Execution in Paris. The Murderer of Baroness Dellard Guillotined This Morning. HOW THE CONVICT MET DEATH, PARIS, Saturday (CentralNeius).—Anastay, the young officer who murdered Baroness Dellard in the Boulevard Du Temple, and also attempted to assassinate her ser- vant under atrocious circumstances, paid the penalty of his crime just after daybreak this morning. For the past two nights a crowd, mostly of the scum of Parisians, had been waiting outside the Roquette Prison to witness the scene, a rumour having spread as early as Thursday night that Anastay's days were numbered. The surroundings of the place of execution and the Rue de la Roquette, tenanted by numerous makers of funeral wreaths and tombstones, are lugubrious in the extreme, snd the great French necropolis of Pere la Chaise is a Dear neighbour of the spot where the execution took place. Shortly after three o'clock, Monsieur de Paris, better known as M. Deibler, and his men, having finished the erection of the guillo- tine, carefully inspected the machine to assure themselves that the machinery was in order, and after these gruesome details had been carried out a piquet of mounted gendarmes and a number of foot soldiers formed up on the right and left of the instrument of death. As the day began to break the Abb6 Valadier, the prison almoner, together with the officials, M. Goron, Chef De La Sur6t6 and his secretaries, the Prooureur De La Uepublique and his Greffier, made their appearanoe with the law officials to assist the governor of the prison in carrying out the sentence on the condemned. At five o'clock the Abb6 Valadier and the officials named entered the cell, but found that Anastav was already awake, having evidently had previous intimation of the fact that his execution was at hand from the £ §Kumstance that he had written to his nrother Leon. He dressed without Availing himself of the proffered assis- tance, having been informed that his appeal for Presidential clemency was rejected and the moment had come to prepare himself for his fate: After having confessed Anastay walked with a firm step, but with a face overspread by a ghastly corpse- like pallor, to the small room called the "Avant le Greffe," where M. Deibler and his assistants were in waiting. Here he was seated, and the toilette du condaume," too well known to require description, was gone through. Pinioned in order to prevent violent resis- tance, the condemned man bravely walked to the scaffold, and having spoken a few words to those around him, his heilod was placed in the luvette.' The trigger was pulled, and the knife fell within a quarter of an hour of the officials entering the cell. Anastay's father claimed the body, in order that an examination might be made of the brain, with a view to proving the existence of cerebral trouble, but the authorities refused to allow any special post- mortem examination to be made. The usual course was followed. The basket containing the trunk and head of what was Anastay was lifted into a back van, which immediately was driven towards the Cemetiere D'lvry, the burial place of criminals outside the Paris fortifications. Four mounted gendarmes, the carriages of the Abb6 Valadier, the Chef De La Surete, and a few vehicles filled with reporters followed, the spectators dispersing to their usual avocations, or to recount the acene just witnessed. All was over by 5.35.
SIX MONTHS FOR A LIBEL At the Old Bailey to-day Lewis Lyons was in- dicted for publishing in the Jewish Trades Unionist a statement that Messrs. Turling, Braggand, yBnd Co., clothiers and Government contractors, sweated their employes. It was urged that as Mr. Tarling was a candidate for the London County Council when the libel was published, and there were 15,OOOJewish voters in his division,the state- ment was calculated to do him barm. Accused, who denied any malicious intention, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment.
A COLLIERY FLOODED. The new Stanley Main Colliery at Normanton is flooded, and all work stopped. Powerful pumping engines are at work, but so far without any pros- pect of immediate success. The source of the water is a mystery to the officials. The old Stanley Main pit belonging to the same owners was flooded twelve months ago, and could not be worked for five months. Many of the men are thrown idle, and are preparing to leave the district.
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD. At Liverpool Assizes this morning Esau Hay- dock, confidential clerk to the late Henry Stanley Wliailey, of Blackburn, who was convicted yester. day of having conspired with his employer to obtain monejr by fraud, was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment, Chief Justice Coleridge remarking that the prisoner must have known very well what Whalley was doing.
THE CWMTILLERY STRIKE ENDED. The strike at the Hayworth and Cwmtillery collieries has at length terminated, and work was resumed this morning. The colliery management has agreed to endeavour to influence the workmen to join the union, and in future none but union men will be employed.
JV STEAMER OVERDUE. A Lloyd's telegram this afternoon states that, i according to advices from Baku, the steamer t Alexander VoNcow, from Persia for Baku, with 200 ipaaaengera, is overdue.
ELECTION INTELLIGENCE. Radnorshire. A telegram from Knighton this afternoon savs: «»Sir Herbert Lewis has withdrawn from his can- didature for Radnorshire.
POACHING AT ST. MELLONS. At Newport County Petty Sessions to-day Samuel Richards, who did not appear, was charged with trespassing in pursuit of game on the land of Lord Tredegar at St. Mellons on October 31st last. The keeper heard a shot fired, and on going into the wood saw defendant, who admitted liaving fired it. He bad a freshly killed pheasant Under his coat. A summons was taken out at the time, but defendant absconded.—The Bench fined wm 21s. or fourteen days' imprisonment. ——i————tmmmmi I
AN OLD OFFENDER, At Cardiff Police-court this morning ^fcefcra Sir Morgan Morgan and Alderman Jacobs; Florence Jones, 30, appeared in the dock crying. She was charged with being drunk in Elm-street.—The Cierk (to prisoner) Well, you are here again ?— Inspector Hay ward: Out yesterday morning and in again last night.—The Magistrate* handed her over to the care of the lafly "Salvationist" who attends the court daily in quest of such cases. I'
DOGS WITHOUT LICENCES. At Newport County Petty Sessions this morning Thomas MjjJk, landlord of the Myrtle Grove Inn, Hogerstone, and Herbert Powell, butcher, Rogfr- stone, were fined 25=. each for keeping dogs without licences. The magistrates were bound by atatute to impose the 25. fine, because both ptofendaote had been convicted of a similar offence 1 Within twelve months.
DEEMING IN GAOL. -0 His Refractory Conduct Causes the Officials Great Trouble. THE PLEA OF INSANITY. MELBOURNE, Saturday (Dalziel),- Williams was extremely restless last evening, so much so that the prison doctor ordered brandy to be given to him. He is still very refractory in his conduct aud causes the officials great trouble. No vigilance is spared in watching him. The counsel for the defence will probably ask for a lengthy adjournment in order thoroughly to prepare for the trial. The Crown authorities, in expectation of a plea of insanity, had medical men in court during the whole of the inquest pro- ceedings for the purpose of observing the prisoner closely. They agree that the bearing and actions of Williams are very plainly a sham, and by no means a clever sham. DEEMING IN SOUTH AFRICA. A Reuter's telegram from Cape Town says :-— Intense excitement has been occasioned here by the cablegram from England with regard to the Rain hill-Melbourne murders, and Deeming's career in South Australia. It appears he arrived here from Australian with his wife and three children in 1885, and obtained an appointment as engineer to the City Contractors, giving every satisfaction. After nine months lie was taken ill, and after his recovery proceeded to Johannesburg as manager to the Novitgedacht Gold Company, leaving his wife and family at Cape Town. in a short time he sentifor tiiem fromjKIerksdorp, but a few weeks later be himself turned up. He stated tbat some English people had given him power over jB60,000, with which he was to speculate in gold properties. He returned for his family,and brought back to[Cape Town an immense amount of valuable jewellery, while that worn by his wife was itself worth a fortune. Further, he had with him a draft for £ 2,500, which he banked. Deeming then sent his wife and family to England, and re-started swindling operations in Cape Town, Kimberley, Port Eliza- beth, and Natal with great success. From Durban, Levi (a friend of Deeming's) despatched the fol- lowing telegram:— The poor boy died. Let all his friends know, but do not cable to his family in England. X am going to take the body home through the Buez Canal.
