRY DOCK. THE 'Barry Dock News' IS PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY.. PRICE ONE PENNY t THE I 'Barry Dock News' IS ON THE LIST FOR PARLIAMENTARY ADVERTISEMENTS. I I The Old Folk's Best Friend BACKACHE KmNEY PtLLS i 1 In the Evening of our Days Old Friends are BHc." I I I ( Pi«vrt feU. 41 BtfP'1l. Doan's Backache Kidney Pills have proved a great blessing to many old folk, because they banish backache, regulate the action of the kidneys and help the kidneys to keep the blood pure. The grMtat discomforts of old age are poor •yeaight, lame back, stiff, achy jointa and orinarj ills. Most often these troubles come from a weakening of the kidneys. The kidneys have a heavy task during a long life, of filtering the blood and keeping the body free from the irritating effects of ario acid. Kidney weakness usually gets little attention, and it is no wonder if the kidneys break down. And when the kidneys are sluggish and weak, there is little comfort. Backache is likely to become a constant trouble; lameness in the morning, pains when stooping or lifting, restlessness at night, too frequent and painful passages of the kidney secretions, and persistent languor. Rheumatic pains, stiff joints, dizzy spells and weakness of sight and bearing are often due to the excess of uric acid in the blood. So are gravel and stone, dropsical swellings of the limbs and extremities, heart weakness. These symptoms are causeb dy weakneil or diseases of the kidneys and bladder. Urinary waste is being left too long in the system, and is setting up disease in different parts of the body. Doan's Backache Kidney Pills relieve inflammation of the kidneys and bladder, and make the urinary system aotint so that it can flush out this poisonous kidney waste. This remedy contains no injurious ingredients whatever, and is safe for iku-man and women, old and young. Elderly people will therefore find DOG" Backache Kidney Pills a valuable remedy; they keep the kidneys active, and prevent waste water and uric acid staying too long in the body. Many bad cases of stone, dropsy, rhett. maUsm, lumbago, and distressing urinary weaknesses have been completely oared by Doan's Pills, even in patients between 70 and 80 years of age.. lit 2/9 boxet only, lie hornet 1319. Never old horn. Of all itoret and chemists, or from Footer.McCkUan Co., S, WelU-ttreet, Oxf"-ftsA London, W. Bqftte .t4b.tUu, I — —— ——— I GEAR & DURE, I The Ironmongers, AND Successful Housekeeping. We have a complete range of Modern Labour Saving Reqateites in Stock and we invite you to come in and see with what little expense you can make your home-life easier. Wo would remind yon of our Workshop Department for Plumbing and Sanitary Engineering, Gasfitting. Sheet Metal Working, and Bell Fitters. 218, HOLTON ROAD, TELEPHONE: 174. I I =C- _H- H. A. FOSTER, THE PLUMBER & DECORATOR 21, PARK CRESCENT, BARRY. Your orders and enquiries respectfully solicited. CLAEBGE TEMPERAIC1 HOTEL AID DINING ROOMS, 1 mOLTON tOAD, BAMT DOCKS. I 80T DINN&8 DAILY. A.eeoaaodMioD for VMitoM. WeU-tir? Pedt. &at md CoM B?.
I TIRED OF WORK
I TIRED OF WORK. In withdrawing from various official posi- tions which he has held on the Army Medi- cal Advisory Board on the score that he haa occupied the offices long enough, and should make way for others, Sir Frederick Treves has followed the same course as that which he has adopted in retiring from active practice as a surgeon when at the height of his fame. "I gave up," Sir Frederick ex- plained at the time, "not because I was by any means past work" —he is still only fifty- nine—"but simply because I had got tired of my work after twenty-six years of prac- tice." Sir Frederick continued: "I was in- variably downstairs at five o'clock. I break- fasted at half-past seven. Almost without an exception there was an operation at nine. Then right up to one o'clock there were patients to see. After that I went out and, having lunched in my carriage, devoted the afternoon to consultations. This was a sort of existence of which anyone was liable to get tired." Asked once what were the quali- fications of an ideal surgeon, Sir Frederick's reply was rather surprising. Genius, at all events, he declared, was not required. Genius," lie observed, "is some sort of neurosis—an uncalculated nervous disease. The few men of genius I have met were ex- ceedingly impossible persons. They are cer- tainly entirely out of place in the medical profession, where even cleverness is not to be encouraged. Indeed, of all desperately dangerous persons, the brilliant' surgeo* is the most lamentable. Cleverness' finda its proper field not in the operating gayptian HIM.