CARDIFF BOARD OF GUARDIANS Allegations Against a Medical Officer. The usual weekly meeting of the Cardiff Board of Guardians was held this afternoon, under the presidency of Dr. Paine. It was reported that there were 100 fewer inmates in the workhouse than at the same time last year. AN EXODUS OF KUBSES. Another resignation of a nurse was received, making 22 resignations in fifteen months.—Mr. Cross said 'these constant resignations were t" sickening." He moved that a nurse be advertised for.—Mr. E. Beavan seconded, and said the nursing institute had been the greatest curse they, as a board of guardians, had had.-Alderman Jacobs: No, no.—Mr. E. Beavan (warmly): Then I differ from you, and you can have your say when I have finished. In his (Mr. Beavan's) opinion the nursing institute had been a great hindrance and curse.-Alderman Jacobs drew comparisons between the present state of the hospital and the inefficient state in which it had been. They had now trained nurses, and not people of the class of kitchen servants—Dr. Sheen thought the Board should be proud of having such an institute to which they could go.—The Chairman fully disapproved of the constant changes, but said he thought they had better ;make no change at present.—Mr. Cross then withdrew his motion. CHARGES AGAINST A, MEDICAL OFFICE U. A letter was received from the Local Govern- ment Board in reply to a request that an official inquiry should be made into the proceedings of Dr. Downing in the case of the child of Mrs. Elizabeth Price. The (Local Government Board replied that it did not at present appear that any application had been made to Dr. Milward, the medical officer for the district, in which Mrs. Price resided for his attendance in the case, or that Dr. Downing was acting as the temporary substitute of that officer at the time. The board did not gather on what grounds it was considered that Mrs. Price was entitled to claim the services of Dr. Downing, and unless there were circumstances showing responsibility on his part the board did not think that the case was cne in which an official inquiry by an inspector of the board was requisite. It was stated that Mr. Bircham bad said that Sir Hugh Owen was very averse to holding Inquiries of the motive asked unless responsibility could be brought directly home.—Mr. F. J. Beavan thought that the matter had not been understood by the Local Government Board. The medical officer who was responsible had appeared as substitute. -In reply to Mr. Alexander, the chairman said Dr. Downing had been appointed Dr. Milward's substitute by the board.—Mr. O. H. Jones thought the attention of the Local Government Board should be drawn to the facts and the request renewed for any inquiry.—Mr. E. Beavan, who had brought the matter first forward, said, in jus- tice to the woman who had lost her child an inquiry should be held. — Eventually it was decided to send again to the Local Government Board.
CRUELTY CASES AT NEWPORT. At,Newport County Petty Sessions this morning (before Mr. R. Laybourneand Mr. Ebenezer Lewis) George Williams, a young horse dealer, Was charged with working a horse whilst in a sore condition.— Police-sergeant Pask found him working a poor, old, brown animal in a very low condition on the Maipas-road, It was lame on the off hind leg, and also had a sore on the shin bone. In his opinion it was undoubted cruelty to work the horse in such a condition. Defendant was trotting the horse until it was sweating very much. Witness stopped the horse, but it was worked again several times subsequently in Newport.—Inspector Lockwood gave evidence that the horse was also suffering from a prick caused by improper shoeing. The horse, it was explained, was a partnership property owned by defendant and a man named Russell. It had recently been sold for £ 2 and another horse.—The Bench imposed a fine of 10s. At the same court Archer Exton, of Malpas, and Thomas Davies, a haulier in his employ, were charged with cruelty to a horse on February 27. In this case an entird horse was suffering from large worts, which were being rubbed by the breaching and causing great pain. They had since, it was explained, been removed.—Exton was fined 10s. 6d. and Davies 2s. 6d.
NEWPORT BOARD OF GUAR- DIANS. The weekly meeting of this board Was held at the union workhouse this morning, Colonel Lyne presiding. There was a good attendance.-The number of inmates in the house for the week was 323, a decrease of two on last year. Walter Sheppard, 32, Mary White, 29, Thomas Bevan, 74, Frank Harding, 55, Jessie Kibble, 45, and Julia Richardson, 73, all died during the week.—Caerleon Schools showed an increased attendance of 22, being 210.—Mr. George Jones moved a resolution that the relieving-ofticer for the northern division (Mr. John Watkins) have an increase of salary of j620 owing to the great increase of work which that officer had now to perform in so large and scattered a district.—Mr. Phineas James seconded.—Mr. jSdwin Hill proposed an amendment objecting to the advance in salary, as it was only two or three years back that an increase was before granted.— Mr. W. Thomas seconded.—Several members spoke, after which the amendment was put and lost.—A report was received from the schools committee and adopted.—The Rev. J. C. S. Darby brought up the report of the visiting committee with reference to the application of the superintendent of the house of refuge Mr. Charles Crane) for an increase of wages.—It was decided that the superintendent and the matron (Mrs. Crane) should have a joint increase of 7s. per week.
DIVULGING OFFICIAL SECRETS., At the Liverpool Assizes this morning (before Lord Coleridge) Edward Holden, aged 40, surveyor, was found guilty of attempting to induce Thos. M. Courtney, Royal Engineers, to divulge plans of the fortifications of Malta with the intention of commu- nicating their formation to a Frenchman. Prisoner was formerly in the Royal Engineers, and served in Malta-where be was employed in the drawing office. -In passing sentence Lord Coleridge said prisoner had much to thank the War Office for that they did indict him under the statute for felony, because nobody who had heard the evidence could doubt tlmt the information was obtained for the use of a foreign Government, and be might have been liable to penal servitude for life. He could not j conceive anything more despicable than the prisoner's conduct, and regretted he could not gi7e him gaore than twelve months' imprisonment
Glamorganshire Assizes. The business of these assizes was resumed at the Town-ball, Cardiff, this morning, the presiding judges being Mr. Justice Charles and Mr. Justice Williams. CROWN COURT. (Before Mr. Justice CHARLES.) THE ALLEGED INTIMIDATION OF WORKMEN AT CADOXTON. The six Cadoxton painters, William Smith, William Henry Wnshbr, Edward Jeffries, Henry Hyman, Charles Barrett, and William Howells. who on Friday were acquitted of a charge of having.intimidated three men, named Sidney Her- bert Bishop, Sidney Morgan, and Edward Francis, in connection with the recent painters' strike at Cadoxton, were now further indicted for unlawful assembly and conspiracy, but the prosecuting counsel (Mr. Arthur Lewis) intimated that he did not intend calling any evidence in support of the charge, and the prisoners were therefore ordered to be discharged. USING THE KNIFE AT ABERAVON. John Kent, 57, carpenter, of Aberavon, on bail was indicted for maliciously wounding John David, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm, at Port Talbot on the 8th of February Mr. Howell Price, on behalf of Mr. S. T. Evans, M.P. (instructed by Mr. D.E. Davies, Cardiff) conducted the prosecution, the prisoner being undefended.- The complainant, who is the traffic manager of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway, and resides at 6, Courtland-terrace, Port Talbot, said on the night in question the prisoner came into his house, and said he had come for a settlement of a claim for work he had done for his (complainant's) wife's father. This work, according to his state- ment, had been done 30 years ago. He seemed to be under the impression that com- plainant's wife had benefited very largely under her father's will, and that she ought to pay the money. He (complainant) and his wife told the prisoner this was not so, and that they knew nothing about his claim. He was under the in- fluence of drink, and they tried to persuade him to leave the house quietly. He, however, became very violent and used bad language, held up his right hand. in which complainant noticed he had a knife, and saying Do you see this you-" tried to plunge it into complainant's chest. Com- plainant, however, stepped back, and the knife went into his hand. He picked up the tongs and struck the prisoner twice on the head, knocking him down. Assistance was summoned, and three men came in. Complainant told one of them to mind, as the prisoner had got a knife, when the latter said, "Yes; and I'll run it into the —— when I get up." The knife was ultimately taken from the prisoner and he was taken into custody.—Dr.Jonts, Aberavon, deposed to attending the complainant on the night the affair took place. He found him suffering from a small incised wound about an inch long in the hand. Witness also saw the pri- soner, who had two severe scalp wounds over 2Jin. long, and both of which could have been inflicted by a pair of tongs.—Police-sergeant James, Aberavon, said when he took the prisoner into custody and charged him with wounding David he said, A revolver I ought to have had to drive a bullet through the He has robbed me of my money which I worked for thirty years ago." On the way to the. police- station prisoner further added, "Since I got a copy of the will from Llandaff and saw how I have been treated and nothing left to me I got angry with David and don't care what I do to him, and if I don't do anything by fair play I shall have lynch law." Prisoner had been drinking.—The prisoner now made a similar statement, and complained that the will had not been properly executed. He denied striking at David with the knife.—The jury found him guilty, and he was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment. DEFRAbDING A MAESTEG SADDLER. Alfred Brain, 38, carpenter, pleaded not guilty to an indictment of having obtained by false pre- tences from Lawrence Elijah Coleman, a saddler, at Maesteg, a set of trap harness. Mr. 8. T. Evans prosecuted, and Mr. A. Upward defended.-From the evidence of the prosecutor it ap- peared that on the 21st of March the prisoner went to his shop, and, representing that he had been in business in Maesteg for three weeks as a liay merchant and horse dealer, said he wanted a set of harness. He was shown a set value £ 4 15s., which he said would do for him, and gave directions for it to be taken to the Royal Oak public-house, saying he would pay on delivery. Prosecutor accordingly took the harness to the Royal Oak and handed the account for it to the prisoner, and it was then suggested by a man with the prisoner that a kicking strap and bearing rftin should be provided, the prisoner saying he woikld pay for the harness when the prosecutor came with these extra articles the fol- lowing morning. The prosecutor left the harness with the prisoner, but when he went to the public-house the following morning the prisoner and the harness had gone.-Evidence was then adduced to show that the prisoner had not been in business at Maesteg as stated, after which it was contended for the defence that the prisoner had net been guilty of false pretences, and that he in- tended to pay for' the harness.