CORRESPONDENCE. I The E iizor desires to e. ate .at ae does not necessarily dnrtorae the opinion expressed by Oorreupondenti, Give me above all other liberties, the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely, according to consequence.—John Milton. BARRY FREE CHURCHES AND I THE REGIMENTS. To the Editor of the Barry Dock I News." Sir,—-The Barry Ministerial Associa- tion has asked me to invite the! Churches of Barry that are prepared to do something for the recruits who I have c?mo to our town for training in respond to the ?al' of our countrv. j Some church? ha\'f opened their schoolrooms, some have provided socials, teas, cq?e. In ord?r to work in harmony, and without overlapping, I shall be glad to lift) r from the Churches at their oar!ie< what they are pre- pared to do, and that we may confer together and co-ordinate our work.— Yours obediently. J. MYDYK EVAXS. lona, Gliadsfiorto-mad. ¡ Fob. 1915. I A DANGEROrS PRCTICE. ] IOTo the Editor of the Barry Dock News. Sir,—I should be greatly obliged if you will kindly allow me a little space in your valuable paper. On the 3rd instant a male teacher in one of our Barry schools sent two little children with a wreath to a house where a chilli had died of diphtheria. This is a most dangeilous practice. The children were asked into the house to see the dead child, and innocently, not knowing the danger, they went. When the teacher was spoken to on the subject, he said he had been in- structed by the head teacher to send two little girls to the house with the wreath. It is about time the Education Authority put a stop to such a practice, which, J understand, is often done in the district.—Yours, etc., "GOOD HEALTH." THE BILLETING OF BARRY SOLDIERS. "To the Editor of the Barry Dock News." Dear Sir,—I wtas glad tio see from last week's issue that your columns are open for discussing the question of the soldiers billeted in the schools of Barry. These young fellows who are offering their lives for their Country should be given better accommodation than what is provided for them in the schools and other buildings. Is it playing the game with them in allowing them to sleep on the bare boards of our schools, when each young soldier could be bil leted in the homes of the people, and be, made comfortable in the same way as the officers are being lotoked after in private houses, etc. ? Enquiries were made in Barry some time ago whether the accommoda,tion was sufficient for these men, and from. hearsay f gather plenty of householders were willing to take them in, and in some cases expenses were incurred to provide the necessaries for the men. What I cannot understand is, why our councillors are so free with the schools, when botter homes can bo pro- vided ? And I, like others, am begin- ning to wonder whether there is money behind it all. 0. TUDOR JONES. 9, Harbour-road, Barrv, St-ii Feb., 1915. WAR AND RACE DEGENERATION. "To the Editor of the Barry Dock I News. Sir,—I appreciate Mr. Long's de- tailed reply, but it does not provide any comment on the views I put forth a fortnight ago. With reference to the decrease of population in France, especially after the destructive war of forty-five years ago, I definitely state that the number of males born after the war was in the proportion of eleven to seven females. These figures clearly support my case. Why the number of both sexes in France is decreasing depoi-ils upon social and economic laws, and not upon a law of nature. It is to combat this unhealthy economic and social state of affairs that the Government-aided institutions, mentioned by Mr. Long, exist. If Mr. Long reviews the past social history of the human race, he will re- cognise the silent and inevitable work- ing of a law which will in time level up the number of the sexes. I accept Mr. Long's explanation of why he wrote to you. Few have greater admiration than myself for the fearlessness and sincerity he possesses in bringing matters before the public gaze. Barry Island. T.W.W. TRAI )RSMA X'S I > I iOTEST. To the Editor of the