—The jury found the prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to six calendar months' imprisonment. ASSAULT ON A POLICE-SERGEANT AT ABEltAVON. Joseph Francis, tin-worker, of Aberavon, was indicted for maliciously wounding James James. acting police-sergeant at Aberavon, on January 16. -He pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr. S. T. Evans, M.P., the prosecution being conducted by Mr. L. M. Richards.—The evidence of Sergeant James was to the effect that on the night in ques- tion he was called to disperse a crowd. The pri- soner and two other men ran away, and threw stones at complainant and Police-constable Bailey. Complainant ran after them, caught the prisoner, and asked him his name, which he refused to give, at the same time saying ttke this, you striking complainant with a stone over the right eyebrow. He called to his companions to come on and kill the and struck Complainant several times.—Police-constable Bailey corrobo- rated, and Dr. Jones having spoken as to the injuries received by complainant, Mr. Evans called for the defence a mason named David Davies. who said he did not see any stone throwing.—William Harding, a washman, said Francis fell and James fell heavily on top of him. and William Llewellyn corroborated. They did not see any blows struck. —The prisoner was found guilty of common assault. Taking into account the testimonials as to previous good character, and that the assault was not of a serious character, his lordship thought I justice would be met by a fine of J65, the prisoner to also enter into his own recognisances in JE25 to keep the peace in future. FORGERY BY A LATE CARDIFF CLERK. John Samuel, alias John Henry Williams, 26. described as an ostler, was indicted for having on the 8th of February last forged a cheque for zC6 3s., and also with having uttered the same with intent to defraud on the National Bank of Wales, Limited (Bridgend Branch), at Pontycymer. He pleaded not guilty, and was undefended, the prosecution being conducted by Mr. Arthur Lswis.—Mr. David Rees, draper, at Pontycymer, deposed that on the 8th of February the prisoner came into his shop and asked for a blank cheque for Mr. Williams, of the Blaenharran Hotel, which witness gave him.—Cross-examined by the prisoner, the witness said he had given blank cheques before, but not to anyone in Pontycymer. He had not spoken to the prisoner, but knew him casually.- Mr. Thomas Williams, landlord of the Blaenharran Hotel, Pontycymer, said on the 5th of February the prisoner came and asked for a bed, which witness was unable to let him have. He, however, obtained lodgings for him, and the pri- soner came to the hotel again the following morn- ing. Witness had never sent prisoner to borrow a blank cheque for him.—An assistant to an iron- monger at Pontycymer proved cashing the cheque (which was signed" Singer and Buckley) for the prisoner, who endorsed it iq the name of Frederick Evans. Witness paid the cheque into the bank the following day, when it was returned marked No account."—-Mr. Buckley, ironmonger, Bridgend, deposed that the firm of Singer and Buckluy did not exist, and the cheque had not been signed by him.—The police-constable at Pontycymer said when he arrested the prisoner and charged him with forging and uttering the cheque he replied, "I know nothing of it." He refused to give his name and address.-The prisoner, in defence, denied that he was at Pontycymmer on the 8tb of February, saying he was at Newport; and bad he been at liberty he could have obtained evidence to prove this. — Prisoner was found guilty on both counts of the indlctment.-Before sentence was pronounced a further indictment was preferred against him of having,on the 12th of February, obtained from Mr. Elias Kaiser, watchmaker, 42, St. Mary-street, Cardiff, £ 7 10s. by means of a forged cheque. He pleaded not guilty.—Mr. Case,florist and fruiterer, Queen-street, Cardiff, deposed that on the night in question. man came into his shop and asked for a blank cheque for Mr. Jones, of Rumney, which witness handed to him. Mr. Kaiser proved that he cashed a cheque for the prisoner for £7 10s. It was drawn in favour of Herbert Harrison, Esq," and wall signed Harry Cousins." He had no doubt now that the prisoner was the man who cashed the cheque.—Mr. Harry Cousins, solicitor, Cardiff, said the signature to the cheque was not his.—Mr. Scott, of the firm of Messrs. Morgan and Scott, solicitors, High- Street, Cardiff, said the prisouer was in the employ of his firm some years ago and he was familiar with his handwriting. The writing in the body of the cheque and also the signature was similar to the prisoner's.—By the prisoner: During the time he was in their employ he was a most excellent and useful clerk.-Other evidence hav- ingbeen given, the jury found the prisoner guilty of both charges, and added that they thought such cases ought to be a warning to tbeøpulJIic not to give away blank cheques.—His Lordship expressed his concurrence with this ex- pression of opmion.-In reply to his lordship, the prisoner made a long statement to the effect. that after his first conviction at an early age he had never been able to keep in employment in consequence of per- sons disclosing the fact that he had been in prison. He threw himself on the mercy of his lordship, and promised that if he lived to come out of prison he would leave the country and live a better life.—His Lordship said it was a painful duty, but he could not inflict a less punishment than four years' penal servitude. THE PATENT MEDICINE TRADE. Edward Baxter Hedlev, 32, traveller, pleaded not guilty to an indictment of having embezzled 15s, received by him on account of his employer.' —Mr. Arthur Lewis prosecuted, and Mr. S. T. Evans, M.P., defended.—Mr. David James, patent medicine dealer, Tonypandy, gave evidence to the effect that in October last year he engaged prisoner at £3 a week to go round with a carriage and band, after the style of Sequah," and deliver lectures and sell patent medicines. He (prosecutor) was to pay all the expenses, and it was the duty of the prisoner to account for all the money he received. It was alleged that more medicines and drugs bad been supplied to the prisoner and sold by him than he had accounted tor. After the cross-examination of the prosecutor, the jury intimated that they had heard sufficient of the case, and were of opinion that the county-court was the proper place for it to be tried. The prisoner was, therefore, discharged. The court adjourned till ten o'clock on Monday morning.
NISI PRIUS COURT. (Before Mr. Justice VAUGHAN WILLIAMS.) THE SHEARINGS CONTRACT DISPUTE. BORRY TIN-PLATE COMPANY V. E. R. THOMAS.— THOMAS 11. BURRY TIN-PLATE COMPANY.—This case had been adjourned in order that his lordship might give judgment on the claim and counter- I claim. Mr. 'I. Terrell and Mr. S. T. Evans, M.P., appeared for the company, and Mr. Eldon-Bankes and Mr. Glascodine for Mr. Thomas^—The learned counsel discussed the amounts due to each side, and ultimately his Lordship said he should give judgment for the company for 989 171. 3d., without costs, and for Mr. Thomas forjE98 5s. 3d., also with- out costs. They must make the best of it. If they went to the Master about it probably they would find that by this time next year the matter would not be done with. He had no doubt that the result of their preferring that alternative would be that several hundred pounds would go into the proper channels. (Laughter.)—Later Mr. Rees, Llanelly (solicitor to the company) agreed with Mr. Ingle- dew (solicitor to Mr. Thomas) to pay over the difference without certificate. THE CLAIM AGAINST AN INSURANCE COMPANY. LAWRENCE AND ANOTHER V. THE SCOTTISH ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY.—The hearing of this case, in which John Lawrence and Elizabeth James, executors of John Taylor James, deceased, claimed to recover upon a policy issued by the defendant company, was resumed. Mr. Abel Thomas, M.P., and Mr. David Lewis (instructed by Mr. Frank Lewis, Newport) were for the plaintiffs, and Mr. Bowen Rowlands, Q.C., M.P., and Mr. Arthur Lewis (instructed by Messrs. Woodcock, Ryland, and Parker) for the defendants.—Further evidence was called, and the counsel on both sides addressed the jury, Mr. Bowen Rowlands contending that the deceased did not use proper precautions in passing under the railway bridge, and, therefore, by his neglect contributed to his sad end.—The judge summed up, and said it was a question for the jury to say whether there was neglect on the part of the deceased.—The jury im- mediately returned a verdict forjthe plaintiffs for JE600 (the amount of the policy), with interest and costs.-His Lordship entered judgment in accor- dance with the decision, and, on the application of Mr. Abel Thomas, certified for a special jury. A DISPUTED AGREEMENT. JACKSON v. ,BASKERVILLE.-This was an action in which Mr. Jackson, ironfounder, Cardiff, sought to recover the amount paid in respect of a foundry in John-street, Cardiff, together with JE500 damages, from Mrs. Baskerville, widow and executrix of the late Charles Henry Baskerville, ironfounder, Cardiff, on the ground of, misrepresentation. Mr. Bowen Rowlands, Q.C., M.P., and Mr. Lincoln Reed appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Abel Thomas, M.P., represented the defendant. — Mr. Reed opened the pleadings, and said the plaintiff entered into an agreement on November 21,1891, with Mr. C. H. Baskerville, now deceased, to taku over a foundry in John-street, Cardiff, paying j6625 for the Interest and good will. The plaintiff alleged that the agreement was entered into by him in consequence of fraud or misrepresentation. It was stated by Baskerville that the net profits were over J6600 per annum, the actual net profit from from March 1,1890, to February 28, 1891, being set down at J6631. The plaintiff alleged that those figures were misleading, and that the profits had not ralised what,, be was led to expect. He pleaded that the figures had been falsely entered and that the statements were untrue, or else used recklessly without caring whether they were true or false. He claimed to have the agreement re- scinded and the purchase money repaid, with J6500 damages.—In the pleadings for the defence the defendant admitted the existence of the agree- ment and also the death of C. H. Baskerville, but denied that there was any misrepresentation iu regard to the agreement, and said the plaintiff did not elect to rescind the agreement when he dis- covered what he alleged. He examined the plant and foundry himself before purchasing.—Mr. Bowen Rowlands followed with an address to the jury in support of the pleadings on behalf of the plaintiff, and detailed the course of the arrange- ments which led up to the agreement being entered into.—Plaintiff was called, and in his evidence alleged that the price put upon the plant was excessive. After the purchase he discovered that the entries in the invoice-book did not tally with the trading account, one item being entered at £ 12 odd, which in the invoice-book represented only £ 2 odd. He found similar discrepancies on closer examination.—The Judge made an ineffectual attempt to settle the case, which was adjourned until Monday, after a consultation. Monday's Cause List. 4 ACTION WITH A SPECIAL JURY. Jackson v. Baskerville. part heard. ACTIONS WITH A COMMON JURY. 21. O'Donnell v. Garnett. 32. Villiers Tin-plate Company, Limited, w. Davies and Co. ACTIONS WITHOUT A JURY. 37. Anderson v. Lane, 22. Lewis and Sons v. Walkers, Parker, and Co. 23. Cie des Charbons et Brignettes de Blanzy et de l'Onest. v. Manasseh Angel and others. 27. Lewis v. Lewis. 28. Richards and Richards v. Crawshay and another.
SAD DEATH OF A WOMAN AT CARDIFF. At Roath Police-court this afternoon Mr. E. B. Reece, coroner, held an inquest into the circum- stances attending the death of Mrs. Maud Mary Brown, wife of William Brown, sewing machine engineer, Moirn-place.- William Brown, the husband, was called, and deposed that on the 6th inst. he took his wife for a drive in a spring cart and returned about 8.30. He went into the house and brought out a chair for his wife to get out of the cart, but she handed the baby to a neighbour named Mrs. Price and then jumped over the side of the cart. Her dress caught in a piece of iron and she fell, her head coming violently in contact with the pavement. On witness picking her up he felt blood on his hand, and he at once took her to the infirmary. There she was seen by the assistant house-surgeon. He told witness to bring his wife next morning, and to 1 notice if any blood came from the ears during the I night. During the night she did bleed from the ear. He sent for Mrs. Price about four o'clock, but she did not come until about eight o'clock. At 9.30 he went to the infirmary, and saw the secre- tary, whom he told of the state in which his wife was, and asked that a. doctor might be sent. He saw Dr. Sheen and asked him to come, but he did not tell him of his wife's state. His wife died at twelve o'clock noon. and Dr. Sheen came at 12.30. He (witness) thought it a downright shame that the doctor did not come earlier. When the doctor did arrive he said that had he been there all along he could not have saved her life.- Mr?. Ellen Price, the neighbour referred to, gave corroborative evidence.—The Coroner briefly summed up, and said the house-surgecn had written to him stating that he did not think the woman's symptoms were sufficien to warrant him detaining her, as, when he examined the wound, there were none of the indications of fracture of the skull. If the jury wished to have the assistant house surgeon and Dr. Sheen present the inquiry could be adjourned for that purpose, but it seemed pretty evident, that the husband had not told Dr. Sheen the condition the woman was in, and that that was the explanation of the delays.—The jury thought an adjournment was not necessary, and returned a verdict of Accidental death:'
ASSAULT BY A LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER. At Newport County Petty-sessions this afternoon (before Mr. R. Laybourne, Mr. Ebenezer Lewis, and the Rev. J. Griffiths) James Smith, lighthouse keeper, St. Bride's, was summoned for assaulting John French Shepherd, in the employ of Mr. John Jones, at St. Bride's. Mr. Fred Davies appeared for die prosecution.-A dispute had arisen with reference to a woman named Silly who went about gathering firewood, and on Wednesday evening the complainant and defendant met outside the lighthouse, and after a few words between them they got to blows. There was a difference of tes- timony as to who got his blow in first, but it was not contradicted that defendant got French's head "in chancery," and gave him a sharp hiding. "The prismatic condition of my client's eyes," as Mr. Davies explained, showed the extent, to which the assnult had been carried.— Defendant said complamaut struck him first, and called a. witness in support of that view. He further contended that some of the couutrymen in the neighbourhood thought they could do as they liked with him (defendant), because he was a Government servant, and he was certain French would have treated him in the same way as he himself had been treated if he had the chance.— The Bench thought it was a serious assault, and imposed a fine of 20s. and costl,
TO-DAY'S FOOTBALL. CARDIFF V. SWANSEA. So far as the weather went it was no wonder that a big crowd turned out for the above match, something like 5,000 people being present. They were not, however, the crowd one is so accus- tomed to see on the park. In the grand stand especially they were dull, languid, and evinced Out a minor interest in the proceedings, the wea,her being evidently a greater attraction than the football. On the far side, however, were congre- gated the good old wet or dry, hail, raiD, or sun- shine followers of Cardiff. Whether the team was up or down evidently made but little difference to them. Cardiff, late-very late-Invincibles were the only team in existence to them, and t follow them through thick and thin is their sole idea. The last occasion on which the teams met on the Park it will be remembered the meterologi- cal conditions were a trifle" moist," the mud- larking ending in a draw. On the other two occasions, when the contest has been on the Swan- sea ground, the all whites won in the hollowest fashion. The teams lined out as follow:- Cardiff: Back, E. J. Roonev three-quarter backs, T. W. Pearson, C. S. Arthur, F. N. Jones, and W. Coss- lett; half-backs, G. Lloyd Roberts and H. J. Godwin forwards, D. W. Evans. A. Lewis, H. J. Taylor, W. Cope, R. Guinea, R. Davies, J. Burke, and T. H. Thomas. Swansea: Back, W. Bancroft; three-quarter backs. C. S. Coke, J. Davies, E. Thorogood, and D. Burnie; half-backs, E. James and D. James; forwards, W. Bowen (captain), D, Mainwaring, Alf Lewis, F. Mills, T. Deacon, S. Rice, P. Jones, and A. Russell: referee, Mr. H. Packer (Newport). Cardiff won the toss, and elected to play with the sun in their eyes and the wind at their back. Deacon kicked off, the wind bringing the ball back into touch. Swansea were awarded a free, but Pearson gained ground by a good return. The home quartette then started a bout of passing,Coslett fail- ing to take Jones's pass when the 25 line had been reached. A momentary pressing and then followed a scrum in midfield. F. Jones picked up from a dribble, and handing on to the wing man, Coalett, although tackled, got in at the corner. The kick at goal failed. This seemtd to enliven up the crowd a bit, but as yet they were not by any means enthusiastic. Resumiug, play still stuck in the visiting half. both the Jameses saving well. Try as Swansea would they could not get away from their 2b, and, from a drop at goal by Coslett, were soon obliged to concede a minor. After a couple more attacks by Cardiff, Swansea, for the first time, was enabled to get over the half-way line, mainly through the instrumentality of Cope and D. James. A serum gave the Swansea halves their first opportunity, and Dai got the ball away to his backs, and Thorogood, dodging Pearson, was only stopped on the touch-line. Here Dai James again got possession, and struggled over close to the posts, Bancroft con- verting. From the kick-off, aided by a strong wind, Cardiff secured a minor. A few minutes later, C. Arthur made a grand run, but was stopped when nearly in, Pearson, a few minutes later, forcing a couple of minors with long kicks. D. James started the passing, which took play over into the home half, Thorogood being especially conspicuous. Burnie picked up from a scrum, and put in a long kick, which Rooney muffed, enabling Russell to get over. Taylor charged down the kick at goal. Half-time score •>- Swansea 1 goal, 1 irv. Cardiff. 