Barry Dock I News." Dror Sir,—Allow me space to ven- tilate a grievance which is being ex- pressed by nearly the whole town, but wfhich nb one seems to have the courage Ij to speak out strongly upon. i Why are the soldiers being hoarded f together in schools, public halls, laun- dries, etc., with little or no comfort? Albsolurtely bad sanitary conditions are bound to exist to the detriment of the men who have giveii up good positions, good homes, and have answered their country's call in the hour of her need? They are deserving of the best we can give them. I hear that people are being asked to take in one, two, or three soldiers each week to let them have a bath; in fact, I havabooll asked myself. It is a disgrace to any town when all might have been avoided had the men been billeted out. The whole town would then have benc.ntted, as well as the men themselves at such a time when everyone is feeling the pinch more or loss. Why is it that two or three tradesmen have been deriving all the bonefit? Why is it that the District I Council have not entered a public pro-; test in the matter?—Yours etc., DISG (TESTED TRADESMAN. i NO CLASSES FOR SOLDIERS." To the Editor of the Barry Dock I t ), cl? I News." Sir,—I think some notice should be taken of the violent attack made on the County Council by Galoned J. A. Hughes, County Councillor J. H. Llewellyn, and others at a recent meet- ing of the Barry Evening Classes Com- mittee, and reported in last week's is- sue, because of the refusal of the County Council to sanction evening classes for soldiers stationed at present in our town. Owing to their position j and their experience of public life, one would have expected somewhat better I tilings from the above-named gentle- men. I The most effective reply to the attack is a bare recital of the facts, which arc as follows:—The chief education official of the County Council was in- I structed to make inquiries as to the number of troops stationed at the differ- ent centres in the county, and as to what provision was necessary in the ¡ way of evening classes. Replies c?me I from the officers commanding in the several centres to the following effect: Bridgend.—" The men have not a great deal of ,sparer time." Cardiff.—" Men remain only a short time, and, there- fore, little benefit would be derived from classes." Porthcawl.—" Number I varies daily; men are coming forward I and are being despatched to North Wales in large bodies eveit week; would be of little use forming classes." No reply came from the C.O. at Barry. The Secondary Education Committee consider, in view of the above replie5, I and assuming tha;! Hw conditions at Barry were the same as those obtaining in the other centres from which replies ha d come, decided that no classes were necessiary. With the informiation before them I venture to say they could come to no ot-ker conclusion. When, how- lever, the minute came up for confirma- tion at the Education Committee yester- day, and further information was available (which by the way I had to seek for myself unofficially), the com- mittee decided to sanction the classes. I The crux of the matter was the un- certainty as to the length of the men's stay in one pliac-e.-Yours. etc., D. H. WILLIAMS. Brynmair, Rom illy-road, Barry. February 10th, 1915. C.
-h Working Overtime! No organ is so much abused, or so little helped, in its important work, as the liver. It is quite a common thing at this cold season to take more food and drink than we actually need with the idea of keeping ourselves warm. Naturally, the liver grows tired and sluggish at the overtime it has to put in, not only in supplying bile, which is Nature's laxative, but in filtering poisons from the blood. Tax the liver's powers too severely, and headaches, bilious bouts, a sense of irritability, and de- pression, are the ways in which it pays you out. 'Go the right way about things and give the liver, now and then, the tonic assistance of Mother Seigel's Syrup. Nothing equals this famous remedy for keeping it up to the mark.