1 try, 4 minors. On re-commencing, Swansea forced a minor, and playing with determination, forced Cardiff to act on the defensive. This was followed by Rooney again having to kick dead from a long punt by J. Davies. The play was now of a most, decidedly rough character, and several of the referee's decisions not meeting with the crowd's approval, they were very emphatic in letting the gentleman know it. Afracas between Cosslett and a Swansea forward still further enraged the crowd, and their apathy was soon gone. They were very much alive and keen to every point, espe- cially if it were to Cardiff's disadvantage. The sounding of a whistle by a spectator spoilt a chance for Cardiff, and necessitated a temporary stoppage. In this half Swansea were using the wind to much more advantage than their oppo- nents had done in the preceding half, their kicks being more judicious and much more dangerous from a scoring point of view. Play up to now had all been in the home half. A free kick to Cardiff brought no relief, and Coke, bursting away from the line-up, handed over to Mainwaring, the latter passing in turn to Deacon, who scored between the posts, Bancroft con- verting. The re-start saw Cardiff playing much better, their forward play was more com- bined, and the bicks tackled and passed with more judgment. Really grand bouts of passing took play right up to the line, where Godwin, running very trickily, got over, but theplacefailed. Cosslett, from a return by Pearson, next got over, but the ball was previously in touch, and wa^ brought back. A pass out by the Swansea halves enabled Burnie to take the play back to its old spot, where, after a scrum, Swansea got over, Bancroft con- verting from a difficult angle. Final score Swansea 3 goals, 1 try, 2 minors Cardiff 2 tries, 4 minors I NOTES ON THE GAME, £ [Br GOALPOST."] I don't think I should be far out were I to state that the game was one of the best Cardiff have played during this end of the season. Had mora judgment been used during the first half, and short, effective kicking taken the place of the long, wild punts, it is just probable the score would have been more equal. That 'it was a decided improvement on their form of last Saturday no one can for a moment doubt, and had the present team been playing together for a few weeks the Cardiff record would present aivery different appearance to that Which it does at present. Of the forwards Taylor and Cope were most conspicuous, but the whole eight gave a display of distinct advance on that of last Satur- day. Godwin was again the beet of the halves, but Lloyd Roberts improved coiisiderobly on last Saturday's performance. The quartette were, to my mind, the best four I have seen perform for the blue and blacks this season. Biggs would perhaps have been an acquisition on the wing, but Cosslett, although he was a bit off in the earlier stages of the game, improved wonder- fully towards the finish, and scored his try in smart style. Rooney played well with the excep- tion of the one occasion on which he let in Swansea, but that occasion, unluckily, meant a goal. The Swansea men played with their accustomed judg- ment and precision, and were without doubt the better team. Of the forwards Alf Lewis, Mills, Deacon, and Bowen were the most conspicuous, but every man did his best. The Jameses were as smart as usual at half, whilst J. Davies and Coke were the best of the three-quarters. Bancroft played his accustomed game at back, kicking and fielding with rare judgment. Newport v. Penarth. Played at Newport in beautiful weather, in the presence of some thousands of spectators. The following were the teams :—Penarth Back, C. Shepherd; three-quarterbacks, H. E. Morgan, D. Radley, H. Kirby, and H. Alexander; half backs, R. GArett and T. Hutchins; forwards, G. Brown, J. Lawdey, J. Matthews, E. Ellis, A. Williams, A. Nell, W. Edgington. and P. Jackson. Newport. Back, T. England; three-quarter backs, A. J. Gould. G. H. Gould, C. J. Thomas, and E. Coul- man half-backs, H. P. Phillips and F. C. Parfitt. forwards, T. C. Graham, J. Hannen, A. W. Boucher, W. H. Watts, A. Henshaw, J. Osmond, W. Groves, and T. Pook. Referee, Mr. A. F. Hill, Cardiff. The visitors kicked off towards the gymnasium end. For some time play continued in central territory. Newport pressed down the field, and a touch in goal resulted. Directly after Arthur Gould got the ball outside the posts and ran behind. England converted. The homesters again rushed, notching a minor. Out of a scrimmage, Arthur Gould getting the leather, passed to Coulman, who kicked into touch. The ball was carried to the other side of the field, when Bert Gould ran well but was collared. Coul- man, re-crossing, was thrown into touch. Hannen, a few minutes later, was tripped up on the line, and lost the bnll. After further fast play in the Penarth 25, Parfitt, secureq and some pretty passing ensued between Charlie Thomas. Bert Gould, and Arthur Gould, the last scoring at the end of the line. The place failed. Not many seconds had elapsed ere Watts notched a try, which was ensjly converted. Another dodgy run and Arthur Gohld once more got behind. At the Penarth 25 Charlie Thomas picked up, and after running some distance passed to Bert Gould. A minor resulted. Just before the whistle sounded Arthur again got over the end of the visitors' line, but England's kick for goal foal failed. Half-time score:-New- port, two goals, three tries, and three minors to nii. Though the heat was not without its effect upon both teams, yet the game was kept going with a good deal of spirit. Graham broke through a line out and made off, but nothing was scored. The ball was later kicked back, and England was collared at half way. Ten minutes after the re- start Bert Gould began a second series of points, but the try was not improved upon. The trick was next doneby Osmond off Watts, and England splen- didly converted. The brothers Gould next figured together, Arthur running finely from nearly half- way round behind the uprights. The visitors here touched down, England at first missing. On the ball being returned up the field Shepherd saved. The ae.,isiders made another brief incursion into the home ground. Coulmnn skirted along, but Was pulled down near the goal-line flag. The ball, however, got into Houcher's hands, and he carried it over, a fine goal resulting. The visitors rushed again, and Morgan put in a capital run. but passed to Alexander, The ball wtfot into touob. Watts v— f again saved. The whistle wM SZciwn direct'y after. Final result :— Newport 5 goals, 5 tries, and 4 mfnoia. Penarth nil. Llanelly v. Moseley. Moseley paid their tir<t visit to Llanelly to-day, in glorious weather. fe plien Thomas set the ball rolling for Llanelly, who were playing up the gradient, and Byrne replied. The home ups, headed by D. W. Nicholis, started a smart dribble, and the oval was shifted to the Moseley 25. Here Conway Kees, picking un, made a grand sliot,for goal, the ball only falling a little short. Byrne made a fine reply, and then the home halves got off with some exceedingly smart Dlay, and took the leather to the Moseley 25. Badger and Ben Thomas got away for Llanelly, each being within 'an ace of scoring, where they were floored. The visitors then looked up, and by some rare dribbling planted the oval a long way dpwn into the home territory. D. Hopkins, Conway Rees, and Percy Lloyd took the oval to the centre, the Moseley forwards retaliating with a strong rush, which was only stopped in the nick of time. The succeeding play was of a give and take character. and at half-time not a single point had been scored. Rogers re-started up the slope for Moseley, and Conway Rees replied. Harry Bowen came down with a fine run but was collared in the visitors' 25. From the loose the same playpr again secured, and tried for goal. JJThe shot missed, but Joe John rushing secured a try amid loud cheers. Harry Bowen converted. J. Rogers kickedoff and landed a minor. The game re-started, Ben Thomas got off with a fine run, but lost his chance of scor- ing by passing; a minute later he picked up from the loose, and got. in with a fine try. Bowen failed to improve. Llanelly continued to have the best of the game, and from some loose dribbling in the visitors' 25 W. John and Nicholls dribbled over, the latter notching a try at a difficult angle. Owen Badger converted. Time was called, leaving the score Llanelly, two goals and one try Moseley, nil. MARITIME V. SPLOTT ROVERS. These teams met at Pontypridd. The game, which was all in favour of the homesterf, resulted as follows:—Maritime, 3 goals and two tries; Splott Rovers, one try. CARDIFF A V. ABERAVON. Cardiff kicked off and Henara returned Harris essayed to get off but tailed. Peter's got the ball and gained considerably. The homesters now forced their opponents to their 25 for several. minutes, when one of the visitor." by a long kick changed the venue. Henry John, by a splendid run, took tho ball back. Cardiff then obtained a free, but, gained nothing by it. The homesters got the Jball withiu a few yards of the visitors' line. Scrum after scrum folio wedlthe homesters carrying them splendidly. Roberta punted to the visitors 25. Aberavon endeavoured to dribble, but their efforts were futile. However, they soon compelled Cardiff to ooncede a minor. Alford, by a tricky run, eluded the visitors, and scored a try, which Hendra failed to convert. Half-time score:- Aberavon, one try and one minor Cardiff A, nil. PENYGRAIG V. NEATH. This match did not come off at Penygraig, and until some explanation arises from Neath perhaps it would be better not to say hard words. Neath came with only eleven men, but picked up two men in the Aberdare Valloy, and after reaching the scene of action, though offered competent sub- stitutes, refused to play. The spectators fully sympathised with the Penygraig Club in their disappointment, the home team having mustered what was thought their best team. GLOUCESTER V. DEVONPORT ALBION. Played at Gloucester in summeMike weather. Gloucester were without several of their prominent representatives, but play in the first halsf was fairly even. Cash, for Devonport, scored, Sowden's kick hitting the cross-bar and rebounding into play. In the second half Gloucester scored by Jones, Collins, Cromwell, and Jackson. Final result: -Gloucester, three grals and one try; Devonport Albion, one try. CARDIFF HABLEQUINS A TEAM V PONTTPBIDD SECOND.—This match was announced to be played on the 'Quins new ground at Roath. The Ponty- pridd team turned up two men short, and saying they would wait until the four p.m. train came in to see if any more men came, calmly went off to see the match at the Cardiff Arms Park. They were expected to return after that match. It is to the credit of the 'Quins A that they were dressed and ready long before 4.45, when our representa- tive left, there being then no sign of the visitors. BIRKSKHEAD DISTRICT v. LIVBBPOOL.-Played at Birkenhead. Wood kicked off with the wind in their favour. Liverpool pressed at the start, but even play afterwards prevailed. Anderson ran in grandly, Drinkwater failing at goal. Liverpool Rot an unimproved try, and then Smith got over. Half-time .-—Birkenhead, two tries: Liverpool, one try. Upon resuming Allen had exceedingly hard lines. Later Anderson scored the last try. Final result:—Birkenhead, three tries; Liverpool, two tries and two minors. OLDHAM v. DEWSBURY. — Played at Oldham. About 4,000 persons assembled at Watersheddings to witness the game. A strong wind blew across the field. In the first half Hurst, from a pass from Gwynn, scored an unimproved try. Soon after the re-start M'Cutcheon scored near the centre, Pennington improving the effort. No further score resulted. Finat score;—Oldham, one goal and one try (seven points); Dewsbury, nil. MANNIVGHAM V. HUDDERSFIELD. Played at Manningham. Score:—Manningham, two goals and two tries (fourteen points); Hudderfield, two tries (four points). MOSSLKY v. ROCHDALE HOENETS.—Played at Mossley. Seftc Hornets, three tries and three minors; Mossley, nil. CBOMPTON V. LEEDS PARISH CHOHCH.—Played at Crompton. Full score:- Crompton, one try and three minors; Parish Church, two minors. BEOUGHTON RANGERS v. SWINTON.—Played at Broughton before 5,000 spectators. Final score:- Swinton, one goal and five tries; Rangers, one try. LEKDS V. BowuNG.—Piayed at Leeds before 12,000 spectators. ScoreLeeds, 26 points Bowling, two. t HARTLEPOOL ROVJSES v. TVDBOS.—PLOYED at Sunderland. Final result-Tudhoe, one try and one minor; Rovers, one minor. BULL v. YOEK.—Played at Hull. The game was of a one-sided character, Bull having beaten their opponents at half-time when Fletcher, Munsell, Allen, and Towend had scored, Cosgrove on recon- verting. In the second, half Chaffer (twice), Gr.»nt, and Mansell scored, Jacketts convert.ing three times. Rowland, the York captain, retired during the concluding part of the second half with a broken rib. Result.-—Hull, four goals, four tries, and nine minors (28 points); York, two minors. BBIGHOUSE RANGERS v. HONSLET.—Twelve thou- sand spectators witnessed the game at Brighouse. In t.hff first half Hunslet led by a try. In the second half Albert Goldthorpe dropped a beautiful goal. Each team scored a couple of tries afterwards, and Hunslet won a splendidly-contested game by nine points. The winners showed splendid combina- tion all round. Score:-Bunslet, two goals and two tries (tbinteen major points); Brighouse, two tries (four points). RUNCORN V. STOCKPORT.—Played at Runcorn. During the first half May and Davies scored for Runcorn, after some excellent passing. After the interval the game was of a scrambling nature, with really no football in it. Eventually, Taylor got in for Runcorn. Faulkner also ran in easily. Final score :-Runcorn, four tries; Stockport, nil. TYLDESLKY v. WASHINGTON.—Played at Tyl- desley. Warrington kicked off, and Tyldesley having a strong wind in their favour, succeeded in scoring three goatf. In the first half play was very exciting and fast. On change of ends with the altered condition of affairs, the visitors only Scored one goal. The game, which was somewhat rough, ended :-Tyldesley, three goals; Warrington, one goal. SWANSEA SECONDS v. ST. THOMAS.—A match be. tween the ahove teams was played at St. Helen's, Although not named on the fixture card the St. Thomas's fifteen consisted of players from various well known clubs in the district, and mustered a good team. Half-time score:—Swansea Seconds, two goals and four minors, to nil. BURTON T. BBOOGTON.—Played at Burton-on- Trent. With the wind in their favour Broughton pressed, and Hollingworth obtained a try, Stiopo herd converting. Broughton led by one goal to nothing at half-time. From a splendid run by Lowej Burton equalised, and shortly after Sully scored a penalty goal. Gorton then scored a try, which Sullv converted. Each side also added a try. Final ScoreBurton, three goals and one try (fifteen points); Broughton, one goal and one try (seven points). CUMBERLAND RUGBY CHALLENGE CUP. The final tie in this competition waq plaved at Maryport between Whitehaven and Aspartia, in in delightful weather before over 3,000 spectatort. A well-contested match resulted in a win for Aspatria by a dropped goal and five minors to five minors. YORKSHIRE CUP. HECKMONDWICKB v. WAKEFIKLO TBINtTT.— Played at Heckmondwicke. Wakefield won by one try (two points) to nil. LTVEBSEDGE v. BRADFORD.—Played at Liver- sedge. ScoreLiversedge, one goal to Bradford niL CHARITY FESTIVAL. BARBARIANS v. CORINTHIANS.—-In perfect weather the first part of the programme arranged bet ween these leading representatives of amateur Rugby and Association football respectively was decided at the Queen's Club Grounds. Kensington. A fair company witnessed the sport, which consisted of races at one hundred yard?, quarter of a mile, and two miles, and long jump and Association footbnll match. Results :—100 yards.- 1st, C. J. Mony- penny (Barbarians) 2nd, C. B. Fry (Corinthians); 3rd, J. Lefleming (Barbarians); 4th, R. C. Gosling (Corinthians) won by two and a half yards, Time, 10 l-5see. Two mile race. 1st, C. J. Ekia (Barbarians); time, lOwin. 33 ¡.Sue. No Cn. else fi¡¡ilbe4. W. W. Rtslileigh and K. 1). Bad- j I worth were the other Barbarians,and A. M. Walters, and N. Winckworth were the Corinthians. Quarter miie 1st, Monypenny (Barbarians); 2nd, F. J. K. Cross (Corinthians): won easily by twelve yards; time, 50 1-5sec. C A. Hooper (Barbarians) and R. C. Gosling (Corinthians) did not. finish. Long jump 1st, C. B. Fry (Corinthians),21ft. 9tin j 2nd, F. J. Cross (Corinthians) 21ft. 6tin.; 3rd, H. M. Taberer (Barbarians): 4th, W. Manfield (Bar. barians).