SALVATIONISTS IN THE RANKS i
SALVATIONISTS IN THE RANKS. I ￼ SELF-DENIA,L APPEAL. I ANNUAL SELF-DENIAL APPEAL. Over ten thousand Salvationists have answered their country's call since the commencement of the War, and a Chat- ham lad Who tried to rescue Prince Maurice of Battenjburg, was awarded the D.S.M. A hundred men from the Salvation Army's Land Colony at Nad-. leigh have enlisted, and there is not a colonist remaining on the Hadleigh Estate who is of military age and fit- j nosis. Between < £ 3,000 and £4,000 has been given to the Prince of Wales Relief Fund, and £2,500 was also raised for the purchase and equipment of five motor ambulance oars, manned entirelv by Salvationist drivers and orderlies. Further, Salvation Army officers are working at over a hundred military; centres. The Salvation Army are cxpectiJlg a great response to their forthcoming an- nual self-denihl appeal. Donations m-oy j be sent to Adjutant Busby, 27. Beryl- j road, Barry Docks, or to Brigadier Greenaway, Cardiff. j
j MEETING OF LLOYDS BANK
j ■ ■ MEETING OF LLOYDS BANK. The fifty-seventh ordinary general meeting of the shareholders of Lloyds Bank, Ltd., was held on Wednesday, January 27th, 1915. at Birmingham. The (Mr. R. V. Vasstar- Smith), in moving the adoption of the report, after referring to the general conditions of trade, .said: During the past six months the safety and the ad- ministration of tihe Bank have been the constant thought and care of everyone connected with it. There has niot only been the anxiety associated with this time of stress, but in the administra- tion there were constant difficulties mised by novel points. of procedure, and the carrying on of the ordinary business of the Bank owing to the shortage of staff, nearly 1,000 members, over 20 per cent., being away in the service of the country. (Applause.) Tiltrning to the report, I would like to call attention to the third paragraph, which mentions that a sum of £ 250,000 has been added to account for meeting, if necessary, future deprecia- tion of investments. As no ono can foretell the duration of the war, so it is impossible to forecast the possibilities of the future. If the war continues for a long time, there will be in all" proba- a large depreciation, in invest- ments. and also, perhaps, a loss in of our advances, owing to the i of margin in the securities. As no doubt you have not; cod. there has brvn a divergence of opinion between the Boards of different hanks a-s to the prudent course to pursue, and some have reduced their dividends. Wo have given great care to the considera- tion of this question, and decided tha.t, as we have made sudh a provision for possible depreciation in the future, we were justified in paying our ordinary dividend. (Iloar. hear.) The acquisi- tion of the Wilts and Dorset Banking Company has worked quite satisfac- torily. We had last ydar, 1913, a re- cord time as regards profits, but I fancy you will not need much explana- tion from us why tlhey are not so large this year as might perhaps b;a ve been expected. If any be needed, I shall be very plcfased to give it. We consider the returns to be quite good. You will remember that tihe figures now pre- sented are for the combined banks, and render difficult a Comparison with our figures alone for 1913. Before conclud- ing, I must call attention to the fact that this is the jubilee year of our exist- ence a-s a Joint Stock bank. It was founded in the early part of 1865. At the end of that year the number of shareholders was 807, now it is about 28,000: the capital paid up S143,415, now £ 5,008.072; the reserve fund £ 27,750. now £ 3,000,000; the dividend at the I'1te of £ 13.500 a year, now £ 837,843; the number of offices 14, now 880; the numTver of staff 51, now about 4,600. (Applause.) The Chair- man concluded by moving that the re- port just taken as.mid be received and adopted. The Deputy-C'hairrrmn, in seconding, referred to the remarfcable growth of this Dank durin the la-st 50 years, the groater jxn'tion of which was due to | amalgamation with other banks, in pursuance of a policy in which Lloyds Bank was a pioneer, a policy wfhich recent events had fully justified. The report having been unanimously adopted, the retiring directors re- elected, the auditors re-appointed, and the usual votes of thanks given to the chairman and the staff, the proeeedon-gs terminated.
BARRY WELSH SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION
BARRY WELSH SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. A wall-attended meeting of the Barry Weilsh Sunday School Union was held on Tuesday evening last at Garmel Ghapel. Barry Docks, when the Rev. W. J. Arter delivered a forcible and eloquent address on The Church and Sunday School in their rel:attion to the War." The reverend gentleman cor- rected many false notions, which, he said, were U prevalent among scoffers and recoilers of religion, and showed clearly that Christianity was still the dominant force, even in this terrible war. Self-sacrifice, brotherhood, and unity still shone like stars in the uiMit of woe and carnage. Mr. W. Bryn Davies (Prosidenl). Rev. Howell Davies. B.Sc.. vice-president, and Mr. Edwin Lewis, spoke in high apprecia- tion of the intellectual and spiritual treat afforded by the lecture.
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