THE BOAT RACE. 10 Brilliant Weather Favours the Great Inter- Varsity Contest. f j, VICTORY OF OXFORD. Favoured by biilliant sunshine, large crowds of spectators made their way this morning to the riverside to witness the University boat race Vehicles of all descriptions were requisitioned. and the prospects of a close race, added to the charming weather, induced a larger number than usual to attend the race. A north-east wind blew in fitful gusts, and of sufficient strength to bother the oarsmen in some of the exposed reaches. The gl oriously-fine weather brought an enor mous influx of visitors to nammersmith, where there were many points from which a good view of the course was obtainable, and where, Indeed, the contest is, as a rule, practically decided. The ladies' dresses were bright and cheerful, and, although a cold wind prevailed, it was tempered by a hot son. At 11.30 the crowds increased enormously, Putney bridges were closed to up traffic, and, the course being cleared, both crews returned some time before from their preliminary paddle, and, although the betting is nearly level, riverside men decidedly favoared Oxford. A novelty was intro- duced on the scene by an enterprising firm, who fired bombs loaded with handbills, which were scattered over the river and shore. Oxford won the toss, and -chose the Middlesex side. Cambridge took the water first. The crews started at 12.15. Cambridge led at the boat- houses. Oxford appeared to get the best grip of the water and started at 39 and Cambridge at 38 strokes to the minute; but the latter immediately afterwards got level. Going along the meadows how- ever, the Oxonians again began to show in front,and at thelOld Creek-time lmin.57sec.—were a quarter of a length in advance. Going along the concrete wall, the Dark Blues drew steadily away, and at the Mill-post, where both crews were well in the centre of the river, were three-quarters of a length in :advance, the time being 4min. leec. Right along from this point a splendid hit of racing was seen, and on passing the Soap Works the Cantabs appeared to gain slightly. At Hammersmith- bridge-time, 7mins. 23secs.-Oxford appeared to be nearly three-quarters of a length in advance, a distance which separated the boats as they pulled all along past the wall at Hammersmith, where the two crews were running 34 a minute. Going along Chiswick Eyot, Cam- bridge lost a trifle, and at the Church—time llmin. 30sec.—Oxford had drawn clear, and it began to look as if the Cantabs were done, as in the next 200 yards Oxford obtained a lead of over two lengths. The steamers had here fallen a long way behind the crews, but as they went along the Devonshire Meadows it was seen Oxford were fully three lengths in front. At Barnes Bridge-time, 15mins. 49sec.—Oxford were leading three lengths, and the race was all over. Oxford finally won by about five or six lengths. The Fastest on Record. The time occupied was 19min. 21see, which is the fastest on record. The official decision was that Oxford won by two lengths and a quarter but this by no means represent the actual diffe- rence between the boats, as Oxford,' close to the finish, permitted Cambridge to draw up. PREVIOUS RACES. I Time. Year. Winner. m. s. Won by 1829. Oxford Easily 1836. Cambridge 36 0 1 min. 183 9 Cambridge 31 0 1 min. 45 sees 184 0 Cambridge 29 30 2-3rds length 184 1 Cambridge 32 30 1 min. 4 sacs. 184 2 Oxford 30 45 13 sftca. 1845. Cambridge. 23 30 36 sees. 1846. Cambridge 21 5 2 lengths 184y Cambridge 22 0 Eaaiky 1849. Oxford. foul ¡ 1852. Oxford 21 36 27 sees. 1854. Oxford 25 29 11 strokes I 1856. Cambridge. 25 50 llength 185 7 Oxford 22 55 35 sees. 1858. Cambridge 21 23 2l sees. 1859. Oxford Cam. boat sank 1860. Cambridge 26 5 1 length 1861. Oxford 23 28 43 sees. 1862. Oxford 24 4, 30 sees. 1863. Oxford 23 10 43 sees. 1864. Oxford 22 15 26 sees. 186 5 Oxford 21 50 4 lengths. 1836 Oxford 25 50 2 lengt hs. 186 7 Oxford 22 39 J length 1868. Oxford 20 37 6 lengths 186 9 Oxford 20 6 3 lengths 187 0 Cambridge 2a 5 1 lengths 187 1 Cambridge 23 9f f length 1872. Cambridge 21 14 2tengtha 1873. Cambridge. 19 36 3 lengths 1874. Cambridge, 22 35 3 lengths 1875. Oxford 22 2, 30 sees 187 6 Cambridge. 20 19 5 lengths 187 7 Dead heat 24 6f Bead heat 187 8 Oxford 23 12 37 sees 187 9 Cambridge 21 18 3i lengths 188 0 jOxford 21 23 £ 3# lengths 188 1 '.Oxford 21 52 2 lengths 1882. jOxford 20 12 120 seconds 188 3 Oxford 21 18 3 £ lengths 188 4 Cambridge. 21 39 2i lengths 188 5 Oxford 21 37f 3 lengths 188 6 Cambridge 22 29j 2-3rds length 188 7 Cambridge.™ 20 52 3 £ lengths 188 8 Cambridge 20 48 6 lengths 188 9 Cambridge 20 14 2 lengths 1890. Oxford 22 3 1 length 1891 Oxford 21 48 Half-arlength
To-day's Racing. ♦ Sl'OltTSMAN AND SFOZTlJSG LIFE AUTHENTIC StAKTINU PRIUISS. SANDOWN PARK MEETING. HOUSE. sinsa. sportsman, j SOUTKXRJF MIMTKBS*. BmetioM | Mr L'sh'gton 100 to Bag 1 10 to lag ST. JAMES'S PLATE. > Erersfield. | H Barker .) 11 to 2<g) 5 to 1 ag MAMMOTH STXEPLBCHASX. I Field Marshall Cpt. Crawley 5 to 2 ag j 9 to 4 ag BJtutNG HANDICAP. WinlOMe. I .A Nllbt.'ngaU I 2 to 1 AI I 2 to 1 ag INTERNATIONAL STEEPLECHASE. The Primate | Capt Bewicke. 7 to 1 ag | 7 to 1 ag 8ASDO#N HtTKUtK. Yrkshireman I Mawson 8tolag| 8 to 1 ag The aoore prices are identical with those offoialijr t'viblished In the Kacifiit Oalendar.
Sandown Park Meeting, 2.30-The SOUTHERN HUNT FLAT Rolcs of 10 tovs eaaht fo four year o'ds and upwards weight for age; winners extra; allowances. Two miles. Mr W G Stevens's Emetic, aged, list 21b Mr Lushington 1 Mr Abington's Birigfield, 6yrs, 12st. Mr W R Moore S Capt Whitaker's Ormerod;>4yr«, llst.Mr Q Lambton 3 Mr J C Dormer's Union Jack, 5vrs, list 211> .Owner 0 Capt H T Fenwick's Silver Penny. 6yrs, list 21b Capt Barry 0 Mr W Cba^terton's Avant, 6yr«. list 21 b, Mr Peaoock 0 I Mr Mundella's Barbatello, 4yrs, list.Mr E P Wilson 0 Winner trained bv owner. Betting- Evens on Ormerod, 9 to 2 each agst Barba- tello and Bingfit Id. 100 to 8 agst JSmetie, and 100 to 7 agst Silver Pe .ny. Silver Penny settled'down from Ormerod and Barba- tello, with Emetic nest, and Avant lost. Descending the hill, Avant. drew to the front, but gave way seven furlongs from home to Barbatello. who led till a quarter of a mile rom home. when Emetic assumed the com- mand, followed bv Ormerod and Bingfield, and won by a length two lengths separated the second and third. Barbatello was fourth, Silver Penny fifth, and A rant last. 3.0—The 8T. JAMES'S PLATS of 200 sovs, foi four year otdt and upwards; weight for age; selling allow anees. TWO miles, over eight hurdles. Mr P B Hall's Eversfield, aged. list 71b H Barker 1 Mr Ainslie's Troubler, 4yrs, lOat .& Morris 2 Mr Sibary s Breda, aged, 11st W Niglitingall 3 Mr C F Young's Nasr-ed-Din, 6yrs, list Mr Waller 0 Mr Abington's Freemason, 6yn, list .A Kightlngalt 0 Mr (J Kyall's Sienna, sged, list R Nigbtirigall 0 Mr J Ward's Willaloo, 5yrs, lOst 10lb ,T Adams 0 Mr De Crano's Dean Swift, 4yrs. 10st.0 Williamson 0 Mr J C Dormer's Desolation, 4yrs, 10st.„ Porter 0 Winner trained by Gotland, Airesford. Betting —3 t.« 1 agst Freemason, 7 to 2 agst Breda, 11 to 2 agst EversAeld, IOC to 15 each agst Whiialloo and Troubler, and 100 to 8 agst any other. Desolation made the running well clear of Whilluloo, I Breda, and Freemason, with Nasr-ed-Din next, and Eversfield last. Desolation continued to show the way to the oecondlhurdles from home, where Troubler drew to the front, followed by Sversfield, and the latter, challenging Troubler after jumping the last hurdtM. won a good race by a head; bad third. Freemason was fourth, Dean Swift fifth, WhHlaloo sixth, and Desola- tion last. ft. winner was sold to Mr Kenp for SQQSO, 3.30—The MAMMOTH HUNTERS' STEEPLECHASE of L,5FL§ sovs, for four year olds and upwards; weight fat age: penalties and allowances. Three miles, over the steeplechase course. Mr 1J; Loder's Field Marshal. 6yrs, 12st 12lb Capt Crawley a Mr W F North's Prince Edward, 6yrs, 12st 121b Mr GB Milne I Mr W G Peareth's Marienbad, 4yrs, lOst 31b.D Read 3 Capt Bewicke's Cameronian, aged, list 121b .Owner 0 Duke of Hamilton's Miss Chippendale, aged. list 121b Mr J C Dormer 0 Mr W Lawson's St Valentine, 5yrs, list liibj Sir C Slade 0 Mr Fenwick's The Field, 4yrs, lOst 31b.G Williamson 0 Mr R A Ward s Defender, 4yrs, !0st, 3lb .T Adams 0 Winner trained by Harding. Betting—5 to 2 agst Field Marshal, 4 to I agst Prince Edward, 5 to 1 each agst Cameronian and Miss Chippen- dale 10 to 1 agst St valentine, and .100 to 8 agst any other. At the first fence Defender refused, and Prince Edward settled down from Marienbad, aud over the water the pair were followed by The Field, Miss Cblp. pent ale, and St. Valentine, with Cameronian last. So they ran to t £ e second fence below the stand, where Miss Chippendale fell Hlld M.KtJ C Dormr Willi badly hurt. Passing the stand, Prince Eiiward led, followed by Marienbad and Field Marshal, with The Field next and Cameronian still last. So they ran till a ruile from home. wheu Marienbad joined the leader, with Field Marshal next. At h" members' gate fence St. Valentine fell, and Field M slial shortly afterwards drawing to the front, made ti, remainder of the running and won easily by six teng. two lengths between the second and third. The Field was fourth and Cameronian last. Time, as taken by Benson's chronograph. 6 min. 28 3-5 sec. Mr J C Dormer was severely kicked about the face by Miss Chippendale when she fell, and very badly shaken. He was removed in a dazed condition to the hospital attached to the Park, where he received medical assis- tance. It transpired later, however, that Mr Dormer was not in a fit condition to be removed from the pre- cincts of the course at Sandown, and arrangements have been made for the sufferer to remain there for the present. 4.0—A SELLING HANDICAP HURDLE BACK of 100 tort; the winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Two miles. MrC Hibbert's Winsome, 4yrs, list .ANiglitingall I Mr Gore's Giesshubler. aged. list 21b .Owner 2 Air Snelling's Master Percy, 4yrs, list 41b Mawson 3 Mr W Newton's Aberdalgie, byrs, 12st 71b .Barker 0 Mr Ainslie's Mutineer, 5yrs, 12st21b Morris O Mr Brinkmati's Twelfth Cake, aged, list 91b .M'Kie 0, Mr Greville's Gallant II, 4yis. list Williamson 0 Mr Stevenson's Libation, aged, lOst 7lb J Hall 0 Mr M'Kinlay's Wee Sis, 6yrs, lOst 71b .T Adams 0 Winner trained by Nightingall, Epsom. Betting-2 to 1 agst Winsome, 6 to V agst Aberdalgie. 100 to 12 each agst Master Percy and Mutineer, 10 tol agst ee His, and 100 to 8 agst Giesshubler. Master Percy and Wee Sis altematelv led from Win- some with Gallant II last, till six furlongs from home, when Winsome took the command aud won by two lengths; three-parts of a length between the second and third. Aberdaigie wasfourth, Gallant II fifth, and Wee Sis last. The winner was bought in for 2Xgs. 4 30—The GKAUD INTERNATIONAL 8TEEPLECHAIR (handicap) of 300 sovs; winners extra. About three miles and a half. Mr F Bald's The Primate, Syrs, lOst 131b Capt Bewicke 1. Mr Lancashire's Brunswick, aged, lOst 21b :Mr Levison 2 Mr W M G Singer's Cheroot. 6yrs, 109t 21b W E Stephens i Mr H L Powell's The Midsbipmite, 6,vrs, 11st i2ib Mr Atkinson Q Mr G C Wilson's Father O'Flynn, aged, list 71b (121b extra) H Barker 0 Mr F E Lawrence's Paul Pry. 6yrs, list .T Adams < Winner trained by Jones, Epsom. Betting—11 to 10 agst Midshipmite, 9 to 4 agst Father O'Flynn, 7 to i agst The Primate, 100 to 8 eacla ttgst. Paul Pry and Cheroot, and 100 to 6 agst Brunswick. THK RACE. The Primate made the running from Ptiul Pry and Father O'Flynn. with Midshipmite next and Brunswick last. Passing the stand Cheroot drew to the front, fol- lowed by Paul Pry and The Primate, with FaUber O'Flynn next. Descending the hill Paul Pry resumed the command, but at the fence half-way down Midsbip- mite fell, The Primate going on second, with Chereot and Father O'Flynn side by side next. bo they ran to the stamf the second time, where Cheroot drew to the front again, followed by Paul Pry and Fai her O'Flynn, with The Primate next and Brunswick some distance off in the rear. Making the next, turn Father O'Flynn bolted and Paid Pry went on from The Primate and Cheroot. A mile from home Brunswick bolted, and at the water the Primate blundered and lost some ground. Five fnrlongs from home vjheroot nearly fell, and The Primate passed him and took second place to Paul Pry. At the third fence from home Paul Pry fell, as did Cheroot, and The Priinate sailed home at his leisure and won by a distance from Brunswick, the re-mounted Cheroot being a bad third. ggpTime, as taken by Benson's chronograph, 8 min. 28 £ t5sec. 5.G-The GRKAT BANDOWW HURDLE ltACK (handicap) of 500 sovs winners extra. About two miles, over eight hurdles. Mr Eustace Loder's Yorkshireman, 5yrs, list 4ib Mawson 1 Lord Shrewsbury's Ding Dong, aged. list lib (51b ex) Barker 2 Sir J Dickson Poynder's Fringe, 5yrs, list lib „ Mr Lindsay 3 Mr J Cannon's Glory Smitten, 6yrs, list 101b „ „ „ „ G Williamson O Mr G 8 Gnnnis s Anaconda, aged, list 61b, Capt Barry O Mr F Swan's Likeness, 4yrs, list Sib .H Esoott 0 Sir Charles Hartopp's Alec, 6yrs, list lit) Morris O Mr F de Mnrrleta s Hebridej, &yrs, lOst. 13!b A Nightingall 0 Mr Charles's Inverkeithing, 5yrs. IQat 12ib Owner 0 Mr H Ransford's Gold King, 4yrs, lOst 121b Butcher 0 Winner trained by T Cannon, jun. Betting—5 to a ngst. Likeness, 100 to 30 agst Hebrides. 100 to 14 agst Alec, 8 to 1 agst Yorkshireman, 100 to 12 agst Ding Dong, 10 to each !<g?t Glory Smitten. Ana- conda. and Fringe, and 20 to 1 agst Inverkeithing. Ding Doag settled down from Inverkeithing, LilM- ness, and Anaconda, ■> itn Fringe next. in front of Yorkshireman and Alec, and Glory Smitten last. So they ran till seven furlongs from home, when Alec fell, and Diug Dong led till approaching the last hurdle, when Yorkshireman drew to the front., and won by six lengths; four lengths separated the second and third. Gold King was fourth, Iave*fceithii g fifth, Likeaeas sixth. Glory Smitten next, and Hebrides last. I
House of Commons Point-to-Poiirt Steeptechase. The House of Commons Point-to-Poiut Steepleebaee took place tbi3 afternoon over the course on JSjnetou estate of Lord Wiltougbby De Brooke in Warwickshire, favoured by beautifully Site weather. There was an attendance of two or three ti.,ousand spectators, besides a large number of the members of bot h Houses of Par- liament. Fourleen riders started, both light and heavy weight being together. The ground was very hard. The light weights fared badly. Mr. Mildmay and Mr. Walter Long led pretty much ail the way from tbe start, and finished very ci.tse, the former winning by a length and a halt. Mr. Long took first place in the heavy class, Mr. Login being second. Mr. Hermou- Hodge was third in the Itght weight, and Mr. YerbnrgU and Mr. Muntz were the only other riders finishing, Hie following were the results;- HKATV-WEIGHTS (14st and upwards). Mr W H Long's Crusader 1 Mr J W Logan's Signal 2 Mr P A Muntz's Duchess. S Four ran. LIGHT WEIGHTS (12st and upwards). Mr F B Miidmay's Discretion 1 Mr Hermoii-Hodge's Lady Evelyu g Mr U Yerburgh's Haphazard 3 Six rau. ♦
To-day's London Betting. fTwo THOUSAND GUINEAS. (Run Wednesday. May 4. Distance, 1 mile 31 yarda.) Evens on Orme, laid to £ 500 and offered 4 to J. agst Goldfinch, tailen to jBaM KEMPTON JUBILEE STAKES. (Rlln Saturday, May 14. Distance, 1 mile.) 12 to 1 agst Conistbn, 4yrs, 6st 71b, t & o 14 to 1 bar one, o TBlt DERBY. (Ban Wednesday, June 1. Distance, one mile and a half.) 85 to 40 agst Orme. t Jt o 6 to 1 — La Fleche, t PLACE Bimirs. 6 to 4 — Orme. t 7 to 4 — La Fleche, t
Official Scratchings. The SpotftDutn has been officially informed by Menw Weatherby of the following scratching* r— Maldon Handicapfl-lurst Park-Lorguou. Hurst Park engagement*—Detee^ive, Dunvegan, Day Dawn, Sbemer. Hear Hear, Dion Quixote, ana Aueajano. Windsor Park engagements—Devil's Own. Windsor engagements—Onze. ^AU handicaps where weights have appeared-Baity* All engagements—Facundu*. v \>:
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THE DROWNING CASE AT CARDIFF. At the Town'hall, Cardiff, Mr. E. B. Beettt coroner, this evening held au inquest on tbe body ,5 of a man, name unknown, who was found u< the Glamorganshire Canal, near the Custom Houn- bridge, on Friday.—Daniel Thomas, of (jtabalva. and PoIioe*constabie Gpett« (22) having given evidence as to finding the bod}', a verdict of "FoUDd drowned was returned.
THE SINEWS OF WAR. This morning a dgpotatioc from the Miner* National Federation arrived In Darhana with £ 3.700, the amount of the first week's levy amongst tbe members tf tbe federation in support oi tiio Durham miners. The levy witl be reB«wed.\mkta,